It's rural America. It's where I came from. We always refer to ourselves
as real America. Rural America, real America, real, real, America.
-- Senator Dan Quayle, 10/20/88 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)
Let me tell you something. As we were walking around in the store, Marilyn
and I were just really impressed by all the novelties and the different types
of little things that you could get for Christmas. And all the people that
would help you, they were dressed up in things that said 'I believe in Santa
Claus'. And the only thing that I could think is that I believe in
-- Senator Dan Quayle at a garden center and produce store
in Baltimore (from the Los Angeles Times, Douglas Jehl, 11/6/88)
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.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle, to the American Samoans,
whose capital Quayle pronounces `Pogo Pogo', 4/25/89
(reported in Esquire, 8/92)
It's a good Supreme Court. They're lawyers... they're judges...
they're appointed for life.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle on being asked about the
verdict in the Supreme Court ruling on the PA abortion
law case. (Broadcast on ABC's 'Prime Time Live',
August 10, 1992)
We will move forward, we will move upward, and yes, we will move onward.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle to a group of students at
a Chicago school, 4/24/89 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)
I've heard people say that [I have a short attention span]. I don't feel
I do, because when I'm interested in something I'll stay in focus as long
as it is necessary... If you get off on something I'm not very interested
in, it's very easy for me to block it out. It's easy for me to block
-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 12-JAN-92
I was known as the chief grave robber of my state.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle