Most Notable Quotes of 2015
It's littered with presidential candidates
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 15, 2015 3:29 PM CST
Updated Dec 15, 2015 4:03 PM CST
In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica. Pope Francis is on the list of the most notable quotes of 2015.   (Andrew Medichini)
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(Newser) – Pope Francis' comments that human activity is mostly to blame for global warming top a list of the most notable quotes of 2015, as compiled by a Yale Law School librarian who also included several sound bites from the US presidential campaign. Fred Shapiro, an associate librarian at the law school, said the 10th annual "Yale Book of Quotations" list of most notable quotes, released Tuesday, aren't necessarily the most "eloquent or admirable quotations," but rather ones that were famous, important, or particularly revealing of the spirit of the times.

  1. "Scientific studies indicate that most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases ... released mainly as a result of human activity." —Pope Francis, "Laudato Sí" encyclical, June 18.


  1. "The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails." —Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton, Democratic debate, Oct. 13.
  2. "Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today?" —Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Sept. 29.
  3. "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?" —Donald Trump on Carly Fiorina, in Rolling Stone, Sept. 24.
Click for the rest of the list, which includes one candidate who made it twice and a couple that are actually non-political.