Yale’s Top 10 Quotes of the Year

The Yale Book of Quotations
2009

1. “Keep your government hands off my Medicare.” – Speaker [teabagger] at town hall meeting.

2. “We’re going to be in the Hudson.” – Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.

3. “There’s an app for that.” – Apple, in advertising for the iPhone.

4. “You lie!” – Republican Joe Wilson [shouting at President Obama during his healthcare address.]

5. “The Cambridge police acted stupidly.” – President Barack Obama.

6. “I’m going to let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!” – Kanye West.

7. “Um, you guys said that we, um, did this for the show.” – Falcon Heene, aka Balloon Boy.

8. “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel.'” – Sarah Palin.

9. “The governor is hiking the Appalachian Trail.” – Spokesman for Mark Sanford.

10. “You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I’ll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.” – Jesse Ventura.

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