Quotations of the day

AP News
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.


"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.


"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.