What Are the Most Notable Quotes From 2009?
Let me take a break from responding to readers’ quote queries.
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.
Some that seem to stand out this year include Mark Sanford’s spokesman saying “The governor is hiking the Appalachian trail”; Joe Wilson’s calling out “You lie!”; Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift; and Sarah Palin on “Obama’s death panel.”
I would welcome suggestions of additional quotes from 2009, particularly ones from politics or popular culture or entertainment or sports or business or technology.