Top 10 quotes of the year

Published: Monday, Dec. 13 2010 10:45 a.m. MST

Associated Press
Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School, released his fifth annual list of the most notable quotations of the year. Shapiro noted that the top quotes stemmed from two of the biggest news stories of the year, the oil spill and the emergence of the tea party. The original Yale Book of Quotations was published in 2006. Since then, Shapiro has released an annual list of the top 10 quotes. He said they will be incorporated into the next edition of the book. Shapiro picks quotes that are famous, important or revealing of the spirit of the times. The quotes aren't necessarily the most eloquent or admirable. Here's the list:
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Cedar Hills, UT

The saddest and most telling quote was Nancy Pelosi (who was actually re-elected?) "We are going to have to pass this bill so you can find out whats in it." Spendspendspendspendspendspend....

Lehi, UT

The one about separation of church and state is comical, because the media makes it out to be HER mistake; but "separation of church and state" in those words, is NOT in any amendment, and is a description of someone's view of what the 1st amendment means, penned many, many years later, and is NOT part of the constitution in any way.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT


You mean like the "right to privacy" that so many like to quote here in these forums?

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