"I've read about foreign policy and studied, I now know the number of continents."
-George Wallace, 1968 presidential campaign
"We don't necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people."
-Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC instructor
The world is more like it is now then it ever has before.
Eight more days and I can start telling the truth again.
-- Sen. Chris Dodd (D, Conn.), on the Don Imus show, on campaigning
If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate.
-- Marion Barry, mayor of Washington, D.C.
Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, "Thank God, I'm still alive." But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again.
-- Sen. Barbara Boxer, (D, Calif.)
Joey Bishop (talk-show host): Would you like to become a regular on the show? Barry Goldwater: No, thank you. I'd much rather watch you in bed with my wife.
You know, if I were a single man, I might ask that mummy out. That's a good-looking mummy!
-- President Bill Clinton, looking at the recently-discovered Inca mummy "Juanita"
You read what Disraeli had to say. I don't remember what he said. He said something. He's no longer with us.
-- Bob Dole
I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them. -- President George Bush
First, it was not a strip bar, it was an erotic club. And second, what can I say? I'm a night owl. -- Marion Barry
You can't just let nature run wild.
-- Wally Hickel, former governor of Alaska
The spontaneous rally will begin at 1:45.
-- Mike Murphy, adviser to Lamar Alexander
I cannot tell you how grateful I am -- I am filled with humidity.
-- Gib Lewis, speaker of the Texas House
Woman: I'm your Secret Service agent.
"It isn't pollution that is hurting the environment,
it's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
"If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure."
"We are not ready for an unforseen event that may or may not occur."
"Hawaii is a unique state. It is a small state. It is a state that
is by itself. It is a --it is different from the other 49 states. Well,
all states are different, but it's got a particularly unique situation."
"It is wonderful to be here today in the great state of Chicago" - Dan Quayle
It's time for the human race to enter the solar system!
-- Dan Quayle, on the concept of a manned mission to Mars
"I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix."
"What a waste it is to lose one's mind.
Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."