The Year's 10 Best Quotes
Health care inspires top pick; iPhone slogan makes the list
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2009 5:26 PM CST
In this Sept. 9, 2009, file photo, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, as President Barack Obama delivered a speech on healthcare to a joint session of Congress.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

(Newser) – Efforts at health care reform have produced some of the most memorable quotes of the year. The Yale Book of Quotations runs down the year's best, via AP:

  1. "Keep your government hands off my Medicare." Speaker at town hall meeting.
  2. "We're going to be in the Hudson." Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.
  3. "There's an app for that." Apple, in advertising for the iPhone.
  4. "You lie!" Joe Wilson.
  5. "The Cambridge police acted stupidly." Barack Obama.

  1. "I'm going to let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!" Kanye West.
  2. "Um, you guys said that we, um, did this for the show." Falcon Heene, aka Balloon Boy.
  3. "The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel.'" Sarah Palin.
  4. "The governor is hiking the Appalachian Trail." Spokesman for Mark Sanford.
  5. "You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders." Jesse Ventura.