Quotes in the news


“I’m just trying to basically stock up for maybe four or five times what the normal volume would be.” — Chris Byers, owner of River City Dispensary in the southern Oregon town of Merlin, as Oregon begins allows the sale of marijuana for recreational purposes.

__

“Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past.” — Jim Green, director of planetary science for NASA, as evidence surfaced that Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water.

__

“It is one thing obviously to be targeting ISIL. We are concerned obviously if that is not what is happening.” — Secretary of State John Kerry, on suspicions that Russia is striking groups in Syria other than IS or al-Qaida.

__

“You can’t take his presence with somebody as his affirmation of everything that they stand for. He thanked her for her courage and told her to stay strong. That’s a commitment to her voice in the conversation. I don’t think it’s necessarily commitment to her policy views.” — Cathleen Kaveny, a theologian and legal scholar at Boston College, on the Pope’s private meeting with Kim Davis, the marriage clerk in Kentucky who has refused to grant marriage licenses to gay couples.

__

“I have repeatedly said that our approach will take time. This is not an easy task … This is a long-term campaign — not only against this particular network, but against its ideology.” — President Barack Obama speaking at the United Nations, warning that the fight against the Islamic State group will take time.

__

“I just want to say God bless you all and I love you, Susan. You let my kids know I went out singing ‘Amazing Grace.’” — Kelly Renee Gissendaner, addressing her lawyer Susan Casey, shortly before becoming the first woman executed in Georgia in seven decades.

__

“It is kind of like when you were a kid making a game up in your room. It’s entirely dependent on not cracking. It was the challenge of the movie and kind of why I wanted to do it.” — Matt Damon, on acting in ‘The Martian’.

Post navigation