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Quotations about 2020
Welcome to my page of quotations about this cray-cray-craziest of years, 2020. Pandemics, plagues, fires, storms, quarantines, economic devastation, killer insects, social isolation, masks, no hugs, and hair in our eyes. —ღ Terri
2020 is actually the number of days we've lived through already this year. ~Sara K. Runnels, @omgskr, tweet, August 2020
Can we uninstall 2020 and re-install it? This version has a virus. ~Internet meme, March 2020
America is a country in deep pain. The coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice, economic insecurity, political polarization, misinformation and general daily uncertainty dominate our lives to the point that many people are barely able to cope. And life wasn't exactly a cakewalk before 2020. Out of all the fears, stresses and indignities our citizens are living with, there emerges a kind of primal insecurity that undermines every aspect of life right now. ~Judith Hall & Mark Leary, "The U.S. Has an Empathy Deficit," ScientificAmerican.com, September 2020
I wasted another year of my life but this time it's not my fault. ~Internet meme
due to precautionary
measures the world
has been canceled
~Sarah Wheeler, @littlegoldenblackoutpoems, newspaper blackout poetry, Instagram post, March 2020
Kids in the future will have to endure an entire school year of History class devoted just to the year 2020. ~Internet meme
I need to get my life together, but I'm kinda waiting to see if the world is gonna end before I put in any real effort. ~Internet meme
It's no longer 5:00 somewhere — it's 2020 everywhere. Drink up! ~Internet meme
Dear 2020: Could you please stop trying to kill us for, like, five minutes?! ~Internet meme
2020 — waiting to see what comes up next in Apocalypse Bingo ~Internet meme
Debating where to go on holiday this year. I think maybe upstairs. ~Matt Haig, @mattzhaig, Instagram post, March 2020
The Earth just sent us all to our rooms to think about what we've done. ~Internet meme, March 2020
Hey 2020 — What the heck are murder hornets? And how much toilet paper do I need to buy? ~Internet meme, May 2020
On the one hand, it's been a summer of protest, pandemic and economic hardship. On the other hand, the fresh corn is starting to come in. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com, July 2020
The year 2020 has been the 1918 Spanish Flu, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s all rolled into one. ~Internet meme, June 2020
Coronacation 2020 begins. ~Internet meme, March 2020
How many years did you live this week? ~Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative, @RepSwalwell, 2020 March 20th
I've now been alive in six decades:
~Sam Spencer, @choosesam, tweet, March 2020
In light of current events, I hereby would like to nominate grocery store workers across the world for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. ~Keith Wynn, @moon_descending, tweet, March 2020
How 2020 Is Going So Far...
* We almost had WWIII
* Trump was impeached
* Australia and California are on fire
* There's a global virus outbreak
* We couldn't wipe our butts for a while
* Homes are now schools, offices, and pubs
* The stock market crashed
* Kim Jong-Un died and came back
* We all gave each other terrible haircuts
* Biblical locust plague in Africa
* Murder hornets invaded
* Gas prices dropped but there's nowhere to go
* On the bright side — I got $1,200!
~Compilation of internet memes [plus a few additions by yours truly —tg]
Pickup lines of 2020 — Hey baby, let's quarantine together. ~Internet meme
2020 is a unique leap year. There are 29 days in February, 300 days in March, and 5 years in April. ~Internet meme, April 2020
Winter got scary,
Spring was a bummer,
Fall starts tomorrow,
WHAT HAPPENED TO SUMMER?!
~Cathy Guisewite, "Scenes from Isolation: A Poem of Reflection," Instagram post, 2020 September 21st, @cathygwite, cathyguisewite.com
Q: If 2020 were a drink, what kind would it be?
A: Colonoscopy laxative.
I'm beginning to believe that 2020 is an episode of Black Mirror. ~Keith Wynn, @moon_descending, tweet, August 2020
Murder hornets: because 2020 wasn't bad enough. ~Internet meme, May 2020
canceled, isolated, distanced
dazed, befuddled, harried
rationed, washed, disinfected
furloughed, fired, scared
learned, helped, sacrificed
inspired, respected, thanked
hospitalized, intubated, died
lied, gaslighted, denied
masked, tested, untested
endured, abided, accepted
annoyed, outraged, protested
anticipated, waited, voted
~Terri Guillemets, "2020"
This year has been one of incredible loss... Last night the devastating loss continued with the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg was a longtime champion of civil rights and a key vote in a closely divided court. Along with the passing of Representatives Elijah Cummings of Maryland and John Lewis of Georgia, this latest loss feels like a body blow... the loss of these giants from public life brings even greater unease in a time of extraordinary uncertainty. ~Andrew Rosenberg, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Is One More Terrible Blow in a Year of Loss," ScientificAmerican.com, September 2020
By 2020 we will see a fundamentally different world. ~Michael de Kare-Silver, e-shock 2020: How the Digital Technology Revolution Is Changing Business and All Our Lives, 2011
In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later, and then disappear completely...
The year 2020 will mark the end of the U.S. presidency and the executive branch of the government. Let's just say the American public will finally be fed up by then and leave it at that... The ‘party' system of Democrats, Republicans, Independents, et al., will uncomplicate itself into Liberals and Conservatives...
By 2020 we'll see the end of IRAs, mutual funds, pension, and retirement plans, and yes, it's true, the stock market...
The environment will take its toll on our immune systems, there's no doubt about it. It's karmic, really, the earth's way of paying us back for all the abuse and neglect — still another reason we've got to start treasuring and nurturing this planet if we ever expect it to do the same for us again. There will be dramatic increases in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, sterility and infertility, and countless, virtually untraceable allergies. It's probably also a form of payback that we'll be more vulnerable than ever to diseases carried by unhealthy animals, from currently unheard-of bird flus and variations of Lyme disease to a deadly relative of West Nile virus that will arrive via insects from South America.
These illnesses and plagues will hit hard and very suddenly, much more quickly than scientists and researchers can keep up with them, let alone conquer them. ~Sylvia Browne, "The End of Days Through My Eyes," End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies about the End of the World, 2008
There's a more traditional appeal to Defiance... a genuinely entertaining "immersion" play in which you'll find yourself sucked into the experience of life at the quarantine station during the 1881 smallpox epidemic, the 1901 bubonic plague, the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic and a projected Avian flu epidemic in 2020. The two acts are performed in buildings where some of the events depicted took place. ~The Rough Guide to Australia, 2011
If policing is to be effective in the years ahead, specialization is crucial... The vision can be brought to reality by committed police leadership to bring true professionalism in the discharge of policing responsibilities and enhance the public confidence in the competence of the force by 2020... The police organization of 2020 should be a far smaller unit than now... The police of 2020 will be required to shed its idée fixe for the show of strength in place of efficient policing. ~Praveen Kumar, "Vision for 'Police 2010' and 'Police 2020,'" Policing the Police, 2000 [Of India. Spelling Americanized. —tg]
Scientists will save us all. ~John Gunther, Jr. (1929–1947), note, 1947, quoted in John Gunther, Death Be Not Proud, 1949 [Or at least we can say they tried. —tg]
We, the Party, control all records, and we control all memories.... we control the past... Whatever the Party holds to be the truth, is truth. It is impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the Party. ~George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1949 [He was only off by 32–36 years, in America at least. —tg]
Original post date: 2020 Aug 31
Last saved: 2020 Sep 25 Fri 11:56 PDT