[PW] Appeal for Notable Quotations of 2019
javier at candeira.com
Mon Oct 14 18:04:30 PDT 2019
"*assuming* you can find one"
On 15 October 2019 11:45:10 am AEDT, "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?
>I would like you to do us a favor though.
>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
>I have no obligation to be honest to the media because they're just as
>dishonest as anybody else.
>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.
>I have the right to do whatever I want as president.
>No human being would want to live in Baltimore.
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