End Evil

Assorted Quotes

"Britain was very different in my grandfather's day. There were children walking around without proper feet." 3rd Earl Atlee, Radio 5 Live

"I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version." Colonel Oliver North, from his Iran-Contra testimony

"I've always thought that under populated countries in Africa are vastly under polluted." Lawrence Summers, chief economist of the World Bank, explaining why we should export toxic wastes to Third World countries

"The President has kept all the promises he intended to keep." Clinton aide George Stephanopolous

"Israeli troops have this morning entered the Arab township of Hebron, in search of the perpetrators of the recent suicide bomb attacks in Jerusalem, whom they believe are in hiding there." CNN News International

"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president." Hillary Clinton, wife of Bill

"Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in." Harry S. Truman, ex-US President

"I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law." David Dinkins, New York City Mayor, answering accusations that he failed to pay his taxes

"Sure, it's going to kill a lot of people, but they may be dying of something else anyway." Othal Brand, member of a Texas pesticide review board, on chlordane

"For seven and a half years I've worked alongside President Reagan. We've had triumphs. Made some mistakes. We've had some sex ... uh...setbacks." George Bush senior, ex-US President

"My fellow Americans, I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes." Ronald Reagan, about to go on the air for a radio broadcast, unaware that the microphone was already on

"Red squirrels... you don't see many of them since they became extinct." Michael Aspel

"The offer represents a 20% increase on Vodafone's initial bid, but Vodafone may still be facing rejection as hostile takeovers are practically unknown in Germany." Radio 4

"I don't think the Republicans can damage my character." Bill Clinton, former U.S. President

"And at 7.10 we'll be meeting the WPC fingered by her own police force." Fiona Phillips, GMTV

"Life is very important to Americans." Bob Dole, U.S. Senator from Kansas

"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life." Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign

"Where the hell is Australia anyway?" Britney Spears, Pop Singer

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899

"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns - - the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones." Donald H. Rumsfeld, Department of Defense news briefing, February 12, 2002

"Beyond its entertainment value, Baywatch has enriched and, in many cases, helped save lives. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to continue with a project which has has such a significance for so many." David Hasselhoff, pseudo Actor

"There is no housing shortage in Lincoln today - just a rumour that is put about by people who have nowhere to live." G.L. Murfin, Mayor of Lincoln

"For most people, death comes at the end of their lives." GLR broadcaster, UK

"I do not like this word "bomb." It is not a bomb. It is a device that is exploding." Jacques le Blanc, French ambassador on nuclear weapons

"Well, we wrote this song, but it didn't have any words or a melody." Robbie Williams, SMTV Live

"I say no to drugs, but they don't listen." Marilyn Manson, Singer

"I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when I am forty-five." Mick Jagger, Singer, before he turned 45

"The Lybian army is capable of destroying America and breaking its nose." Muammar Qaddafi, Libyian President

"We are not without accomplishment. We have managed to distribute poverty equally." Nguyen Co Thatch, Vietnamese foreign minister

"If people get a kick out of running down pedestrians, you have to let them do it." Paul Jacobs, marketing director for a video game company

"I don't know all the certain words to word it." Vanilla Ice, Rap Star, on why he hired a ghostwriter for his autobiography

"I think it bodes well for world peace that Friends is a success everywhere in the world." Lisa Kudrow, Actress

"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." Frank Zappa, Musician

"America is a mistake, a giant mistake." Sigmund Freud, Psychiatrist

"Anyone would think we were living on some island somewhere." George Walden, British politician

"...and if I could just correct one fact..." John Prescott, Labour MP

"The Sex Pistols lasted just 18 months. Then Sid Vicious was dead. Mrs Thatcher took over." Wendy Austin

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