‘This is going to be a game changer.’
DR. MARGARET CHAN,director general of the World Health Organization, touting the potential of an experimental Ebola vaccine that had a 100% effectiveness rate in a trial.

‘Personally, I’d stay as far the hell away from black holes as I can.’
NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON,astrophysicist, questioning the choices made by some characters in Christopher Nolan’s space epic Interstellar

‘What we’re seeing is that when the United States steps back and speaks softly, nobody listens.’
Condoleessa Rice,former U.S. Secretary of State, criticizing the Obama Administration’s response to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria.

‘The people of Catalonia have made it very clear that we want to
govern ourselves.’
Artur Mas,head of the Catalan regional government, after more than 80% of voters in a nonbinding referendum there backed independence from Spain.

‘Net neutrality’ is Obamacare for the Internet.’
Ted Cruz,Republican Senator from Texas, responding to President Obama’s call for regulators to ensure that Internet providers treat all content equally in terms of speed.

‘I’m so full. I’m so filled with gratitude.’
BEYONCE after she was presented with a lifetime-achievement award by husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy at the MTV Video Music Awards

‘You’re buying the blood of one small nation.’
Charles Maclean,whisky expert, on the symbolic and economic importance of single-malt scotch to Scotland, which will soon vote on whether or not to remain a part of the U.K.

‘I’m pretty certain I’m about to write my last three episodes of
Aaron Sorkin,screenwriter, on his plans for the future as the final season of his HBO show ‘The Newsroom’ premiered

RONDA ROUSEY, UFC champion fighter, responding to critics who have described her body as too masculine .

‘This represents … an affront to the Mexican state.’
ENRIQUE PENA NIETO, Mexican President,responding to the escape from a maximum-security prison of famed drug lord Jo Joaquin “EI Chapo” Guzman, his Second jailbreak in 15 years.

‘Adios, motherf-ckers!’
JON STEWART, longtime host of Daily Show, Bidding farewell to Fox News, his favorite target for mockery on the satirical news; Stewart’s last was set air Aug.6

‘I’m not going to keep living in the past.’
DARREN WILSON, the white former police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last year, in a New Yorker interview ahead of the Aug. 9 anniversary of the shooting

DR. MARGARET CHAN, director-general of the World Health Organization, touting the potential of an experimental Ebola vaccine that had a 100% effectiveness rate in a trial

‘I forgive you.’
NADINE COLLIER, whose mother Ethel Lance was one people killed in a shooting at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C., addressing suspect Dylann Roof at bond hearing

ELENA KAGAN, Supreme Court Justice quoting a Spider-Man comic in a decision that Marvel does not have to pay royalties to the inventor of a Spider-man toy after its patent expired

BRIAN WILLIAMS, explaining why he fabricated personal stories while he was the anchor of NBC Nightly News: Williams, who was permanently replaced by Lester Holt, will take a new role at MSNBC

‘The earth, our home is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.’
POPE FRANCIS, Suggesting in his encyclical on the environment that a “revolution” is needed to combat climate change.

‘We’ll need enormous help from the international community… There’s a huge, huge funding gap.’
MINENDRA RIJAL, Nepal Information Minister, describing the support that his nation-devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25 the left more than 7,000 dead-will need as it attempts to rebuild

WARREN BUFFETT,billionaire investor defending the need for layoffs; “I don’t know of any company that has a policy that says, ‘We’re going to have a lot more people than we need.’” he said

‘The likelihood of the laws being enforced is slim.’
ANN RAVEL, chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, saying the regulator is largely powerless to rein in any abuses that place during the 2016 presidential election because of partisan gridlock at the agency

‘I will seek justice on your behalf.’
MARILYN J. Mosby, the top prosecutor in Baltimore announcing that six local police officers would be charged in the homicide of 25-year-oldFreddie Gray, whose death sparked days protests

‘I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self.’
CAITLYN JENNER,reality-TV star and the Olympic gold medalist formerly known as Bruce, revealing herself as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair

‘I’II get back to making you laugh I promise you.’
TRACY MORGAN, actor, reassuring fans during his first interview since the June 2014 car crash that left the comedian with extreme brain trauma

We should simply end this illegal program.’
PAND PAUL, Kentucky Republican Senator, Criticizing the bulk collection of date on Americans’ phone calls; Paul’s opposition helped end parts of the NSA program

SEPP BLATTER, president of the international governing body for soccer, announcing that he would resign in the midst of a massive corruption scandal

‘It’s nobody’s turn.’
JEB BUSH, former Florida governor, formally launching his presidential campaign while playing down the legacy of Bushes in the White House, saying the race is “wide open” and that no one deserves the job “by right of… family or family narrative”

THE PHILAE COMET LANDER, in a message posted on Twitter by the European Space Agency, after the space probe woke up from a seven-month hibernation. Traveling closer to the sun, the craft received enough radiation to recharge its batteries

KIM KARDASHIAN WEST,saying she and her husband Kanye won’t name their second child South after naming their first daughter North.

