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Quotable & Notable
Issue Date:  July 2, 2004

Quotable & Notable

“I couldn’t have made up the things this crew have been saying. ... You have to hear it to believe it. This may be the first class war in history where the victims will die laughing.”

-- Bill Moyers in a speech at New York University in which he lists statements made by Bush administration officials, such as that workers in fast food restaurants can be considered manufacturing workers

“[U.S. Ambassador L. Paul] Bremer is dictator of Iraq. He has the money. He has the signature.”

-- Lakhdar Brahimi, U.N. special envoy, explaining the United States’ role informing the new Iraqi government. He was speaking at his farewell news conference before leaving Iraq.

“ ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ is rated PG-13. Millions of people die, but nobody swears, copulates, undresses or takes drugs.”

-- Tagline at end of A.O. Scott’s New York Times review of the film

“Don’t worry if you never feel you fit, none of us fit but all of us always belong.”

-- Kate Englebrecht in Why I Am Still a Catholic

“How can we let our women drive or lift their veils or mix with men? Shall we see them one day sitting in a café and drinking tea together?”

-- Abdul Rahman, a resident of Saudi Arabia, remarking on a forum recently held in Medina about the status of women. Men and women participated in the forum, which was broadcast by state television.

National Catholic Reporter, July 2, 2004

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