"When I'm flying, I usually take an Ambien and listen to one of my own speeches on my iPod. I'm out in seconds. But it doesn't always work, and sometimes you'll have some funny moments from being overtired. There was an incident in New Orleans, at Mardi Gras, in 1997. But the video has been destroyed and I gave the beads back." — Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and possible next U.S. Secretary of State, describing his experiences with jet lag to Men's Journal.
"I was so proud to see Quvenzhane [Wallis] get her nomination. That's history. She [was] 6 years old — the youngest person ever to get nominated for Best Actress. I don't know how many times a kid from Houma gets a chance to act in a film and gets the chance to be a Best Actress nominee." — Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin talking about the four Academy Award nominations his film received Jan. 10, including Best Picture and Best Director.