[Ads-l] Most Notable Quotations of 2017 So Far?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 7 14:08:51 EST 2017


“It is now commonly agreed, after many months of COSTLY looking, that there
was NO collusion between Russia and Trump. Was collusion with HC!”
-- Donald Trump, 10/27/17

DanG

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 1:38 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> 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.
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> I would welcome suggestions of notable quotations from 2017, particularly
> ones from politics or popular culture or entertainment or sports or
> business or technology.
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> Here are some of the contenders that I am already aware of:
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> You're saying it's a falsehood ... Sean Spicer, our press secretary --
> gave alternative facts.
> Kellyanne Conway, 1/22/17
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> Alternative facts aren't facts, they are falsehoods.
> Chuck Todd
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> Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.
> Donald Trump, 2/27/17
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> [Explaining the firing of James Comey to Russian visitors:]  I just fired
> the head of the F.B.I.  He was crazy, a real nut job.  I faced great
> pressure because of Russia.  That's taken off.
> Donald Trump, 5/10/17
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> [On the confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia:]  I think there's
> blame on both sides, you look at, you look at both sides.
> Donald Trump, 8/15/17
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> Make our planet great again.
> Emanuel Macron, 6/1/17
>
> The quotations above are all similar in nature, as might be expected given
> the current political landscape, but I clearly don't want all of the top 10
> to be of that nature, nor to all be political in subject matter.
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> Fred Shapiro
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