Quotations in the News

January 23, 2015 GMT

“As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions. One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond.” — President Barack Obama on the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.


“This march is part of a longer one, and our destination is clear: to secure and protect the rights of every unborn child.” — House Speaker John Boehner after Congress’ lower chamber voted to permanently forbid federal funds for most abortion coverage.


“I don’t know what happened. I didn’t alter the ball in any way.” — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who said he could not explain how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.