• “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”—Ronald Reagan.
  • “The main advantage of being famous is that when you bore people at dinner parties, they think it is their fault.”—Henry Kissinger.
  • “We generally see increases in hate crimes in election years and around catalytic events.”—Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University.
  • “…Ideologies replace faith…”—Pope Francis’ warning about a “reactionary attitude” that opposes him within the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S.
  • “Putin Republicans and their enablers will end up on the ash heap of history.”—Former Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney.
  • “We don’t have a House that represents voters, because most voters don’t participate.”—Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.
  • “From Donald Trump to Elon Musk to Tucker Carlson, our society is being deformed by egomaniacs.”—Mona Charen, The Bulwark.
  • “Georgia has faced the cottage industry of election denialism and shut it down.”—Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Republican secretary of state.
  • “We can increase confidence. We’re working on that.”—Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, on ethical concerns surrounding SCOTUS.
  • “Government shutdowns are bad news.”—Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell.
  • “When you’re young, you’re getting high, and when you’re old you’re using plant medicine.”—Author Ann Patchett.
  • “The idea that my car is the only way for me to get where I need to go is being challenged by a new (high speed) product.”—Brightline CEO Mike Reininger.
  • “I don’t think the relationship (between school districts and the state Department of Education) has ever been as poor.”—Pinellas County School Board member Carol Cook.
  • “It’s in a great location. And it’s survived more than 100 years for a reason.”—Dylan Desai of My Hospitality Hotels, which is converting Balbin Bros. Cigar Factory on N. Howard Avenue into a boutique hotel.
  • “If we do a great job, I think we’ll be getting a lot of word-of-mouth referrals.”—Avi Brosh, founder of the small hotel chain Palisociety, which will open a boutique hotel in Hyde Park Village next month.
  • “(The Riverwalk) is a jewel, and it’s just going to further expand there while also respecting maritime properties.”—Tampa City Council Chairperson Guido Maniscalso, on concerns about extending the Riverwalk near cruise ship terminals.
  • “Developers by their nature are optimists. … They promise things that are outside of their control.”—Former Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

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