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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 7 14:12:55 EST 2017


And what about "covfefe"?

DanG

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 2:08 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> “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
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> DanG
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> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 1:38 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
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>> 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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