Quotations of the day

December 18, 2012 - 3:33 AM

"Tonight, our country has lost a true American hero with the passing of Sen. Daniel Inouye. ... It was his incredible bravery during World War II — including one heroic effort that cost him his arm but earned him the Medal of Honor — that made Danny not just a colleague and a mentor, but someone revered by all of us lucky enough to know him." — President Barack Obama on the death of long-serving senator from Hawaii.

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"If Noah had not been taken from us, he would have become a great man. He would been a wonderful husband and a loving father." — Alexis Haller, uncle to Noah Pozner, in a eulogy for the 6-year-old boy who was killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary school.

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"Her face looked frozen in terror. She thought maybe a miracle from God would have the child at my house." Later, "I looked at the casualty list ... and his name was on it." — Newtown resident Gene Rosen, who had provided refuge to six children who escaped from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, as he described the visit from a mother who lost her child in the rampage.