‘I was drawing self-protraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon.’
PACHEL DOLEZAL, former head of the Spokane, Wash.,NAACP, saying she identified as back since she was a child despite having two white parents. The controversy over her racial identity her to resign

‘It’s not for me.’
POPE FRANCIS, Revealing that he hasn’t watched television since July 15,1990

‘The Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight.’
ASHTON CARTER, U.S. Defense Secretary, declaring that ISIS’s capture of Ramadi exposed glaring weaknesses in the Iraqi army; it was the Obama Administration’s harshest critique to date

‘If you see rising water or water in the road ahead of you, turn around, don’t drown.’
ANNISE PARKER, Houston mayor, warning resident to exercise caution amid unprecedented flooding in the region, which has left at least 19 people dead

‘In the privacy of the ballot box the, the people made a public statement.’
ENDA KENNY, Prime Minister of Ireland, reacting to the referendum that approved same-sex marriage with 62% support, making Ireland the first country to do so popular vote

‘This really could have been a movie script.’
ANDREW CUOMO, New York governor, describing the complex plan two convicted murderers used to escape from a maximum-security prison

‘I will have the last laugh.’
JACK WARNER, former FIFA vice president who has been charged in connection with the scandal buffeting soccer’s world governing body; he threatened an “avalanche” of secrets that will shame the organization further

ARIANA GRANDE, singer, criticizing those who often refer to her in terms of past, present or potential paramours

‘The idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me unrealistic.’
DONALD RUSMSFELD, former Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush claiming he had reservations about U. S. plans for the country following the 2003 invasion

‘Our belief in his has not wavered.’
ROBERT KRAFT, New England Patriots owner, defending quarterback Tom Brady in the wake of his four game suspension related to Deflategate

‘Trade creates many benefits for us. But only if done on terms that strengthen the American economy.’
ELIZABETH WARREN, Democratic Senator from Massachusetts opposing the controversial trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement pushed by President Obama

‘Today will be remembered as one of the darkest days in Egypt’s history.’
AMR DARRAG, former Egyptian Cabinet member under ousted President Mohamed Morsi reacting to Morsi’s death sentence, which was handed down by a national court

‘I want the time to give my love to the American people.’
ELIAN GONZALEZ, former Cuban refugee who was back to Cuba in 2000 on his desire to visit the U. S. as a tourist

‘They don’t see us as a powerful economic force, which is an incredible ignorance.’
SALMA HAYEK, actor denouncing sexism in Hollywood at the Cannes Film Festival; until recently, she added studio heads believed woman were interested only in seeing romantic comedies

‘I would not have gone into Iraq.’
JEB BUSH, likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate, reversing his position on whether he would have taken the same actions as his brother President George W. Bush regarding the 2003 invasion

‘The science is… pretty indisputable.’
PRESIDENT OBAMA, encouraging American parents to vaccinate their children in the wake of a measles outbreak that has infected more than 1oo people; the field of Republican presidential candidates was roiled the week of February by the debate over vaccinations

‘I’M the first, but I won’t be the only.’
THE REV. LIBBY LANE, on her consecration as the Church of England’s first female bishop

GARY SZATKOWSKI, meteorologist at the U.S. National Weather Service, after forecasts of a “crippling” storm in New York City didn’t pan out; Boston, meanwhile, was buried in snow

‘I can’t tell you. Apparently threre’s not at in it.’
MILEY CYRUS, singer, when asked to spell the name of boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger

‘This isn’t ISIS. No one’s dying.’
TOM BRADY, New England Patriots quarterback, plying down the controversy over allegations that his team deflated footballs in its AFC championship win; Brady and coach bill Belichick have denied wrongdoing

‘If you truly believe you could.. support a family on less than $15,000 a year, 90 try it.’
U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, calling on Congress to increase the minimum wage during his State his State of the Union address. Obama touted the economic recovery and said “the shadow of crisis has passed”

‘I’d like to be an equal citizen in my own country.’
LEO VARADKAR, Irish Health Minister, who revealed he’s gay and supports same-sex marriage as a May referendum on the issue approaches

ALEX MALARKEY, car-accident survivor who claimed in the best-selling book The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven that he visited angels during his time in a coma at age6; he now admits it was a hoax

ALEX MALARKEY, car-accident survivor who claimed in the best-selling book The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven that he visited angels during his time in a coma at age6; he now admits it was a hoax

‘We do not attack religion but we do when it gets involved in politics.’
GERARD BIARD, Charlie Hebdo editor defending the satirical newspaper’s decision to publish cartoon depictions of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, in his first interview on American TV since terrorists killed 12 people at the paper

The wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part.’
STEPHEN HAWKING, renowned physicist and subject of the biopic The Theory of Everything, on why his ideal acting role would be “a baddie in a James Bond film”

‘Ray told the honest truth.’
JANAY RICE, wife of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, refuting the NFL’s allegation that her husband was initially “ambiguous” about whether he had hit her; his indefinite suspension was lifted by an arbitrator Nov. 28

‘If Europe does not want to complete this, then it will not be completed.’
VLADIMIR PUTIN, Russian President, announcing that because European regulators were “not constructive” about granting permits, he’s scrapping a planned pipeling to send more natural gas to Europe.

‘We have a lot to do. And there isn’t much time to accomplish it.’
HARRY REID, Senate majority leader, threatening to keep lawmakers in session into the Christmas holiday if work on funding the government isn’t finished

‘The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true.’
JOHN P. SCHMITT, lawyer for bill Cosby, denying the resurgent allegations that the comedian sexually assaulted or raped various women; on Nov I9, NBC said it had dripped plans to work Cosby on a new sitcom

‘My dad would be so happy to see people understanding the healing power of the herb.’
CEDELLA MARLEY, daughter of musician Bob Marley, announcing Marley Natural a global brand selling marijuana pot-infused creams, and accessories

‘Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother.’
POPE FRANCIS, speaking at an interfaith conference in Rome in support of traditional marriage

U.S. SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN (D., Mass), saying her promotion to the Senate leadership won’t silence her support for progressive issues

