2010 Quotes of the Year - Top Quotes of 2010
Quotes of the Week - Dec 31, 2010:
"I will never confirm whether I worked in intelligence."
-- Anna Chapman, who achieved celebrity status after she and nine
others were accused of being Russian sleeper agents and deported
from U.S. six months ago."
"What we agreed to is not what we got." -- Cameron Winklevoss,
who, with his identical twin, is trying to undo $65 million deal
against Facebook they settled on in 2008 for a chance to win more;
they say they had the original idea for the social networking site
and Mark Zuckerberg stole it.
"Our campaign has not come to a stop. This will be a long battle."
-- Wang Chen, head of China's State Council Information Office,
referring to his country's Internet crackdown.
Quotes of the Week - Dec 28, 2010:
"I don't want to write this book, but I have to." -- Julian
Assange, WikiLeaks founder, saying he has signed publishing deals
to release an autobiography next year to keep his organization from
going under and cover his legal costs in fighting extradition to
"It does not scare me because I believe in the intelligence
of the American public." -- US talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey,
asked if thought of Sarah Palin running for president scares her.
"This day has come! 'Don't ask, don't tell' is over, and you
no longer have to sacrifice your integrity." -- Mike Almy,
US Air Force major, discharged four years ago when his sexual orientation
became known, on President Obama signing the historic repeal into
Quotes of the Week - Dec 21, 2010:
"They haven't caught on to me, and I hope they never do."
-- Betty White, 88-year-old comedian and actress, on being named
Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press.
"We have to ask ourselves what was wrong in our preaching,
in our entire way of configuring the Christian being, to allow something
like that to happen." -- Pope Benedict XVI, on cases of sexual
abuse of children inside the Catholic Church. The Pope said the
abuse crisis had brought "shame" to the church.
"I'm about as calm as a person who's about to give birth to
such a humongous baby can be." -- Oprah Winfrey, media mogul,
on January 1st launch of the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN, her
new cable channel.
Quotes of the Week - Dec 14, 2010:
"We can agree that in the wealthiest nation on earth, all children
should have the basic nutrition they need to learn and grow."
-- Michelle Obama, US First Lady, on child-nutrition bill signed
into law by President Obama.
"There's a first time for everything." - Camilla, Dutchess
of Cornwall, reacting to attack on car carrying her and her husband
Prince Charles by student protesters in London who were opposing
a rise in tuition fees.
"Liu has only exercised his civil rights. He has not done anything
wrong. He must be released." -- Thorbjorn Jagland, head of
Nobel Committee, at ceremony to award Chinese human rights activists
Liu Xiaobo the Nobel Peace Prize. As Liu is jailed in China, an
empty chair stood where he would have been seated.
"Caning in Malaysia has hit epidemic proportions." --
Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International's Asia-Pacific director, after
release of report urging country to halt the practice; upwards of
10,000 people are caned in Malaysia every year.
"This is one sweet dollar of vindication." -- Aaron and
Christine Boring, celebrating a 1$ settlement with Google. The couple
accused the company of trespassing when photos were taken of their
home for Google's Street View feature.
"I'm not even kind of a lesbian." -- Oprah Winfrey, talk-show
queen, in interview with Barbara Walters that has not yet aired,
breaking down when confronting the rumors about her sexual orientation.
Quotes of the Week - Dec 7, 2010:
"I unfortunately have never in my life been to a wild party."
-- Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister, insisting, amid a
scandal stemming from alleged sex parties at his estate, that he
throw only elegant, dignified soirees at his villas.
"There is nothing more English than bad sex, so on behalf of
the entire nation, I thank you." -- Rowan Somerville, novelist,
who won the Bad Sex in Fiction prize for scene in his book The
Shape of Her.
"He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands,
Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al-Qa'ida
and Taliban leaders?" -- Sarah Palin on WikiLeaks founder Julian
"Whoever in our government leaked that information is guilty
of treason, and I think anything less than execution is too kind
a penalty." - Mike Huckabee, US republican party presidential
hopeful, on leaking of documents to WikiLeaks.
Quotes of the Week - Nov 9, 2010:
"It's better to like beautiful girls than to be gay."
-- Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister, speaking about his
latest scandal, in which a teenage girl told of the "bunga
bunga" orgies she witnessed at his home when she was 17.
"I feel sorry for straight men. The only reason women will
have sex with them is that sex is the price they are willing to
pay for a relationship with a man, which is what they want."
-- Stephen Fry, actor, claims straight women don't really like sex.
"I had a sickening feeling every time I thought about it. I
still do." -- George W. Bush, writing in his new memoir, Decision
Point, that he still feels bad no weapons of mass destruction
were found in Iraq.
Quotes of the Week - Nov 2, 2010:
"If I was in his house, where the hell was she?" -- Loredana
Jolie, one of Tiger Woods's mistresses, blames the golfer's then
wife for his string of affairs.
"What this country needs is a little bit of good old Reaganism
- lower taxes, less government intrusion and over-reach, smaller,
smarter government." -- Sarah Palin campaigning in US mid-term
"This prize belongs to everyone, everyone who is Chinese and
has been fearless in defending their dignity." -- Liu Xia,
wife of jailed Chinese Novel Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo,
inviting 143 Chinese activists and academics to award ceremony in
Oslo. She remains under house arrest.
Quotes of the Week - Oct 26, 2010:
"If geek means you're willing to study things, and if you think
science and engineering matter, I plead guilty. If your culture
doesn't like geeks, you are in real trouble." -- Bill Gates,
founder of Microsoft.
"My handwriting was the despair of my teachers. But my classmates
gave me the nickname Einstein." -- Professor Stephen Hawking
on his student days.
"I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and
ask you to consider something." -- Virginia Thomas, wife of
US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, in a voice mail left for
Anita Hill asking her to apologize for accusing the Justice of sexual
harassment in 1991.
Quotes of the Week - Oct 19, 2010:
"I was with God and I was with the devil. They fought over
me but God won. I think I had extraordinary luck." -- Mario
Sepulveda, one of 33 Chilean miners rescued after being trapped
2,000 feet below ground for 69 days.
"When I was young, everybody on screen was gorgeous. I think
showbusiness has lost a lot of its magic in that way. I have to
say, there aren't that many good-looking actresses around today.
I mean, there's Angelina Jolie and there's . . . Angelina Jolie,
Jennifer Aniston is cute but I wouldn't call her beautiful. She's
no Ava, Lana or Audrey." -- Joan Collins, actress.
"She was a Nazi - she was a really terrible person." --
Germaine Greer, writer, on her mother.
Quotes of the Week - Oct 12, 2010:
"Generally for me, slimness comes with a little bit of upset
or stress. I'd rather be fat and happy, to be honest." -- Charlotte
Church, singer, offers some diet advice.
"We'd like to spread the culture of fun - and safety."
-- Candice Iyog, VP for marketing of Philippine airline Cebu Pacific,
on in-flight safety demos, during which flight attendants dance
to Lady Gaga music to keep passengers' attention.
"I am sitting here as a suspect because I have spoken ... nothing
but the truth." -- Geert Wilders, Dutch parliamentarian, on
trial in Amsterdam for allegedly inciting hatred against Muslims
by comparing the Quran to Hitler's Mein Kampf.
Quotes of the Week - Oct 5, 2010:
"Few children of famous people succeed. Most of them are little
shits." -- Jamie Oliver, TV chef and celebrity childcare guru.
"We have to wage peace." -- Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who
is behind plan to build Islamic cultural center near New York City's
Ground Zero, saying project is meant to create platform for moderate
Muslims and curb extremism.
"Israeli government policies are not supported by all Jews."
-- Richard Kuper, member of group Jews for Justice for Palestinians,
which sent supply boat to blockaded Gaza Strip. It was intercepted
by Israeli forces.
Quotes of the Week - Sept 28, 2010:
"I'm an optimist. I think I will return to Tibet with a Chinese
passport." -- The Dalai Lama, on China eventually dropping
its hard-line policies and letting him return to Tibet.
"My mother was a great believer in child labor." -- British
food writer Nigella Lawson started cooking early.
"Please do something! We don't want to die of hunger ... I
give glory to God that I am still alive, but I would like to stay
that way!" --Marjorie Saint Hilaire, in letter of complaint
from Haitian tent city that lacks vital provisions almost nine months
after Jan 12 earthquake.
