[PW] Appeal for Notable Quotations of 2019

Michael J. Lowrey orangemike at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 18:37:05 PDT 2019

*The Prime Minister's advice to Her Majesty was unlawful, void and of no

   - President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
   's statement on Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament
   <https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49810680> (24 September 2019)

On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 8:29 PM Michael J. Lowrey <orangemike at gmail.com>

> Boris Johnson:
> [I would] rather be *dead in a ditch* [than ask the EU to delay Brexit
> beyond 31 October]. (5 September 2019)
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 7:45 PM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>> It's getting to be that time of year again.  In the next month and a half
>> or so I have to finalize my list of the 10 most notable quotations of the
>> year, disseminated by the Associated Press, and would welcome input.  The
>> criteria are quotations that are famous, or important, or particularly
>> revealing of the spirit of our times.  Invariably many of the quotes are
>> political in nature, but I do very much want some nonpolitical quotes from
>> fields such as popular culture, sports, business, science, etc.  I also
>> would like to have some foolish quotes from Democrats to give the list some
>> balance.
>> Below are some of the candidates that have been suggested to me.
>> Suggestions of additional quotations would be most welcome.  Note that
>> quotes from December 2018 may be eligible.  Internet memes can be
>> considered if they are very popular.
>> Attention Sylvia Milne:  I know that my lack of U.K. quotations on these
>> lists has been a source of great consternation to you over the years.  This
>> is your chance to remedy that lack at least slightly.  I would love to
>> include some famous or historic 2019 quote relating to Brexit, such as a
>> quote from Boris Johnson or from the U.K. Supreme Court.  Can you suggest
>> any such quotes?
>> Fred Shapiro
>> I would like you to do us a favor though.
>> Donald Trump
>> We are in the beginning of a mass extinction.  And all you can talk about
>> is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.  How dare you!
>> Greta Thunberg
>> I have no obligation to be honest to the media because they're just as
>> dishonest as anybody else.
>> Corey Lewandowski
>> Just marry one woman. ... If you can find one.
>> Elizabeth Warren, Response to hypothetical person believing marriage
>> should be between one man and one woman
>> He [President Trump] is a racist, he is a con man, and he is a cheat.
>> Michael Cohen
>> I have the right to do whatever I want as president.
>> Donald Trump
>> No human being would want to live in Baltimore.
>> Donald Trump
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> Michael J. "Orange Mike" Lowrey
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> clothes."
>      --  Desiderius Erasmus

Michael J. "Orange Mike" Lowrey

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and
     --  Desiderius Erasmus

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