Quotations of the day
‘‘There are eight great films that have every right, as much a right to be up here as we do.’’ — Ben Affleck, after his Iran rescue thriller ‘‘Argo’’ won best picture at the Academy Awards.
‘‘I was not chosen to be president to restore capitalism to Cuba. I was elected to defend, maintain and continue to perfect socialism, not destroy it.’’ — Raul Castro, in 35-minute speech announcing that he will step down as Cuba’s president in 2018 following a final five-year term.
‘‘I'm a very lucky man to have won it twice. I'm very honored to be on that trophy with all the greats that have ever been in our sport.’’ — Jimmie Johnson, who raced past defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski on the final restart to win the Daytona 500.