Quotations of the day

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Posted: Apr 16, 2012 3:02 AM
Quotations of the day

"If it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course I'll be angry. ... We are representing the people of the United States, and when we travel to another country, I expect us to observe the highest standards." _ President Barack Obama speaking about allegations that Secret Service agents hired prostitutes while in Colombia.

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"It just makes you sick to your stomach. Just look at that mangled steel." _ Greg Tomlyanobich, a resident of Woodward, Okla., after surveying the damage a tornado did to the mobile home park where he lives.

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"All you could hear was the swell splashing against the side of the ship. You could see the white breakers stretching out to sea. You are in the middle of nowhere. And then you look down over the side of the ship and you realize that every man and every woman who didn't make it into a lifeboat had to make that decision, of when to jump or stay on the ship as the lights went out." _ Jane Allen from Devon in southwest England, whose great-uncle perished on the Titanic, describing how a memorial trip marking 100 years since the sinking of the Titanic vividly reminded her of the horror of the disaster.