‘Well, I guess I’II shake your hand, but only have one thing to say to you: You need to get out of Ukraine.’
STEPHEN HAPPER, Canadian Prime Minister greeting Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia

‘I consider being gay among the greatest gift God has given me.’
TIM COOK, Apple CEO, openly discussing his sexuality for the first time in an essay in Bloomberg Businessweek

‘A farce that is being conducted under the threat of tanks and guns.’
PETRO POROSHENKO, Ukraine’s President, describing the elections held nov.2 by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk

‘It’s more than an insult. It’s hate.’
BETSY HODGES, Minneapolis Mayor, protesting against the Washington Redskins’ name for being offensive to Native Americans; she was one of more than 3,000 people who gathered before the team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings

‘We are going to make ’em squeal!’
JONI ERNST, Republican Senator-elect from lowa, celebrating her Nov. 4 win she had famously aired an ad that recalled her time castrating hogs on a farm

‘They were very insensitive and extremely sexist as well as racist.’
SERENA WILLIAMS, tennis star after remarks by Russian Tennis Federation head Shamil Tarpischev, who referred to her and her sister Venus as the “Williams brother”

‘Are we really going to debate a fan?’
CHARLIE CRIST, Democratic candidate for Florida governor after his opponent, incumbent Rick Scott, briefly refused to take the debate stage because Crist had an electric fan on the podium

‘We need to make money.’
SNAPCHAT, the company whose messaging app make photo messages disappear after viewing, explaining why it will place ads on the app for the time; it promised not to show
Ads within user’ messages, which it said would be “totally rude”

‘I was patient Zero. The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide, via the Internet.’
MONICA LEWINSKY, speaking at the Forbes 30 Under 30 summit at the start of a campaign she’s launching to end cyberbullying

‘The loss of life cannot be reversed Nothing I say or do today can reverse what happened.’
THOKZILE MASIPA, South African judge, sentencing double-amputee Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the 2013 homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

‘We are beginning to see a breakdown of law and order. The lawlessness that is surfacing is disturbing. This is not what Hong Kong is famous for.’
REGINA IP, Hong Kong lawmaker, on the protests that have roared in the city for weeks

‘You’re so handsome that I can’t speak.’
GWYNETH PALTROW, speaking to Barack Obama when the President went to the actor’s house for a fundraiser

‘Football is something a big city should have.’
ERIC GARCETTI, Los Angeles mayor declaring it “highly likely” that a National Football League team will call the city home within the next year, for the first time in two decades

IAN LUCAS, British lawmaker, as the country’s Parliament passed a nonbinding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state

‘If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask.’
SATYA NADELLA, Microsoft’s CEO, walking back widely criticized comments that it’s “good karma” for women to have “faith that the system will actually give you the right raises”

‘I’m so full. I’m so filled with gratitude.’
BEYONCE,after she was presented with a lifetime-achievement award by husband Jay Z and daughter Blue ley at the MTV Video Music Awards

‘They are going to come up because it is a contact sport.’
TOM BRADY, New England Patriots quarterback, on the concussions that plague the National Football League, after former teammate Wes Welker was concussed for the third time in less than a year

RAHM EMANUEL, , Chicago mayor, disputing the notion that violent crime is out of control in his city

‘We’re worried that Hillary Clinton will get us involved in another Middle Eastern war.’
RAND PAUL, Republican junior Senator from Kentucky, suggesting his non-interventionist stance would attract Democratic votes in 2016

‘Whipping we do that all the time.’
CHARLES BARKLEY, former NBA star, defending corporal punishment as common practice in the South following the child-abuse indictment of NFL star Adrian Peterson for disciplining his son, 4, with a switch

HILLARY CLINTON, former U.S. Secretary of state, at a Democratic fundraiser that marked her first visit to the Hawkeye State since her third-place finish in the 2008 presidential caucuses

‘It’s our national and civic duty to fight anti-Semitism.’
ANGELA MERKEL, German Chancellor, addressing the surge in incidents and sentiment against Jews in Germany since the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

‘They are not Muslims. They are murderers.’
DAVID CAMERON, British Prime Minster, speaking after a video emerged of the execution of British aid worker David Haines by the Islamic extremist group ISIS

‘You definitely owe drinks later.’
CAROLINE WOZNIACKI, tennis player, after her loss to friend and rival Serena Williams in the finals of the U.S. Open

‘I am not an isolationist.’
SENATOR RAND PAUL, Kentucky Republican, writing on TIME.com in response to critics of his foreign policy. “I look at the world, and consider war, realistically,” Paul wrote

‘Anyone who is a real man doesn’t hit a woman.’
BOB KRAFT, New England Patriots owner, after the Baltimore Ravens Terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice, who was caught on video striking his then fiancée; the NFL later suspended Rice indefinitely

‘I guarantee that the dreams they have shattered today will haunt them far into the future.’
JANET MURGUIA, president of the National Council of La Raza, responding to President Barack Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration reform until after the midterm elections

‘This is our Ukrainian land. We will never give it up to anyone.’
PETRO POROSHENKO,Ukrainian President, during his vist to the port city of Mariupol where Ukrainian forces have engaged in armed skirmishes with pro-Russian separatists

‘Throwing 110 km an hour. That’s throwing like a girl.’
MO’NE DAVIS,13 year-old pitcher for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, on her talents on the mound. she threw a complete-game shutout in her first Little League World Series game

‘My past is littred with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.’
MICHELE ROBERTS, newly elected head of the NBA players’ union to players wondering if she could wrangle with the male-dominated league as its first female union chief

