Quotations of the day

“Frankly, part of the challenge we end up with here is a lot of people think something should be done but nobody wants to do it.” — President Barack Obama discussing his strong preference for multilateral action against Syria and the lack of international support.

“The breakdown is $1.2 million over 20 years per team. What is that, a third of the average salary? There is no penalty there. It’s pocket change.” — Former Minnesota Viking Brent Boyd on the NFL’s $765 million settlement with victims of concussion-related brain injuries.

“It’s both bizarre and racist that Dunkin’ Donuts thinks that it must color a woman’s skin black and accentuate her lips with bright pink lipstick to sell a chocolate doughnut.” — Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch, on the controversy surrounding an ad, which was later pulled, for a new “Charcoal Donut” in Thailand.

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