[Ads-l] Notable Quotations of the Year Appeal

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 20 20:08:08 EST 2016


"He’s earned the right to be our quarterback. As hard as that is for me to
say, he’s earned that right."
Tony Romo

On Nov 20, 2016 7:16 PM, "Ben Zimmer" <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> A few non-political possibilities...
>
> "Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love."
> -- Lin-Manuel Miranda, accepting the Tony Award for best original score for
> "Hamilton" (in a sonnet paying tribute to victims of the Orlando shooting)
>
> "The great thing about it is, we became such great losers. Good sports.
> Good losers... I hope we're just as good sports as winners as we were as
> when we didn't win."
> -- Bill Murray, celebrating the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series
>
> "OK, ladies, now let's get in formation, 'cause I slay."
> -- Beyonce, "Formation"
>
>
> On Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 11:01 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > It's that time of year again.  I have only a couple of weeks more to
> > finalize my list of the notable quotations of the year, and would welcome
> > input.  The criteria are quotations that are famous, or important, or
> > particularly revealing of the spirit of our times rather than necessarily
> > being eloquent or admirable.  This year the competition among political
> > quotations is truly intense, with a plenitude of memorable quotes from
> > you-know-who.  I do, however, desperately want some nonpolitical quotes
> > from fields such as popular culture, entertainment, sports, business,
> > science, technology, etc.  I also desperately want some ridiculous quotes
> > from Democrats to give the list some balance.
> >
> >
> > Below is my current list of candidates.  Comments on which of these are
> > most notable, or which of them are not so notable, and especially
> > suggestions of additional quotations would be most welcome.  Note that
> > quotes from December 2015 may be eligible.  Internet memes can be
> > considered if they are very popular.
> >
> >
> > Fred Shapiro
> >
> >
> >
> > TRUMP
> >
> >
> > I alone can fix it.
> >
> >
> > Russia ... I hope you're able to find the 30.000 emails.
> >
> >
> > I think I've made a lot of sacrifices ...
> >
> >
> > Second Amendment people.
> >
> >
> > I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody, and I
> > wouldn't lose any votes.
> >
> >
> > That makes me smart.
> >
> >
> > Grab them by the p----.
> >
> >
> > I'll keep you in suspense.
> >
> >
> > [I'll accept the election results] If I win.
> >
> >
> > Such a nasty woman.
> >
> >
> > Why can't we use nuclear weapons?
> >
> >
> > I've been treated very unfairly by this judge.  Now, this judge is of
> > Mexican heritage.
> >
> >
> > I know words.  I know the best words.
> >
> >
> > H. CLINTON
> >
> >
> > Basket of deplorables.
> >
> >
> > Delete your account.
> >
> >
> > You need both a public and a private position.
> >
> >
> > A man you can bait with a tweet ...
> >
> >
> > CRUZ
> >
> >
> > Vote your conscience.
> >
> >
> > PAUL RYAN
> >
> >
> > Textbook definition of a racist comment.
> >
> >
> > PAUL LEPAGE
> >
> >
> > Drug dealers coming to Maine and impregnating young, white girls.
> >
> >
> > STEVE BANNON
> >
> >
> > Darkness is good.  Dick Cheney.  Darth Vader.  Satan.  That's power
> >
> >
> > KHIZR KAHN
> >
> >
> > Have you read the Constitution? ... You have sacrificed nothing and no
> one.
> >
> >
> > LETTER FROM 50 GOP NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS
> >
> >
> > Quote about Trump.
> >
> >
> > JOHN BOEHNER
> >
> >
> > [Ted Cruz is] Lucifer in the flesh.
> >
> >
> > MICHELLE OBAMA
> >
> >
> > When they go low, we go high.  [May actually be pre-2016 quote by Barack
> > Obama]
> >
> >
> >
>
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