Quotations in the News

AP News
Posted: Dec 06, 2013 3:02 AM

"We've lost our greatest son. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss." — South African President Jacob Zuma on the passing of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.


"They could have just rammed me and knocked me over, but they didn't do it. I could tell there was some thinking going on there. I just didn't understand." — National Park Service volunteer John Buckley after he and his wife Donna tried to save beached whales in the Florida Everglades.


"It's not inconsistencies, it's lack of memory most of the time." — Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs on his decision not to charge Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with sexual assault, mostly because there were too many gaps in his accuser's story.