John E. Kennedy, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
"There are people who worked their whole lives hoping to live to see this movement, where you could sense the tipping point was about to happen, that we were on the brink of a complete cultural understanding and reordering of where LGBT people fit in civil society. We are at that moment now."
Kate Kendell, executive director, National Center for Lesbian Rights, as quoted by The Salt Lake Tribune
Amy Tan, American writer
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."
Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman and lecturer
Stanley Marcus, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
"I am overwhelmed, deeply honored, humbled and I am something that I don't often get to be, speechless.""
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Read the full story.
UN Dispatch: The White House just announced 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. According to the White House release, "America's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom is awarded to individuals who make an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors." Two of the recipients are folks that travel in our circles. UN Foundation board member and micro-lending pioneer Muhammad Yunus and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson. Desmond Tutu, Harvey Milk and Stephen Hawking were also among the 16 named.
"The manufacturer who finds himself up the creek is the short-sighted opportunist who siphons off all his advertising dollars for short-term promotions."
David Ogilvy, member, Advertising Hall of Fame