Top 25 Most Memorable Quotes of 2011

Posted by on December 29, 2011

While its true that talk can be cheap, as we look back over the course of the last year we find that it can also be funny, sad, touching, uplifting, and even infuriating. With everything that has happened in the past 365 days we were sure to get some gems out of it and although there were many notable things said by many notable people, we have managed to whittle the list down to the top 25 most memorable quotes of 2011.
25

"Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow."

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ last words on Oct. 5, as reported by his sister Mona Simpson in her eulogy.

24

"Oops."

Presidential candidate Rick Perry after unsuccessfully attempting to remember the third federal agency he would eliminate during a Nov. 9 debate.

23

"I can't say with certitude."

Then-U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner on June 1 when he was asked whether a lewd photograph was in fact him.

22

“I don’t think it’s their fault…They’ve got to be hurting…as much as anybody.”

Mark Kelly, husband of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, saying he would meet with parents of Giffords’ accused shooter, Jared Loughner.

21

“Get on, imbecile. All my life I’ve had to put up with your screw-ups.”

Lisa Trabelsi to husband, deposed Tunisian dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, as he hesitated to board a plane to exile.

20

“I can’t say I have any regrets. It’s been an excellent ride.”

Lance Armstrong announces retirement from competitive cycling.

19

“Egypt is free!”

Protesters chanting in streets of Cairo after President Hosni Mubarak steps down.

18

“I once married 10 women in one year.”

Ziona Chana, 66-year-old man in India with 39 wives, 94 children and 22 grandchildren, who says he would happily marry again.

17

“The official private race to the moon is on.”

Peter Diamandis, CEO of X-Prize Foundation, announcing teams that will compete to build robot to travel to the moon; the first to send back video of the lunar surface will win $30 million.

16

“I feel younger now than when I was in my 30s and 40s and had all those problems.”

Ida Keeling, 95-year-old woman from the Bronx who set world record after running 60m in 29.86 seconds; she is the oldest woman to do so.

15

“There is no doubt we have killed Osama bin Laden. The fact of the matter is you will not see bin Laden walking on this earth again.”

US President Barack Obama lays the conspiracy theories to rest.

14

“I’d be better than Superman if I’d had parties with 24 girls.”

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi tries to laugh off a prostitution scandal.

13

“This is the start of an entirely new beginning for Ireland and Britain.”

Enda Kenny, Irish Prime Minister, on Queen Elizabeth II’s four-day trip to Republic of Ireland. She is first British monarch to visit the nation in 100 years.

12

“We took pills and woke up the next day … It was very impulsive and I am glad we woke up.”

Ruth Madoff, wife of Bernie Madoff, speaking on 60 Minutes about the couple’s suicide attempt.

11

“Dr. King belongs to the world.”

Lei Yixin, Chinese sculptor who carved 30 ft. statue of Martin Luther King at new memorial in Washington.

David Pegg

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  • chris

    One thought on the Queen Elizabeth visiting Ireland thing…ok, so she’s the first monarch to visit there in 100 years. She has also been the British monarch for 60 of those hundred years. Her grandfather was the last monarch to visit, shortly before WWI. I know it’s a good thing that the relationship between the two countries is (hopefully) on the mend, saying she’s the first monarch to visit in 100 years makes it sound as though she was recently crowned and made it a priority to visit Ireland.

    • Tassie Devil

      She is the first monarch to visit in 100 years, how else are they supposed to write it? If you interpret something incorrectly then that is your fault. I can’t see why you came to the conclusion you did.