Most Notable Quotations of 2014 So Far?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 11 22:43:39 UTC 2014

"I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria." - -

"If you press the spring too hard, it will snap back. "-- Putin

"For a leader who can stand in the proud tradition of William Wallace and
Andy Murray, won’t you consider the return of Scotland’s prodigal son –
Groundskeeper Willie? I’ve lived in America most of my life, so I’ve seen
first-hand how not to run a country.” - Groundskeeper Willie, from The

"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It's
disgusting," - - Jennifer Lawrence


"I believe in my heart that Ray would be a great addition to us when it
comes to trying to steer these guys, young men to grown men." - - Baltimore
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti

"It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating
with black people. Do you have to?" - - Donald Sterling

"If you don't have a seat at the table, you're probably on the menu." - -
Elizabeth Warren

On Oct 11, 2014 11:21 AM, "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at> wrote:

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> Subject:      Most Notable Quotations of 2014 So Far?
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> I=92m starting to think about my annual list, run by the Associated Press,
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> of the top 10 most notable quotations of the year.  By =93notable=94 I
> mean=
>  =93important=94 or =93famous=94 or =93particularly revealing of the
> spirit=
>  of our times=94 rather than necessarily being eloquent or admirable.
> Beca=
> use this is not a presidential election year or
> year-before-presidential-el=
> ection year, the most notable quotations are less obvious, which is why I
> a=
> m soliciting preliminary input at this time.=0A=
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> I would welcome suggestions of notable quotations from 2014, particularly
> o=
> nes from politics or popular culture or entertainment or sports or
> business=
>  or technology.=0A=
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> Fred Shapiro=0A=
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