Quotations of the day

“I did not know 1 billion records a day were coming under the control of the federal executive branch.” — Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., on the massive collection of phone records and Internet data by the National Security Agency.

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“Were we supposed to kneel before them and say, ‘Please remove your pieces of rags?’ They can call me harsh, but this Tayyip Erdogan won’t change.” — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the protesters in Istanbul.

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“Now I look back and I think he was traumatized as a child, he was living through all of that, and part of me thinks, what happened to this boy in subsequent years? That family was poisoned and he lived in a poisonous environment, and that was devastating.” — Preschool teacher Wendy Parise on a former student, Santa Monica, Calif., gunman John Zawahri.

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