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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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  • October 27, 2016

    “When you are convinced your cause is just, you fight for it.”

    Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemalan activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, responds to winning the prize for her work and activism. Nobel Prize, December 10, 1992

  • October 26, 2016

    “What we saw yesterday was a coup. We’ll remain peaceful, but we will not be taken for fools. We must defend our country.”

    Henrique Capriles, former presidential candidate and leader of the opposition forces to the current Venezuelan government, in response to the Venezuelan government’s decision to prevent a recall referendum. Associated Press, October 22, 2016

  • October 25, 2016

    “Every caller from Mosul takes a risk to call in….death.”

    Al Mawsily, owner of a radio station opposed to ISIS in Mosul, speaking about the risk Mosul residents take when calling in to voice opposition to ISIS. CNN, October 22, 2016

  • October 24, 2016

    “You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well. Your success is now our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you.”

    George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the U.S., in a note left for incoming President Bill Clinton after Clinton won the 1992 election. CNN, Oct 21, 2016

  • October 21, 2016

    “I’m worried about Putin…it is warming up.”

    Michael Fallon, UK Defence Secretary, when asked if the world is facing a new Cold War. Telegraph UK, October 15, 2016

  • October 20, 2016

    “It’s like something from a movie. Everything is broken and scattered for as far as the eye can see.”

    Andrew McConnell, Irish photographer, speaking to Time reporters as he covers the destruction in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew. Time, October 12, 2016

  • October 19, 2016

    “Creativity isn’t like a freight train going down the tracks. It’s something that has to be caressed and treated with a great deal of respect…you’ve got to program your brain not to think too much.”

    Bob Dylan, winner of 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, quoted from an interview in 1995. Forbes, October 15, 2016

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