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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.

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  • August 23, 2014

    “Three weeks ago, half the population didn’t know what ALS is. Now millions of people do, and that’s generated hundreds of thousands of contributors to the cause.”

    -Lance Slaughter, ALS Association Development Officer, on the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge,” in which participants dump ice water on themselves and challenge three friends to either donate to ALS research or dump water on themselves also. CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” August 15, 2014

  • August 22, 2014

    “Thirty-five is half a life. I can’t lose the other half. I’ve lost so much living as a shadow of a person.”

    -Vicky Beeching, British star of the American Christian rock genre, on her decision to come out as gay. The Independent, August 13, 2014

  • August 18, 2014

    “ Brown’s mom, Lesley McSpadden, is the latest African American mother whose tear-streaked face forces the nation to remember the name of yet another unarmed black teenager gunned down under questionable circumstances.”

    -Jonathan Capehart, MSNBC contributor and PostPartisan blog writer for the Washington Post. Washington Post, August 13, 2014

  • August 17, 2014

    “You never know what’s actually going on in a person’s life. You don’t know what happened to them before you met them…and that’s why they are the way they are. But I do think about it whenever I get in contact with my fans. I know this may be the only time they’ll ever meet me. I try to take advantage of that moment and be kind and grateful.”

    -Katy Perry, American pop artist, on meeting singer Gwen Stefani and the impact it had on her. Chicago Tribune, August 8, 2014

  • August 16, 2014

    “You know, we did a good job in containing the Soviet Union but we made a lot of mistakes, we supported really nasty guys, we did some things that we are not particularly proud of, from Latin America to Southeast Asia, but we did have a kind of overarching framework about what we were trying to do that did lead to the defeat of the Soviet Union and the collapse of Communism. That was our objective. We achieved it.”

    -Hillary Clinton, Former Secretary of State and former first lady. The Atlantic, August 10, 2014

  • August 15, 2014

    “I…understand that age is kind of awesome. I am fortunate enough to know women like Gloria Steinem – who I think is one of the most stunning women on the planet – doesn’t touch her face. Diane Keaton, Annette Bening – all of these fabulous, fearless women who are flawless – they embrace it!”

    -Jennifer Aniston , American actress, Interview with Yahoo Beauty, August 8, 2014

  • August 14, 2014

    “ health system has completely collapsed. And by that I mean they don’t have capacity to even see patients. Every day they are seeing patients – mothers present with dead babies in their womb because there’s no one to do a C-section.”

    -Frank Glover, doctor, missionary, and president of health organization SHIELD in Africa. ABC’s This Week, August 10, 2014

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