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Dispatches Quotables


“Did you ever wonder how you would have acted if you had been caught up in one of those difficult times in history—the American Revolution, the flu of 1918? Do you hope you would have been one of the brave, helpful ones? Here’s your chance.”

Seattle, Wash., writer Christy Karras on the coronavirus pandemic. 

“I’ve loved you 67 years and still do. Happy Anniversary.”

Bob Shellard of Vernon, Conn., on a sign he made for his wife Nancy and held outside her nursing home on their 67th anniversary. He was unable to go inside due to coronavirus restrictions. Nancy blew him kisses from her window. 

“My only pleasure is running, no matter what the time.”

Elisha Nochomovitz, a furloughed restaurant worker in the French city of Balma and a marathon runner, who ran 26.2 miles back and forth on his 23-foot-long apartment balcony under a French government order to remain indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Wash your hands like you just got done slicing jalapeños for a batch of nachos and you need to take your contacts out.”

A public poster from Round Rock, Texas. The poster goes on to state, “That’s like 20 seconds of scrubbing, y’all.”

“The pressure on the Democratic Party on the life issue has never been as great as it is now.”

Pro-life Democratic congressman Dan Lipinski after losing his primary election to pro-abortion candidate Marie Newman in Illinois.