Quotes of the Week - Sept 21, 2010:
"We thought we could put it to better use." -- Yigal Palmor,
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, on his country's purchase of
Twitter account @israel from Israel Melendez, a Spanish owner of
"We don't want to hear another apology." -- Margaret Kennedy,
of Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors group, on Pope Benedict's
visit to Britain.
"I am a femme fatale, my dear." -- Carla Bruni, French
first lady, shrugs off any suggestion of image problem.
"Women are lining up to marry me. Legend has it, I know how
to do it." -- Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy.
Quotes of the Week - Sept 14, 2010:
"They talk about me like a dog." -- Barack Obama, on Republican
opponents and other critics during a Milwaukee labor rally.
"I feel happy because I'm unique." -- Edward 'Nino' Hernandez,
on being dubbed world's shortest man. The 24-year-old Colombian
stands 27 in. (69 cm).
"A lot of people say, 'I would rather have a heart attack at
the height of sexual passion'. I think I would prefer to be killed
by a bookcase." -- Tom Stoppard, on the ideal way to die.
"I'm definitely a good player." -- Usain Bolt, 24-year-old
record holding Jamaican sprinter, says he would like to play soccer
professionally once his track and field career in over.
Quotes of the Week - Sept 7, 2010:
"I thought it was gum." -- Paris Hilton, denying responsibility
for packet of cocaine Las Vegas police found in her bag.
"I can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered
on my forehead." -- Barack Obama, on rumors he was not born
"I heard that 60 is the new 40, so I am making 70 the new 50."
-- Cliff Richard, who has posed topless for his 2011 official calendar.
"Conan. Simple. Pure. Like the man himself." -- Conan
O'Brien, announcing namne of his upcoming show, set to premiere
on Nov 8.
Quotes of the Week - Aug 31, 2010:
"This is like metastisised anti-Semitism . . . It's not even
Islamophobia, It's hate of Muslims." -- Daisy Khan, wife of
Imam who wants to erect mosque near Ground Zero in New York.
"It's just a cat, at the end of the day." -- Mary Bale,
the Briton who received death threats after online video showed
her putting cat in trash can.
"So scary. Just got woken up to a guy trying to break into
my house holding 2 big knives. Cops are here arresting him."
-- Tweet from Paris Hilton.
"I'm still au naturel, but I do wear exceptionally well cut
bikinis." -- Liz Hurley denies having breast implants.
Quotes of the Week - Aug 24, 2010:
"Barack Obama is the worst President in history." -- Ben
Quayle, son of former US Vice President.
"He is a bit old." -- Fabio Capello, England soccer coach,
saying he doesn't plan to pick David Beckham, 35, for any more competitive
"I am not on the Earth to be bullied by women journalists
who envy my freedom, my courage, my talent and my arse. I have a
fantastic arse." -- Sinead O'Connor, singer, resents criticism
of her recent wedding.
"I'm no Tom Jones but I'm doing better than Nick Clegg."
-- UK X Factor finalist Olly Murs, reveals his sexual conquests
now number more than 30.
Quotes of the Week - Aug 17, 2010:
"Your face tells a story - and it shouldn't be a story about
your drive to the doctor's office." -- Julia Roberts says no
"If you can hold it down on the smokes and the cocktails,
you may be well advised to do so." -- Christopher Hitchens,
author and columnist, warning others against his habits after his
diagnosis of life-threatening osophageal cancer.
"To the passenger who called me a motherfucker, fuck you.,
I've been in this business for years and that's it I've had it."
-- Air steward Steven Slater, who grabbed two bottles of beer and
slid down the emergency chute after being abused by a passenger.
Quotes of the Week - Aug 10, 2010:
"They were kind of dirty looking pebbles. I didn't know. I'm
used to seeing diamonds shiny and in a box. These are the kind of
diamonds I am used to seeing." -- Supermodel Naomi Campbell
on alleged blood diamonds it is claimed she received from African
dictator Charles Taylor.
"I'm perpetually lonely. I'm lonely when I'm in relationships.
It's my condition as an artist ... I have this weird thing that
if I sleep with someone they're going to take my creativity from
me." -- Singer Lady Gaga.
