The second week of June had its fair share of stories. A lot has been going on in the world of entertainment, politics, technology, and every other possible area of interest. Sometimes quotes from prominent people can capture a news story or an event in ways that dry reports lack.
We’ve come across an excellent collection of quotes from the world last week posted by Alex Gangitano over at the New Yorker. It’s so good we wanted to share a few of them with our NaQ readers. Some are funny, some are scary, and some will likely pique your interest in some current events that happened last week – many of which are still ongoing.
So, without further ado, here are some of the best quotes from last week and a little bit of commentary thrown in for good measure.
Hilary Clinton apparently has a hilarious biography posted on her Twitter account. Get ready to laugh:
“Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD…”
Vice President Joe Biden providing a bit of humor to his support of Ed Markey, a candidate for Senate in Massachusetts:
“Folks, Ed Markey has a distinct advantage over the rest of us: He has a psychiatrist for a wife. It’s not often noted, but it is very important. I can think of at least a half a dozen people who I wished had a psychiatrist for a wife.”
One of the most important ongoing events in the world from last week was the movement of protests and resistance throughout Turkey. The Prime Minister is vowing to suppress the opposition and said this:
“This square belongs to the people of Istanbul, the people of the whole country, and to all international visitors. So we cannot allow lawbreakers to hang around freely in this square. We will clean the square.”
Lastly, an election in Iran has only received moderate attention from the US press, but it could change how the country operates internationally. Apparently there were some problems and the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had something to say about that, which is rather striking for a supreme leader:
“Recently I have heard that a U.S. security official has said they do not accept this election. OK, the hell with you.”
We hope you’ve enjoyed these quotes. There sure is a lot going on in the world every day, with lots of interesting quotes.