September 11, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #13: September 11, 2001

Thirteen Quotes in Regards to September 11, 2001
01. We're going to find out who did this and we're going after the bastards.
--Sen. Orrin Hatch

02. "You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy."
--Colin Powell

03. “Terrorism against our nation will not stand.” - George W. Bush

04. "Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger. --George W. Bush

"Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended."
-- President Bush, Sept. 11.

06. "Commending the victims to almighty God's mercy, I implore his strength upon all involved in rescue efforts and in caring for the survivors." -- Pope John Paul II, Sept. 11.

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. “
- President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

08. ... for those of us who lived through these events, the only marker we’ll ever need is the tick of a clock at the 46th minute of the eighth hour of the 11th day. -President George W. Bush

09. The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men. -Henry David Thoreau

10. War has been waged against us by stealth and deceit and murder. This nation is peaceful, but fierce when stirred to anger. This conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others. It will end in a way, and at an hour, of our choosing.
--George W. Bush, Speech at National Cathedral, September 14, 2001

11. "The city is going to survive, we are going to get through it, It's going to be very, very difficult time. I don't think we yet know the pain that we're going to feel when we find out who we lost, but the thing we have to focus on now is getting this city through this, and surviving and being stronger for it."
--Rudolph Giuliani

12. That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not. ~James K. Feibleman

As for those that carried out these attacks there are no adequate words of condemnation. Their barbarism will stand as their shame for all eternity.
--British Prime Minister Tony Blair

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  1. I loved this and enjoyed reading these quotes! It brought that day back to me like it was yesterday and I am glad.

  2. I suppose it is no surprise that Bush had so much to say about it.

  3. Great list.

    If you have a few moments, my TT is up If you have a moment, my TT is up here.

  4. Gina..thanks for coming by :)

    Alice...well, he was the President at that time.

    Always...thank you.


  5. Great selection of quotes, Shannon, but my favorite is this:

    "I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon."

    President Bush said it as he stood atop the rubble in NYC with his arm around one of the rescue workers.



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