'THE PRESIDENT IS GUILTY OF AN APPALLING ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST.'
–Mitt Romney, Senator (R., Utah), in a Feb. 5 speech confirming he would vote to convict President Donald Trump on one of two charges of impeachment brought by the House; on an otherwise party-line vote, Trump was acquitted in the Senate on both charges that day
'George's calls for help were ignored. Please listen to the call I'm making to you now.'
–Philonise Floyd, in a speech to Congress on June 10, asking lawmakers to hold law enforcement accountable for instances of police brutality and misconduct, following the killing of his brother George Floyd
'My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new President is installed.'
–Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the late Supreme Court Justice, to her granddaughter Clara Spera, shortly before her death on Sept. 18
'It is with a heavy heart, and a sense of deep gratitude to have ever been in his presence, that I have to reckon with the fact that Chad is an ancestor now.'
–Ryan Coogler, director, memorializing Chadwick Boseman after the actor's Aug. 28 death
'FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE FINDING IT DIFFICULT: THE SUN WILL SHINE ON YOU AGAIN, AND THE CLOUDS WILL GO AWAY.'
–Captain Tom Moore, British centenarian and World War II veteran, who raised more than $44 million for the U.K.'s National Health Service by walking 100 laps of his garden this past spring, finishing on April 16
'I've compared it to being touched by a dementor in a Harry Potter novel–you feel that life is leaving you.'
–Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, on being poisoned on Aug. 20 in an allegedly Kremlin-linked assassination attempt
'I didn't want to be a politician, but fate put me on the front line in the fight against lawlessness.'
–Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, exiled Belarusian opposition leader, in an Aug. 16 video calling for "peaceful demonstrations" and a revote after a presidential election that the E.U. said was rigged
'I cannot express how little I care that you hate the photos. How little I care that it's something you wouldn't have done.'
–Chrissy Teigen, in an Oct. 27 essay detailing her decision to document her miscarriage on social media
'This is the first time, at least in my lifetime here, that people are saying, "Enough is enough."'
–Feyikemi Abudu, activist, in an Oct. 19 interview with TIME as #endSARS protests against police brutality spread across Nigeria
'IF SHE WERE HERE NOW, SHE WOULD SAY THAT THE FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER.'
–Donna Stephens, wife of Supreme Court plaintiff Aimee Stephens, who died a month before the court's historic ruling on June 15 that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from discrimination based on sex
'The great nation of Iran will take revenge for this heinous crime.'
–Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, tweeting on Jan. 3 after the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a targeted U.S. drone strike
'I turned to my husband, and I told him, "I'm safe."'
–Brian de los Santos, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, in a June 18 interview with TIME, after a Supreme Court ruling blocked the Trump Administration from ending the program