"I have made good judgments in the Past. I have made good judgments in the Future."
"In George Bush you get experience, and with me you get -- The Future!"
"The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make."
"My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will never, never surrender to what is right."
"Okay, I won't open it until then." -- Vice President Dan Quayle after having been presented with an empty box that was to contain a gift from a sailing team in South America. He was told that the gift was not ready yet, but that it would be presented to him when they arrived in the United States.
"The other day [the President] said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. [He paused, then said] Would you like a puppy?"
"Although in public I refer to him as Mr. Vice President, in private I call him George... When I talked to him on the phone yesterday. I called him George rather than Mr. Vice President. But, in public, it's Mr. Vice President, because that's who he is."
"They asked me to go in front of the Reagans. I'm not used to going in front of President Reagan, so we went out behind the Bushes."
"I'm the Vice-President. They know it, and they know that I know it."
"We are doing the right thing and we do not see the bad things."
"This president is going to lead us out of this recovery. It will happen." -- Vice President Dan Quayle at a campaign stop.
"If Ross Perot runs, that's good for us. If he doesn't run, it's good for us." [A reporter then asked him what he meant by that] "That's for you to figure out."
"I love California; I practically grew up in Phoenix."
"...Buzz Lukens took that fateful step..." -- Vice President Dan Quayle confusing the sexual assaulter/Congressman with Astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
"We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world."
"Speaking as a man, it's not a woman's issue. Us men are tired of losing our women." -- Vice President Dan Quayle talking about breast cancer
"We expect them [Salvadoran officials] to work toward the elimination of human rights in accordance with the pursuit of Justice."
"El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice."
"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur."
"I'm ready." -- Vice President Dan Quayle describing his ability to take over the presidency after President Bush vomits and collapses in Tokyo
"I was known as the chief grave robber of my state."
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change."
"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century."
"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."
"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."