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The Journal Gazette

Monday, February 18, 2013 3:46 am

Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press

"Too much tragedy to overcome. R.I.P Mindy McCready." - Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks wrote on Twitter after getting word that country singer Mindy McCready died Sunday in Arkansas in an apparent suicide. She was 37.

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"It's horrible what they're doing to these kids. They're treating them as mini-adults, making them grow up too fast, and robbing them of their imaginations." - Kelly Guarna, whose 5-year-old daughter, Madison, was suspended by her Pennsylvania school last month for making a "terroristic threat" with a Hello Kitty toy gun that makes soap bubbles.

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"I was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl." - Danica Patrick after she won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any race in NASCAR's premier circuit.