Category Archives: Quotable Notables

Quotable: Martin Luther on surviving the bubonic plague in the 1500s

Even half a millennium ago, some Christians understood how NOT to be a plague rat. Are you listening today, evangelicals?

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Quotable: Graham Greene on writers and privacy

“Writing is the most private of all the arts, and yet few of us hesitate to invade the writer’s home. We have all heard of that one caller from Porlock, but hundreds of callers every day are ringing doorbells, lifting … Continue reading

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Quotable: A Georgia homeboy has words for Marjorie Taylor Greene

And also, for people who insist on perpetuating the stereotypes about guys with accents like his: BTW, if you’re not following Corey’s YouTube channel (whether you share his accent or not), what are you even doing with your life?

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Quotable: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on being trapped in the Capitol terror attack

She doesn’t mince words. And no wonder: The terrorists were out for blood, and especially, HERS. She’s one of the youngest, non-whitest, most progressive members of the House. She’s a rising star, and everybody who has heard even a little … Continue reading

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Quotable: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on corrupt lawmakers

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Quotable: Martin Luther King on “riots”

Please note that he said this all the way back in 1967. And yet, were he still living, he could just as easily have uttered it yesterday. The very conditions black US-Americans face today were already in place back then. … Continue reading

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Quotable: Adam Smith on capitalism and poverty

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Quotable: 106-year-old cowboy remembers the 1918 flu pandemic

He’s been through two world wars, a great depression, and umpteen pandemics. What’s he doing to stay safe and sane now? “I don’t drink as much as I used to, that’s a bad deal.” God love you, Curley. Hope you … Continue reading

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Quotable: Victor Hugo on progress and revolutions

“Progress infallibly wakes up, and, in short, we might say that it advances even in sleep, for it has grown. When we see it upright again, we find it taller. To be always peaceful belongs to progress no more than … Continue reading

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Quotable: John Oliver on “checks and balances”

…or shit and salad bars, if you will: And by this token, the Repugs are the irresponsible parents, who can’t seem to toilet-train their toddler OR stop him from crapping all over that damn salad bar.

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