RICK PERRY, Texas governor, who was indicted by a grand jury in his home state on charge that he abused the powers of his office

‘When you hold negotiations with a terror organization, you get more terror.’
NAFTALI BENNETT, Israel’s Minister of Ecomomy. On the resumption of rocket fire from Gaza following the collapse of talks in Egypt and a nearly weeklong cease-fire

“We have to make sure that we don’t burn down our own house.’
RON JOHNSON, Missouri state highway patrol captain, trying to calm tensions in Ferguson after the police shooting of an unarmed teenager sparked a series of protests
‘Violence isn’t the victim’s issue. It’s the abuser’s.’
MICHELLE BEADLE, host of ESPN’s Sports Nation, after fellow anchor Stephen A. Smith warned women against “provok[ing] wrong action” while covering Ray Rice’s two-game suspension for domestic violence; Smith was suspended for a week

PRESIDENT OBAMA, after announcing that the U.S. would impose new sanctions against key sectors of Russia’s economy-energy, arms and finance-for Russia’s failure to curb violence in eastern Ukraine

‘We don’t want any contact with anyone.’
FAYA IROUNDOUNO, 17-year old president of a youth league in Kolo Bengou, Guinea, whose members have brandished machetes and slingshots to stop health workers form entering their village; they fear that outsiders might carry the deadly Ebola virus

‘We don’t want any contact with anyone.’
FAYA IROUNDO, 17-year old president of a youth league in Kolo Bengou, Guinea, whose members have brandished machetes and slingshots to stop health works form entering their villages; they fear that outsiders might carry the deadly Ebola virus

‘I will not stand idly by.’
RICK PERRY, Texas governor explaining his decision to send 1,000 National Guard troops to secure the southern border in an effort to stem the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America into the state

‘No means no.’
ELIZBETH WARREN, Massachusetts Senator, on continued speculation that she might run for President in 2016

‘Gaza will be the graveyard for the invaders’
ISMAIL HANIYA, former Hamas Prime Minister, reacting to the Israeli operations in the Gaza Strip; more than 600 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed conflict began on July 7

‘Does Hermione Granger prove that a witch really can have it all?’
J.K. ROWLING, writing as fictional gossip journalist Rita Skeeter for a new Harry Potter short story in which the head characters are in their 30S

‘Does Hermione Granger prove that a witch really can have it all?’
J.K. ROWLING, writing as fictional gossip journalist Rita Skeeter for a new Harry Potter short story in which the head characters are in their 30S

THE DALAI LAMA, calling for Buddhists in Burma (also know as Myanmar) and Sri Lanka to end a recent spate of violence toward Muslim minorities

‘Thinking one’s religious beliefs are substantially burdened… does not make it so.’
SONIA SOTOMAYOR, Supreme Court Justice in a Dissent Suggesting that the Court’s Order exempting Wheaton Collage, an evangelical school, form a portion of Obamacare’s contraception regulations was an affront to women’s rights

‘It would be a serious case.’
ANGELA MERKL, German Chancellor, on allegation that a German man had been employed as a double agent for U.S. intelligence

JERRY WEATHERHOLT, Stanton County commissioner on the twister that hit Pilger, Neb., which calls itself “the little town too tough to die”

‘It makes last year O.K.’
TIM DUNCAN, the San Antonio Spurs center, on his team’s winning the 2014 NBA Finals four games to one over the Miami Heat; last years the Heat defeated the Spurs in a dramatic seven-game series

‘I feel appalled.’
RONALDO NAZARIO, Brazilian football legend, on his country’s disorganized Preparations for the World Cup; the stadium in Brasilia alone cost$900 million in public funds, triple the estimate

‘I’ m going to galaxy far, far away!’
LUPITA NYONG’O, after being cast in Star Wars; Episode VII

‘[It is] time to hand over to anew generation.’
KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN, on his decision to abdicate throne after almost 40; Crown Prince Felipe, 46, will be his successor

JERRY WEATHERHOLT, Stanton County commissioner, on the twisters that hit Piler, Neb, which calls itself’ the little town too tough to die.”

‘It is bad for Israel, bad for the Palestinians and bad for the region,’
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, Prime Minister of Israel, on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ renewed relations with Hamas; Netanyhu holds the organization responsible for the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers

‘I don’t think you’ve lived long enough.’

HILLARY CLINTON,responding to assertions that feminism is old-fashioned or out of date

‘[I’m] very ashamed of myself.’

STEVE COBURN, Co-owner of California Chrome the horse that was on track to win the Triple Crown before losing the Belmont Stakes-after ranting that other competitors were “cheaters”


MARC ANDRESSEN, prominent Silicon Valley investor in the wake of the car accident that injured Tracy Morgan and killed comedian James McNair.

‘We came out of the White House not only dead broke but debt.’

HILLARY CLINTON, to ABC’s Diane Sawyer, on her family’s Financial status flowing Bill Clinton’s Presidency; after taking heat for her comments, she later side she “fully appreciate[s] how hard life is for so many Americans to day”

‘I don’t want revenge… I want peace.’
PETRO POROSHENKO, Ukrainian President, after being sworn in; he has promised to quicky end the fighting with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine

‘If he comes up too fast, it could kill him.’
BOB BERGDAHL, likening the return of his son Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Afghan Taliban for nearly five years, to a diver surfacing form the ocean’s depths

“I . . . should have been responsible for the safety and lives of the people.”
PARK GEUN-HYE, President of South Korea; formally apologizing for the April 16 ferry disaster that killed roughly 300 people, after a national outcry over the government’s rescue strategy

‘Don’t paint you wife.’
GEORE W. BUSH, former U.S. President, when asked what he has learned during his newfound brush with artistry.

