[Ads-l] Most Notable Quotations of 2017 So Far? (Version Without Weird Characters)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 7 15:04:52 EST 2017


I agree that categories overlap. It is possible to find a "Trump
related quotation" in each of the domains mentioned: Arts, Athletics,
Science, Technology, Health, Law, Military.


On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 2:55 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
>> On Nov 7, 2017, at 2:31 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> The feedback you are receiving may be somewhat narrowly focused. You
>> may wish to broaden the list by searching for interesting quotations
>> in a variety of domains such the following:
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>> Arts, Athletics, Science, Technology, Health, Law, Military, et cetera.
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> Or sports.  But I suppose you’re gonna tell me that the leading sports-related quotation--
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> “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired. He's fired!”
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> —is a political quotation too.
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> LH
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>> Perhaps people working in the above domains could offer suggestions.
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>> Alternatively, the list could simply be relabeled as the "Notable
>> Political Quotations in the U.S." or the "Notable Trump-related
>> Quotations".
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>> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
>>> (I am resending this message because the previous version had weird characters appearing in it.)
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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
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>>> 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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