The week was dominated by President Joe Biden’s first press conference since assuming the Oval Office. He provided plenty of notable quotes, but there were other moments during the week and other quotes that maybe went under the radar.

Here are some of the best quotes of the week:

"I guess I should be flattered people are coming because I'm a nice guy.” — Biden during his first press conference on Thursday, referring to a surge in migrants flocking to the U.S.-Mexico border.

"My predecessor needed to ... oh God, I miss him.”Biden, when asked about a comparison to Donald Trump, who filed paperwork to seek reelection during his initial weeks in office. Biden has not done so.

"I have no idea if there will be a Republican Party. Do you?"Biden to a reporter about his expected 2024 opponent, should he run again.

“It's all designed — and I'm going to spend my time doing three things. One, trying to figure out how to pass the legislation passed by the House, number one. Number two, educating the American public. The Republican voters I know find this despicable, Republican voters, folks out in the — outside this White House. I'm not talking about the, the elected officials, I'm talking about voters — voters.

“And so, I am convinced that we'll be able to stop this because it is the most pernicious thing. This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle.”Biden, condemning proposed voting restrictions.

"If there's complete lockdown and chaos as a consequence of the filibuster, then we'll have to go beyond what I'm talking about.”Biden on changing Senate rules to pass legislation with 51 votes. He again endorsed a return to the “talking filibuster.” Senators now can merely threaten a talk-a-thon.

"They were strange questions, and they were asked in a very interesting way. It was like softballs, like you are throwing softballs up, and it is just a different world. Nobody has seen anything like it," Former President Donald Trump told Fox News's Laura Ingraham.

“I haven’t had a conversation with Joe Biden since he was elected. … Mitch McConnell hasn’t talked to him. The Joe Biden that we know that would be a dealmaker, that would find a way forward on an infrastructure bill, is AWOL or doesn’t exist.” - Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, speaking exclusively to the Washington Examiner.

“Paying workers $15/hr doesn't make you a ‘progressive workplace’ when you union-bust & make workers urinate in water bottles," Rep. Mark Pocan, a Wisconsin Democrat, said.

And Amazon News’s retort: “You don’t really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you? If that were true, nobody would work for us. The truth is that we have over a million incredible employees around the world who are proud of what they do, and have great wages and health care from day one.”

"One of the most powerful politicians in the United States just said she’s going to break up an American company so that they can’t criticize her anymore," Amazon said about Elizabeth Warren in a tweet on Friday afternoon.

“We don’t rubber stamp anything here at the Department of Defense. There’ll be an evaluation and an analysis of the request just like any other request for assistance.” — Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on HHS request for authorization to use military bases to house unaccompanied migrant children one day before it was approved.

“Neither France nor Europe is a doormat. When you are summoned as an ambassador, you pay a visit to the foreign ministry,” the French diplomatic corps’ Europe Minister Clement Beaune said of China's refusal to appear after being summoned to explain recent tweets targeting French lawmakers.

"It's really hard to keep a second grader's attention in a small breakout group on Zoom, especially when you hear all the other household background noise.

"You hear parents yelling, you hear other students learning, you have technical difficulties, and second-graders can't manage past all that and focus on the learning content. It doesn't happen even with me sitting right next to him."Susan Daniel, a mother from Athens, Georgia, on her sons' differing educational experiences during a year of COVID-19.

“The last bastions of middle-class employment are in gas and oil, petrochemicals, and power generation,” said Sean McGarvey, the president of North America's Building Trades Union, a group that represents many workers employed in the fossil fuel industry.

“You know, I am of the point of view that I still think the most likely etiology of this pathology in Wuhan was from a laboratory. You know, escaped. Other people don’t believe that. That’s fine. Science will eventually figure it out. It’s not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect the laboratory worker.” — Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, who revealed that he believes COVID-19 originated through an accidental escape from a lab in Wuhan, China.

“The problem is that the Suez Canal blockage is the straw that breaks global trade's back. First, suppliers’ delivery times have lengthened since the start of the year and are now longer in Europe than during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.” — Europe's largest insurer, Allianz, after the 200,000-ton behemoth known as Ever Given ran aground earlier this week.