Yale Book of Quotations Top 10 Quotes [2023]

Historical Literary

(1) ‘Bobby might share the same name as our father, but he does not share the same values, vision, or judgment ... We denounce his candidacy.’ - joint statement from Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s siblings on his Independent presidential run, Oct. 9. * (2) ‘I never claimed to be Jewish. I am Catholic. Because I learned my maternal family had a Jewish background I said I was ‘Jew-ish.’ George Santos after being exposed for campaign embellishments about his background * (3) ‘We don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator ... We take an oath to the Constitution.’ — General Mark Milley, remarks at his farewell ceremony as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff * (4) ‘He’s clearly losing the war in Iraq.’ — President Biden on Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine, June 28. * (5) * ‘Do you guys ever think about dying?’ — Margot Robbie as the title character in ‘Barbie’ * (6) ‘We thought we might start a chain reaction that would destroy the entire world ... I believe we did.” — Cillian Murphy’s closing lines to the movie ‘Oppenheimer’ * (7) ‘I probably trust the answers that come out of ChatGPT the least of anybody on Earth.’ Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, remarks at a forum in India * (8) ‘Karma is the guy on the Chiefs, coming straight home to me.’ — Taylor Swift, revised lyrics of song ‘Karma’ Nov. 11, 2023 * (9) ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that an American billionaire, in possession of sufficient fortune, must be in want of a Supreme Court justice.’ — Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri, June 23 * (10) ‘Deeming race irrelevant in law does not make it so in life.’ — Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, dissenting opinion on Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, June 29 * Missing: Kerry Kennedy (1) * Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (1) * Sam Altman (7) * Alexandra Petri (9)

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9

1

Rory Kennedy

Filmmaker

42.00% (42 of 100 votes)

12

1

Joseph P. Kennedy II

U.S. Congressman

29.71% (41 of 138 votes)

2

2

George Santos

Politician

61.54% (248 of 403 votes)

5

3

Mark Milley

Military Personnel

53.40% (55 of 103 votes)

6

4

Joe Biden

U.S. President

47.12% (66014 of 140101 votes)

7

5

Barbie

Toy

47.01% (63 of 134 votes)

11

5

Margot Robbie

Actress

31.39% (156 of 497 votes)

8

6

Cillian Murphy

Actor

46.24% (43 of 93 votes)

1

7

Sam Altman

Entrepreneur

92.00% (23 of 25 votes)

4

8

Taylor Swift

Vocalist

53.67% (716 of 1334 votes)

10

9

The Washington Post

Corporation

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

3

10

Ketanji Brown Jackson

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

57.75% (41 of 71 votes)