Notable monthly quotables of 2015


December 19, 2015
Dear editor,
January-“We have just been hit at the heart of our liberty.” Anne Hidalgo, Paris mayor, after the Charlie Hebdo shooting.
February-“No one wants conflict on the edge of Europe.” Vladimir Putin, Russian President, on crumbling relations with Ukraine.
March-“If a person takes 149 other people to their deaths with him, there is a word other than suicide.” Carsten Spohr, Lufthansa CEO, on the pilot who crashed Germanwings Flight 9525.
April-“We´re standing on dry ground and we should be standing on five feet of snow.” Jerry Brown, California governor, on the state´s drought.
“For all intents and purposes, I´m a woman.” Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner.
“There is nothing to go back to. Everything is destroyed.” Karchon Tamang, Nepal resident, after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake.
May-“I will seek justice on your behalf.” Marilyn Moseby, Baltimore prosecutor, charging six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.
“I would not have gone into Iraq.” Jeb Bush distancing himself from his brother George.
June-“The earth…is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.” Pope Francis speaking on climate change.
“The creditors want to humiliate the Greek People.” Alexis Tsipris, Greek Prime Minister, on austerity measures.
“No longer may this liberty be denied.”Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice, legalizing same-sex marriage.
July-“I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag anymore.” Nikki Haley, South Carolina governor, on lowering the Confederate flag.
August-“Adios, motherf-ckers!” Jon Stewart bidding farewell to Fox News in his last week on The Daily Show.
“Every person who comes is a human being.” Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, defending the rights of refugees-
September-“The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity.” Viola Davis accepting her historic Best Actress Emmy award
October-“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough.” President Obama, after the mass shooting at an Oregon college.
November-“France is at war.” Francois Hollande, French President, after ISIS attacked Paris.
December-“We want you to grow up in a world better than ours today.” Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Facebook CEO and his wife in an open letter to their newborn daughter ,that they will donate 98% of their Facebook shares-worth about $45 billion-over the course of their lives for philanthropic purposes.
Sincerely yours,
Richard M.McBride



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