Quotes of note

May 21, 2011

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“They were like the best counterfeit money you could have. They legitimately were T passes. They were just unauthorized.’’ — Massachusetts Attorney General MARTHA COAKLEY, after the arrest of an MBTA contractor charged with selling millions of dollars worth of “ghost passes’’ and pocketing the proceeds. A second person was later arrested in connection with the case as well.

“It just takes you to a bad, unbelievable kind of horrible place.’’ — REV. EUGENE F. RIVERS III, on the suicide of Robert Turner, who was serving a 13-year prison sentence as an accessory in a 2005 murder of four youths in a Dorchester basement.

“We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps.’’ — PRESIDENT OBAMA, reiterating longstanding US policy toward Israel

“President Obama has thrown Israel under the bus. He has disrespected Israel and undermined its ability to negotiate peace.’’ — MITT ROMNEY, responding to the speech

“If you see only one hilarious movie about wacky bridesmaids this week, make it ‘Thor.’ ’’ — CONAN O’BRIEN, via Twitter