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Dispatches Quotables


“I wanted to enjoy my grandchildren.”

Gloria Gray on one of the reasons she sold an abortion center she owned and ran in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Mother Jones reported the facility, West Alabama Women’s Center, performed more than half of all abortions in the state. 

“A world record by many months.”

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins on the promising development of a potential coronavirus vaccine from Moderna Inc. He added that while the vaccine is unproven and may not pan out, “so far, they look pretty good.”

“It’s the only thing to do.”

Jon Hutchinson, a New Yorker who brought his family to a Queens diner parking lot that converted to a drive-in movie theater, showing The Sandlot. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ended a ban on drive-in screenings on May 11.

“The open roads have led to a few brazen motorists testing the speed limit and eventually meeting up with a CHP officer for a citation.”

The California Highway Patrol, in a news release, on the increase of 46 percent this year in speeding tickets for motorists driving above 100 miles per hour as the state’s coronavirus lockdown has led to less traffic on the roads. The lighter traffic, meanwhile, has also led to large drops in the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths on California roads, according to the CHP. 

“I don’t think Satan’s quite as cool as I used to.”

Thrash metal rocker Will Carroll, who woke up from a COVID-19 coma and said he had visions of hell. Carroll, 47, spent 12 days in a coma after returning from a European concert tour with his band, Death Angel.