"We knew. They didn't even get a chance to knock."
Mother of slain Lance Cpl. Edward Schroeder, whose Ohio Marine battalion suffered heavy casualties, on seeing two uniformed servicemen come down her street.
"That was the ride of the century!"
Discovery astronaut, describing the spacewalk in which he removed two pieces of filler material from the shuttle's underside.
"There was no thinking involved, just, 'I gotta go help,' so boom, I did it."
Who pulled survivors from the fiery wreckage of an Air France jet that skidded off a Toronto runway.