Most Nobable Quotes 2020


Associated Press reported (Monday Dec 6) that Dr Anthony Fauci‘s plea to people to “wear a mask” to reduce the spread of the coronavirus is #1 on a Yale Law School librarian’s “The Yale Book of Quotations,” list of the most notable quotes of 2020.

According to AP, the list is assembled by Fred Shapiro, an associate director at the library, in his an annual update to “The Yale Book of Quotations,” which was first published in 2006.

“Wear a mask.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, CNN interview, May 21

The followings are first 10 quotations listed on book (adopted from AP post):

  1. Wear a mask.” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, CNN interview, May 21.
  2. I can’t breathe.” — George Floyd, plea to police officer, Minneapolis, May 25.
  3. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear,” President Donald Trump, referring to the coronavirus in remarks at an African American History Month reception at the White House, Feb. 27.
  4. I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning?” — Trump, in remarks at a White House Coronavirus Task Force news briefing, April 23.

5. “I will never lie to you. You have my word on that.” — White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, at her first press briefing, May 1.

6. “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, statement dictated to granddaughter Clara Spera, September.

7. “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.” — Joe Biden, in an interview with “The Breakfast Club” radio program, May 22.

8. “The science should not stand in the way of this.” — McEnany, referring to school re-openings in a news briefing, July 16.

9. “You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier.” — Biden, in a remark to student at campaign event, Hampton, N.H., Feb. 9.

10. “We are all Lakers today.” — Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, in a remark to reporters after the death of Kobe Bryant, Orlando, Fla., Jan. 26.

The contents of this post was inspired by and sourced from the Associated Press post Fauci’s plea ‘Wear a mask’ tops list of 2020 notable quotes