Tag Archive: Quotation


>~ QUOTATION OF THE DAY ~

“I tell her, ‘All your life you were afraid to talk.’ I don’t want to live that way.”
– SERGEI KANEV, an investigative reporter in Russia, on his mother’s warning that his job is too dangerous.

~The New York Times~

~ On This Day ~

On June 7, 1929, the sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.

~The New York Times~

Saturday, June 6, 2009 — 6:34 PM ET

Summer Bird Wins the Belmont Stakes

Summer Bird, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, won the 141st Belmont Stakes on Saturday, denying the jockey Calvin Borel a sweep of the Triple Crown.

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~The New York Times~

>Air France Flight From Brazil to Paris Is Missing With 228 on Board, Air France Said
An Air France flight with 228 people on board has gone missing on its way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, Air France said on Monday.

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~The New York Times

~ QUOTATION OF THE DAY ~

“I never ever could have believed that one day this thing would go that way.”
– JIM WANGERS, a retired G.M. executive and the author of “Glory Days: When Horsepower and Passion Ruled Detroit,” on the company’s downfall.

~The New York Times

~ ON THIS DAY ~

On June 1, 1968, author-lecturer Helen Keller, who earned a college degree despite being blind and deaf most of her life, died in Westport, Conn.

~The New York Times~

>”Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy. Under the policy that mistake is now my responsibility.”
– MANNY RAMIREZ, on being suspended for 50 games after being tied to performance-enhancing drugs.

~The New York Times~ Quotation of the Day ~

“Medication”? Does anyone believe this? I mentioned it to a guy I work with and he said, (quote) “Freaking idiot.”

– ON THIS DAY –

On May 8, 1973, militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.

~The New York Times~ On This Day ~

So much for home team advantage.

>~ QUOTATION OF THE DAY ~

“I didn’t buy the horse for business or to make a profit. You do not sell dreams.”
– ZOLTAN MIKOCZY, the owner of Overdose, a 4-year-old thoroughbred that is becoming a Hungarian national hero.

Hungary’s Spirits Are Back Up, on a Horse

~ ON THIS DAY ~

On April 20, 1971, the United States Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in schools.

On April 20, 1889, Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany who led his country into World War II and was responsible for persecuting millions of Jews , was born.

~The New York Times~

>~ QUOTATION OF THE DAY ~
“If you wanted to create a system that is basically legal but designed to facilitate gun trafficking, you couldn’t have a better system than you have here.”
~ TOM DIAZ, a researcher with the Violence Project in Washington, on the flow of guns from the United States to Mexican drug cartels.

I didn’t know this!

~ ON THIS DAY ~
On April 15, 1912, the British luxury liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland, less than three hours after striking an iceberg. About 1,500 people died.

>~ QUOTATION OF THE DAY ~

“I think the fatal flaw of a lot of people in politics is that they want to be loved.”
– GOV. MARK SANFORD of South Carolina.

~ ON THIS DAY ~

On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn.

>~ Quotation of the Day ~

>”I hope that Afghanistan will not be Obama’s war, because it should be owned by all of us.”
– JAAP de HOOP SCHEFFER, NATO’s secretary general.

NY Times

>~ Quotation of the Day ~

>”I get my best travel ideas from the State Department’s travel warning list.” – DAVID CHUNG of Manhattan, on visiting Iraq with a tour group.

>~ Quotation of the Day ~

>”We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.”
– PRIME MINISTER WEN JIABAO, of China.

>~ Quotation of the Day ~

>”When you’ve dealt with Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra and Stan Musial, the people I’m dealing with now are kind of down the scale.”
– SENATOR JIM BUNNING, of Kentucky, a former major leaguer, on some of his fellow Republicans.

The NY Times.