[PW] Most Notable Quotations of 2017 So Far?
fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Tue Nov 7 10:37:00 PST 2017
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.
I would welcome suggestions of notable quotations from 2017, particularly ones from politics or popular culture or entertainment or sports or business or technology.
Here are some of the contenders that I am already aware of:
You're saying it's a falsehood ... Sean Spicer, our press secretary -- gave alternative facts.
Kellyanne Conway, 1/22/17
Alternative facts aren't facts, they are falsehoods.
Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.
Donald Trump, 2/27/17
[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
[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
Make our planet great again.
Emanuel Macron, 6/1/17
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.
More information about the Project-Wombat-Open