Don’t use these quotes in your business writing…

Here are some golden oldie quotes that make you sorry these people were depriving some village of an idiot. If only celebs’ quotes were more intelligent nowadays….

Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
Answer: “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 in the 1994 Miss USA contest.

Don't use these quotes in your business writing...

“That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I’m just the one to do it” — A congressional candidate in Texas.

“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

“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.”
— Former Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC.

“We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees,”
— Jason Kidd upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks.

“That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I’m just the one to do it”
— A congressional candidate in Texas.

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“Half this game is ninety percent mental.”
— Former Philadelphia Phillies manager, Danny Ozark Danny

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”
— Al Gore, Former US VP

“If you let that sort of thing go on, your bread and butter will be cut right out from under your feet,”
— Former British foreign minister, Ernest Bevin.

“We’ve got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?”
— Lee Iacocca

“The word “genius” isn’t applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”
— Joe Theisman, former NFL football quarterback & sports analyst

“We don’t necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people.”
— Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instructor.

“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”
— Bill Clinton, Former US President

“We are ready for an unforeseen event that may or may not occur.”
— Al Gore, Former US VP

“Traditionally, most of Australia’s imports come from overseas.”
Keppel Enderbery

“Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.”
— Department of Social Services, Greenville, South Carolina

“We apologize for the error in last week’s paper in which we stated that Mr. Arnold Dogbody was a defective in the police force. We meant, of course, that Mr. Dogbody is a detective in the police farce.”
— Correction notice in the Ely Standard, a British newspaper

“If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night. And the next morning, when they wake up dead, there’ll be a record.”
— Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman

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