Quotations in the News

By The Associated Press | September 5, 2014 | 3:04 AM EDT

"My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon." — Melissa Rivers after the death of her comedian mother, Joan Rivers.


"We need to show real resolve and determination; we need to use every power and everything in our armory with our allies — with those on the ground — to make sure we do everything we can to squeeze this dreadful organization out of existence." — British Prime Minister David Cameron to ITV on securing international support for eradicating Islamic State extremists.


"I heard from them directly about the deep mistrust that has taken hold between law enforcement officials and members of the community." — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in announcing that the Justice Department has launched an investigation into the police department in Ferguson, Missouri.