Quotations of the day

AP News
Posted: Oct 07, 2013 3:24 AM

"I fell over, and when I turned around I saw the tire very close. It hit me and threw me to the other side." -- Jesus Manuel Ibarra, one of dozens injured when a monster truck careered out of control at an air show in Chihuahua, Mexico. Eight people were killed.

"This is not a man riding around assaulting people with a quote-unquote gang. We will hotly contest those allegations." -- Gregory Watts, the lawyer for a motorcyclist accused of helping set in motion a bloody encounter between an SUV driver and a group of bikers.

"I want people to know that I'm happy in my life right now. I also, even more so, want to reach out to people who might not be in a good situation. Maybe they're in a situation that was similar to the one that I was in." -- Elizabeth Smart, speaking to The Associated Press about her 2002 abduction from her bedroom and the nine months that followed.