Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press | October 11, 2012 | 4:33 AM EDT

"Gov. Romney had a good night. I had a bad night. It's not the first time I've had a bad night." — President Barack Obama in an interview with ABC, conceding that he did poorly in a debate last week that fueled a comeback by his rival in the race for the White House.


"It fell to the ground like a house of cards. The construction workers started running out, screaming. It was loud. Our entire building shook." — Victoria Buczynski, who witnessed the deadly collapse of a section of a parking garage under construction at Miami-Dade College.


"Joe, you gotta do exactly what you gotta do. Maybe 10 years ago I would have reacted in a much different way." — New York slugger Alex Rodriguez after manager Joe Girardi sent Raul Ibanez to pinch-hit for him in the 9th inning, paving the way for Ibanez's heroics in the Yankees' 3-2, 12-inning win over Baltimore in an American League playoff game.