Each weekend, we bring you a collection of quotes from the biggest (or quirkiest) Observer and national news stories of the week.
Be prepared to talk about the hottest news items during your weekend events, and look out — some day you may just make it into one of our Quotes Observed.
“I’m hoping my swiftness on the tennis court won’t fail me if I do encounter a hog,” River Club Homeowners Association board member Jim Lontz, East County Observer, Sept. 18
“That’s absolutely wrong; the gaming wars, they will never end. That’s just not how this business works. Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring," former Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi, the New York Times, Sept. 20
“It’s going to be their problem, not mine,” Downtown Community Redevelopment Area Extension Committee Chairman David Merrill, Sarasota Observer, Sept. 19
"Clearly, the system did not work and this is not the first example of a breakdown," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, USA Today, Sept. 18
“I’m not afraid of working hard. I’ve worked hard my whole life. I wasn’t a thief my whole life, and I wasn’t a thief at Sand Cay,” Former Sand Cay manager Judy Paul, Longboat Observer, Sept. 18
"In 'Project Honeygate,' as agents called it, Homeland Security had an agent work undercover for a full year as a director of procurement at Honey Holding," Susan Berfield, Bloomberg Businessweek, Sept. 19
“We jealously guard our referendum dollars.” School Board of Sarasota member Carol Todd, Sarasota Observer, Sept. 19
"The American people don't want the government to shut down and they don't want Obamacare," House Speaker John Boehner, CBS News, Sept. 20
“One, I don’t agree with it in principle. Two, it’s sort of just distracting from things that are pressing for the city financially,” Sarasota City Commissioner Paul Caragiulo, Sarasota Observer, Sept. 19
"A mentally challenged man who saved his money to buy a highly anticipated video game was attacked and robbed just after he left the store," Brett Clarkson, Sun Sentinel, Sept. 20