Notably Quotable: “If we had confidence…”


“If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state.”

— From the Mueller Report: Here are 11 key lines from the Mueller report.


“Mueller’s quote of Trump, when first learning a special counsel had been appointed – “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked” – has already become a national tagline. Why, Americans wonder, would Trump be “fucked” if he hadn’t done something so awful as to cause its revelation to “fuck” him?”

— Robert Reich, Trump’s moral squalor, not impeachment, will remove him from power (4/21/19)


“One of us is chained, none of us is free.”

— Solomon Burke


“When will justice come? When those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are.”

— Leo Tolstoy


“Our system – characterised by perpetual economic growth on a planet that is not growing – will inevitably implode. The only question is whether the transformation is planned or unplanned. Our task is to ensure it is planned, and fast. We need to conceive and build a new system based on the principle that every generation, everywhere has an equal right to enjoy natural wealth.”

— George Monboit, Only Rebellion Will Prevent An Ecological Apocalypse (4/15/19)


“Once we sign on for war’s crusade, once we see ourselves on the side of the angels, once we embrace a theological or ideological belief system that defines itself as the embodiment of goodness and light, it is only a matter of how we will carry out murder.”

— Chris Hedges


“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

— George Orwell