In closing, as Paris Hilton once said…

May 10, 2007

What do we do when we want to seem smarter than we are? We use the words of people who are smarter than we are. This is no secret, because the Web is alive with quotation searches. Yahoo’s Buzz Log has compiled a list of the top 30 quote searches, and it’s fascinating reading.

At the top of the list, according to Molly McCall, is William Shakespeare, followed by Kurt Cobain and Marilyn Monroe. Moving on down, number 22 on the list of human beings we like to quote is Paris Hilton. Yes. She makes it above John Lennon, Buddha and Ben Franklin.

What does a Paris Hilton quote even look like? Here’s one: “I don’t want to be known as the granddaughter of the Hiltons. I want to be known as Paris.” There. You can try plugging that into your next speech, or else you could just stick with Shakespeare…

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U.S. socialite Paris Hilton eats a strawberry after a news conference promoting a new drink in Munich, in 2006. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle


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…Paris’ pride at being one of the most quoted people was short-lived, though, as it was pointed out to her that Kermit the Frog ranked above her with “It’s not easy being green.”…

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And 45 days from June 5th there will be a few more:

“No, that’s not hot.”

“I’ll get you all the cigarettes you want.”

“I _do_ have a pretty mouth. Thank you!”

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One website popped up, attempting to educate surfers with the deeper quotes of such people as former Presidents, Walter E. Disney, and the writings of Kurt Vonnegut; however, the website was short lived after receiving much feedback that the words written were often ‘too big,’ and that the word ‘Vonnegut’ in itself was intimidating.

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