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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. What a rake-to-the-face, dumpster fire, facepalm year!   SEE ALSO:  COVID-19 FIRST RESPONDERS HANG IN THERE STRESS ADVERSITY HELPING COMMUNITY KINDNESS BROTHERHOOD HISTORY TELECOMMUTING ENVIRONMENT POLITICS RACISM VOTING HEALTH UNEMPLOYMENT PERSEVERANCE  –Terri

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

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

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

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
this year...
~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

Winter got scary,
Spring was a bummer,
Fall starts tomorrow,
~Cathy Guisewite, "Scenes from Isolation: A Poem of Reflection," Instagram post, 2020 September 21st, @cathygwite,

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,", September 2020

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

Hey, 2015? I take back all the terrible things I said about you. Turns out you weren't so bad after all. ~Tony Delgrosso, @Tony_D, tweet, 2016

2020 — waiting to see what comes up next in Apocalypse Bingo  ~Internet meme

I think that there are these moments of a crisis that give us the courage and encouragement to try something that actually may be better than how we were doing it before. ~Kamala Harris, 2020

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,, July 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:
The 1980s
The 1990s
The 2000s
The 2010s
The 2020s
~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, tweet, March 2020

How 2020 Is Going So Far...
* We almost had WWIII
* The President 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 American internet memes

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

Q:  If 2020 were a drink, what kind would it be?
A:  Colonoscopy laxative.
~Internet meme

Murder hornets:  because 2020 wasn't bad enough. ~Internet meme, May 2020

canceled, isolated, distanced
dazed, befuddled, harried
rationed, washed, disinfected
zoomed, homeschooled
furloughed, fired, scared
impoverished, subsidized
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"

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
Next year all our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yuletide gay
Next year all our troubles will be miles away
Once again as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Will be near to us once more
Someday soon we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then, we'll have to muddle through somehow
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now
~Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane  [a mix of original and revised lyrics to the classic 1944 Christmas song —tg]

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,", September 2020

America 2020 is a bad dream —
      with woke citizens and
      an asleep government
~Terri Guillemets

So far 2020 is like looking both ways before crossing the street and then getting hit by an airplane. ~Author unknown

I'm beginning to believe that 2020 is an episode of Black Mirror. ~Keith Wynn, tweet, August 2020

I can't wait until New Year's Day 2021 — then I can say hindsight really is 2020. ~Internet meme

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published 2020 Aug 31
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