Quotes Of The Year 2013
As in every year, certain stories dominate the headlines for brief moments and for every story, there are usually memorable quotes. Some are sage, some are inane and some are inadvertently funny. Here is my recollection of some of the better quotes of the year, in no particular order, except for the one at the end which HAS to be the quote of the year.
“The world is running out of time”…Al Gore 1995, 1996, 1997,1998, 1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013.
“Lean in”…Sheryl Sandberg
“The Pope buys a 1984 Renault…now that’s a man who believes in the power of prayer”…Car Talk
““You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman …
If you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it
around the backyard with pop.”…Brent Musburger
““I don’t want to live in a world where everything that I say, everything I do, everyone I talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship, is recorded.” …Edward Snowden
“You don’t need an AR-15, it’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use…Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!”…Joe Biden
“I’m a flawed character”…Lance Armstrong
“I’m basically the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen” …Chris Christie
“At this point, what difference does it make?’…Hilary Clinton
“If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it”… Barack Obama
And my vote for the quote of the year which will not likely be topped,
“I have more than enough to eat at home”…Toronto mayor Rob Ford