[PW] Appeal for Notable Quotations of 2019
fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Tue Oct 15 04:39:49 PDT 2019
Thanks for the explanation, Sylvia. I am interested in science -- in fact, I have a Bachelor of Science degree from the world's leading scientific-technical university, and I included many scientific quotations in the Yale Book of Quotations. But contemporary scientific quotes don't often fit with my admittedly idiosyncratic criteria. I'll buckle down and do some research into Brexit quotations.
From: Project-wombat <project-wombat-bounces at lists.project-wombat.org> on behalf of Sylvia Milne <sylviamilne at btinternet.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:45 AM
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Thank you, but I don’t think that consternation is the correct term. I seem to remember losing interest when you ignored the London Olympics and more importantly, the confirmation of the existence of the Higgs boson.
Former lists have displayed not only a lack of interest in the U.K. but also in science, and international politics. What you compile is actually a list of American political quotations. That’s fair enough.
Brexit has been thoroughly covered in the British and international press. I’m sure that if you are interested, a quick Google will give you several suitable quotations
>From Sylvia Milne
> On 15 Oct 2019, at 01:45, 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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