Quotations in the News

AP News
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 3:01 AM

"I am equally proud to stand with the members of the LGBT community in support of all athletes who will be competing in Sochi and I hope these Olympic Games will indeed be a watershed moment for the universal acceptance of all people." — Billie Jean King, one of two openly gay athletes in the U.S. delegation at the Sochi Olympics.


"For us, there is no way to describe this compromise with inapt words like ordinary, fair or reasonable. All we can say is that the legal formality of this matter is over." — Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard W. Lutnick, describing a settlement reached with American Airlines and insurance carriers that averts a trial about their liability for the Sept. 11 attacks, in which two-thirds of Cantor Fitzgerald's employees died.

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"The fact something is a right doesn't mean you have to exercise it. It doesn't take much to light this tinderbox." — Israeli interfaith activist Rabbi David Rosen, who says Jews shouldn't be permitted to pray at the Jerusalem holy site known to Jews as the Temple Mount before a peace between Palestinians and Israelis can be reached.