At last, I am up to date in responding to reader questions about quotations. Let’s turn now to the kind of posting that in the past has generated hundreds of comments.
I’m starting to think about my annual list, run by the Associated Press, of the top 10 most notable quotations of the year (I know it’s only August, but it’s good to start gathering quotes before the early-in-the-year ones become forgotten). By “notable” I mean “important” or “famous” or “particularly revealing of the spirit of our times” rather than necessarily being eloquent or admirable. An obvious candidate for this year is Tony Hayward‘s “I’d like my life back.”
I would welcome suggestions of additional quotes from 2010, particularly ones from politics or popular culture or entertainment or sports or business or technology.