32 Famous Dan Quayle Quotes

32 Famous Dan Quayle Quotes

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Dan Quayle was the 44th Vice President of the United States, he served with President George H.W. Bush from 1989-1993. Before servicing as VP he was a U.S. Senator for the state of Indiana. He is currently the chairman of global investments at Cerberus Capital Management.

“Bearing babies irresponsibly is simply wrong. We must be unequivocal about this. It doesn’t help matters when primetime TV has Murphy Brown — a character who supposedly epitomizes today’s intelligent, highly paid, professional woman — mocking the importance of fathers, by bearing a child alone, and calling it just another “lifestyle choice.”

“For NASA, space is still a high priority.”

“I had a good political career, and I have a good business career. I didn’t get the brass ring, but I did very well.”

“I have been asked who caused the riots and the killing in LA, 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. Yes, I can understand how people were shocked and outraged by the verdict in the Rodney King trial. But there is simply no excuse for the mayhem that followed.”

“I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”

“I was known as the chief graverobber of my state.”

“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”

“It’s wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago.”

“Let me just tell you how thrilling it really is, and how, what a challenge it is, because in 1988 the question is whether we’re going forward to tomorrow or whether we’re going to go past to the back! … That’s a Hoosierism. You’ve got to get used to that!”

“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.”

“Murphy Brown is doing better than I am. At least she knows she still has a job next year.”

“One word sums up probably the responsbility of any vice president, and that one word is to be prepared.”

“People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a temendous impact on history.”

“Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.”

“The future will be better tomorrow.”

“The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation’s history. [followup] No, not our nation’s, but in World War II. I mean, we all lived in this century. I didn’t live in this century, but in this century’s history.”

“Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.”

“We are ready for any unforseen event that may or may not occur.”

“We don’t want to go back to tomorrow, we want to move forward.”

“We’re all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.”

“We’re going to have the best eduated American people in the world.”

“What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.”

“When you take the UNCF model that, what a waste it is to lose one’s mind, or not to have a mind is being very wasteful, how true that is.”

“You all look like happy campers to me. Happy campers you are, happy campers you have been, and, as far as I am concerned, happy campers you will always be.”

“A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.”

“Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it.”

“I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.”

“I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.”

“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.”

“It’s time for the human race to enter the solar system.”

“I stand by all the misstatements that I’ve made.”