While its true that talk can be cheap, as we look back over the course of the last year we find that it can also be funny, sad, touching, uplifting, and even infuriating. With everything that has happened in the past 365 days we were sure to get some gems out of it and although there were many notable things said by many notable people, we have managed to whittle the list down to the top 25 most memorable quotes of 2011.
20. “I can’t say I have any regrets. It’s been an excellent ride.”
Lance Armstrong announces retirement from competitive cycling.
15. “There is no doubt we have killed Osama bin Laden. The fact of the matter is you will not see bin Laden walking on this earth again.”
US President Barack Obama lays the conspiracy theories to rest.
10. “I don’t feel like his father. How could he just stand there and kill so many innocent people and just seem to think that what he did was OK? He should have taken his own life, too.”
Jens Breivik, father of Anders Breivik who carried out the Norwegian massacre.
5. “He came back over to the White House to his bedroom and he started to cry, just with me.”
Jacqueline Kennedy, former First Lady, on US President John F. Kennedy’s reaction to failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961; her comment was recorded in 1964 and aired on ABC Sept 13.