The air has finally gotten to the place that we can breathe it together.
(Septima Clark (1898-1987), African American teacher and civil rights activist. Ready from Within, part 2, ch. 3 (1986).
Quoting a statement she made in 1970 at the banquet held for her by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) when she won its Martin Luther King, Jr., Award "for Great Service to Humanity." King had founded SCLC.)
Nobody, but nobody, is going to stop breathing on me.
(Virginia Apgar (1909-1974), U.S. physician. Originally quoted by Christina Smith in an obituary for Apgar: "In Memoriam," Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly (Fall 1974): p. 178. As quoted in Past and Promise, by Rebecca Berry Creswell (1990).
A pediatrician and anesthesiologist who specialized in prenatal care, Apgar was speaking about her use of an "airway tube" at the site of auto accidents to revive victims.)