Bleg: Most Notable Quote of 2011

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. Last year’s winners were a tie between Tony Hayward‘s “I’d like my life back” and Christine O’Donnell‘s “I’m not a witch.”

I would welcome suggestions of notable quotations from 2011, particularly ones from politics or popular culture or entertainment or sports or business or technology.

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  1. Joshua Northey says:

    I don’t think there is any chance that in 100 years the most memorable quote will be anything that is currently on the radar.

    I could be wrong of course, but nothing stood out that way from the common sources of power, so likely it will be something from the media or literature that only later gains importance.

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  2. Mark says:

    Gloria Allred vs Herman Cain: ” Instead, he offered her his own version of a stimulus package.”

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  3. Victor Savage says:

    “Corporations are people, my friend.” -Mitt Romney

    It sums up the feelings of the Republican party and conservatives against the 99% ideals of OWS.

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  4. Gustavo Lira says:

    “It’s not about me. I’m not running for president,” Bialek (Cain Accuser) said.

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