Quotations of the day

AP News
Posted: May 08, 2013 3:01 AM

"Despite different points of view, committed partners can accomplish great things together when the world needs it. And this is one of those moments." — Secretary of State John Kerry after the U.S. and Russia agreed to try to convene an international conference this month to come to a political solution to end the two-year Syrian civil war.


"I don't want just more speeches or awareness programs or training, or ultimately folks look the other way. We're going to have to not just step up our game, we have to exponentially step up our game to go after this hard." — President Barack Obama after a Pentagon report said sexual assaults in the military are a growing epidemic across the services and thousands of victims are still unwilling to come forward despite a slew of new oversight and assistance programs.


"This is a hell of a lot more important to me than running for president. This is about my family's future." — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after disclosing he had secretly undergone weight-loss surgery.