Quotations of the day

AP News
Posted: Mar 14, 2013 3:00 AM

"You know that the work of the conclave is to give a bishop to Rome. It seems as if my brother cardinals went to find him from the end of the earth, but here we are. Thank you for the welcome." — Pope Francis, addressing tens of thousands in St. Peter's Square after his selection as the successor to Benedict XVI.


"Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they're growing every day." — Michelle Obama, pushing back against the notion that she and the president don't socialize enough in Washington.


"This is for all of the gentlemen of a certain age who think it ends at 50, because it doesn't." — Fifty-three-year-old Mitch Seavey, after winning this year's Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska.