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Danica Patrick
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Danica Patrick



Issue: "The new urban frontier," March 9, 2013

‘I was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl.’

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick on winning the Daytona 500 pole. She became the first woman to gain the top spot for a race in Sprint Cup history.

‘I want a hot shower and a daggum Whataburger.’

Deborah Knight, a Carnival Triumph cruise passenger after finally getting off the ship that had been stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for five days. She said she had gotten sick on the ship and was afraid of its food.

‘The problem is not that there is an unequal distribution of wealth in the world. The problem is that there is an unequal distribution of capitalism.’

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Whole Foods CEO John Mackey in a February speech to the International Students for Liberty Conference. He said capitalism, which has done so much to reduce poverty in the world, has a “branding problem.”

‘This is not the time, for love or flowers.’

Driver Abu Rashed in Damascus on the downturn in flower sales ahead of Valentine’s Day amid a bloody insurgency and an army crackdown in Syria.

‘We have worked for years to get drunk drivers off our roadways. Now we’re dealing with a driver that is much more dangerous.’

Insurance expert Mark Hanna on his support for a ban on texting while driving in Texas.

‘When the founders wrote about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, they didn’t mean longer vacations and more comfortable hammocks.’

Historian David McCullough in an interview with the Harvard Business Review.


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