Quotes

  • “It is mortally wounded, I don’t know if it’s died yet.”

    —Sen Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on the prospects of the House's proposed Affordable Care Act replacement bill.

    March 16, 2017

  • “In my 28 years of practice, I’ve never seen anything like this level of stress.”

    —Nancy Molitor, a Chicago psychologist, on the huge increase in anxiety she's seeing in her patients since the inauguration of Donald Trump.

    February 24, 2017

  • “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

    Meryl Streep, in a clear reference to Donald Trump without mentioning him by name, during her lifetime achievement award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes

    January 11, 2017

  • “If you really want something to really go without detection, write it out and have it sent by courier.”

    President-elect Donald Trump after questioning whether any computer network can ever be protected from intruders.

    January 4, 2017

  • “I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”

    the late Carrie Fisher, in her 2008 autobiography Wishful Drinking, in reference to a conversation with George Lucas about underwear in space

    December 28, 2016

  • “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!”

    Shooter in Ankara art gallery, just before he assassinated Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov

    December 19, 2016

  • “I don’t know what you can say about a day when you see four beautiful sunsets…. This is a little unusual, I think.”

    The late John Glenn, during the first orbit by an American in 1962

    December 13, 2016

  • “The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.”

    Army Corps assistant secretary for civil works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, in the statement regarding decision to reroute the Dakota Access Pipeline

    December 5, 2016

  • “History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.”

    President Obama on the death of Cuba's Fidel Castro

    December 1, 2016

  • “I like those very much.”

    Donald Trump on ACA provisions that allow children under the age of 26 to stay on parents' insurance, and that prohibit insurers from turning away people with preexisting conditions

    November 15, 2016