Yale Book of Quotations Top 10 Quotes [2009]

Historical Literary

* (1) ‘Keep your government hands off my Medicare.' Unidentified speaker at health care reform town hall in Simpsonville, South Carolina * (2) 'We’re going to be in the Hudson.' Captain Chelsey Sullenberger’s response to controllers asking which runway he preferred to land on * (3) 'There’s an app for that.' Apple’s advertising slogan for iPhone * (4) 'You lie!’ Congressman Joe Wilson during President Obama’s joint address before Congress * (5) ‘The Cambridge police acted stupidly.' President Obama commenting on Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s arrest * (6) 'I’m going to let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!' Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift’s MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech * (7) 'Um you guys said that we, um, did this for the show.' Falcon Henne about his parents’ balloon hoax * (8) 'The America I know and love is not the 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.’ Gov. Mark Sanford spokesperson Joel Sawyer regarding his disappearance * (10) ‘You give me a water board, Dick Cheney, and one hour, I’ll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.’ Jesse Ventura * Missing: Joel Sawyer (9)

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9

2

Chesley B. Sullenberger III

Aviator

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

5

3

Apple Inc.

Corporation

55.24% (58 of 105 votes)

7

4

Joe Wilson (Congressman)

U.S. Congressman

48.00% (12 of 25 votes)

3

5

Barack Obama

U.S. President

59.34% (2217 of 3736 votes)

2

6

Kanye West

Vocalist

61.71% (1296 of 2100 votes)

1

7

Falcon Heene

Oddity

80.0% (4 of 5 votes)

4

8

Sarah Palin

Politician

57.92% (658 of 1136 votes)

6

9

Mark Sanford

U.S. Governor

52.73% (29 of 55 votes)

8

10

Jesse Ventura

Wrestler

43.48% (10 of 23 votes)