Quotations of the day

By By The Associated Press

"We don't know if we would have been able to stop the terrorists had they arrived here from Boston. We're just thankful that we didn't have to find out that answer." — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on information that the suspects accused in the Boston Marathon bombings intended to come to New York City next to set off the rest of their explosives.

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"One of the benefits of freedom is that people can disagree. It's fair to say I created plenty of opportunities to exercise that right." Former President George W. Bush, as he made an indirect reference to the polarizing decision points of his presidency in a speech at the dedication of his presidential library.

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"This is so surreal," Fisher said. "I'm ready to get to work right now. I'm ready to start playing some football. I can't process what's going on right now." — Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher apon being picked in the first round draft by Kansas City.

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