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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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  • May 26, 2016

    “I reject the moral superiority of a coalition led by white men vs. the will of black, brown and female voters.”

    Joan Walsh, correspondent for The Nation, in a Twitter battle with fellow journalists discussing the Democratic nominee. Twitter, May 19, 2016.

  • May 25, 2016

    “I don’t know. I ended up in this by just saying ‘yes’ to a thing that felt really good. That’s sort of what I’ve always done in my life.”

    Daveed Diggs, Broadway actor, when asked what comes after Hamilton. Backstage, May 16, 2016

  • May 23, 2016

    “An unstable world is an unsafe world for all. If your neighbor’s house is on fire, you are not safe if you lock your door.”

    Angelina Jolie in a speech calling for greater action in response to the European refugee crisis. ABC News, May 16, 2016

  • May 22, 2016

    “But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again.”

    Sheryl Sandberg shares what she learned after her husband’s death in a commencement speech at UC Berkley. NBC News, May 14, 2016

  • May 21, 2016

    “So addiction doesn’t always start in some dark alley — it often starts in a medicine cabinet.”

    Macklemore joined with President Obama to raise awareness about opioid addiction. MSNBC, May 14, 2016

  • May 20, 2016

    “The NRA only represents five percent of gun owners, so there’s this huge silent majority, and they represent common ground.”

    Katie Couric discussing her documentary on gun control. Breitbart, May 13, 2016

  • May 19, 2016

    “If I get fired tomorrow, I’ll be totally fine because while I love my job, it truly is what I do and not who I am.”

    Megyn Kelly in an interview discussing what defines her. People magazine, May 12, 2016

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