‘We must prepare ourselves for possible further provocative acts.’
PARK GEUN-HYE, South Korean President, calling for heightened vigilance in relations with North Korea after several of its drones were suspected of flying south.

‘He was just stabbing everybody that was in his way.’
GRACEY EVANS, student at Franklin Regional Senior High School, where authorities said another student went a stabbing spree, injuring at least 20 people

‘‘I wake up every morning and you’re the first people I pay for.’
OSCAR PISTORIUS, South African track star, apologizing to the family of former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp; he’s currently on trial her murder

‘You get a freebie question for the ridiculousness of that question.’
Chicago mayor, to a New Republic reporter who asked whether he wished he had been in D.C. to help mange the botched HealthCare.gov launch

‘We own this country.’
embattled Turkish Prime Minister, after candidates from his Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party trounced their secular rivals in local elections

‘His Holiness is probably the only person who has to put up with more protocol than me.’
after his first meeting with Pope Francis, at the Vatican

‘When America steps back… trouble fill that vacuum.’
FORMER u.s. secretary of State, alleging that America’s “weariness” over foreign entanglements enabled Vladimir Putin’s land grab in Crimea, among other diplomatic crises

Federal Reserve chair, suggestion that the still stuggling U.S. job market will need the help of low interest rates ”for some time”

‘We will hold ourselves fully accountable.’
CEO of General Motors, apologizing during a U. S. congressional hearing for the ignition-switch defect that led to I3 deaths

‘Technology is a tool’ not a teacher.’
Arguing at a Dallas conference-co-hosted by former Florida governor Jeb Bush – that the U. S. needs to “redefine higher education” to emphasize vocational and technical skills

‘You don’t talk about the spherical earth with NASA and then say, Let’s give equal time to the flat-earthers.’
astrophysicist, after creationist groups demanded airtime on his new space science program, Cosmos

fire chief in Snohomish Country, Washington on the possibility of finding some of the 170-plus missing mudslide victims alive.

‘No confirmed wreckage, so no real closure.’
whose partner, Philip Wood, was on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which is now believed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean.

‘Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors… out of weakness.’
criticizing Russia’s annexation of Crimea; the remarks came after world leaders met without Vladimir Putin to discuss Russia’s actions

‘We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed.’
announcing it would not sponsor the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City because of a policy that prevents LGBT groups form marching.

‘Whoever did this…had nerves of steel.’
AN UNNAMED VETERAN AIRLINE PILOT,on the deliberate of events that resulted in the disappearance of Malaysia
Airlines Flight 370; experts now assume a knowledgeable pilot was responsible

‘This is bigger than the Higgs boson.’
MARC KAMIONKOWSKI, a theorist at Johns Hopkins University, after a team of observers at the South Pole found the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, which bolsters the Big Bang theory

‘Something went wrong with our process… and terrible things happened.’
MARY BARRA, CEO of general Motors, after GM recalled millions of cars that may have contained the faulty ignition switch that caused several fatal accidents

‘If you press a spring too hard, it will recoil.’
VLADIMIR PUTIN, suggesting that the West’s dismissal Russian concerns has necessitated its annexation of Crimea, which he calls “an integral part of Russia in the hearts and minds of people”

‘The people on the plane, we just want them back.’
AN UNNAMED RELATIVE of a passenger Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was carrying 239 people when it vanished over Southeast Asia

“What is it like to be the last black President?’
ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, to President Obama, on the satirical web talk show Between Two Ferns. “Seriously?” Obama shot back. “What’s it like for this to be the last time you ever talk to a President?”

‘You do not have any legal grounds to provide financial assistance to these bandits.’
VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH, ousted Ukrainian President criticizing the U.S. for its $I billion pledge to Ukraine, which he claims may violate a U.S policy restricting aid to governments that take power after a coup.

DIANNE FEINSTEIN, California Senator alleging that the CIA may have illegally accessed computers used by the senate Select Committee on Intelligence

‘It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s.’
LUPITA NYONG’O’ , accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing Patsey, a real-life slave girl, in 12 Years a Slave

“Would I do it again?… Absolutely.’
EDWARD SNOWDEN, announcing in a video message at South by southwest that he does not regret his decision to leak classified information about the National Security Agency

RICHARD SHERMAN, Seattle Seahawks cornerback, on the NFL’s weighing whether to impose a 15-yd penalty for use of the N word during games; it’s weird they’ re targeting one specific word,” he added

‘How many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation?’
JERRY BROWN, California governor, expressing concern about the ripple effect of fully legalizing marijuana

‘He is the one who gives us jobs and helps out in the mountains.’
PEDRO RAMIREZ, a Mexican demonstrating for the release of cartel leader jqaquin “EL Chapo” Guzman, Who was arrested in February was wide considered be the world’s most powerful drug trafficker

‘It would naturally be the last restore absolutely the last.’
VLADMIR PUTIN, Russian President on using military force in Ukraine; he claimed Russian were worried about their safety.

‘Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this I hope not.’
J. K. ROWLING, author of the Harry Potter series, after admitting in an interview that fan favorite Hermione should have ended up with Harry, not Ron

‘You can’t expect Israel to negotiate with a gun at its head.’
YUVAL STEINITZ, Israeli Intelligence Minister, after U.S. Secretary of sat John Kerry suggested that Israle Could face sanctions if peace talks with Palestinians fell through.

