* “The U.S. has clearly expressed readiness to lift sanctions under the nuclear deal. We will continue talks until a final agreement.”–Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
* “Encouraged by Donald Trump, Bibi Netanyahu mistakenly believed that deals with peacemaking Gulf States made the needs of the Palestinians irrelevant.”–Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer.
* “I always say, you don’t judge presidents by the agenda they set for themselves but by how they respond to the agenda that’s set for them.”–James Zogby, founder of the Arab American Institute.
* “Richmond is no longer the capital of the Confederacy. The Lost Cause has lost. But becoming a capital of Compassion and Justice is now the challenge before us and every city and town that experienced unrest in America.”–Levar Stoney, the African-American mayor of Richmond.
* “If the GOP were a healthy party, its losses in the Georgia Senate runoff would have been a cautionary tale about pandering to the noisy, whiny anti-establishment insurgency.”–Jonah Goldberg, The Dispatch.
* “We really need to be super aggressive about expanding rail service around the country. We don’t have decades to wait any more.”–Rick Harnish, executive director of the High Speed Rail Alliance.
* “Remote resettling.”–Term applied to the trend of people literally relocating—without leaving their jobs.
* “Life becomes much simpler once you learn to only hear, see and remember the things you choose, the things that don’t challenge you, that help you put the world into tidy little boxes.”–Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald.
* “We’ll see more inventory come to the market later this year as further COVID-19 vaccinations are administered and potential home sellers become more comfortable listing and showing their homes.”–Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors. Currently, inventory remains near historic lows.
* “We put the economy in a medically-induced coma, and you don’t come out of a coma and run a marathon the next day. We don’t just flip the switch and the economy comes back.”–Cecilia Rouse, chairwoman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
* “We have decided to create a statewide monopoly for one entity for money. That’s it. It isn’t the right thing to do.”–State Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, the lone no vote in the Senate on the Seminole Compact that expands the gambling monopoly in Florida for the Seminole Tribe.