"You are the chosen one dun dun dun." -- Kanye West, tweeting
to the only person, a young British man, he has chosen to follow
Quotes of the Week - Aug 3, 2010:
"They're making more than the President." -- Cory Christ,
resident of Los Angeles suburb Bell, where three top city officials
resigned after they admitted to severely inflating their salaries,
one of them earning nearly $800,000.
"After 20 years she doesn't have to carry this on her conscience
any more and that's a kind of relief." -- French lawyer Frank
Berton, on his client Dominique Cottrez, who confessed to suffocating
eight of her newborn babies between 1989 and 2007.
"It's a good thing to be old, because that means you haven't
died yet, right?" -- Actress Penelope Cruz.
Quotes of the Week - July 27, 2010:
"Refudiate. English is a living language. Shakespeare liked
to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it." -- Sarah Palin,
US Republican party pin-up and creator of word 'refudiate', compares
herself to Bard.
"The donkey screamed, and children cried." -- Larisa Tuchkova,
police spokeswoman in southern Russia, after donkey was made parasail
as part of advertising stunt - an animal-cruelty investigation ensued.
"I saw the bodies. My father-in law's was quite well preserved.
I recognized his black winter coat with some holes in it."
-- Mircea Oprean, son-in-law of former Romanian dictator Nicolae
Ceausescu and his wife, whose bodies were exhumed in attempt to
confirm location of their long-disputed graves.
Quotes of the Week - July 20, 2010:
"Well, that wasn't so hard." -- @BPGlobel PR, a spoof
Twitter account, on news that Gulf of Mexico oil leak may be plugged.
"Spain's name willbe on top of the world for the next four
years." -- Iker Casillas, captain of Spanish soccer team, on
winning 2010 World Cup.
"Can you imagine? I arrive in front of other guests, and I
leave with cash? This is slander." - Nicolas Sarkozy, French
President, defends himself against allegations of illegal campaign
financing stemming from meals at estate of Liliane Bettencourt,
heir to the L'Oréal fortune.
Quotes of the Week - July 13, 2010:
"Are you serious?" -- Lindsay Lohan, to attorney Shawn
Chapman Holley, after a judge sentenced the 24-year-old actress
to 90 days in jail for violating her probation for 2007 drunk driving
"The Internet's completely over...All these computers and digital
gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that
cant be good for you." -- Prince, on his plans to withhold
online distribution of his new album and instead include it, free,
in British newspapers.
"For everything in life, there is always a beginning and an
end. This is the tough part, the most difficult thing, when you
see that its coming: The end." -- Seve Ballesteros, the
Spanish golfer, on his fear of dying from brain cancer.
Quotes of the Week - July 6, 2010:
"We are now, I fear, in the early stages of a third depression.
The cost to the world economy and, above all, to the millions
of lives blilghted by the absence of jobs, will be immense."
-- Paul Krugman, Nobel prizewinning economist.
"I don't smoke, I hardly drink, I'm a nice girl, I'm a good
mum. I'm not having wild sex parties with strangers, so part of
me feels entitled to have some trifle." -- TV presenter Vanessa
Feltz explains why she is 16st 4lb.
"It's been a while." -- Leon Panetta, CIA Director, answering
question about when US last 'had good intelligence' on whereabouts
of Osama Bin Laden.
Quotes of the Week - June 29, 2010:
"I was conceived in a Petri dish by artificial insemination.
It's a horrible, clinical way to be conceived. All my life I've
felt as if I'm half a person." -- Caroline Halstead, English
wife and mother, whose father was an anonymous sperm donor.
"My farewell was shit. Four years ago, we were heroes. Today,
we are basbards. We are shamed. It is a debacle." -- Italy's
Gennaro Gattuso after their exit from the soccer World Cup.
"I think we can all conclude that Tony Hayward is not going
to have a second career in p.r. consulting." -- Rahm Emanuel,
White House chief of staff, after photos showed the BP CEO took
time off to go sailing on his yacht with his son instead of dealing
with Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Quotes of the Week - June 22, 2010:
"We...insistently beg forgiveness from God and from the persons
involved." -- Pope Benedict XVI, marking end of Roman Catholic
Church's Year of the Priest celebrations with apology for years
of sexual abuse of children by priests.