‘It doesn’t matter how many people tell you no.’
RUSSELL WILSON, of the Seattle Seahawks after becoming the second African-American quarterback ever to lead a tem to a Supper Bowl win; the Seahawks crushed the Denver Broncos 43-8

‘We Distance ourselves from.. the forbidden blood shed by any faction.’
AL-QAEDA, in a statement announcing it has broken ties with its extremist Syrian affiliate, ISIS, which was causing infighting between various rebel groups

‘We need to believe in the impossible.’
SATYA NADELLA, new CEO of Microsoft, paraphrasing Oscar Wide quote in his first letter to employees, “As we look forward.” He added, “we must zero in on what Microsoft can uniquely contribute to the world.”

‘It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode.’
BARACK OBAMA, in his State of the Union address, dismissing policies and stereotypes that prevent women and from getting the same opportunities- and salaries –n the workplace; “When women succeed, America succeeds,” he added

‘Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you.’
JAY Z, to daughter Blue lvy, holding the Grammy for best Rap/Sung Collaboration; he won for “Holy Grail,” his track with Justin Timberlake

ANATOLY PAKHOMOV, mayor of Sochi, Russia on gays he added that they’ re welcome to visit so long as they don’t impose their habits on others”

‘Truthfully I could care less about watching the game.’
TOM BRADY quarterback for the New England Patriots, after his team lost the Super Bowl XLVIII Slot to the Denver Broncos

‘My biggest regret was what happened in Benghazi.’
HILLARY CLINTION, referring to the 2012 attacks, after being asked whether she had any “do –over” Moments in her time as Secretary of state

‘It was used as a term of endearment toward my son, who is white.’
MANONNA apologizing for using the N Word in an Instagram caption . “It was not meant as a racial slur,” She added. “ I am not a racist.”

Number of ants aboard the International Space Station for a behavior monitoring experiment

BARACK OBAMA, to the New Yorker on marijuana use, endorsing the laws legalizing it in Colorado and Washington-though he had told his daughters he thinks smoking pot is “a bad idea”

‘A Lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.’
RICHARD SHERMAN, Seattle Seahawks cornerback, after his team beat the San Francisco 49ers to win the NFC championship; he was addressing 49ers wideout Michael Crabtree, who had criticized, Sherman’s field skills

‘This is a generation which know no fear. It is the generation of the missile, the tunnel and the suicide operations.’
ISMAIL HANIYA, Hamas Prime Minister, making veiled threats toward Israel during his speech at a Hamas training–program graduation ceremony for I3,000 teenagers in the Gaza Strip

‘I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it.’
POPE FRANCIS, in a statement read to the business and political leaders assembled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; he pushed for better care for the poor

Amount the Jamaican bobsledding team raised in order to be able to compete at the Sochi Olympics

Percentage of ATMs that still operate using Windows XP, which came out in 2001

‘There are two paths open to China. One is to seek dialogue… The other is to play the role of Voldemort.’
KEIICHI HAYASHI, Japanese ambassdor to the U.K., likening China to the villain in the Harry Potter series, in a Telegraph op-ed calling for better leadership

‘There are two paths open to China. One is to seek dialogue… The other is to play the role of Voldemort.’
KEIICHI HAYASHI, Japanese ambassdor to the U.K., likening China to the villain in the Harry Potter series, in a Telegraph op-ed calling for better leadership

‘I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough.’
LINDSEY VONN, gold-medal-winning U.S. skier, announcing her withdrawal from the 2014 Winter Olympics; she aggravated a knee injury this winter

JOHN KERRY, U.S. Secretary of State, affirming that the U. S. would send only aid – not troops –to help the Iraqi government stop an al- Qaeda-backed insurgency

‘In 10 minutes, you could be dead without the proper clothes.’
GREG BALLARD, Indianapolis mayor, warning citizens about the polar vortex that swept the U.S. Midwest plunging temperatures to – 50oF (-460 C ) including windchill

‘It is a childish spectacle.’
ANTONIN SCALIA, U.S. Supreme Court Justice on the State of the Union address, which he hasn’t attended for 15 years

‘What right does the United States have to Sanction companies that are not North American?’
ABELARDO MORENO, Deputy Foreign Minister of Cuba, arguing that- after 50 Plus years – the U. N. Should finally condemn the economic embargo on Cuba

‘We will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays, who will be… barred form entering.’
YOUSUF MINDKAR, director of Public health in Kuwait, explaining his plan to conduct medical screenings to keep gay people out of Kuwait

‘If I were him, I wouldn’t have come probably, either.’
VLADIMIR PUTIN, President of Russia, on Obama’s decision to skip trips and summits during the government shutdown

‘Hannah Montana . . . was murdered.!’
Miley Cyrus, during her SNL opening monologue, killing off the Disney Channel character that made her famous

‘The word solidarity frightens people in the developed world.’
POPE FRANCIS, saying poor people refugees should be embraced by all church members and even housed in unused churches-as opposed to being feared and looked down upon

‘The Nazis did have flaws, but, you know, they did look… fantastic.’
RUSELL BRAND, at GQ’s Hugo Boss-sponsored Men of the Year Awards, lampooning the clothier for manufacturing Nazi uniforms during World War II; he was promptly asked to leave

‘We remember who caused nine-one-one in America.’
MICHELE BACHMANN, in Egypt, suggesting-without new evidence-that the Muslim brotherhood may have been responsible for the Sept.11 terrorist attacks

PHIL SCHILLER, Apple senior VP. Announcing the company’s cheapest model ever; it will sell for as low as $99 (16 GB) with a tow-year contract

