Quotations of the day

October 19, 2012 - 3:34 AM

"If four Americans get killed, it's not optimal. We're going to fix it. All of it." — President Barack Obama, rejecting criticism that his administration has offered a confused response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

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"You do not keep secrets hidden about dangers to children." — Portland, Ore., attorney Kelly Clark, after a trove of 14,500 pages from the Boy Scouts' so-called "perversion files" were made public.

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"I just reminded everybody when we took our punches all year, 'You know what? Let's just wait till the end, and then if we have underachieved, I will be the first one to admit it.'" — Tigers manager Jim Leyland, after Detroit swept the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series and advanced to the World Series.