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September 11th Quotes:

The September 11th tragedy forced us all to look at the world in a different way, and it reminds us all of the importance of living every moment.

Joanne Woodward

Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where’s the harm? September 11th changed all that.

Richard Dawkins

On a Tuesday, September 11th, 1973, we had the military coup in Chile that forced me to leave my country eventually. And then, on a Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, we had the terrorist attack in the United States.

Isabel Allende

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.

Tom Ford

After the horrific attacks of September 11th, it was evident that our Government needed to be transformed to meet the new challenges of this dangerous world.

Jim Ryun

But the point is to get a whole new generation of people and people in general more re-engaged in news, and this has happened a lot since September 11th of course.

Walter Isaacson

I don’t believe that the Bush Administration had something to do with September 11th. I do believe that there were a lot of warning signals, but I don’t think they were ignored on purpose – Bush just wanted to go to the ranch for a month.

Michael Moore

I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say: September 11th we are all Americans – in grief, as in defiance.

Benjamin Netanyahu

There are terrible, terrible memories of September 11th, things that I saw, people that I lost, the devastation, the identification of bodies. I mean, all these memories come back to you at different times. And then the other side of it this tremendous response with the firefighters and the police officers saving people, the rescue workers.

Rudy Giuliani

I remember waking up Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, to my wife telling me to put on the TV because I wasn’t going to be going into N.Y.C. as planned. Dream Theater was working in N.Y.C. at the time mixing our album ‘Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence,’ and I would’ve been driving in that afternoon for our session.

Mike Portnoy

Well, we’ve faced very difficult decisions and challenges in our country, every one of us have, as we – since September 11th, as we fought the war on terror, all of those decisions that the President had to make to put young men and women in harm’s way.

Laura Bush

The September 11th, 2012, attacks on the State Department compound in Benghazi, Libya, is important and should be studied because in the big picture, it represents a failed foreign policy that spans across both Bush and Obama Presidencies.

Brandon Webb

Initially, the horrific images of September 11th triggered an enormous wave of solidarity.

Ulrich Beck

There were no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein was not involved in the September 11th attack.

Charles B. Rangel

I often think about how my sons will come to know about September 11th. Something overheard? A newspaper image? In school? I would prefer that they learn about it from my wife and me, in a deliberate and safe way. But it’s hard to imagine ever feeling ready to broach the subject without some impetus.

Jonathan Safran Foer

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring the victims and heroes of September 11th. As we commemorate the anniversary of 9-11, we must also remember that the threat is still very real today.

Michael McCaul

The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society.

Joe Biden

If September 11th has taught us anything, it’s certainly that the world has never been so interdependent. It is impossible now to be an island of prosperity in a sea of despair.

Bono

If, for a moment, it seemed that September 11th could be identified with Iraq, the illusion was short-lived.

Elif Batuman

After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers.

George W. Bush

For me, there is nothing that encapsulates both our misguided response to the attacks of September 11th and the entire Iraq war itself more than a sense of lost opportunity.

Seth Moulton

Since the beginning of the Bush administration when we were attacked, September 11th, we’ve not had any major terrorist attack in this country. We’ve had individual crazy people, of normally, they look more like me than they look like Middle Easterners.

Sherrod Brown

In the aftermath of September 11th, it is critical to secure our borders.

Bobby Jindal

We’re downtown New Yorkers and had very close proximity to the events of September 11th. Like everybody on the island of Manhattan, we were impacted by it in so many ways in terms of what we saw, what we felt, what our daily experience became in the wake of it.

Mike D

I am not a particularly political person, but, as a Tribeca resident, the commodification of September 11th is offensive to me.

Lena Dunham

To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can’t continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th.

Evan Bayh

I know exactly when my life changed: when I looked into the face of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It was 2:48 P. M. on April 15, 2013 – one minute before the most high profile terrorist event on United States soil since September 11th – and he was standing right beside me.

