Quotations in the news


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“Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent.” — President Barack Obama, in a statement on the death of music legend Prince.

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“We’re just thrilled that Andrew Jackson has had a removal of his own. The constant reminder of Andrew Jackson being glorified is sad and sickening to our people.” — Becky Hobbs, on the U.S. Treasury’s decision to replace Jackson, a president who owned slaves and forced many Native Americans from their homelands, with African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the face of the $20 bill.

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“Whether you like that answer or not is completely up to you. I am not going to give you answers to make sure you like what I say, let the rest of the insecure world do that.” — ESPN baseball analyst and former player Curt Schilling, in a blog post response after he was fired from his job for posting Facebook comments critical of transgender rights.

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“What I want is for justice to be done in my son’s case, for there to be no impunity. Even though I have no money, even though I have nothing to eat, I’m staying put.” — Rosa Villalobos, mother of a missing worker at a petrochemical plant on Mexico’s southern Gulf coast, where an explosion killed at least 24.

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“We don’t have much of a race anymore.” — Donald Trump, after defeating John Kasich and Ted Cruz with ease in New York’s Republican primary

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