‘He isn’t about to do it, and it can’t be done.’
JOHN KERRY, U.S. Secretary of State, alleging that Syria’s President would never turn over his chemical weapons; Kerry was expected to meet with his Russian counterpart to
discuss the issue

DENNIS RODMAN, former NDA star, explaining that his second trip to North Korea this year is merely about his desire to “meet my friend Kim… and start a basketball league over there or something”

‘You’re never too old to chase your dream.’
DIANA NYAD, who at 64 became the first person ever to swim form Cuba to Florida(110 miles, or 177 km) without a shark cage

‘Pens and books are the weapons that defeat terrorism.’
MALALA YOUSAFZAI’ 16- year-old Pakistani education activist who survived a 2012 Taliban assassination attempt, presiding over the opening of Europe’s largest regional public library, in Birmingham, England

‘I’ m going to support the President’s call for action.’
JOHN BOEHNER, Republican Speaker of the House, backing President Obama’s push to authorize a military strike in Syria

‘This is an inadmissible and unacceptable violation of Brazilian sovereignty.’
LUIZ ALBERTO FIGUEIREDO, Foreign Minister of Brazil, on reports that the U.S. National Security Agency has spied on the e-mail, phone calls and text messages of President Dilma Rousseff

‘I do hope that some of my dissents will one day be the law.’
RUTH BADER GINSBURG, Supreme Court Justice, on her legacy regarding woman’s rights; in the past, she’s dissented in rulings upholding the partial-birth-abortion ban and the statute of limitations on race or gender-based pay-discrimination suits

‘I was Hannah Montana’s mother. . . Where did I go wrong?’
BROOKE SHIELDS, who played mom to Miley Cyrus on the Disney Channel-years before the tween idol’s risqué Video Music Awards routine

BO XILAI, ousted Chinese politician, during the closing statement of his trial; he is accused of bribery, embezzlement, abusing power, attempting to hide an aide’s defection and interfering in a murder investigation involving his wife

‘That would go against elementary logic.’
BASHAR ASSAD, Syrian President, refuting accusation that his troops used chemical weapons “in a place where its own forces are concentrated”

‘I can’t tell you absolutely what someone else is going to consider inappropriate or not.’
ANTHONY WEINER, after new disclosures of sexually explicit text messages rocked his New York City mayoral campaign.

‘Bradley is by no means out of the fire.’
DAVID COOMBS, lawyer for Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier who infamously gave classified material to WikiLeaks; he was acquitted of aiding the enemy but convicted of espionage

“I was there just to put it away.’
BREK SHEA, U.S. national soccer player, who scored the winning goal against Panama 42 seconds after entering the GoldCup championship game

‘‘Who am I to judge?’
POPE FRANCIS, speaking candidly about gay priests while returning form his first papal trip to World Youth Day in Brazil

CATHERINE ASHTON, European Union foreign policy chief, on the future of Egypt, after meeting with deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

‘You turned your back on the Egyptians, and they won’t forget that.’
ABDUL FATTAH AL-SISI, chief of the Egyptian military, criticizing the Obama Administration’s lack of support after his troops ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

‘“If I don’t defend myself, no one else will.’
ALEX RODRIGUEZ, All Star slugger for the New York Yankees, vowing to fight a 2II-game suspension for alleged ties to a performance-enhancing-drug ring

CHUCK SCHUMER, U. S. Senator, accusing the Russian President of trying to antagonize the U. S. by granting asylum to Edward Snowden

‘I spent 11 years in hell. Now your hell is just beginning.’
MICHELLE KNIGHT. Kidnapping victim, to Ariel Castro, who held her captive and had just been sentenced to life in prison

‘We are seeing an unprecedented wave of attacks on women’s health, and people are fed up’.
CECILE RICHARDS, president of Planned Parenthood, after a judge in Wisconsin blocked a new law that would limit abortions, similar to ones passed in Texas and North Carolina

‘Five years later, I think I can ask for forgiveness… I am asking for an opportunity to came back and serve.’
ELIOT SPITZER, former New York governor who resigned in 2006 after patronizing a prostitution ring, announcing that he is running for New York City comptroller

‘Mutual trust and confidence have been seriously eroded and I expect the U.S. to do all that it can to restore them.’
CECILA MALMSTROM, European Commissioner for Home affairs, on the U. S. invasion of data privacy in the E.U.

MICHELLE KNIGHT, who was held captive in Cleveland for nearly 10 years, appearing in a video to thank the public for its support

‘Have I dreamt about having a model contract? No. I’m sorry. But have I dreamed about winning Wimbledon? Absolutely, yes.’
MARION BARTOLI, after wining Wimbledon, responding to the comment by BBC sportscaster John Inverdale that she’s “never going to be a looker”

HUMA ABEDIN, after the revelation of more explicit messages sent by her husband, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner

‘He’s got way more than me Thank God.’
PRINCE WILLIAM, responding to a reporter’s question about whether the royal baby has hair

‘Once we take action, we should be prepared for what come next. Deeper involvement is hard to avoid.’
GENERAL MARTIN DEMPSEY, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a letter to Congress laying out possible options for U.S. Military interventions in Syria
PRESIDENT OBAMA, after George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida

‘We believe the U.S. Constitution guarantees our freedom to share more information with the public, yet the government is stopping us.’
BRAD SMITH, Microsoft’s general counsel, urging more transparency in how it handles customer-data request form security agencies

‘Comrades: cancel your Facebook accounts, you’ve been working for free as CIA informants. Review the Snowden Case!’
IRIS VARELA, Venezuelan minister, in a tweet; Venezuela has offered asylum to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. security contractor turned leaker

‘Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born.’
MALALA YOUSAFZAI, Pakistani education activist who was shot by the Taliban in an assassination attempt, speaking at the U. N. on her 16th birthday

Fame is not easy to handle. I have seen normal people turn into monsters overnight. They constantly need to be told that they are the biggest and the best. Fame is scary.
MAHESH BHATT – Film director

I want to take a moment to talk about the most important job that many of us will ever have, and that’s being a dad.
BARACK OBAMA – US President, on Father’s day

Okay, the hell with you.
AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI – Iran’s supreme leader, on the US not accepting Iran’s elections

There is now a menace which is called Twitter. The best lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society.

