Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 25, 2016

“You know, $42,000 is not going to cover the medical expenses when a pervert walks into a bathroom and my little girls are in there.”

— State Sen. Andrew Brock, R-Davie,

on the daily cost of a special session to block a law that would allow transgender people to use the bathroom of the sex with which they identify

“You go numb. … You never get over it. You learn to live with it.”

— The Rev. Carlin Ours,

on his son Jesse Ours’ suicide
after returning home from Iraq with PTSD

“I don’t think novels change the world like they used to. Some may make you think, but that’s all.”

— Jane Smiley, author,

at Brady Author Symposium

“I began my career in politics as an angry parent who was concerned about the school system in Guilford County, and today I am an angry grandmother who is still concerned about the access of a quality education for all our children.”

— U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, D-NC,

speaking to the AAUW in Salisbury


Two quotes were jumbled in the March 18 quotes of the week. Here they are, corrected.

“You don’t have to look far for someone who needs help.”

Crystal Karriker, organizer,

Love Thy Neighbor Race, which raised $35,000


“And you never know when it
will be you.”

— Judy Ritchie,

wife of the man being help
by the race, Jimmy Ritchie