On Tough Jobs that Involve Letters: It's not as easy as it looks, being on all the time. I mean, what happens if I'm in a bad mood?
-- Vanna White, Wheel of Fortune co-star
On Standards, the Mega-Rich
and: I'd rather not talk about money. It's kind of gross.-- Barbra Streisand, dodging a question about
what she was paid to direct and star in The Mirror Has Two Faces
On Disco Music, Importance
of: God had to create disco music so that I could be born and be successful.
-- Donna Summer, disco singer
On Giving It Your All: I
think we played hard, but it was a lackadaisical hard.
-- New Jersey Nets guard Otis Birdsong on why
his team had lost an NBA contest
On Hostage-Taking, Fun For
All: [Being taken hostage is] an adventure for the tourist, because the tourist will end
up learning about the customs of the tribes as well as their good hospitality.
-- Abdullah Ahmar, speaker of Yemeni
parliament, on the practice of taking foreign visitors hostage
On Acting, Jean-Claude Van
Damme's Interesting Insights On: In an action film you act in the action. If it's a
dramatic film you act in the drama.-- Jean-Claude Van Damme, interviewed on
Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous
On Segues, Unfortunate:
Speaking of animals, he married his wife, Suzanne, when he was in college.
-- Mike Leavitt, governor of Utah, introducing
Senator Larry Craig
On Book Reviews, Cogent:
It's a very good historical book about history. -- former vice president Dan Quayle, about Paul
Johnson's Modern Times
On Civics Lessons, Vice
Presidential: There are lots more people in the House. I don't know how many
exactly-I never counted but at least a couple hundred.
-- former vice president Dan Quayle, attempting
to explain the difference between the House and the Senate
On Earth, Where Found:
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.
-- former vice president Dan Quayle, on the
concept of a manned mission to Mars.