"We believe this man to be a terrorist. We believe this to be a man who's come here to kill people." — Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, speaking about the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who is now the subject of an extensive manhunt.
"It hurts because the person who did it must be happy right now, looking at the people who are getting blamed. And I'm one of them." — Salah Eddin Barhoum, a Boston-area high school student whose photo was used on the New York Post's front page under a headline that erroneously implied he and a friend in the photo were suspects in the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
"You're strong through it because that's your job. That's what you've been trained to do. But you're reminded of the tragedy and your family. And that it could be you. Then it's a completely different story." — Firefighter Darryl Hall, describing the search for bodies and survivors on the scene of a massive fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.