[PW] Most Notable Quotations of 2017 So Far?

Claire clairefromclare at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 13:05:27 PST 2017


"Nevertheless, she persisted."

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Virginia Brown <aeaeiat86 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Fred - how about “me too”, with or without the hashtag?
> Virginia
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> Sent from my iPad
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> > On Nov 7, 2017, at 12:37 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
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> > 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.
> > Chuck Todd
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Fred Shapiro
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> > Fred Shapiro
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