Quotations of the day

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Associated Press

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:02 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 18 at 4:00 AM

"I'm a flawed character." — Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, admitting during a TV interview after years of denials that he used performance-enhancing drugs.

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"An important number of hostages were freed and an important number of terrorists were eliminated." — Mohand Said Oubelaid, Algeria's communications minister, after a military raid on a gas plant in the Sahara targeting al-Qaida-linked militants holding dozens of captives. The death toll from the raid remains unclear.

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"There wasn't a subject my mother wouldn't take on." — Jeanne Phillips, daughter of Pauline Friedman Phillips, better known as "Dear Abby." The venerable columnist died this week at age 94.

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