August 29, 2005

Quotes you don't want to repeat

Brain Cramps 

Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever," --Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest.


"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff." --Mariah Carey

"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life," --Brooke Shields, during an interview to become Spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign.


"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body,"
--Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.

"Outside of the killings,
Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country," --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC. 

"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president." --Hillary Clinton commenting on the release of subpoenaed documents.
 

"That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do it," --A congressional candidate in
Texas. 

"Half this game is ninety percent mental." --Philadelphia Phillies manager, Danny Ozark
 

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it." --Al Gore, Vice President


"I love
California. I practically grew up in Phoenix." --Dan Quayle 

"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"--Lee Iacocca


"I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version." --Colonel Oliver North, from his Iran-Contra testimony.
 

"The word 'genius" isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." --Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback &sports analyst.
 

"We don't necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain t ypes of people."--Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instructor.


"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." --Bill Clinton, President
 

"We are ready for an unforeseen event that may or may not occur." --Al Gore, VP


"Traditionally, most of
Australia's imports come from overseas." --Keppel Enderbery 

"Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances." --Department of Social Services,
Greenville, South Carolina

"If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night. And the next morning, when they wake up dead, there'll be a record." --Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman
 
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Comments

The Iacocca quote actually made sense.

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at August 31, 2005 01:47 PM

Some of those statements have been attributed to various people. I'm pretty sure that the "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." quote was in Dan Quayle Quarterly all those years ago. Still funny, though.

Posted by: doolz at September 5, 2005 03:05 AM

This page is full of errors.

It's especially full of stupid things that Republicans have said that are now being attributed falsely to Democrats.

You really ought to verify your stuff before you post falsehoods.

"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." Clinton DIDN'T say this. It was said by or at least attributed to Dan Quayle well before Clinton was on the national scene.

"We are ready for an unforeseen event that may or may not occur." Al Gore did NOT say this. See http://www.snopes.com/quotes/candidate.asp

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it." Some times they attirbute this to John Kerry, but neither he nor Al Gore said it. See same url.

I'm going to post now, before this is too long and the webpage crashes or something. My computer is touchy sometimes.

Posted by: Bill Green at September 25, 2005 12:00 AM