About Our Daily Quotes
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.
- July 30, 2015
“Let me ask you this, if you haven’t changed your mind once in 20 years, if you haven’t changed your mind in 20 years on any issue, then I’ll tell you, you’re not a thinking, breathing, living human being.”
-Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey and 2016 republican presidential candidate- responding to gun rights activists who questioned his previous stance on gun control, in an Iowa town hall event. CNN, July 25.
- July 29, 2015
“Our hearts search for answers.”
-Michael Russo, pastor at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in Lafayette, Louisiana. His comments come days after John Russell Houser shot 11 people, two fatally, in a Lafayette movie theater. USA Today, July 26.
- July 28, 2015
“It’s a historic moment.”
-Carlos Alzugaray, longtime Cuban diplomat and analyst, speaking on the reopening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, DC. The embassy has been closed since the US and Cuba severed ties in 1961. CBS News, July 20.
- July 27, 2015
“I’m the first Kenyan-American to be president of the United States. That goes without saying.”
-President Barack Obama, speaking inside a Nairobi, Kenya gymnasium. CNN, July 26.
- July 26, 2015
“Kids are shorter than adults. They’re not stupider.”
-Mo Willems, an award-winning children’s fiction writer and animator. Interview with Ask me Another host Ophira Eisenberg. NPR, February 12.
- July 25, 2015
“Mass incarceration makes our country worse off, and we need to do something about it.”
-President Barack Obama- speaking on overhauling the criminal justice system. His comments were made at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma. NPR, July 16.
- July 24, 2015
“This is a glorious day, for 70 years we wanted this.”
-James Murphy, 94-year-old U.S. prisoner of war to Japan, receiving an official apology from executives of Mitsubishi Materials at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. Murphy was used as forced labor in the Japanese Mitsubishi copper mines during World War Two. Fox News, July 19.