[Ads-l] Desperate Last Plea for Most Notable Quotations of 2014

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 19 02:09:09 UTC 2014


Can anyone guess why this quote is not suitable for a list of the most notable quotations of 2014?  : )

Fred Shapiro



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Indeed.  Much more notable than Belichick's "We're on to Cincinnati", I have to concede.

LH

On Nov 18, 2014, at 5:45 PM, Charles C Doyle wrote:

> "Who am I to judge" is a wonderful suggestion--a truly "notable" quotation!
>
> --Charlie
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> "Who am I to judge?" With those five words, spoken in late July in reply to
> a reporter's question about the status of gay priests in the Church, Pope
> Francis stepped away from the disapproving tone, the explicit moralizing
> typical of Popes and bishops.
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> http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/12/23/who-am-i-to-judge
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> Beth
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> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 8:55 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
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>> =0A=
>> It's November 11 and I still don't have 10 quotations that I consider to
>> be=
>> suitable for my annual list, run by the Associated Press, of the top 10
>> mo=
>> st notable quotations of the year.  By =93notable=94 I mean
>> =93important=94=
>> or =93famous=94 or =93particularly revealing of the spirit of our
>> times=94=
>> rather than necessarily being eloquent or admirable.  So I am renewing my
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>> plea for suggestions of notable quotations from 2014, particularly ones
>> fro=
>> m politics or popular culture or entertainment or sports or business or
>> tec=
>> hnology.=0A=
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>> Fred Shapiro=0A=
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