[PW] Most Notable Quotations of 2015 So Far?

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Wed Nov 4 07:41:54 PST 2015

Sorry, Sylvia: I should have typed "some of us live in a country where wacko sentiments may be widely held."  (This is not to say that the U.K. and other countries don't have their own widely held wacko sentiments.)

Fred Shapiro

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This seemingly is a good candidate for my list, and I personally find it to be a quite remarkable quotation.  However, it is a common sentiment among gun rights enthusiasts that Hitler would have been stopped by an armed citizenry, and thus I don't see the Carson quote as belonging on my list.  Unfortunately we live in an era and in a country where wacko sentiments may be widely held.

Fred Shapiro

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Carson said somthing about
Jews in Germany having guns and defending themselves against nazies

Michael N Hindin, MPH
St Louis Park, MN 55426

On Nov 3, 2015 7:33 PM, "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

> 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 2015, 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:
> blood coming out of her eyes; blood coming out of her -- wherever
> Donald Trump
> Who's doing the raping?
> Donald Trump
> He is not a war hero.
> Donald Trump
> a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight, and when they
> come out, they're gay.  So, did something happen while they were in there?
> Ben Carson
> Clinton sparred with Fox News reporter Ed Henry, who asked her whether she
> "wiped" her server.
> "What — like with a cloth or something?" Clinton joked
> Stuff happens.
> Jeb Bush
> Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?  But we put
> together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee.  What are her
> numbers today?
> Kevin McCarthy
> Fred Shapiro
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