Quotations of the day

December 7, 2012 - 4:33 AM

"We have two simple demands: Cancel the decrees and change the draft constitution. Other than that he can just go away." — Osama El-Sayyed, a protester in Egypt, after President Mohammed Morsi refused to call off a referendum on a disputed constitution that has sparked the country's worst political crisis in two years.

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"When he told me this morning, I about fell off my couch. I didn't see this coming." — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., when fellow Senate Republican Jim DeMint announced suddenly he will resign his seat to head Washington's conservative Heritage Foundation think tank.

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"I am very disappointed and disillusioned. Had I not experienced this process myself, I might not have believed it." — Toronto Maple Leafs minority owner Larry Tanenbaum after labor talks between the league and the players union broke down and the lockout showed no signs of ending soon.