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"We reaffirm that on days like this, there are no Republicans or Democrats. We are Americans, united in concern for our fellow citizens."
– President Barack Obama, uniting his nation, in a press conference following the explosions
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"Your resolve is unquestionable. Your character undeniable. Your history unparalleled. You've inspired us, all the way. You will again today."
– Blue Bloods star and New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, in a love letter to his hometown, on Twitter
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"My heart goes out to the people of the city of Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in such a senseless and heartless way."
– Matt Damon, who was born and raised in Boston, in a statement about the bombings
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