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Dispatches Quotables

“Nobody knows. This is impossible to predict.”

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders when asked by CBS News correspondent Norah O’Donnell about the costs of his healthcare and education plans, which some analysts estimate will run $60 trillion over 10 years. 


 

“I know that the world hasn’t learned from our experience. It’s forgetting.”

Renee Salt, a 90-year-old Auschwitz survivor, on the persistent acts of terror and violence still targeting minorities, including Jews. She made the comment during the 75th anniversary of the Red Army’s liberation of the concentration camp.


 

“The days of Noah’s Ark in the air are hopefully coming to an end.”

Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, on a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow only specially trained service animals—rather than passenger-certified “emotional support animals”—to accompany airline passengers free of charge. Southwest Airlines handles more than 190,000 emotional support animals per year. American Airlines carried 155,790 emotional support animals in 2017. 


 

“That’s a trick question.”

Unidentified woman, on camera, at the 2020 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., when the Colson Center’s Joseph Backholm asked, “How would you define what a woman is?” One marcher said, “I think it’s a choice.” Another said, “We’re selling uterus pins, but that doesn’t mean that if you have a uterus, you’re a woman, or if you don’t have one, you’re not a woman.” 


 

“Oh, my precious.”

U.S. Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., doing his best Gollum impression while stroking his phone on Jan. 21, during the first break in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump. During the trial, senators were not allowed to have any electronic devices.