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Monday, January 03, 2005

A Mind Is a Terrible Thing

Dan Quayle Posted by Hello
"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 winning friends while speaking to the United Negro College Fund, 5/9/89 This gem has been added to Bartlett's `Familiar Quotations'.


  • At 6:12 PM, Blogger brendalove@gmail.com said…


    Nickelodean is going to start showing "Murphy Brown" on Nick at Nite. The commercial announcer says "And don't worry about the Dan Quayle jokes, they're funny again." LOL!

    I don't think he was dumb, he just didn't...consider what he was going to say before he opened his mouth.

  • At 6:26 PM, Blogger Texas Gurl said…

    To bad he didn't have an earpiece like the one Bush has, telling him what to say. So sad.

  • At 9:05 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    I think you've hit on something: Bush's earpiece. Based on some of the things HE has said, I now know who was talking into the microphone which went to the earpiece.

    Dan Quayle!


  • At 4:59 PM, Blogger Meredith said…

    Seriously don't you all miss the guy? He was a great source of comic relief. We need a new Quayle.

  • At 5:11 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    You're right, Meredith. Dan was a gem, and I miss him.

  • At 11:09 PM, Blogger Jersey_Lily said…

    I was sitting in the family room many years ago, reading the quotes that Newsweek publishes and laughing my ass off because of this one. My husband wandered through to let the dog out and without a backward glance, he said, "Another Dan Quayle quote?" Have a great day. By the way, I kind of have a crush on Sandra Bullock myself :-).

  • At 2:06 AM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    Lily, I agree. The Dan Quale-isms were mostly harmless, and always funny. And Sandra: they didn't mention the movies "Speed", and especially "A Time To Kill". Her Row-ark (per Matthew McConaughey) was very, very good, I think.




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