Best Lines From the Candidates' Victory and Defeat Speeches

Here are some of the best lines from tonight's victory and defeat speeches.

ByABC News
February 20, 2016, 10:04 PM

— -- The wait is over in South Carolina and Nevada.

ABC News projects that Donald Trump will win the South Carolina Republican primary, based on analysis of the vote.

On the other side of the aisle, ABC News projects Hillary Clinton will win the Nevada Democratic caucuses.

Here are some of the best lines from today's victory and concession speeches thus far:


"Some may have doubted us, but we never doubted each other," Clinton told her supporters in Las Vegas.

"We hear you. We see you. We're incredibly grateful to you. Because we're in this together."

"The fight goes on! The future that we want is within our grasp!"

The former secretary of state first declared victory on social media, posting on Twitter, "To everyone who turned out in every corner of Nevada with determination and heart: This is your win. Thank you."


"We go back to war tomorrow morning."

"We'll do the wall. We're going to do the wall, and by the way, who is going to pay for the wall?" Trump said tonight. "Mexico!" the crowd shouted.


"I believe that when Democrats assemble in Philadelphia in July at that convention, we are going to see the results of one of the great political upsets in the history of the United States," he said.


"After tonight, this has become a three-person race," the Florida senator told supporters.

"The 21st century conservative movement is the son of a bartender and a maid from Cuba, who tonight stands one step closer to being the 45th president of the United States of America!"


"The screaming you hear right now from across the Potomac is the Washington cartel in full terror that the conservatives grassroots are rising up."

"I would like to pause for a moment of silence in honor of the great man, an American hero, Justice Antonin Scalia."

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative who was appointed by former President Ronald Reagan, died in Texas on Feb. 13.

"Second we are the only campaign that has beaten, and can beat Donald Trump," the Texas senator quipped.


"You know there are news people here who think that I'm going to make a concession speech," Carson joked. "This is a 'just the beginning speech' we're going to have here."


"The people of Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken, and I really respect their decision," an emotional Bush told supporters. "So tonight I am suspending my campaign."


"We have defied and overcome expectations in the state of South Carolina in about six to seven days. Fasten your seat belts, please," the Ohio governor said in Massachusetts.