"Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Dick Durbin on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Dick Durbin on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Dick Durbin on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Dick Durbin on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Dick Durbin on Joseph Stalin
"There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes to the humane treatment of detainees - not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights."