Twelve years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, one of the most tragic events in human history took over the world. The 12th anniversary of 9/11 brings about memories that are sad, depressing, and also inspirational all at the same time. When it comes to this day, many jump online and dig through Google, Yahoo, and Bing for the quotes that touched the world on that day 12 years ago.
Many remember sitting there all day and watching television as the events unfolded and no-one could believe what was happening before their very eyes.
As tragedy and horror unfolded before us all; we waited for some glimmers of hope. Some glimpses of peace. Some kind of word or words that it would eventually end up being alright. That is when figures from around the world came out and spoke forth for the people.
Memorable quotes from Sept. 11, 2001
"This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today. It is perpetrated by fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life, and we the democracies of this world are going to have to come together and fight it together." - British Prime Minister Tony Blair
“All of a sudden there were people screaming. I saw people jumping out of the building. Their arms were flailing. I stopped taking pictures and started crying.” - Michael Walters, a freelance photojournalist in Manhattan
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” - President George W. Bush
“We’re going to find out who did this and we’re going after the bastards.” - Sen. Orrin Hatch
“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic, and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.” - Rudolph Giuliani
“Remember the hours after September 11th when we came together as one to answer the attack against our homeland. We drew strength when our firefighters ran upstairs and risked their lives so that others might live; when rescuers rushed into smoke and fire at the Pentagon; when the men and women of Flight 93 sacrificed themselves to save our nation’s Capitol; when flags were hanging from front porches all across America, and strangers became friends. It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us.” –Sen. John Kerry
"Commending the victims to almighty God's mercy, I implore his strength upon all involved in rescue efforts and in caring for the survivors." - Pope John Paul II
“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.” - David Levithan