Quotations of the day

AP News
Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:07 AM

"The people of Pyongyang are confident. They know we can win any war. We now have nuclear weapons. So you won't see any worry on people's faces, even if the situation is tense." — Kim Un Chol, 40, head of a political unit at Pyongyang's tobacco factory.


"I'm sure somebody has a spreadsheet somewhere, but clearly they are not publishing it in this budget. There is a political aspect to this and there is literally a green-eyeshade part. Once you have adopted a policy it's difficult to just pull it out." — Bill Hoagland, senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center, on funding for President Barack Obama's signature health care law in his proposed 2014 budget.


"I hope the experience for Condi and Darla, as members of our club, has been every bit as enjoyable for them over the last eight months as it has been for their fellow members. It's just awesome." — Augusta National chairman Billy Payne on the golf club's first female members, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore.