Quotations of the day

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • March 27, 2013 - 2:09 AM

"You want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution which is newer than cellphones or the Internet? I mean, we do not have the ability to see the future." — Justice Samuel Alito as the Supreme Court dove into a historic debate on gay rights.


"Needless to say, I join you keenly aware that I am regarded in a different light now than I was a year ago. I am also keenly aware that the reason for my recent journey was my own doing. So please allow me to begin my remarks this evening by reiterating how deeply I regret — and apologize for — the circumstances that led me to resign from the CIA and caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters." — David Petraeus apologizing to an audience of mostly veterans for the conduct that led to his resignation as head of the CIA following the disclosure of an extramarital affair.


"She thought that the nightmare was over. But she's ready to fight." — Carlo Dalla Vedova, Amanda Knox's attorney, after Italy's top criminal court dealt a stunning setback to the 25-year-old college student, overturning her 2011 acquittal in the grisly murder of her British roommate and ordering her to stand trial again.

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