"In one week left, would either of you, or both of you, make a pledge that you'd be willing to end the negativity?"
--NBC's Matt Lauer, at the 2010 Women's Conference, challenging Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman to pull all of their negative ads
"Sometimes negativity is in the eye of the beholder."
--Jerry Brown, to Lauer
"I will take down any ads that could even remotely be construed as a personal attack. But I don't think we can take down the ads that talk about where Governor Brown stands on the issues. I just think it's not the right thing to do."
--Meg Whitman's response, which was met with boos from the audience
"While (the) defendant attempted to convince the jury that the shooting was an accident, the jury found otherwise."
--David Stein, Deputy District Attorney, in a brief filed for the upcoming sentencing portion of the Johannes Mehserle case
"It’s not like a light switch you can turn on and off."
--Mark Hughes, ConocoPhillips spokesman, on the shutdown of the company's Rodeo refiner. The plant has been shooting visible flares into the air due to an equipment malfunction.