“I pray every day, I always seek for Heavenly Father’s guidance, and I just try to stay on the course.” Former BYU linebacker Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah (BS ’13) at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, explaining to reporters how he increases his “football IQ.”

“A meteorologist’s job is equivalent to guessing when a flash mob is going to break out.” BYU mechanical engineering professor Julie Crockett, writing for CNN about her research that explains why weather forecasters are often wrong.

“As citizens of this great country, we have the right to hate whomever we want, but as those who have taken on the name of christ, that is not, or should not, be available to us.” Keynote speaker Catherine M. Stokes, membership chair of the Utah Chapter of the African-American Genealogy and Historical Society, in her Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration address at the Wilkinson Student Center.

“It’s arguably as powerful a buzzer-beater as we’ll see all season.” CBS sports writer Matt Norlander describing BYU guard Craig W. Cusick’s (BS ’13) game-winning shot against Utah State on Feb. 19. The last-second putback bought BYU a win. Only hours before, Cusick learned that his father had cancer.

“Now, I believe you might call that stalking,but I call that flirting.” Elaine Schwartz Dalton (BA ’69), Young Women general president, in her January 2013 devotional, explaining how she met her husband. After spotting him on campus, she looked up his schedule and then “happened” to show up outside some of his classes.

“Fifty percent fashion accessory and 50 percent medical implementation.” ABC News writer Joshua Gardner describing the Owlet Baby Monitor created by a team of BYU students led by Jacob B. Colvin (’13). The monitor keeps tabs on the heart rate and blood-oxygen levels of a sleeping baby in hopes of preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The team took first at the International Business Model Competition held at Harvard and won BYU’s Student Innovator of the Year award.