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Dispatches Quotables


“I haven’t touched my face in weeks. I miss it.”

President Donald Trump on changes he’s making during the coronavirus outbreak.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women are created, by the, you know, you know the thing.”

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in one of an increasing number of verbal gaffes he has had on the campaign trail.

“It was clear from the start that it is being done to keep Putin in power forever. But the brazen manner in which it was done elicited outrage.”

Russian opposition activist Alexei Miniaylo after Russia’s parliament approved a bill to allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power potentially until 2036.

“If I had known what was to happen, I would not have cared about the reprimand.”

Ai Fen, a Wuhan doctor who was reprimanded for speaking about the coronavirus in December. Chinese censors have worked around the clock to delete her interview with Chinese magazine Renwu from social media sites, but Chinese netizens are finding ways around the censors.

“There will be a day we will look back on this season in American history and we will say: ‘What were we thinking?’”

U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., saying Americans in the future will view abortion the way Americans now view the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and women not having the vote 100 years ago.