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Friday, June 25, 2010

The Blessings of Organizing Your Thoughts Before You Speak - or Not

I came across these quotes which illustrate the importance of organizing your thoughts before you speak. LOL!

"I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our 52 states."
- Raquel Welch on Larry King Live 

"I can do anything you want me to do as long as I don't have to speak."
- Linda Evangelista 

"Where's Austria?"
- David Hasselhoff, Baywatch star, when told he has five gold albums as a singer in Austria. 

"I feel my best when I'm happy."
- Winona Ryder 

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff."
- Mariah Carey 

"I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever."
- Miss Alabama at the 1994 Miss Universe pageant, when asked "If you could live forever, would you and why?" 

"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. 

"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 

"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body."
- Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward 

"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."
- Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C. 

"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 

"The doctors X-rayed my head and found nothing."
- Dizzy Dean explaining how he felt after being hit on the head by a ball in the 1934 World Series 

"We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees."
- Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks 

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

"China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese."
- Charles De Gaulle, former French President