Early frontrunner Michael "Piece of the Piece" Brown

2013: what a year for words. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Paul Quander worried about something “untoward” in the ambulance fires, and Ron Machen insisted that there’s “there there” in his  investigation into political corruption. Vince Gray told Muriel Bowser to “bring it on,” and Marion Barry nominated the National Park Service for “Mofo of the Month.”

On Dec. 30, LL will start running blog posts on the most memorable quotes of the year. Until then, leave your nominations in the comments.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery