Ladies and Gentlemen.. 2006's Quote of the Year is ... [ drum roll ]
"The Lexus has collided with the olive tree, and its crumpled hulk spins in a ditch as the orchard smolders." -- Bruce Sterling
This one doesn't need a context if you understand the reference. This quote would fit in editorials on a number of subjects.
And the runner-up:
"I'm an artillery officer, and I can't fire cannons at the internet." -- Brig Gen Mark Kimmitt US Central Command
2006 Quote of the Year