Quotations in the News

AP News
Posted: Apr 19, 2014 3:02 AM

"I am sorry to the people of South Korea for causing a disturbance and I bow my head in apology to the families of the victims. I gave instructions on the route, then briefly went to the bedroom when it happened." — Lee Joon-seok, 68, the captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead.


"You must not act toward Russia as if it were a naughty schoolgirl, to whom you thrust some kind of paper where it's necessary to mark off that she did her homework." — Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, about possible further sanctions by the U.S. and its allies against Russia.


"Is it weeks, is it longer? I really don't know. I think it's really unpredictable how long it might take. I don't expect it to end in a day." — George Machan, a landslide specialist consulting for Jackson, Wyo., as a slow-moving slide in the resort town sped up significantly.