Toronto Star


Who said what this week


“I think what is happening on 1 October ought not to take place because, from my point of view, everyone should respect the law. I can’t run a red light because that traffic light doesn’t seem right to me.”

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, on the coming Catalan independen­ce plebiscite, deemed illegal by Madrid.

“I tell them: ‘You can bring your wands, but you can’t use them on exams.’ ”

St. Cloud State University professor

Carolyn Hartz, who teaches philosophy using J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books.

“I will say that if I had known that this would trend so quickly, that perhaps we should have posted something like this during the Indiana primary.”

U.S. senator and failed presidenti­al candidate Ted Cruz making light of a “staffing issue” which resulted in his official Twitter account liking a porn video.

“I’m fighting to be taken seriously. I’m fighting within the company to maintain this as my beat. I was like: Oh my god, I will not be credible if people see a presidenti­al candidate kissing me.”

Journalist Katy Tur — promoting Unbelievab­le, her book on covering Donald Trump — recalls what her thoughts were after an unwelcomed kiss on the campaign trail.

“I wish that all of my American neighbours could experience the same simplicity in their moments of need.”

Dr. Danielle Martin, referring to Canada’s publicly funded healthcare system while appearing alongside U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who introduced a “Medicare for all” bill.

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