Quotations in the News

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Posted: Aug 13, 2015 3:17 AM

"I thought it was an earthquake, so I rushed downstairs without my shoes on. Only once I was outside did I realize it was an explosion. There was the huge fireball in the sky with thick clouds. Everybody could see it." — Zhang Siyu, a resident of Tianjin, China, where huge explosions in a warehouse district killed at least 44 people and injured hundreds.

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"This Deflategate. I'm not sure where the 'gate' comes from." — Federal Judge Richard M. Berman, seemingly try to defuse the controversy over NFL claims that the New England Patriots broke league rules by deflating footballs during January's AFC Championship game.

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"Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare." — Former President Jimmy Carter, who at age 90 still travels the world supporting humanitarian endeavors, in announcing he has the disease.