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PunditWire’s daily quotes are furnished by American University School of Communication’s Simpson Fellow, Rachel Coyle, who is continuing the mission of Rev. James Simpson on contemporaryquotations.org.

To learn more about Reverend James B. Simpson and his collection of quotations, please visit his page at American University.

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  • March 2, 2015

    “We return you now to the stars, Leonard . You taught us to ‘Live Long And Prosper,’ and you indeed did, friend. I shall miss you in so many, many ways.”

    -George Takei, American actor, director, political activist, and social media sensation – known for his role as Sulu on Star Trek. On the death of fellow Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy. Facebook, February 27, 2015

  • March 1, 2015

    “People move on. I guess people somehow imagine you don’t evolve in your life. I have grown daughters and grand-daughters and other things that normal people have.”

    -Patty Hearst, infamous granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst – kidnapped in 1974 and later sent to prison for joining the terrorist group that kidnapped her – eventually pardoned. After a dog she co-owns won at the Westminster dog show. Speaking to reporters, February 16, 2015

  • February 28, 2015

    “I’m not white? That’s a revelation…in every picture you run of me … you have my permission to put in a disclaimer that I’m not white.”

    -Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana, on a portrait depicting Governor Jindal with light skin – mistakenly thought to be his official portrait. At a briefing with reporters sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor, February 9, 2015

  • February 27, 2015

    “Vaccines are to measles what responsible gun storage is to child shootings. The onus is on adults to protect children.”

    -Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Twitter, February 3, 2015

  • February 26, 2015

    “I do not believe – and I know this is a horrible thing to say – but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you, and he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up, through love of this country…with all our flaws, we’re the most exceptional country in the world. I’m looking for a presidential candidate who can express that, do that, and carry it out.”

    -Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, speaking at a private dinner at the 21 Club in Manhattan, February 18, 2015

  • February 25, 2015

    “Charles Manson cancels marriage because his lady wanted to keep his corpse in a glass case. This is now my new reason for staying single.”

    -Brandon Barrick, comedian and writer, Twitter, February 9, 2015

  • February 24, 2015

    “The court looks the other way as yet another federal district judge casts aside state laws without making any effort to preserve the status quo pending the court’s resolution of a constitutional question it left open in United States v. Windsor…This acquiescence may well be seen as a signal of the court’s intended resolution of that question.”

    -Clarence Thomas, US Supreme Court Justice, Dissent accompanying the Supreme Court majority decision not to halt gay marriages in Alabama after a lower court ruling, February 9, 2015

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