Quotations of the day

“Arming the rebels — that’s an option. You look at and rethink all options. It doesn’t mean you do or you will. … It doesn’t mean that the president has decided on anything.” — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on arming Syrian rebels, becoming the first top U.S. official to publicly acknowledge the reassessment of the Obama administration in regard to the civil war there.

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“I will remember to my death that way my daughter called me ‘Baba.’ I will never forget that sound. My daughter loved me so much.” — Bangladeshi Jahid Sheik whose daughter is among the 149 people still missing from the April 24 collapse of a building, killing at least 450 people.

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“I have no idea what I was saying that night. I literally panicked. I said all kinds of crazy things. I told them I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant.” — Actress Reese Witherspoon on her actions that led to her arrest in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge.

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