One More Time: Most Notable Quote of 2011

Since my last posting elicited many helpful comments, let me repeat it this week in hope of getting even more input:

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. crystal says:

    Rick Perry during the Republican Debate- “oops”

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  2. stacey says:

    charlie sheen- “winning”

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  3. Chris says:

    We saved the country from a Great Depression.

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  4. Steve says:

    “It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.” – Joe Paterno

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  5. TJ says:

    “Lead from Behind”

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  7. Marg says:

    “I try to be known more for my work than for anything else”
    Charlie Sheen

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  8. Neil (SM) says:

    Here’s 3:

    “Come on! Come on! It’d be like Hitler playing Golf with Netanyahu.”

    “You know, I enjoy young people. I love to be around them. I … but, no, I am not sexually attracted to young boys.”

    “Oh Wow! Oh Wow! Oh Wow.

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