[PW] Notable Quotations of the Year Appeal

Petter Naess petter at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 04:25:17 PST 2016


A notable Brexit quote from Therese May:  "But if you believe you are a
citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere. You don't understand
what citizenship means."

On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 9:41 AM, Sylvia Milne <sylviamilne at btinternet.com>
wrote:

> Thanks for the note, but I'll pass. I was irritated rather than saddened
> by the omission of any quotations about the Olympics or the Higgs Boson.
> I can't imagine how neither could have been of interest to Americans, but
> you know your audience
>
> From Sylvia Milne
>
>
> > On 20 Nov 2016, at 22:08, 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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