‘After far too long of a delay, science has prevailed.’
PATTY MURRAY, democratic Senator from Washington, on the Obama Administration’s decision to make emergency contraceptive Plan B available over the counter with no age restrictions

‘Lyudmila Alexandrovna has done her shift.’
VLADIMIR PUTIN, Russian President, with his wife, announcing the end of their 30-years marriage

‘When you are subverting the power of government that’s a fundamentally dangerous thing to democracy.’
EDWARD SNOWDEN, explaining why he released classified information to the Guardian and the Washington Post about digital surveillance programs run by the NSA

‘I responded in what I thought was the most truthful – or least untruthful -manner, by saying no.’
JAMES CLAPPER, Director of National Intelligence, explaining why he told Congress in March that the National Security Agency does not intentionally collect data on millions of Americans

MOHAMED KAMEL AMR, Egypt’s Foreign Minister, opposing an Ethiopian dam project that could stem the flow of water to Egypt

‘It has been with deep disappointment that we have experienced your spectacularly uncivil behavior the past few weeks.’
CARMEN REINHART AND KENNETH ROGOFF, Harvard economists accusing Princeton economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman of attacking
them personally during debate about their influential but flawed work on austerity

‘We need victims to know that justice is possible,’
KIRSTES GILLIBRAND, New York Senator, on changing the law to sexual misconduct in the military, after a series of incidents, the latest occurring at West Point

JOHN HICKENLOOPER, governor of Colorado, who signed laws governing how legal marijuana will be grown, sold and taxed in the state

‘We need American help to have change on the ground.’
SALEM IDRIS, leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army, after a secret meeting with Arizona Senator John McCain, who sneaked into Syria on Memorial Day.

TIM COOK, Apple CEO, during a Senate-committee hearing over whether the company avoided taxes on $9 billion in income

‘We promise not to screw it up.’
MARISSA MAYER, Yahoo CEO, after the company acquired popular blog network Tumblr for $1.1 billon

‘How long do we have to continue living like this?’
MALIK IBRAHIM, 23-years –old Baghdad resident, criticizing the Iraqi government after dozen bombs across the country killed 95 and wounded more than 250

MICHAEL CLEMENTE, Fox News executive vice president of news, after learning the FBI obtained a sealed search warrant to read e-mails to and from chief Washington correspondent James Rosen
‘All you could hear were screams.’
STUART EARNEST JR.,describing the scene mid-tornado at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla.; the May 20 storm killed at least 24 people, including nine children

former First Lady and mother of President George W. Bush, dismissing speculation that her second son Jeb might run for President

‘Give me my husband back.
At least I want to see
his dead body if not alive.’
RATNA AKHTAR, searching for her spouse after an eight-story building housing five garment factories collapsed in Bangladesh, killing 386 people

‘I’ m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.’
JASON COLLINS, I2-year NBA veteran, writing in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED; he is the first male athlete in a major professional U.S. sport to publicly discuss his homosexuality

‘This is one of the gravest risk of nuclear war since the October Crisis in 1962.’
FIDEL CASTRO, retired Cuban President, criticizing North Korean leaders for their grandiose threats and reminding them of their country’s friendship with Cuba, in his first essay for the Communist newspaper Granma in nearly nine months

‘So long as there is a United States of America … you are not alone.’
pledging U.S. support for Israel during his landmark visit; he also called for a renewal of the Palestinian peace process.

“Simplicity is not about making something without ornament, but rather about making something very complex, then slicing elements away, until you reveal the very essence.” From “The Story of My App,” by Christoph Niemann.

“Time Warner, whose profits now come from cable and film, has announced that Time magazine is about to be “spun off”—a phrase that to me has always conjured up a business enterprise caught in the final cycle of a giant washing machine, with desks and office machines flying through the air and middle-management types being blown away, head over heels, like so many tumbleweeds.” From “This Story Just Won’t Write,” by Calvin Trillin.

‘Words alone will not stop Iran.’
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, Prime Minister of Israel, dismissing President Obama’s plan to negotiate more with Iran over its nuclear program, adding that “sanctions must be coupled with a clear and credible military threat”

‘I want every girl, every child, to be educated.’
MALALA YOUSAFZAI, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head in October by the Pakistani Taliban after speaking out for women’s education, in her first on camera statement since the attack.

It means a lot, a very special feeling. I have grown up here, played a lot of cricket and of the 40,000 people [here], I must have played tennis-ball cricket with at least 15,000.”
Captain MS Dhoni on the first ODI match being played in his home town of Ranchi , against England.

‘I thought it would be cool.’
ERIKA MENENDEZ, when asked by police why she allegedly killed a Hindu man by pushing him in front of a New York City subway train; she also told investigators she blames “Muslims, Hindus and Egyptians” for the 9/11 attacks

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