"What happened on Bloody Sunday strengthened the Provisional
IRA, increased nationalist resentment and hostility towards the
army and exacerbated the violent conflict of the years that followed."
-- Britain's Lord Saville, in his report clearing the victims of
any blame for the killings during a civil rights march in Derry
more than 38 years ago.
"I didn't have the balls. This is not my thing." -- Christian
Hernandez, 22-year-old Mexican matador arrested for breach of contract
when he dropped his cape and fled from a bull midfight.
Quotes of the Week - June 15, 2010:
"I was sucked in by something I thought was real and I have
realized it isn't, and it is not necessarily something I want to
be a part of." -- Lily Allen, singer, on the lure of fame.
"The doughnut hole will be gone." -- Barack Obama, addressing
senior citizens' concerns about Medicare coverage gap known as the
doughnut hole, in which they are forced to pay 100% of prescription-drug
costs. The government has begun distributing $250 checks to those
affected to start process of closing hole by 2020.
"Fuck my victims. I carried them for 20 years and now I'm doing
150." -- Bernie Madoff, jailed Ponzie king.
Quotes of the Week - June 8, 2010:
"I was in the gutter at that moment." -- Sarah Ferguson,
Dutchess of York, saying in interview on Oprah Winfrey Show that
she had been drinking when she promised an undercover journalist
access to her ex-husband Prince Andrew in exchange for more than
"You have the honesty of Abe Lincoln and the charm of the guy
who shot him." -- Dane Cook, comedian, pays tribute to departing
American Idol judge Simon Cowell.
"It would be better for them if their crimes were their cause
of death in this life because for them eternal damnation in the
fires of hell will be greater." -- Monsignor Charles Scicluna,
Vatican chief prosecutor, on pedophile priests.
Quotes of the Week - June 1, 2010:
"The crisis is not over. We are at the next stage. This is
where we move from a private to a public debt. We socialized part
of the private debt by bailing out financial institutions...But
public debt is never a free lunch. Eventually We have to pay for
it." -- Nauriel Roubini, the Dr. Doom of economics, who was
first to predict the recession.
"Our marriage is absolutely not a business arrangement."
-- Victoria Beckham hits back at reports that her marriage to David
is a sham.
"These five paintings are unsellable, so thieves, sirs, you
are inbeciles. Now return them." -- Pierre Cornette de Saint-Cyr,
director of Palais de Tokyo, on theft of paintings, including works
by Picasso and Matisse, from Paris Museum of Modern Art.
Quotes of the Week - May 25, 2010:
"George drank the three Bs, a bourbon before dinner, a beer
with dinner and then B and B [Brandy and Benedictine liquor], a
sweet after-dinner drink. Many times all he had was a beer, but
when he poured enough, he could be a bore." -- Laura Bush on
her hushband's drinking days.
"No matter how this goes, the euro is likely to suffer looking
ahead." -- Jane Foley, research director at Forex.com, saying
that even if the European debt crisis can be contained, the euro
may continue to drop in value.
"You put in cash ...and you take your gold out." -- Thomas
Geissler, entrepreneur, unveiling an ATM stocked with gold bars
and coins at Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Quotes of the Week - May 18, 2010:
"The greatest persecution of the church doesn't come from enemies
on the outside but is born from the sin within the church."
-- Pope Benedict XVI, on church's widespread sexual-abuse scandal.
"These days nobody seems to be able to keep it in their pants
or honor a commitment." -- Raquel Welch, actress, on legacy
of contraceptive pill.
"I was also going to give a graduation speech in Arizona this
weekend, but with my accent, I was afraid they would try to deport
me." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of California, ribbing
Arizona's new immigration law, in his commencement speech at Emory
University in Atlanta.
Quotes of the Week - May 11, 2010:
"You need tough skin to be in this business. I don't have tough
skin right now and I don't want it." -- Sandra Bullock taking
break from acting to spend more time with adopted son.
"I'll do my fucking best." -- Lady Gaga, asked if she
would cut bad language from next show.
"When the tiger gets out and starts creating damage, it's insane
to blame the tiger - it's the idiot tiger keeper." -- Charlie
Munger, Berkshire Hathaway vice chariman, blames lax government
regulations for Wall Street's ills.
