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.
+ “Morale is at an all-time low. We feel like the rug is being pulled out from underneath us,” Sarasota County Area Transit bus driver Bill Litzan, Sarasota Observer, Oct. 10
+ “We can build a $100 billion company without sending out a single f***** e-mail," Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, Businessweek, Oct. 10
+ "(Golf) keeps the heart beating," Longboat Key resident Ed Mues, Longboat Observer, Oct. 9
+ "The president will have to come to the table with something,'' said Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 12
+ “My partner, Monica, and I thought Rosie (O'Donnell) was very nice to work with. Right from the first moment we met her she was very low-key,” Sotheby’s International Realty's Thomas Hedge Jr., Sarasota Observer, Oct. 11
+ "I guarantee you that if you're in the van, you'd give a get to your wife. You probably love your wife, but you'd give a get when they finish with you," Rabbi Mendel Epstein, CNN, Oct. 10
+ “I won’t pop any champagne corks yet," Schroeder-Manatee Ranch President and CEO Rex Jensen, East County Observer, Oct. 9
+ “World War II veterans are dying by the hundreds every day. It’s a shame that they don’t care about World War II veterans when so many of them are dying off," veteran Fred Yanow, Time, Oct. 5
+ “The cities that get stuck in NIMBYism don’t move forward,” Dr. Robert Marbut, Sarasota Observer, Oct. 10
+ "This is an intolerable mockery of the social system and the people of the DPRK and a serious human rights abuse that politicizes sports and discriminates against the Koreans," Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Washington Post, Oct. 7
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