Dan Quayle Best Quotes

James Danforth “Dan” Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States, served with President George H. W. Bush. He served as a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Indiana. Enjoy Dan Quayle’s best quotes below.

Dan Quayle
“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”
“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. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy?”
“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.”
“It’s time for the human race to enter the solar system.”
“Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here.”
“Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It’s the other way around. They never vote for us.”
“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 – to the back!”
“My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will, never, never surrender to what is right.”
“It’s wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago.”
“What a terrible thing to have lost one’s mind. Or not to have a mind at all. How true that is.”
“I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe.”
“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.”
“Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win.”
“We should develop anti-satellite weapons because we could not have prevailed without them in ‘Red Storm Rising’.”
“The thing is, if you control the Senate meetings, you control the gavel. And the gavel is a very important instrument… an instrument of power. An instrument that establishes the agenda.”
“I just don’t believe in the basic concept that someone should make their whole career in public service.”
“I couldn’t help but be impressed by the magnitude of the earthquake.”
“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.”
“One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president, and that one word is ‘to be prepared’.”
“The global importance of the Middle East is that it keeps the Far East and the Near East from encroaching on each other.”
“If we don’t succeed we run the risk of failure.”
“Unfortunately, the people of Louisiana are not racists.”
“Bank failures are caused by depositors who don’t deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.”
“Tobacco exports should be expanded aggressively because Americans are smoking less.”
“If you give a person a fish, they’ll fish for a day. But if you train a person to fish, they’ll fish for a lifetime.”

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