Quotes of the Week - May 4, 2010:
"I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus
first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for the
Native Americans." -- Stephen Hawking, British physicist, on
consequences of aliens visiting Earth.
"Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone."
-- Jon Goldwater, co-CEO of Archie Comics, on plans to introduce
Kevin Keller, an openly gay character, in September issue.
"Television has become predictable, vulgar and nasty."
-- Joan Collins.
"Planes have to put up with sandstorms in Africa. The engines
are designed to put up with a lot more than existed." -- Richard
Branson, saying it was unnecessary to cancel 100,000 European flights
because of airborne volcanic ash.
Quotes of the Week - April 27, 2010:
"Many women who do not dress modesty...lead young men astray,
corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases
earthquakes." -- Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, Iranian cleric,
after severe earthquake warning in Tehran.
"I will not be taking a paternity test, ever!" -- Oprah
Winfrey, on Kitty Kelley biography claims that the man who raised
her is not her biological dad.
"They're better on his desk than on my chest." -- Sharon
Osbourne, on plan to remove breast implants and give them to hubby
Ozzy for paperweights.
"We're not snooty, stuck-up, malevolent, malignant creatures,
as we're so often portrayed. We're actually kind of cool and hip."
-- Helen Mirren on Brits.
Quotes of the Week - April 20, 2010:
"People have to throw away this absurd Vera Wang shopping list
which says of a man that he has to earn £100,000 a year, that
he has to be able to cut down a tree, play the Spanish guitar, make
love all night and cook me a cheese souffle. This is a ridiculously
impossible wish list." -- Writer Joanna Trollope.
"There is no denying the fact that the worldwide system of
covering up cases of sexual crimes committed by clerics was engineered
by the Roman Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Cardinal
Ratzinger." -- Hans Kung, Swiss theologian, on role of Pope
Benedict XVI in clerical abuse scandals.
"I think the Vatican - they've got more to talk about than
the Beatles." -- Ringo Starr, on Vatican newspaper editorial
praising band on 40th anniversary of breakup.
Quotes of the Week - April 13, 2010:
"We now have proof that Toyota failed to live up to its legal
obligations." --Ray Lahood, US Transportation Secretary, after
government announced it would fine Toyota a record $16.4m for failing
to alert regulators to safety problems with gas pedals on popular
models like Camry and Corolla.
"Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, It hit 'em...Look at those dead bastards."
--Recording from attack by American military helicopter on Iraqi
"I used to have a mammogram every year and I just let it slide.
I thought: 'I'll get to it'. I didn't realize it had been four years.
I would encourage women to have mammograms if at all they can afford
it." -- Martina Navratilova on finding out she has breast cancer.
I don't think there's any point now in taking back the name. It
would be too artificial, and the fact that I have to explain it
to you is a permanent rebuke to the morality of the Victorians for
putting him in prison just for being a homosexual. -- Merlin
Holland, grandson of Oscar Wilde, on why he will never re-claim
his famous name, changed by his grandmother after the writer was
Quotes of the Week - April 6, 2010:
"We make our good very similar to cocaine now." -- Gene-Jack
Wang, doctor with US Department of Energy lab, on study confirming
fatty foods may be addictive.
"The Christian Brothers were fairly mangled fellows in Navan.
Some men speak highly of them. Unfortunately I never saw that. I
just remember the brutality. The Paddtbats, the straps that would
fly out of the soutane like vipers' tongues, the beatings amidst
the prayers - whack!" --Actor Pierce Brosnan on his abuse by
religious brothers while a boy at school.
"Of all the sucky movies, mine is the suckiest." -- J.
D. Shapiro, screenwriter on Battlefield Earth, which was
recently dubbed worst movie of the decade.
Quotes of the Week - March 30, 2010:
"The concepts of man or woman don't fit me." -- Norrie
May-Welby, who became first person in world to be classified genderless
after Australian officials altered May-Welby's birth cert to read
"There are compelling reasons to believe that Israel was responsible
for the misuse of British passports." --David Miliband, British
Foreign Secretary, on expulsion of Israeli diplomat over Mossad's
alleged involvement January in assassination of Hamas leader.
