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The Journal Gazette

Friday, March 15, 2013 3:02 am

Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press

"Then he toasted us and said, `May God forgive you for what you've done.'" - Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York on how Pope Francis displayed his sense of humor to cardinals during dinner after his election on Wednesday.

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"How does allowing sharp objects on board now accomplish maintaining the goal of having zero planes taken over? I'm asking why now, and why do we want to go back?" - Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., after the head of the Transportation Security Administration held firm on a plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal.

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"I am fine. I found out the same way most of you did: From Twitter. Tonight I'm going to take a break. Tomorrow, business as usual." - Matthew Keys, a social media editor for Reuters, who was charged by federal authorities with conspiring with the notorious hacking group "Anonymous" to deface a story on the Los Angeles Times' website.