Quotations of the day

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Posted: Jun 18, 2012 3:01 AM
Quotations of the day

"What's happened in Greece is good news. The Greek citizens have done the right thing. The European Union is going to help Greece, because the European Union is and must be a joint project that seeks the well-being and the material improvement of all European citizens." _ Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after pro-bailout parties won enough seats to form a joint government in Greece.

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"I then heard someone say, `OK, Please stop. Go inside the house.' ... We heard quiet for a few minutes Then after that we heard a splash in the back." _ Sandra Gardea, Rodney King's next-door neighbor, describing how she heard heavy sobbing from King's backyard the night that he died in his swimming pool.

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"We still had all the traditional markers of success with a fat paycheck, the fancy office, the impressive lines on our resumes. But the truth is, neither of us was all that fulfilled. ... I was living the dream, but it wasn't my dream. Craig felt the same way, unbeknownst to me." _ Michelle Obama in a commencement address at Oregon State University where she told graduates to live life for themselves. Her brother, Craig Robinson, is the head men's basketball coach at the university.