"This is a big fucking deal." -- US vice-president Joe
Biden to Barack Obama at signing into law of the historic US healthcare
Quotes of the Week - March 23, 2010:
"You have suffered grievously and I am truly sorry. I know
that nothing can undo the wrong you have endured. Your trust has
been betrayed and your dignity has been violated." -- Pope
Benedict XVI apologizes to Irish victims of clerical sex abuse.
"After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel
like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta." --Tiger Woods
on his plan to return to golf at the US Masters on April 8, after
having admitted extramarital affairs in December.
"The home was wrecked already. I was not the home wrecker."
-- Rielle Hunter, mistress to former Democratic US presidential
candidate John Edwards, in her first interview about the affair.
Quotes of the Week - March 16, 2010:
"Listen, he's a nice person, but he couldn't sell watermelons
if you gave him the state troopers to flag down traffic." --
Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather on Barack Obama.
"A ban on eating would show China has reached a new level of
civilization." --Chinese professor Chang Jiwen on China considering
making the eating cats and dogs illegal.
"We used to hustle on over the border for health care...And
I think, isn't that kind of ironic now." -- Sarah Palin, former
governer of Alaska, admits her family used to go to Canada for medical
treatment when she was a child. Canada has a single-payer system,
which Palin opposes.
Quotes of the Week - March 9, 2010:
"Young players, young boys, rich boys - this is the problem."
-- Fabio Capello the England soccer football manager, says money
is spoiling the game.
"I want you to know, Mrs Obama, that I'm your husband's No
1 fan. And not just because he's a black man. He's mixed. And I
wouldn't really know what that looks like anyway." --Stevie
Wonder greets Michelle Obama, wife of US president.
"I've only been with two men my entire life. I've never even
come close to having a one-night stand." -- Actress Megan Fox
says she is no man-eater.
Quotes of the Week - March 2, 2010:
"It was like holding the Holy Grail." -- Vincent Zurzolo,
Metropolis Collectives, which conducted $1m auction of Action Comics
No. 1, featuring first appearance of Superman.
"I've seen bits of it since and I stare blankly at them. I
don't remember any of it. At least that's my excuse for all the
people who thought it was shite." --Actor Colin Farrell on
Miami Vice, a film he made during his drink and drug days.
"I'm living proof that you can survive without sex for that
long." -- Jim Gibbons, Nevada governor, saying in deposition
in sexual-harassment lawsuit filed against him that he has not been
intimate with any woman, including his wife, since 1995.
Quotes of the Week - Feb 23, 2010:
"I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man
who understood human problems." -- British singer Elton John.
"I killed someone, once. He was a young chap. He had been my
lover, and he got AIDS." --Ray Gosling, BBC presenter, in TV
documentary on dying.
"If you look like me, you may be ejected from Southwest Air."
-- Kevin Smith, on Twitter, after being kicked off flight for being
"I have a lot of work to do and I intend to dedicate myself
to doing it. Part of following this path for me is Buddism."
-- Tiger Woods.
Quotes of the Week - Feb 16, 2010:
"I, like most of the American people, don't begrudge people
success or wealth. That is part of the free-market system. There
are some baseball players who are making more than that and don't
get to the World Series either, so I am shocked by that as well."
-- US President Obama on bankers' bonuses.
"To me he's just a fall guy." --Joe Jackson, father of
singer Michael Jackson, on manslaughter charge brought against physician
Conrad Murray, for his role in the entertainer's death. Jackson
claims his son was victim of a wider conspiracy.
"This is a world of hypocrisy and false values, a world that
needs love but does not know how to find it. The people who use
the word love are all phonies, starting with that jerk, Bono."
-- Words allegedly written by late J.D. Salinger in correspondence
with Spectator columnist, Taki.
Quotes of the Week - Feb 9, 2010:
"We've already been to the moon." -- Buzz Aldrin, second
man to walk on moon in 1969, supports US President Obama's plan
to scrap US moon mission.
"This isn't about a lie, or a conspiracy, or a deceit, or a
deception. It's a decision." --Tony Blair, former British Prime
Minister, on his choice to go to war in Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein.
