[PW] Notable Quotations of the Year Appeal

NancyJo Leachman nancyjo at salpublib.org
Sun Nov 20 14:36:28 PST 2016


Joe Biden- from his letter to Brock Turner's Victim:

I do not know your name — but thanks to you, I know that heroes ride
bicycles.

Nancy Jo Leachman
Information Service Librarian
Salina Public Library
301 W. Elm, Salina, KS 67401
nancyjo at salpublib.org
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On Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 4:08 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
wrote:

>
>
> It's that time of year again.  I have only a couple of weeks more to
> finalize my list, disseminated by the Associated Press, of the notable
> quotations of the year, and would welcome input.  The criteria are
> quotations that are famous, or important, or particularly revealing of the
> spirit of our times rather than necessarily being eloquent or admirable.
> This year the competition among political quotations is truly intense, with
> a plenitude of memorable quotes from you-know-who.  I do, however,
> desperately want some nonpolitical quotes from fields such as popular
> culture, entertainment, sports, business, science, technology, etc.  I also
> desperately want some ridiculous quotes from Democrats to give the list
> some balance.
>
>
> Below is my current list of candidates.  Comments on which of these are
> most notable, or which of them are not so notable, and especially
> suggestions of additional quotations would be most welcome.  Note that
> quotes from December 2015 may be eligible.  Internet memes can be
> considered if they are very popular.
>
>
> Special note to Sylvia Milne:  I am sorry that you are caused so much
> unhappiness every year by the paucity of non-U.S. quotations on my lists.
> I would welcome non-U.S. suggestions, particularly relating to Brexit.  But
> please note that the Associated Press is predominantly a U.S. organization,
> Project Wombat is predominantly a U.S. list, and ridiculous quotations are
> perhaps predominantly a U.S. phenomenon.  Nations disfavored by my lists
> should probably be very happy rather than being disappointed.  (But I do
> want eloquent or admirable quotations as well as the ridiculous ones; the
> eloquent or admirable quotes are a lot harder to find nowadays.)
>
>
> Fred Shapiro
>
>
>
> TRUMP
>
>
> I alone can fix it.
>
>
> Russia ... I hope you're able to find the 30.000 emails.
>
>
> I think I've made a lot of sacrifices ...
>
>
> Second Amendment people.
>
>
> I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody, and I
> wouldn't lose any votes.
>
>
> That makes me smart.
>
>
> Grab them by the p----.
>
>
> I'll keep you in suspense.
>
>
> [I'll accept the election results] If I win.
>
>
> Such a nasty woman.
>
>
> Why can't we use nuclear weapons?
>
>
> I've been treated very unfairly by this judge.  Now, this judge is of
> Mexican heritage.
>
>
> I know words.  I know the best words.
>
>
> H. CLINTON
>
>
> Basket of deplorables.
>
>
> Delete your account.
>
>
> You need both a public and a private position.
>
>
> A man you can bait with a tweet ...
>
>
> CRUZ
>
>
> Vote your conscience.
>
>
> PAUL RYAN
>
>
> Textbook definition of a racist comment.
>
>
> PAUL LEPAGE
>
>
> Drug dealers coming to Maine and impregnating young, white girls.
>
>
> STEVE BANNON
>
>
> Darkness is good.  Dick Cheney.  Darth Vader.  Satan.  That's power
>
>
> KHIZR KAHN
>
>
> Have you read the Constitution? ... You have sacrificed nothing and no one.
>
>
> LETTER FROM 50 GOP NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS
>
>
> Quote about Trump.
>
>
> JOHN BOEHNER
>
>
> [Ted Cruz is] Lucifer in the flesh.
>
>
> MICHELLE OBAMA
>
>
> When they go low, we go high.  [May actually be pre-2016 quote by Barack
> Obama]
>
>
>
>
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