Notably Quotable: “I don’t know why…”


“I don’t know why. They ‘trust me’. Dumb fucks.”

— Mark Zuckerberg replying to a friend in the early days of Facebook on why people were signing up in droves. Business Insider (5/13/10)


“Ignore the religious rhetoric and moral posturing about abortion. This debate is not about the sanctity of life. It is about corporate capitalists who desperately need more bodies and intend to coerce women to produce them.”

— Chris Hedges, “The Abortion Debate Is Not About The Sanctity Of Life — It’s About Corporate Capitalism” (5/20/19)


“There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.”

― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


“Human Rights: Know Them, Demand Them, Defend Them.”

— Chinese fortune cookie (seriously!)


“The Republican Party, and the Senate, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Donald Trump. Occasionally, a few guys in the Senate will furrow their brows, but it will never be backed up by action. They wake up every day and pray, ‘Please, God, don’t let Trump be mean to me on Twitter.’”

— Rick Wilson, former republican campaign consultant and author of “Everything Trump Touches Dies.”


“In wildernesses is the preservation of the world.”

— Henry David Thoreau


“My job is to show folks there’s a lot of good music in this world, and if used right it may help to save the planet.”

— Pete Seeger.