"They call me Veto Corleone." – Jeb Bush, on his record, while governor of Florida, of vetoing state spending items.
"I don't think they like me very much." – Donald Trump, after the Cleveland audience booed him for the umpteenth time.
"Since he has changed his mind on amnesty, on health care and on abortion, I would just ask, what are the principles by which he will govern?" – Carly Fiorina, on Trump.
"He's hitting a nerve. People are frustrated and fed up ... People who want to just tune him out are making a mistake." – John Kasich on Trump.
"I don't trust President Obama with our records. I know you gave him a big hug and if you want to give him a big hug again, go right ahead." – Rand Paul to Chris Christie, on the bulk collection of phone records under the Patriot Act (and the New Jersey governor's post-Hurricane Sandy embrace of President Obama).
"Listen Senator. You know, when you’re sitting in a subcommittee just blowing hot air about this, you can say things like that." – Christie to Paul.
"Probably the Russian and Chinese government[s] know more about Hillary Clinton's email server than do the members of the United States Congress." – Scott Walker.
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"I'm the only one to separate Siamese twins, the only one to operate on babies when they were still in their mother's womb, the only one to take out half of a brain – although you would think, if you go to Washington, that someone had beat me to it." – Ben Carson, on his day job: neurosurgeon.
"God has blessed us. He's blessed the Republican party with some very good candidates. The Democrats can't even find one." – Marco Rubio, finding a silver lining in the crowded GOP field of 17.