"Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave badly around women. And I hope I never get into that."
Bill Clinton, before the Monica scandal
"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president."
"China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese."
Charles De Gaulle, former French President
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."
Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.
"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."
"The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It's only the people who make them unsafe."
Frank Rizzo, ex-police chief and ex-mayor of Philadelphia
"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
"After finding no qualified candidates for the position of principal, the school board is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of David Steele to the post."
Philip Streifer, Superintendent of Schools, Barrington, Rhode Island
"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.
"Facts are stupid things."
"It isn't pollution that is hurting the environment, it's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
"Solutions are not the answer."
"The internet is a great way to get on the net."
"It's time for the human race to enter the solar system!"
"You can't just let nature run wild."
Wally Hickel, former Alaska governor
"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."
"Hawaii is a unique state. It is a small state. It is a state that is by itself. It is a --it is different from the other 49 states. Well, all states are different, but it's got a particularly unique situation."