As the country braced for Hurricane Sandy and dealt with the aftermath, here are some of the quotes that made news this week.
|'We Need Food, We Need Clothing'|
The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough.
"We're going to die! We're going to freeze! We got 90-year-old people!" Donna Solli told visiting officials. "You don't understand. You gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. It's been three days!"
Staten Island was one of the hardest-hit communities in New York City. More than 80,000 residents are still without power. Many are homeless and at least 19 people died on Staten Island because of the storm.
"This is America, not a third world nation. We need food, we need clothing," Staten Island Borough President Jim Molinaro said today. "My advice to the people of Staten Island is: Don't donate the American Red Cross. Put their money elsewhere."
|'We Have A Great Partnership With Them'|
One of Mitt Romney's biggest supporters, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, had nothing but praise for President Barack Obama, as his state prepared to rebuild from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
"I have to say, the administration, the president, himself and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate have been outstanding with us so far," Christie said on Good Morning America. "We have a great partnership with them."
|'When Disaster Strikes, We See America at Its Best'|
President Obama and Mitt Romney ended a brief truce for the storm Sandy Thursday, and made it clear as they returned to the campaign trail that there would be no more Mr. Nice Guy.
Romney stumped in Virginia, hoping to lock up the battleground state in the waning days of the campaign.
Obama began his day in Wisconsin, another key state where a Marist poll released Thursday indicated he had a 49-46 lead on Romney.
In his first campaign event since last Saturday, Obama launched a three-state swing across the country in Green Bay, a battleground where he and Romney have been separated by only a few points in recent polls.
Before easing back into his usual stump speech, the president evoked the superstorm's devastating impact on parts of the East Coast.
"We've also been inspired these past few days because when disaster strikes, we see America at its best. All the petty differences that consume us in normal times all seem to melt away," Obama said. "There are no Democrats or Republicans during a storm, there are just fellow Americans."
|'Stop Projecting Negativity! Think Positive and Pray For Peace'|
Hurricane Sandy brought an onslaught of tweets, and one of the most shared tweets came from Lindsay Lohan, who questioned all of the Sandy hoopla.
"WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (I'm calling it Sally)..?" she tweeted Sunday night. "Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace."
Sandy also inspired some new Twitter handles, such as @RomneyStormTips, which had more than 36,000 followers as of Saturday morning.
|'I'm Not Sure How This Happened, But I Freakin' Love It'|
It was a Blake & Miranda kinda night at the 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards, handed out in Nashville on Thursday night and airing live on ABC. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert swept the boards, taking home awards in four categories overall including the big one: Entertainer of the Year, which went to Shelton.
Accepting the trophy, an incredulous Shelton said, "I'm not sure how this happened, but I freakin' love it!" He added that when he moved to Nashville in 1994, he had only two goals: to get a gold record and join the Grand Ole Opry.
Being Entertainer of the Year, he said, never crossed his mind. Noting that he's not been on the road as much due to his commitments to The Voice, Blake said he tries to represent country music as best he can, adding, "I love country music more than anybody in this room!"
|'I Feel Like Every Single Scene in This Movie Culminates With Some Kind of Kiss.'|
The rumors of their being spotted together in secret reunions have grabbed tabloid headlines for months, but now for the first time, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have officially appeared together in public.
The public reunion was not so much about a love for each other, however, but a love for their new movie, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," set to make its debut Nov. 16 in U.S. theaters.
"I feel like every single scene in this movie culminates with some kind of kiss," Stewart, 22, told "Entertainment Tonight" in her first joint interview with Pattinson for the new movie,
|'If These Men Had Done What They Were Supposed To Do…Several Young Men Would Not Have Been Attacked By a Serial Predator'|
State prosecutors today charged Penn State's former president with perjury and child endangerment, accusing him of overseeing a cover-up that allowed convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky to prey on nearly a dozen children for years.
Calling it a "conspiracy of silence," Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly accused former university president Graham Spanier and two other administration officials of "working to conceal the truth" and "an absolute disregard to the safety of minor children."
"If these men had done what they were supposed to do…several young men would not have been attacked by a serial predator," Kelly said, accusing the men of "turning a blind eye" and failing to alert authorities after they had been alerted of Sandusky's activities in 1998 and again in 2001.