I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have

was that I didnt study Latin harder in school so I could converse

with those people.

— J. Danforth Quayle

If we dont succeed, we run the risk of failure. — J. Danforth


Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and


— Vice President Dan Quayle

Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts. —

Vice President Dan Quayle

Mars is essentially in the same orbit… Mars is somewhat the same

distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures

where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that

means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe.

— Vice President Dan Quayle, 8/11/89

What a waste it is to lose ones mind. Or not to have a mind is

being very wasteful. How true that is.

— Vice President Dan Quayle

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nations history. I mean

in this centurys history. But we all lived in this century. I

didnt live in this century.

— Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/15/88

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and

democracy – but that could change.

— Vice President Dan Quayle, 5/22/89

One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president,

and that one word is to be prepared.

— Vice President Dan Quayle, 12/6/89

May our nation continue to be the beakon of hope to the world.

— The Quayles 1989 Christmas card. [Not a beacon of literacy,


Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things. — Vice President

Dan Quayle, 11/30/88

We dont want to go back to tomorrow, we want to go forward. — Vice

President Dan Quayle

I have made good judgements in the Past. I have made good judgements

in the Future.

— Vice President Dan Quayle

The future will be better tomorrow. — Vice President Dan Quayle

Were going to have the best-educated American people in the world.

— Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/21/88

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions

and have a tremendous impact on history.

— Vice President Dan Quayle

I stand by all the misstatements that Ive made.

— Vice President Dan Quayle to Sam Donaldson, 8/17/89

We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a

firm commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe. — Vice

President Dan Quayle

Public speaking is very easy.

— Vice President Dan Quayle to reporters in 10/88

I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican. — Vice President

Dan Quayle

I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix. — Vice

President Dan Quayle

A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the


— Vice President Dan Quayle

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.

— Vice President Dan Quayle

Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having


— Vice President Dan Quayle, 5/20/92 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)

Murphy Brown is doing better than I am. At least she knows she still

has a job next year.

— Vice President Dan Quayle, 8/18/92

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

Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/22/90

For NASA, space is still a high priority. — Vice President Dan

Quayle, 9/5/90

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our


— Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/18/90

The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan

Quayle may or may not make.

— Vice President Dan Quayle

Were all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on

the mistakes we may or may not have made.

— Vice President Dan Quayle

It isnt pollution thats harming the environment. Its the

impurities in our air and water that are doing it.

— Vice President Dan Quayle

[Its] time for the human race to enter the solar system. — Vice

President Dan Quayle

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