"Rich People spend a lot more money on their own problems,
like baldness, than they do to fight malaria." -- Bill Gates
criticizes Italy's low levels of foreign aid in 2009, blaming Prime
Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is rumored to have undergone hair
Quotes of the Week - Feb 2, 2010:
"If vibrators could light the barbie and kill spiders in the
bathtub, would we need men at all." -- Kathy Lette, novelist,
wonders whether marriage has had its day.
"There'll be a population of demented old people, like an invasion
of terrible immigrants." -- Martin Amis, novelist, who called
for euthanasia booths on street corners in Britain where elderly
people could end their lives "with a Martini and a medal".
"I'd rather be a really good one-term President than a mediocre
two-term President." -- US President Obama, vows to continue
to press for health care reform.
Quotes of the Week - Jan 26, 2010:
"This Senate seat belongs to no one person, to no political
party. This is the people's seat." -- Scott Brown, Republican
US Senator-elect, after defeating Democratic candidate Martha Coakley
in Massachusetts to win the seat long held by Ted Kennedy.
"My kids are sane." -- Michelle Obama, US first lady,
on achievement she is most proud in her first year at White House.
"Control is very, very important because if I lost control
of all these multi-millionaires in my dressing room, I'm dead. So,
if anyone steps out of my control, they're dead." -- Alex Ferguson,
Manchester United manager.
Quotes of the Week - Jan 19, 2010:
"We want our money back. My commitment is to recover every
single dime the American people are owed. My determination to achieve
this goal is only heightened when I see reports of massive profits
and obscene bonuses at some of the very firms who owe their continued
existence to the American people." -- US President Barack Obama
to the big banks.
"I'm sure it's fun as a networking device for teenagers but
there's something a bit undignified about adults using it, particularly
celebrities who seem to be showing off buy talking to each other
in public." -- Comedian Ricky Gervais on Twitter.
"It's time for me to talk about the past and to confirm what
people have suspected." -- Mark McGwire, St. Louis Cardinals
batting coach, admitting that he used steroids - including in 1998,
the year he broke the single-season Major League Baseball home-run
Quotes of the Week - Jan 12, 2010:
"Ultimately, the buck stops with me. When the system fails,
it is my responsibility." -- US President Barack Obama takes
blame for security failures that allowed a would-be bomber get aboard
US flight on Christmas Day.
"I can't eat, I can't sleep, I can't write, I can't read, I
can't talk to people. The worst thing is that I feel it will never
end." -- Author Marian Keyes on her depression.
"Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business
model." -- Robert Hintze, founder of dating site BeautifulPeople.com,
which dropped 5,000 members who appeared in photos to have gained
weight over the holidays.
"I was the CEO. I was in charge. I'm really very sorry about
the pain and suffering and loss that was caused. I take responsibility."
-- Gerald Levin, former Tim Warner chairman, taking blame for 2000
merger with AOL - "the worst deal of the century, apparently"
- which cost shareholders billions of dollars.
"Meryl Streep looks like an unmade bed." -- Actress Sharon
Quotes of the Week - Jan 5, 2010:
"Peace begins with a look of respect that recognizes in another
man's face a person, regardless of the color of his skin, nationality,
language or religion." -- Pope Benedict XVI calls for the respect
of all people during the Mass marking the start of the new year.
"I'm not afraid to be one of the martyrs people have offered
in the struggle for their just demands." -- Mir-Hossein Mousavi,
Iran's opposition leader said he was ready to sacrifice his life
in defense of the people's right to hold peaceful protests against
"This is by far the biggest study ever carried out and shows
fairly conclusively that the idea of a G-spot is subjective."
-- Tim Spector, of King's College London, after a study in the Journal
of Sexual Medicine found that the internal female erogenous zone
may be a myth.
"We lead the world when it comes to helping stem the AIDS pandemic
- yet we are one of only a dozen countries that still bar people
with HIV from entering our own country." -- US President Obama,
as U.S. lifts a 22-year immigration ban on people living with HIV/AIDS.
"Dolphins are 'nonhuman persons' who qualify for moral standing
as individuals." -- Thomas White, professor of ethics at Loyola
Marymount University in Los Angeles; scientists believe that the
second most intelligent animals are so bright that they should be
treated as humans and not kept in pens or killed for food.
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