The Week in Quotes (Aug. 30 – Sept. 5)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Kirk Lyons, a lawyer for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, on the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue at the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Hiroshima is coming. Greg Fenves will rue the day.

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Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, declaring today under what authority she is still refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite losing multiple court appeals, including at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

[U]nder God’s authority.

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New York Times writer Jesse Wegman, on Kentucky clerk Kim Davis.

In short, Ms. Davis has no right, constitutional or otherwise, to refuse to do the job Kentucky pays her to do.

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Southern Methodist University political scientist Cal Jillson, on Gov. Rick Perry’s struggling presidential campaign.

I think he’s going to have to get out of the race, but the idea of saving his dignity, that horse is out of the barn.

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

A broken clock is right once a day.

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