The Associated Press
December 11, 2013

Quotations in the News

“I just hope I won’t cry. It’s amazing to think that 19 years ago he was inaugurated there, and now he’s lying there. If he was not here we would not have had peace in South Africa.” — Paul Letageng, 47, an employee of the seat of the South African government as anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela lied in state.


“This response is neither acceptable nor does it befit a democracy. As church bells ring tonight amidst the smoke in the streets of Kyiv, the United States stands with the people of Ukraine. They deserve better.” — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after police in riot gear confronted anti-government protesters in Kiev’s central square.


“It’s a miracle. It really is.” — Pershing County Sheriff Richard Machado after six people were rescued after two days in below-zero cold in the rugged mountains of northern Nevada.

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