"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 a 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.
"We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees." -- Jason Kidd,
upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks.
"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We
are the president." -- Hillary Clinton commenting on the release of
"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.
"I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from
them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and
the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves." --
"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
"If you let that sort of thing go on, your bread and butter will be
cut right out from under your feet. --
Former British foreign minister, Ernest Bevin.
"I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix." -- Dan Quayle
"It's no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or
another" -- George Bush, US President
"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"--
"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 types 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." --
"The loss of life will be irreplaceable." -- Dan Quayle
"I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have
is that I didn't study my Latin harder in school so I could converse with
those people." -- Dan Quayle, VP
"It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago!" --
Dan Quayle, VP
"Hawaii is a unique state. It is a small state. It is a state that is
by itself. It is different from the other 49 states. Well, all states are
different, but it's got a particularly unique situation." --
Dan Quayle, VP
"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
"We apologize for the error in last week's paper in which we stated
that Mr. Arnold Dogbody was a defective in the police force. We
meant, of course, that Mr. Dogbody is a detective in the police farce." --
Correction Notice in the Ely Standard, a British newspaper
"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