Quotations of the day

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Posted: Jan 11, 2013 3:01 AM

"The second blast was a deafening one, and I fell down. I could hear cries and minutes later I saw ambulances taking the injured to the hospital." — Pakistani Ghulam Abbas, who lives near where two blasts from a series of bombings killed 115 people across Pakistan.

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"Don't pretend he's crazy. He's not crazy. He's no more crazy than you and I." — Tom Teves, whose son Alex was among 12 people killed in a Colorado movie theater last summer, speaking about James Holmes, who is accused in the killing.

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"It was totally unforeseen. No European producer, no European director can seriously hope to get five nominations in the competition of the Oscar. It's totally exceptional." — "Amour" producer Margaret Menegoz on the film getting five Academy Award nominations.