The Week in Quotes (March 11 – 17)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.

Chloie Nantamba, a naturalized citizen living in Houston’s Seventh Congressional District. Once considered a safe Republican district, the seventh could flip to a Democrat and reflects the transformation of Texas as a whole.

“This district is many more colors now than just white, and so is Texas. What is happening here is happening across Texas.”


Dan Quinn, communications director for TFN, on the Texas State Board of Education, which this year has an opportunity to remove some of the bad history board members have included in state standards.

“It’s a good opportunity for the board to go in and at least remove the bad history. Even if they can’t remove all the problems, they can at least take the bad history out and make sure that what students are learning in their classrooms is based on real facts.”


Dr. Stephen Hawking, who died early Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England. He was 76.

“I want to show that people need not be limited by physical handicaps as long as they are not disabled in spirit.”


Linda Leonhart, who is active in the women’s ministry at her North Texas church, explaining what she and her white evangelical women friends think about President Trump.

“Certainly we are all embarrassed, but for the most part he represents what we stand for.”


Passion Star, a transgender woman whose lawsuit against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has resulted in a settlement and an updated LGBT policy at the state’s prison system.

“I was hurt, scared and thrown in solitary in hopes that I would be forgotten, but today I can be proud that I never gave up.”