Top Quotes Of 2011 – Do You Have Any To Add?
What were the best quotes of 2011? For the past six years, Yale Law School associate librarian Fred Shapiro has created a list of his Top 10 Quotes of the year. The quotes featured on the list are the most famous, and representative of the culture at the time. The #1 spot was held by a quote theoretically chanted by 99% of US Citizens. The top ten best quotes of 2010 are:
- “We are the 99 percent.” — Occupy Wall Street slogan
- “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there — good for you! But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.” — Elizabeth Warren, running as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, speaking on the campaign trail in August about the rich not doing it on their own.
“My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.” — Billionaire Warren Buffett saying in an August New York Times op-ed that the rich pay a smaller share of their income in taxes that those in the middle class.
- “I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.” — Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman in an August tweet.
“Oops.” — Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry after unsuccessfully trying during a November debate to remember the third federal agency he would eliminate.
“When they ask me, ‘Who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan?’ I’m going to say, ‘You know, I don’t know. Do you know?'” — Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain in an October interview.
“I am on a drug. It’s called ‘Charlie Sheen.’ It’s not available because if you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.” — Actor Charlie Sheen in a February interview.
“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” — Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ last words before his October death, as reported by his sister, Mona Simpson, in her eulogy.
- “I can’t say with certitude.” — Then-U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner when asked in June whether a tweeted lewd photograph was in fact him.
“Instead of receiving the help that she had hoped for, Mr. Cain instead decided to provide her with his idea of a stimulus package.” — Lawyer Gloria Allred in November, discussing Herman Cain’s alleged sexual harassment in the 1990s of her client.
Which quote or quotes do you think should have been on the list but aren’t?