Quotations of the day

“This is something I’ve never seen in my 25 years here … this amount of carnage in the civilian population. This is what we expect from war.” — Dr. Alasdair Conn, chief of emergency services at Massachusetts General Hospital, after twin bombings at the Boston Marathon killed at least three people and injured more than 140.

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“They just started bringing people in with no limbs.” — Runner Tim Davey of Richmond, Va., describing the scene inside a medical tent at the Boston Marathon.

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“We are part of this community. The tragedy touches us, but we have a job to do. It’s great to win the prize, but we’d rather win for a different story.” — Kevin Dale, Denver Post’s news director, after the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of last summer’s Colorado movie theater massacre.

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