11 1 / 2011

January 11, 2011 a collection of quotes from TIME quotes.

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| Source: Boston.com
To be honest with you, with a 500-, 600-, 700-lb. patient — it’s just too much for you. - JOSE ARCHILA, Boston Emergency Medical Services captain, explaining why the city’s EMS team has equipped an ambulance with a hydraulic lift and a stretcher capable of carrying people up to 850 lb. (385 kg)

Photo: ALIASQAR OFTADEH / AFP / Getty Images | Source: Reuters
“Then, exactly like in the movies, the plane hit the ground and the lights went out.- HOSSEIN HAQIQI, a survivor of Sunday’s crash-landing of an Iran Air Boeing 727, which killed 77 of the 106 passengers onboard”

Photo: Larry Downing / Pool / Getty Images | Source: Wall Street Journal
“China’s position has been clear and consistent: We are against it. - LIANG GUANGLIE, Chinese Defense Minister, on the sale of U.S. arms to Taiwan, during a joint press conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates in Beijing ”

Photo: Tomas Guerin / Reuters | Source: AFP
“Some people are saying an inland tsunami, and I think that probably sums it up.- PETER TAYLOR, mayor of Toowoomba in the state of Queensland, Australia, where at least eight people were killed and 72 others were left missing on Tuesday in the wake of an overnight downpour that caused raging flash floods”

Photo: Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters | Source: The Daily Telegraph
“They asked the crew what would happen if they didn’t get off and were told there were three policeman waiting for them outside and they would be forced off. - JAYNE WEBB, a passenger on an EasyJet flight in England, on how the crew responded to two angry girls when they and 35 others were told to exit the plane after it was overfilled with fuel”

Photo: Pima County Sheriff’s Forensic Unit / Handout / Reuters | Source: AZCentral
“They can’t talk without breaking down and just crying, doing their best, you know, they’re hurting. - WAYNE SMITH, a neighbor of Jared Loughner’s parents, Amy and Randy, saying they are devastated; Loughner is suspected of killing six and injuring 14 others, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords, in Tucson, Ariz.

Photo: Danny Moloshok / Reuters | Source: AP
“All I knew was the whistle wasn’t blowing and my coach was saying, ‘Go!’ MICHAEL DYER, a freshman running back for Auburn, whose 37-yard run set up the winning field goal on the final play that defeated Oregon 22-19 in the Bowl Championship Series title game; it was Auburn’s first championship since 1957”

Photo Source: Washington Post
“People just don’t have the same respect for churches that they used to.” - ELLA REDFIELD, pastor of New Creation Church in Maryland, where an intruder recently stole 40,000 pennies, cooked and ate a meal and left pornographic images on a computer”

Photo: Kyodo / Reuters | Source: BBC
“President Hu … said that the test had absolutely nothing to do with my visit and had been a preplanned test. And that’s where we left it. - ROBERT GATES, U.S. Defense Secretary, on China’s first test flight of its stealth aircraft, which took place during Gates’ three-day visit to Beijing”

Photo: John Wilkes Studio / Corbis | Source: Reuters
“We’re obviously in favor of testing and not in favor of using illegal drugs of any sort.” - BILL LAVIN, president of the New Jersey firefighters’ union, on the state’s decision to introduce a bill to routinely test police officers and firefighters for steroids and growth hormones; a local doctor is accused of providing such drugs to hundreds of officers”
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