Synopses & Reviews
In celebration of mental lapses and pure idiocy, here is a collection of stupid utterances, unintentional and otherwise, from the worlds of politics, radio, television, newspapers, show business, sports, and literature - and everywhere else people can, and have, put their feet in their mouths.
"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."
-Brooke Shields, during an interview to become a spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."
-Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.
"Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here."
-former Vice President Dan Quayle
"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
-Joe Theismann, former NFL football quarterback and sports analyst
" After reading several quotes, I realized that some of the worst statements are from educated individuals, many of whom hold top government positions"
A bundle of laughs collected from the cream of spoken and written foolishness.
About the Author
Steven D. Price
, a consulting editor of The Lyons Press, is the author of more than twenty books, including 1001 Smartest Things Ever Said
, The Quotable Horse Lover
, The Ultimate Fishing Guide
, and Old As the Hills: The Story of Bluegrass Music
. A resident of New York City, he is a keen observer of human achievement and folly.