Most Notable Quotations of 2013 So Far?

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Tue Aug 27 21:26:09 UTC 2013

Two related ones from Director of National Intelligence director James Clapper:

SEN. RON WYDEN: [Does the NSA collect material from millions of Americans?]

JAMES CLAPPER: “Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly.”

and later...
[Interview with Andrea Mitchell, re: the above exchange]

"I responded in what I thought was the most truthful, or least untruthful manner, by saying no."

> On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 9:56 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at>
> wrote:
> > I’m starting to think about my annual list, run by the Associated
> Press, of the top 10 most notable quotations of the year.  By “notable”
> I mean “important” or “famous” or “particularly revealing of the spirit
> of our times” rather than necessarily being eloquent or admirable.
> Last year's winner was Mitt Romney's quote about the 47 per cent.
> Because this is not an election year or year-before-election year, the
> most notable quotations are less obvious, which is why I am soliciting
> preliminary input at this time.
> >
> > I would welcome suggestions of notable quotations from 2013,
> particularly ones from politics or popular culture or entertainment or
> sports or business or technology.

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