Für USAToday die 25 wichtigsten Zitate der letzten 25 Jahre - in den USA. Interessante Zitate, interessante Kommentare. Wichtig für macnews, dass es auch “One more thing” in die Liste geschafft hat. Gut, welches sind die 25 wichtigsten Zitate der letzten 25 Jahre Deutschland?

USAToday, 25 Most Memorable Quotes

“Many things are said, and quoted, in 25 years. Some become catchphrases. Others we’d like to forget. And some words capture the essence of a news event, a phenomenom, or a time. USA TODAY reporters and editors came up with this list of our Top 25 most memorable quotes of the last 25 years.

1 “Let’s roll.”
Todd Beamer, Sept. 11, 2001, just before he and other passengers attacked terrorists controlling United Flight 93, which crashed in a Pennsylvania field. The White House may have been the target.

President Reagan speaks in front of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin. By J. Scott Applewhite, AP
2 “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
President Reagan, June 12, 1987, appealing to the Soviet leader to remove the Berlin Wall that divided East and West German sectors. It fell in 1989.

Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. holds a pair of gloves at the O.J. Simpson trial. By Reed Saxon, AP
3 “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”
Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, Sept. 27, 1995, arguing that a glove used as murder evidence in the O.J. Simpson trial was too small.

President Clinton denies having had an improper relationship with Monica Lewinsky. By Greg Gibson, AP
4 “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”
President Clinton, Jan. 26, 1998, at a White House news conference.

5 “You’ve got mail!”
America Online, 1989. The voice, which still greets users, is El Edwards, the husband of an AOL customer service representative.

6 “Read my lips: no new taxes.”
George H.W. Bush, Aug. 18, 1988, accepting the GOP presidential nomination in New Orleans. A tax hike later in his presidency was a factor in his loss for re-election.

The space shuttle Challenger explodes after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center. By Bruce Weaver, AP
7 “Obviously a major malfunction.”
Steve Nesbitt, NASA public affairs officer, Jan. 28, 1986, shortly after the space shuttle Challenger exploded.

8 “How do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values?”
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Dec. 5, 1996, interpreted as a warning that stocks were too high. Markets plunged briefly the next morning.

Actor Jack Nicholson as a Marine officer in A Few Good Men. By Sidney Baldwin, Castle Rock Entertainment
9 “You can’t handle the truth!”
Actor Jack Nicholson as Col. Nathan Jessup in the 1992 film A Few Good Men.

Sen. Lloyd Bentsen and Sen. Dan Quayle after their vice presidential debate. By Ron Edmonds, AP
10 “I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”
Democratic vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen, debating Republican Dan Quayle in Omaha on Oct. 5, 1988.

11 “Just say no.”
Nancy Reagan’s anti-drug campaign slogan, 1983.

Martha Stewart glares at Jayne Clayson on CBS’ The Early Show.
12 “I want to focus on my salad.”
Martha Stewart, June 25, 2002, on CBS’ The Early Show, when questioned about the probe into her stock dealings.

13 “Which office do I go to to get my reputation back?”
Former Labor secretary Raymond Donovan, May 25, 1987, after being acquitted of fraud charges.

14 “Keep hope alive.”
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, July 19, 1988, in a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta.

President Bush with firefighter Bob Beckwith at the World Trade Center. By Doug Mills, AP
15 “I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”
President Bush, Sept. 14, 2001, addressing police, firefighters and rescue workers at Ground Zero.

16 “My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.”
Vice President Cheney, March 16, 2003, on NBC’s Meet the Press, describing how Iraqis will react when U.S. troops topple Saddam Hussein.

17 “One more thing.”
Apple CEO Steve Jobs, 1999. He uses the phrase before unveiling products such as the iMac and iPod at computer shows.

18 “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up. ”
Former North Carolina State basketball coach Jim Valvano, March 4, 1993, accepting an ESPY Award shortly before he died of cancer.

19 “It takes a village to raise a child.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton in her 1996 book, borrowing from an African proverb.

20 “I’d run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl.”
Russ Grimm, 1984, a Washington Redskin who ended his career as a player with three Super Bowl rings.

The Beastie Boys. By Danny Clinch
21 “You gotta fight for your right to party. ”
The Beastie Boys, 1986, in the song Fight For Your Right.

Rodney King pleads for an end to rioting in Los Angeles. By David Longstreath, AP
22 “People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?”
Rodney King, May 1, 1992, after the acquittal of Los Angeles police in his beating trial sparked widespread rioting.

The famous commercial by Cliff Freeman & Partners.
23″Where’s the beef?”
Wendy’s TV commercial, 1984, later used by Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale to ridicule opponent Gary Hart.

24 “I can’t deny the fact that you like me! Right now, you like me!”
Sally Field, March 25, 1985,. accepting the Best Actress Oscar for Places in the Heart.

25 “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
Jerry Seinfeld, Feb. 11, 1993, in the episode The Outing, later used whenever a gay character was discussed on the show.”

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Eine Antwort zu “25 Zitate aus den letzten 25 Jahren USA”
  1. andreas sagt:

    Wobei das einzig relevante Zitat in der List natürlich das der Beastie Boys ist.