"This is something I've never seen in my 25 years here ... this amount of carnage in the civilian population. This is what we expect from war." — Dr. Alasdair Conn, chief of emergency services at Massachusetts General Hospital, after twin bombings at the Boston Marathon killed at least three people and injured more than 140.
"They just started bringing people in with no limbs." — Runner Tim Davey of Richmond, Va., describing the scene inside a medical tent at the Boston Marathon.
"We are part of this community. The tragedy touches us, but we have a job to do. It's great to win the prize, but we'd rather win for a different story." — Kevin Dale, Denver Post's news director, after the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of last summer's Colorado movie theater massacre.