"I'm hoping cooler heads will prevail, but I'm not holding my breath."
- HAN SHANspokesman for Occupy Wall Street, on how protestors will react to real-estate firm Brookfield Office Properties' scheduled cleanup Friday. The owners of Zuccotti Park said the conditions are unsanitary while protestors believe it's an attempted eviction
"This fixation on real estate has twisted the popular notion of love and marriage."
- ZHANG YANHONG,a matchmaking consultant at a popular Chinese dating site, saying that many men have dropped out of the marriage market amid the country's real estate boom; in a recent survey, 70% of single women said they would wed only a homeowner
"I was like Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz.' I just held my little dogs and prayed."
- SHARON BLUEa real estate appraiser in Pleasant Grove, Alabama; the state's entire northern half was ravaged by the string of tornadoes that struck the American South on Wednesday, causing about 200 deaths in all
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