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Most memorable quotes of 2007
“Don’t Tase Me, Bro,” a plea made by University of Florida student Andrew Meyer on September 17 to stop campus police from throwing him out of a speech by Sen. John Kerry, was named as the most memorable quote of 2007 in the Yale Book of Quotations.
Second on the list was the tortuous answer by Lauren Upton, the South Carolina contestant in the Miss Teen America contest in August on why one-fifth of Americans are unable to locate the United States on a map.
It was followed by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s October comment at Columbia University, “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country.”
Here is a list of memorable quotes from newsmakers, chosen by the editors of Reuters.com.
Tell us your most memorable quote from this year.