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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 3:02 am

Quotations in the News

By The Associated Press

"I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security." - Pope Francis in a 224-page mission statement for his papacy.

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"At this time, it is too early to make any determinations on the flight of the giant balloons. On Thanksgiving morning, Macy's works closely with the NYPD, who, based on real time weather data and the official regulations determine if the balloons will fly and at what heights." - Macy's spokesman Orlando Veras as wind forecast for New York City may ground giant balloon versions of Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants.

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"It's a strong victory for the policies of moderation in Iran. It will boost moderates." - Sadeq Zibakalam, a prominent Tehran-based political analyst, on Iran's nuclear deal with the West.