Famous Dumb Quotes

Quotes (mostly by politicians) showing a lack of common sense

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


"The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."

-Joe Theisman, quarterback and sports analyst


"Fiction writing is great, you can make up almost anything."

-Ivana Trump, on finishing her first novel


"I've read about foreign policy and studied, I now know the number of continents."

-George Wallace, 1968 presidential campaign


"We don't necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people."

-Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC instructor


The world is more like it is now then it ever has before.
Dwight Eisenhower


Eight more days and I can start telling the truth again.

-- Sen. Chris Dodd (D, Conn.), on the Don Imus show, on campaigning
"The Stupidist Things Ever Said By Politicians" - by Ross and Kathryn Petras


If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate.

-- Marion Barry, mayor of Washington, D.C.
"The Stupidist Things Ever Said By Politicians" - by Ross and Kathryn Petras



You read what Disraeli had to say. I don't remember what he said. He said something. He's no longer with us.

-- Bob Dole
"The Stupidist Things Ever Said By Politicians" - by Ross and Kathryn Petras



I cannot tell you how grateful I am -- I am filled with humidity.
-- Gib Lewis, speaker of the Texas House
"The Stupidist Things Ever Said By Politicians" - by Ross and Kathryn Petras


Dan Quayle Quotes
(extending his hand during a campaign stop): I'm Dan Quayle. Who are you?

Woman: I'm your Secret Service agent.


"If I would do another 'Terminator' movie I would have Terminator travel back in time and tell Arnold not to have a special election." --California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, after all four of his ballot initiatives were roundly defeated in the special election he called, Nov. 10, 2005


"Get some devastation in the back." --Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, to a staff photographer as he posed for a photo op while visiting tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka, Jan. 6, 2005 (Source)

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