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7 Intriguing Quotes from 2013

The Careerist

January 2, 2014

Some quotes from the past year that stuck in our heads, turned our heads, or left us scratching our heads:

Antonin_Scalia,_SCOTUS_photo_portrait1. “The State of the Union is not something I mark on my calendar, like Easter or Yom Kippur.”

Justice Anton Scalia talking about why he's been skipping the State of the Union speech for the last 18 years.

2. "Remember that physical beauty is evolution's way of assuring us that the other person doesn't have too many intestinal parasites."

Ben Bernanke, 2013 commencement speech, Princeton University (Federal Reserve)

3. “I’m basically the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen.”

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on David Letterman's show.

4. "I  don’t understand a word she says.”

Rupert Murdoch commenting about his former wife's heavy Chinese accent after 10 years of marriage. (Daily Beast)

5. "We're not anti- or pro-gun, but we don't believe guns should be part of the Starbucks experience."

Starbuck CEO Howard Schultz  (The Wall Street Journal)

6.  “New York City is the only place in the world where the lesbian candidate is too conservative.”

Stephen Colbert commenting on Christine Quinn, the New York City council speaker who lost the Democratic primary for mayor.

7. "When I didn't run for president, there were two reasons people gave in their dark speculations: I must be in organized crime or have colon cancer. Nobody was saying I had a 28-year old blond girlfriend."

Mario Cuomo, railing against Italian American stereotypes, after finally seeing The Godfather in 2013. (The New York Times)

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Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com

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