[Ads-l] Appeal for Notable Quotations of 2018
fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Nov 10 16:12:21 EST 2018
It's that time of year again. In the next few weeks I have to finalize my list of the 10 notable quotations of the year, disseminated by the Associated Press, and would welcome input. The criteria are quotations that are famous, or important, or particularly revealing of the spirit of our times. Invariably many of the quotes are political in nature, but I do very much want some nonpolitical quotes from fields such as popular culture, sports, business, science, etc. I also would like to have some foolish quotes from Democrats to give the list some balance.
Below are some of the candidates I already have. Comments on which of these are most notable, or which of them are not so notable, and suggestions of additional quotations would be most welcome. Note that quotes from December 2017 may be eligible. Internet memes can be considered if they are very popular.
Our country is led by those who will lie about anything, backed by those who will believe anything, based on information from media sources that will say anything.
Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter.
Christine Blasey Ford
This is America
Don't catch you slippin' up.
Truth isn't truth.
I liked beer. I still like beer.
This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with revenge on behalf of the Clintons.
We gather to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those that live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.
If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom.
Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
[I am] not smart, but genius ... and a very stable genius at that!
Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?
If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere.
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
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