Great Thinkers of Our Time?

Great Thinkers of Our Time?

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


— Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest

Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the

world, I cant help but cry. I mean Id love to be skinny like that

but not with all those flies and death and stuff.

— Mariah Carey

Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same

reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered

other similarities between the two, but cant remember what they are.

— Matt Lauer on NBCs Today show, August 22

I havent committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.

— David Dinkins, New York City Mayor, answering accusations that he failed to pay his taxes.

Smoking kills. If youre killed, youve lost a very important part

of your life.

— Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign

Ive 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.

— Former Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.

Were going to turn this team around 360 degrees.

— Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks

Im not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We

are the president.

— Hillary Clinton commenting on the release of subpoenaed documents

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.

— Former French President Charles De Gaulle

That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass,

and Im just the one to do it.

— A congressional candidate in Texas

When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots

and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is

to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame.

— Former U.S. Vice-President Dan Quayle on the complex social issues behind the Los Angeles Riots

I dont 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.

— John Wayne

Half this game is ninety percent mental.

— Philadelphia Phillies manager Danny Ozark

It isnt pollution thats harming the environment. Its the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.

— Former U.S. Vice-President Dan Quayle

Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.

— General William Westmoreland

Its like changing the rules in the middle of the stream.

— Rev. Jesse Jackson

I dont know of anyone who wants this to be over more than me, except

maybe everyone else in America.

— President William Jefferson Clinton

What a waste it is to lose ones mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.

— Former U.S. Vice-President Dan Quayle

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.

— Former U.S. Vice-President Dan Quayle

And just last year, our boy Dan was quoted as saying that the Republicans would definitely nominate someone this time who would beat Bill Clinton. Of course the 22nd amendment precludes Bill from running again…

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