Quotations in the News

“Their souls speak to us. They ask us to look inward, to take stock of who we are and who we might become.” — President Barack Obama, remembering the 140,000 people who died in Hiroshima in 1945 after the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. Obama spoke while visiting the city, the first American president to do so.


“Wow. I mean, wow. I thought it was going to be a lot worse.” — Mike Saresky, after flying into Chicago from Philadelphia, where he breezed through airport security in 12 minutes and got to leave his shoes on. He was among travelers who had been dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, but who instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints after authorities opened extra screening lanes.


“As soon as I did the Heimlich maneuver, a piece of meat with a bone in it immediately popped out.” — Dr. Henry Heimlich, the 96-year-old retired chest surgeon credited with developing the namesake Heimlich maneuver, and who used it to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center in Ohio.