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The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century.
Dan Quayle

The important question is, how many hands have I shaked.
George W Bush

The other day [the President] said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. [Pause.] Would you like a puppy?
Dan Quayle

The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur.
George W Bush

The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorize himself.
George W Bush

Then you add two forkfuls of cooking oil.
Julia Child, American TV chef

Theoretically, television may be feasible, but I consider it an impossibility--a development which we should waste little time dreaming about.
Lee de Forest, inventor of the cathode ray tube in 1926

There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns - the ones we don't know we don't know .
Donald Rumsfeld

There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Iraqi Information Minister during Iraq War

There will never be a bigger plane built.
Boeing engineer, after first flight of the 247, a twin-engine aeroplane that held ten people

There's an old saying in Tennessee, I know it's in Texas, probably Tennessee, that says 'Fool me once [pause], shame on…shame on you. [Long pause] Fool me. [Pause] You can't get fooled again.'
George W Bush

They have miscalculated me as a leader.
George W Bush

They misunderestimated me.
George W Bush

This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating.
George W Bush

This is a world that is much more uncertain than the past. In the past we were certain, we were certain it was us versus the Russians in the past. We were certain, and therefore we had huge nuclear arsenals aimed at each other to keep the peace. That's what we were certain of…You see, even though it's an uncertain world, we're certain of some things.
George W Bush

This is still a dangerous world. It's a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mential losses.
George W Bush

This isn't a man who is leaving with his head between his legs.
Dan Quayle

This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.
Western Union internal memo, 1876

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.
Barbara Boxer, US Senator

We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.
Dan Quayle

We CAN fly, you know. We just don't know how to think the right thoughts and levitate ourselves off the ground.
Michael Jackson

We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.
George W Bush

We don't come here for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves.
Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, on Canada

We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.
Decca Recording Company, rejecting the Beatles, 1962

We don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.
Hewlett-Packard, rejection of Steve Jobs, who went on to found Apple Computers

We don't want to go back to tomorrow, we want to go forward.
Dan Quayle

We gave a firm commitment to NATO; we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe.
Dan Quayle

We need an energy bill that encourages consumption.
George W Bush

We ought to make the pie higher.
George W Bush

We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease.
George W Bush

We're more popular than Jesus now. I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
John Lennon, about the Beatles

Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts.
Dan Quayle

We're concerned about AIDS inside our White House - make no mistake about it.
George W Bush

What a waste it is to lose one's mind, or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
Dan Quayle

Whatever happens, the U.S. Navy is not going to be caught napping.
Frank Knox, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, on December 4, 1941

When I was a kid I remember that they used to put out there in the Old West a wanted poster. It said, Wanted: Dead or Alive.
George W Bush

When I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible.
George W Bush

Whenever I watch TV and I see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I would love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.
Misattributed to Mariah Carey. Taken from a phoney satirical interview on a website called Cupcake in 1996 and widely circulated as an actual quotation since.

Where the hell is Australia anyway?
Britney Spears

Where's Austria?
David Hasselhoff, Baywatch star when told he has five gold albums as a singer in Austria

Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

Will the highways on the Internet become more few?
George W Bush

With over 50 foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn't likely to carve out a big slice of the U.S. market.
Business Week, 1958

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.
Ronald Reagan

You can't have been here that long, you haven't got a potbelly.
Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, to a Briton residing in Hungary

Oh- I'm so sorry, I didn't recognize you without your crown.
Lady Diana Cooper, realizing at a party that the woman she was talking to was Queen Elizabeth II

You were playing your instruments weren't you? Or do you have tape recorders under your seats?
Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, congratulating a school band on their performance in Australia

You're free. And freedom is beautiful. And, you know, it'll take time to restore chaos and order - order out of chaos. But we will.
George W Bush, message to Iraqi people
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