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Quotes of the year

<p>Top quote of 2010, according to Yale associate librarian Fred Shapiro (tie) "I'm not a witch." Christine O'Donnell, television advertisement, October 4.
Christine O'Donnell talks to reporters about her loss to Democratic candidate Chris Coons at an election night rally in Dover, Delaware, November 2, 2010.    REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

Top quote of 2010, according to Yale associate librarian Fred Shapiro (tie) "I'm not a witch." Christine O'Donnell, television advertisement, October 4. Christine O'Donnell talks to reporters about her loss to Democratic candidate Chris Coons at an...more

Top quote of 2010, according to Yale associate librarian Fred Shapiro (tie) "I'm not a witch." Christine O'Donnell, television advertisement, October 4. Christine O'Donnell talks to reporters about her loss to Democratic candidate Chris Coons at an election night rally in Dover, Delaware, November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Top quote of 2010 (tie) "I'd like my life back." Tony Hayward, comment to reporters, May 30.
The question timer runs out abover the head of BP CEO Tony Hayward as he testifies about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 17, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

Top quote of 2010 (tie) "I'd like my life back." Tony Hayward, comment to reporters, May 30. The question timer runs out abover the head of BP CEO Tony Hayward as he testifies about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at the House Energy and...more

Top quote of 2010 (tie) "I'd like my life back." Tony Hayward, comment to reporters, May 30. The question timer runs out abover the head of BP CEO Tony Hayward as he testifies about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 17, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>#3: "If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested." airline passenger John Tyner, remark to Transportation Security Administration worker at San Diego airport, November 13.
A Transportation Security Agency (TSA) worker (R) runs his hands over the pants of a traveler as another TSA worker (C) looks on during a patdown search at Denver International Airport, the day before Thanksgiving November 24, 2010.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

#3: "If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested." airline passenger John Tyner, remark to Transportation Security Administration worker at San Diego airport, November 13. A Transportation Security Agency (TSA) worker (R) runs his hands over...more

#3: "If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested." airline passenger John Tyner, remark to Transportation Security Administration worker at San Diego airport, November 13. A Transportation Security Agency (TSA) worker (R) runs his hands over the pants of a traveler as another TSA worker (C) looks on during a patdown search at Denver International Airport, the day before Thanksgiving November 24, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>#4: "Don't retreat. Instead &ndash; reload!" Sarah Palin, Tweet, March 23.
Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin speaks at a Tea Party Express rally on Boston Commons in Boston, Massachusetts April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Snyder </p>

#4: "Don't retreat. Instead – reload!" Sarah Palin, Tweet, March 23. Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin speaks at a Tea Party Express rally on Boston Commons in Boston, Massachusetts April 14, 2010....more

#4: "Don't retreat. Instead – reload!" Sarah Palin, Tweet, March 23. Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin speaks at a Tea Party Express rally on Boston Commons in Boston, Massachusetts April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>#5: "Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le! Los mineros de Chile!" Chant at Chilean mine rescue, October 13.
Residents cheer while watching on a large screen the rescue of the last miners trapped in the San Jose mine, in a public square of Copiapo, October 13, 2010.    REUTERS/Mariana Bazo</p>

#5: "Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le! Los mineros de Chile!" Chant at Chilean mine rescue, October 13. Residents cheer while watching on a large screen the rescue of the last miners trapped in the San Jose mine, in a public square of Copiapo, October 13,...more

#5: "Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le! Los mineros de Chile!" Chant at Chilean mine rescue, October 13. Residents cheer while watching on a large screen the rescue of the last miners trapped in the San Jose mine, in a public square of Copiapo, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

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<p>#6: "I hope that's not where we're going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies. They're saying: My goodness, what can we do to turn this country around?" Sharron Angle, radio interview in January.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Nevada, Sharron Angle, who faced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in her race for the U.S. Senate, speaks at an election night rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

#6: "I hope that's not where we're going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies. They're saying: My goodness, what can we do to turn this country around?" Sharron...more

#6: "I hope that's not where we're going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies. They're saying: My goodness, what can we do to turn this country around?" Sharron Angle, radio interview in January. Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Nevada, Sharron Angle, who faced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in her race for the U.S. Senate, speaks at an election night rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>#7: "We have to pass the (health care) bill so you can find out what is in it." Nancy Pelosi, speech to National Association of Counties, March 9.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (C) waves as President Barack Obama acknowledges her before signing the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act into law at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia, March 30, 2010.    REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

#7: "We have to pass the (health care) bill so you can find out what is in it." Nancy Pelosi, speech to National Association of Counties, March 9. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (C) waves as President Barack Obama acknowledges her before signing the...more

#7: "We have to pass the (health care) bill so you can find out what is in it." Nancy Pelosi, speech to National Association of Counties, March 9. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (C) waves as President Barack Obama acknowledges her before signing the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act into law at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia, March 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>#8: "I'm going to take my talents to South Beach." LeBron James, television broadcast, July 8.
Miami Heat's LeBron James poses for a portrait during Media Day in Miami, Florida September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk</p>

#8: "I'm going to take my talents to South Beach." LeBron James, television broadcast, July 8. Miami Heat's LeBron James poses for a portrait during Media Day in Miami, Florida September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

#8: "I'm going to take my talents to South Beach." LeBron James, television broadcast, July 8. Miami Heat's LeBron James poses for a portrait during Media Day in Miami, Florida September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

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<p>#9: "You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?" Christine O'Donnell, Delaware senatorial debate, October 19.
Christine O'Donnell, Delaware Republican U.S. Senate nominee, addresses the Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit in Washington, September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst </p>

#9: "You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?" Christine O'Donnell, Delaware senatorial debate, October 19. Christine O'Donnell, Delaware Republican U.S. Senate nominee, addresses the Family Research...more

#9: "You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?" Christine O'Donnell, Delaware senatorial debate, October 19. Christine O'Donnell, Delaware Republican U.S. Senate nominee, addresses the Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit in Washington, September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>#10: "They should never have put me with that woman. ... She was just a sort of bigoted woman who said she used to be Labour." Gordon Brown, comments about a voter he met while campaigning for British general election, April 28.
Then Prime Minister Gordon Brown speaks with resident Gillian Duffy (L) during a campaign stop in Rochdale, northwest England April 28, 2010. Brown was caught on tape describing Duffy as "bigoted" after she confronted him on the economy during a walkabout in Northern England on Wednesday. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett</p>

#10: "They should never have put me with that woman. ... She was just a sort of bigoted woman who said she used to be Labour." Gordon Brown, comments about a voter he met while campaigning for British general election, April 28. Then Prime Minister...more

#10: "They should never have put me with that woman. ... She was just a sort of bigoted woman who said she used to be Labour." Gordon Brown, comments about a voter he met while campaigning for British general election, April 28. Then Prime Minister Gordon Brown speaks with resident Gillian Duffy (L) during a campaign stop in Rochdale, northwest England April 28, 2010. Brown was caught on tape describing Duffy as "bigoted" after she confronted him on the economy during a walkabout in Northern England on Wednesday. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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