"We didn't get the beating we thought we'd get."Archie Archuleta, chairman of the Utah Coalition of La Raza, on the immigration reform efforts.

"I'm opposed to the anti-American philosophy somehow woven into all the classes as they promote the (United Nations) agenda."Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, about requested funding for the International Baccalaureate program. The funding was eventually approved.

"Usually the father handles it first, then there is a posse that goes out and takes care of the rest of it as we drag them across the sagebrush."Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab during debate about tightened laws for dating violence.

"I could be there sleeping and no one would know it."Senate President John Valentine, R-Orem, while admiring his dais in the new Senate chambers in the renovated State Capitol.

"I made an off-handed remark not appropriate to the decorum of the body and apologize for my comments."Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, a day after asking about a height requirement for visitors to the House floor that was directed at Sen. Bill Hickman, R-St. George, whom Hughes also called a "midget" during an argument earlier in the session.

"I'm thinking, what the hell are we doing?"Rep. Kory Holdaway R-Taylorsville, about a proposal to provide funding for an alternative distinguished teaching certification.

"We've spent hours in committee hearings, listening to proposals and prioritizing them, and our work is all for nothing?" Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, during debate about an omnibus education bill that included multiple proposals previously defeated by legislators.

"Good, i (sic) hope you choke on your vomit! Go crawl back under the rock you came from."Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield at the end of a nasty e-mail exchange with a U. student who was critical of his bill that would allow guns to openly be carried on the university campus.

"Now what'd I say?"Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan when a fire alarm went off Wednesday night.