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'So many times I have thought 'I wish I could plan your funeral'': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Source: Press Association/YouTube

Our hearts are broken at the thought of Karen’s final moments on this world. The thought of her being alone, frightened and struggling for her life haunts us. The panic and fear she experienced as she fought for her very survival but she had no chance against that coward.

A statement read by Karen Buckley’s father John after Alexander Pacteau stood trial for her murder.

pastedimage-89765 Source: Screenshot via 9News

Bring nothing back for anyone, no matter what one is promised or offered. Bringing anything will bring trouble.

The words of wisdom from 91-year-old Victor Twart, who is facing drug smuggling charges after allegedly bringing cocaine hidden as soap into Australia.


The only time I will feel any better is when I have a coffin and a burial. So many times I have thought ‘I wish I could plan your funeral’.

Patrick Collins on the search for sister Sandra, who went missing in 2000.

Houston Home Mass Shooting Source: David J. Phillip/AP/Press Association Images

We do not — cannot — fully comprehend the motivation of an individual that would take the lives of so many innocent people.

Chief Deputy Tim Cannon of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on the shooting dead of eight people in Texas.

Irish Horse Fair Source: PA WIRE

You know what? If ye come anywhere near the f***in’ town where it’s held, ye will be f***in’ beaten out of the town, and you can mark my words on that you silly f***er.

One of many abusive calls animals right group Aran received over their plans to protest at the Puck Fair.

Source: Sam and Nia/YouTube

It’s like as soon as as I miscarried I was able to take that deep breath. I stood up and I just felt empty and it’s the hardest part, just knowing that it’s really gone, there’s no question.

Vloggers Sam and Nia, whose were behind a viral video in which Sam shocked his wife by telling her she was pregnant, recorded a new video to say Nia had suffered a miscarriage.

Source: This Morning/YouTube

It were fine, we were going around loops and everything and then we just came around the corner and I saw a cart and I were like ‘Oh God, this is ain’t good’, and we just crashed into it.

Leah Washington gave her first TV interview after losing her leg in the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash.

GOP 2016 Trump Source: Carlos Osorio

I am the most fabulous whiner. I do whine because I want to win. And I’m not happy if I’m not winning. And I am a whiner. And I’m a whiner and I keep whining and whining until I win.

Donald Trump on whining.

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