published Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Quote worthy

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for June 17-22.

"Nudity is not a problem. It's not what I'm concerned about. A whole generation has seen it on television. Young people don't bat an eye at it."

-- Sonia Young, a longtime Chattanooga Theatre Center backer, on the nudity that will be included in the local stage production of "Equus"

"I honestly think that everyone deserves a second chance, but at what cost? When it involves officers of the law and their abuse of power, I believe that no one should be allowed to have those powers again."

-- A victim of abuse at the hands of a Chattanooga police officer who was later fired over the incident, upon learning that the former officer had since received full arrest and firearms authority from Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond

"All my life, I always wanted a family. My adoptive brother died and my parents, too. I told people I have no family, and now I have a big family. To be a real brother and a real sister matters to me."

-- Gayle Balaban, 60, upon meeting the brother she never knew she had

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