[PW] Appeal for Notable Quotations of 2019

Charles Early charles.early at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 22:25:40 PDT 2019


“I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up,”
John Bolton

On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 6:45 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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