Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press | August 31, 2012 | 6:35 AM EDT

"I wish President Obama had succeeded, because I want America to succeed. But his promises gave way to disappointment and division. ... We deserve better." — Mitt Romney, during his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination.


"I have a battery-operated fan. This is the only thing keeping me going. And a fly swatter to keep the bugs off me — and the most important thing, insect repellent." — Rhyn Pate, a food services worker, as Hurricane Isaac left a soggy mess in Louisiana, with neighborhoods underwater, and many homes without electricity or clean water.


"Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic. He didn't need to do this to himself. It's unworthy of him." — Film critic Roger Ebert, in a tweet, after Clint Eastwood ad-libbed to an audience of millions — and one empty chair — on stage at the Republican National Convention in a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney.