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"Irene: I don't know why I'm telling you this
Sam: Maybe because I'm listening" - Quantum Leap

"The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make." - Vice President Dan Quayle

"Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement." - Dan Quayle

"For NASA, space is still a high priority." - Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/5/90

"The future will be better tomorrow." - Vice President Dan Quayle

"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." - Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/15/88

"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican." - Vice President Dan Quayle

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change." - Vice President Dan Quayle, 5/22/89

"I have made good judgments in the Past. I have made good judgments in the future." - Vice President Dan Quayle

"I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix." - Vice President Dan Quayle

"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made." - Vice President Dan Quayle to Sam Donaldson, 8/17/89

"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." - J. Danforth Quayle

"Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it." - Vice President Dan Quayle, 5/20/92 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it." - Vice President Dan Quayle

"It's time for the human race to enter the solar system." - Dan Quayle

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls." - 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

"May our nation continue to be the beakon of hope to the world." - The Quayles' 1989 Christmas card.

"Maybe someday man will land on the sun. It might be hot so we should probably do it at night." - Dan Quayle

"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

"People that are very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history" - Dan Quayle

"Public speaking is very easy." - Vice President Dan Quayle to reporters in 10/88

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children." - Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/18/90

"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child." - Dan Quayle

"Space is almost infinite. As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite." - Dan Quayle, who was once head of the Space Council

"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things." - Vice President Dan Quayle, 11/30/88

"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur." - Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/22/90

"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

"We're 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

"We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world." - Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/21/88

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

"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is." - 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

"Are you a thermometer or a thermostat? A thermometer only reflects the temperature of its environment, adjusting to the situation. But a thermostat initiates action to change the temperature in its environment." - Nido Qubein

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." - Nido Qubein

"Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures." - Thomas De Quincey

"Once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination." - Thomas De Quincy

"I would be most happy if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists of building enough bookshelves." - Anna Quindlen

"If your success is not on your own terms; if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all." - Anna Quindlen

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