About Our Daily Quotes
PunditWire’s daily quotes are furnished by American University School of Communication’s Simpson Fellows, R. Warren Gill III and Rachel Coyle, who are continuing the mission of Rev. James Simpson on contemporaryquotations.org.
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- March 11, 2014
“Far too often, the Ukrainian issue is posed as a showdown: whether Ukraine joins the East or the West. But if Ukraine is to survive and thrive, it must not be either side’s outpost against the other – it should function as a bridge between them.”
-Henry Kissinger, American diplomat, political pundit, and former Secretary of State. Washington Post, March 5, 2014
- March 10, 2014
“The worst thing about Daylight Savings is that clocks now set themselves, so I can’t lie about why I’m late on Monday.”
-Jack Mackenroth, American model, fashion designer, & the first openly HIV positive contestant on TV’s “Project Runway.” Twitter, March 9, 2014
- March 9, 2014
“If we truly want gender equality, we need to challenge the assumption that more is always better, and the assumption that men don’t suffer as much as women when they’re exhausted and have no time for family or fun. And we need to challenge those assumptions wherever we find them, both in the workplace and in the family. Whether it’s one more meeting, one more memo, one more conference, one more play date, one more soccer game or one more flute lesson for the kids, sometimes we need to say, ‘Enough!’”
-Rosa Brooks, law professor at Georgetown Law School, Foreign Policy Magazine, February 21, 2014.
- March 8, 2014
“Today, unfortunately, the right to vote seems to have become a partisan issue. Democrats seek to guarantee and expand voting rights. Republicans try to undermine and suppress voting rights.”
-Donna Brazile, Vice Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, CNN Opinion Article, February 27, 2014.
- March 7, 2014
“ feels like you’re watching performance art. A lot of the time. I don’t believe them, I don’t believe what they say, I don’t think they’re being absolutely sincere. I think it’s performance art. And most of them are bad actors.”
-Kevin Spacey, American actor and producer, on spending time with government leaders, Daily Show with Jon Stewart, February 18, 2014.
- March 6, 2014
“If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, then don’t go to war.”
-Bernie Sanders, member of the U.S. Senate (I-VT), On Senate Republicans blocking veterans’ health bill due to budget concerns, CNN’s “Wolf,“ February 26, 2014
- March 5, 2014
“The Winter Olympics in Sochi wrapped up yesterday. Canada beat Sweden for the gold medal in men’s hockey. People in Canada were going crazy. They spent all night knocking over cars, and then picking them back up and leaving a nice note.”
-Jimmy Fallon, host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, February 24, 2014