Jeff Bauman

After September 11th, nations from across the globe offered their generous assistance to the people of New York. And whenever our friends around the world need our assistance, New York is there.

George Pataki

It is a very real concern and my view is that everything changed on September 11th and the procedure, the policies that were in place prior to September 11th no longer should apply.

George Pataki

I can govern by bringing people together. And also, I’ve been tested in a way no one else has. I was governor on September 11th, and I’m proud of my leadership in bringing New York through that time. And when I left, we were stronger, we were safer, and we were more united than at any time in my lifetime.

George Pataki

Since September 11th Congress has created the Department of Homeland Security, more than doubled the homeland security budget and implemented a bipartisan overhaul of our intelligence systems.

Doc Hastings

In remembering those who lost their lives in the London attacks and the September 11th attacks we continue our commitment to fighting for freedom, democracy and justice.

Doc Hastings

September 11th has produced only miniature heroes because our culture has freed itself from many of the old, dangerous, elitist fantasies of heroism… But in so doing, we have not only tamed and diminished heroes. We have risked taming and diminishing ourselves.

Rory Stewart

The whole world has changed after September 11th.

Jerry Bruckheimer

Since September 11th, federal terrorism investigations have resulted in charges against more than 400 suspects, and more than half of them have been convicted.

Jim Sensenbrenner

There have been a lot of events that have made me really look at the real world, like September 11th. There are so many things that just make you realize that you’re not going to live forever and that you have to enjoy every day.

Mae Whitman

Legislation passed in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 enhanced our intelligence capabilities and strengthened our national defense, but until now our nation’s immigration policies have not adapted to the needs of a post-September 11th world.

Chris Chocola

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.

Leonard Boswell

What happened on September 11th is at least, theoretically, small stuff compared to what can happen.

Robert D. Kaplan

I am more of a New Yorker than ever and just actually, sometimes I fantasize about living somewhere else, where it’s maybe not quite so crowded or stressful, blah, blah, blah and after September 11th, I guess I could just not imagine living anywhere else.

Sigourney Weaver

The Republican effort to make the September 11th attack on Benghazi into a scandal is really about one thing and one thing only: Hillary Clinton.

Ed Schultz

The tragedy of September 11th was so sudden, so enormous, and so horrendous, both in terms of lives lost and global consequences, that this country and the world went into immediate and prolonged shock.

Allen Klein

Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless.

Allen Klein

On the morning of September 11th, I was literally about 18 blocks from the World Trade Center. I witnessed in person what a lot of people witnessed in person, but what the world really saw on the television screen, I saw it with my own eyes that morning.

Steve Tisch

A lot of people were moved to write after September 11th. It had to affect us all in a way.

Peter Frampton

For twenty years, Islamic Jihadists have been attacking American interests around the world and we did not take them seriously until September 11th, 2001.

Zach Wamp

After the attacks on September 11th, we all learned lessons.

Michael Hayden

NSA is a very conservative culture legally. Our lawyers at NSA were notorious for their conservatism up through the morning of September 11th, 2001. The single most consistent criticism of the NSA legal office by our congressional oversight committee was that our legal office was too conservative.

Michael Hayden

The prompt assimilation of that intelligence will be essential if we are to avoid another September 11th.

Adam Schiff

The first time I realised I was patriotic was after September 11th.

Claire Danes

I was in New York City for September 11th, and I was there for the 2003 blackout. I think in hindsight, you get a real perspective as to how unique those moments of crisis are in a place like New York City.

Casey Neistat

The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist.

Carl Levin

What is September 11th Attacks?

The September 11 attacks (often referred to as 9/11) were a series of four orchestrated terrorist attacks on the United States by the Islamic terrorist organization Al-Qaeda in the morning of Tuesday 11 September 2001.

The attacks resulted in 2,977 deaths, more than 25.000 injuries and significant long-term health effects, in addition to at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.

9/11 is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest firefighter and law enforcement event in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed, respectively.