Here's the reaction from a wide variety of celebrities to the Boston Marathon Bombings:
Boston native Ben Affleck: Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston.
Suze Orman: You never know what life holds. Boston is just another example of that. Take nothing for granted. My heartfelt love goes out to Boston.
Danica Patrick: The Boston marathon bombing makes you rethink ordinary events. Scary stuff.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: My thoughts are with Boston. Thank you to the brave first responders who always run toward our greatest fears to save lives.
William Shatner: Thoughts going out to the people of Boston. I hope whomever did this is brought to justice.
Olivia Wilde: Oh for [eff's] sake. I'm so disturbed by the reports from Boston. This is horrible.
Simon Cowell: Watching the news. Horrendous. Please God no more bombs. Stay safe America.
Rosie O'Donnell: I wish CNN would stop showing the bombing over and over and over – #terrorizing
Jenny McCarthy: Sad, confused, scared. #prayersforBoston
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: My thoughts and prayers for the people in Boston. Please donate if you can, http://RedCrossBlood.org/MA
Steve Martin: "…And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there." #Boston
Bill Maher: It's horrible, but this time, let's not overreact, wallow, erect monuments to terrorism; let's handle it Israeli-Munich style.
Sarah Silverman: I hate not knowing where to put all this rage & sadness.
Ted Nugent: Prayers & Godspeed to victims in Boston & hope the guilty are caught & severely punished.
Donnie Wahlberg: No words to describe the pain in my heart, at this moment, in seeing my city torn apart this way. So sad. Please #pray4boston & the victims.
Donald Trump: My heart goes out to the people of Boston on this terrible day!
George Takei: Keep on running on, Boston. #BostonMarathon
Derek Hough: My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Boston.
Harry Styles: Just heard the news. So terribly sad. Thoughts with everyone in Boston.
Justin Timberlake: My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the city of Boston and all of those affected by this terrible incident.
Joy Behar: So sad to hear about the terrible tragedy in Boston. My thoughts go out to the victims and their families.
Dr Drew: I am so upset about The Boston Disaster. No it's more like the modern Boston Massacre. Throughts and prayers with my friends in Massachusetts.
Miley Cyrus: Sending peace & many blessings to Boston.
Paula Abdul: I was shocked to hear about the horrible explosions at the Boston Marathon. I'm holding the people of Boston in my heart.
Dane Cook: My prayers with everyone in Boston right now after this atrocious act of violence!!
Maria Menounos: Praying for everyone home in Boston. Devastated at the news. #bostonmarathon
Kim Kardashian: My heart is breaking for everyone affected or injured in the explosion at the Boston Marathon. God bless you all! My prayers are with you!
Lance Armstrong: Just off the bike and getting the news from the Boston marathon. Thoughts & prayers go out to Dave M, his staff, all runners, and volunteers.
Pink: Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the explosions in Boston.
Tom Bergeron: Watching coverage of Boston Marathon explosions, heart in my throat.
Paramore: All our prayers and love to everyone affected by the explosions in Boston today. Unbelievable.
Chris Evans: Thoughts and prayers are with everybody in Boston. Heartbreaking.
Mia Farrow: Just located my daughter in Boston. Relieved she is fine but heartbroken for those who won't get this good news. #prayforboston
Sean Hannity: As we follow developments our hearts and prayers are with those in Boston.
John Cena: RETWEET and send out your prayers to all innocent victims of the Boston Marathon explosions. #PrayForBoston
Shaquille O'Neal: Thoughts & Prayers go out to the people of Boston... Very Sad News.
Alicia Keys: Shaken… My thoughts and prayers are with the city of Boston and those affected by this tragedy.
Ellen DeGeneres: Let's all send our thoughts, our prayers and our energy to the people injured in Boston. My heart is with you.
Kevin Jonas: Prayers go out to everyone in Boston. We all love you and we are praying for you.
Wendy Williams: My thoughts and prayers are with all those people affected by the tragedy in Boston today at the marathon. #prayforboston
Lea Michele: Sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston right now....
Larry King: My thoughts are with those injured in Boston. Details are still coming in, but we need to not jump to conclusions without all the facts.
Willie Nelson: Our hearts and prayers are being sent to everyone in the Boston area.
Mitt Romney: Our hearts are heavy with the news out of Boston today. #PrayforBoston
Paul Ryan: My thoughts and prayers are with the people in Boston. #PrayforBoston
Lindsay Lohan: Sending prayers to everyone who was/is at the #bostonmarathon.
Carson Daly: Praying for those hurt at #bostonmarathon – so terrible. 2 explosions at Finish line. News is all over it. So sad.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: My heart is with you Boston. Always has been, always will be.
Nicki Minaj: My heart goes out to everyone who woke up this morning to enjoy a peaceful marathon but were met w/ senseless destruction.
Bret Michaels: My thoughts and prayers go out to, and are with, those affected by today's explosions at the #bostonmarathon.
Godsmack: Thoughts go out to all, right in our home town of Boston, who were involved in the marathon explosions today. Very sad.
Patton Oswalt: Boston. F***g horrible.
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."
But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."