911 Quotes

Quotes tagged as "911" (showing 1-20 of 20)
“The planes were hijacked, the buildings fell, and thousands of lives were lost nearly a thousand miles from here. But the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were an attack on the heart of America.
And standing here in the heartland of America, we say in one voice

We will not give in to terrorists;

We will not rest until they are found and defeated;

We will win this struggle, not for glory, nor wealth, nor power, but for justice, for freedom, and for peace;

So help us God.”
Tom Harkin

David   Silverman
“The World Trade Center cross has become a Christian icon. It has been blessed by so-called holy men and presented as a reminder that their God, who couldn't be bothered to stop the terrorists or prevent 3,000 people from being killed in his name, cared only enough to bestow upon us some rubble that resembles a cross. [The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central, 4 August 2011]”
David Silverman

Satoshi Kanazawa
“Here’s a little thought experiment. Imagine that, on September 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers came down, the President of the United States was not George W. Bush, but Ann Coulter. What would have happened then? On September 12, President Coulter would have ordered the US military forces to drop 35 nuclear bombs throughout the Middle East, killing all of our actual and potential enemy combatants, and their wives and children. On September 13, the war would have been over and won, without a single American life lost.”
Satoshi Kanazawa, Social Class & Social Policy

Steven Magee
“I dread having to call the police, as I have no idea if they will send good cop, bad cop, lying cop, incompetent cop, aggressive cop, assaulting cop, corrupt cop, or the worst one of them all, the terminator cop.”
Steven Magee

Caroline Burau
“It's about picking which baggage is worth carrying with you later, when you go into the real world, where people don't want to hear about body parts on the roads.”
Caroline Burau, Answering 911: Life in the Hot Seat
tags: 911

Steven Magee
“The majority of the common people do not realize that calling 911 may result in a stressed out armed police officer that has a range of medical issues and is taking potent prescription drugs being sent to out to them.”
Steven Magee

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If there is any solace to be found in the carnage of September 11th, may I find it in understanding that the potential to do great good can handily rival the tendency to carry out great evil. And out of that understanding may I commit in my own life to make certain that in such a critical rivalry I will ensure that towers will never fall because of me, but people will be raised up due to me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Steven Magee
“When you realize that incompetent police officers are harassing you, you need to call 911 and demand that a police supervisor be immediately dispatched to the scene. In the mean time you need to be video recording everything, as police officers are known for their blatant lies and fabrications.”
Steven Magee

Kristen Henderson
“Through a trick lighting technique
the skyline was made and faded
with the care of a pointillist—
maybe aiding us to think nothing was
missing. We traded verbs

about what was happening
in the metropolis, realizing,
in the scorched plum of dusk,
actual human infinity was occurring
on an island before us....”
Kristen Henderson

Zack Love
“Sadly enough, sometimes you and Lenny are the only real human interactions that I have all day. The rest of the day I'm just like a machine that mechnically computes and produces

Also in "Stories and Scripts:An Anthology”
Zack Love, The Doorman

Zack Love
“My decision to become a teacher suddenly seemed even more appropriate. Life had just become that much more unpredictably precarious and ill-suited to long-term planning, and it felt that much more necessary to spread love and knowledge to those who would one day have to manage this messy and painful world of ours"

Also in Zack Love's "Stories and Scripts: an Anthology”
Zack Love, The Doorman

Steven Magee
“It is my expectation that if I call 911 for the police that I will be blatantly harassed.”
Steven Magee

Madison Smartt Bell
“Nothing could have been prevented. But still you know that somehow something wasn't watching. Something let attention lapse, releasing everything that follows, as the weight falls from the air.”
Madison Smartt Bell, Zig Zag Wanderer: Stories from Here, Stories from There
tags: 911

Steven Magee
“It is my expectation when I call 911 to my residence that I will be protected by the attending police officer and not blatantly harassed.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Blatant harassment by the attending law enforcement officer has been the outcome of calling 911 for protection in the past.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“It is unfortunate that calling 911 may result in an incompetent or corrupt police officer being sent to you.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Once you have realized that law enforcement are not going to uphold your legal rights, you should recognize that making a emergency phone call is a hazardous activity to engage in.”
Steven Magee

John Connolly
“I don’t think you can dial 911 for a literary emergency.”
John Connolly, The Woman in the Woods

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Running into danger when another is at risk has nothing to do with being a hero. Rather, it has everything to do with being a human.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“My life expended in the service of my life becomes something so terribly narrow that the value of my existence outside of my existence has no value. But if I dare to make myself a servant to others, I have made myself of value to everyone.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough