Quotations in the News

“All the people were shouting, all the children, all the women.” —Arun Krishna, an Indian national who aboard an Emirates airliner that crashed landed in Dubai.


“I would die but not live in exile or live under the regime’s hands again.” — Mohammed Khandakani, a 28-year-old attorney in Alepo, which is besieged by Syrian troops aided by Russian air power.


“A little bit of emotion came over me. I probably shed a little bit of tears, just of joy.” — Swimmer Michael Phelps, on being chosen to carry the U.S. flag in Friday night’s opening ceremony at the Olympics.

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