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  1. If American and Canadian fishermen sat down and cracked open a case of beer, we'd have this done in an hour.
       Kit Taggart, Canadian fisherman, after a dispute over rights to salmon fishing, 1997.


  2. I don't just sweat. I rain.
       Charlie Talbert, the title character from the movie Angus, 1995


  3. I want to live indefinitely.
       Tomoji Tanabe, Most Senior Japanese Citize, at age 112, 17September2007


  4. Its like when you pull the string on an old lawnmower - you don't know if its going to start or not. But once you get it going, it runs just as well as any other mower.
       Sheila Taormina, U.S. Olympic Triathlete, describing her performance, in the Sun Sentinel, 26Aug2008


  5. I would advise you to keep your overhead down; avoid a major drug habit; play every day; and take it in front of other people. They need to hear it, and you need them to hear it.
       James Taylor, singer and songwriter, Berklee College of Music Graduation, 1995


  6. He didn't have enough days, but he lived them like he should have.
       Neil Teplica, about his co-author Dave Freeman, authors of the original “100 Things to do Before You Die’, who died in his home after a fall, 26Aug2008, from an AP wire story.


  7. I think I'm more difficult than critical.
       Mother Teresa, Nobel Laureate, recovering in a Calcutta, India hospital, 1996.


  8. I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
       Debi Thomas US and World figure skating champion, Olympic bronze medalist, and third year medical student, 1996


  9. They are steeped in sin and, if eaten long enough for in quantity, will almost certainly kill you.
       Emma Thompson , British Actress, giving her thoughts on potato chips ("crisps"), 2008


  10. If film is a director's medium, and television drama is a writer's medium, reality TV is without question a casting director's medium.
       Robert J. Thompson, Professor of Television and Pop Culture at Syracuse University, NYT, March 28th 2004


  11. It's as startling as Chelsea Clinton with a Mohawk.
       Time Magazine review of music by singer Alanis Morisette, 1996


  12. "These are days you'll remember." If you recall nothing else from your graduation ceremony, remember you heard the New Jersey Governor quote from 10,000 Maniacs.
       Christine Todd (Whitman), NJ governor, Wheaton College Graduation, 1995


  13. I don't care how much of a lama he is, he still needs his mother.
       Maria Torres, Spanish woman whose 10-year-old son is believed by Tibetan monks to be a reincarnated lama, 1995


  14. Do you mind if I sit back a little? Because your breath is very bad.
       Donald Trump, hotel and casino owner, to Larry King, talk show host, 1989


  15. The 1990s shure aren't like the 1980s
       Donald Trump, hotel and casino owner, 1990


  16. The United States has got some of the dumbest people in the world. I want you to know that we know that.
       Ted Turner, media mogul, author, actor, and baseball team owner, addressing international journalists, 1996.


  17. In the movie I'm single. It can be pretty rough, women thinking I'm single. I get kissed all the time.
       Fred Tuttle, Vermont dairy farmer, after starring in a pseudo-documentary in which he ran for US Congress just to collect the salary, 1996.


  18. This is not a dictatorship but something more complex: the tyranny of popularity.
       Alberto Barrera Tyszka, Biographer, on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, 15November2007


  19. - U -
  20. Don't worry, you're safe with me.
       Maritza Uribe, unlicensed teenage cabdriver in Lima, Peru, 1996.


  21. Rust, Gash, Toxin, Gangrene, Roach, Frostbite, Asphyxia, Bruise, Plague, Mildew.
       Urban Decay, makeup brand color names, 1996.


  22. - V -


    - W -
  23. I must tell you that the supply of words on the world market is plentiful, but the demand is falling.
       Lech Walesa , forklift repairman and president of Poland, speech to US Congress,1989


  24. Anybody can lease a Hummer now for $500 a month. Soccer moms are driving them. This is not a soccer mom's vehicle. It's a super head-turner. Other motorists hang out of their cars to take pictures of it.
       Ken Wallace, dealer for International Truck and Engine Corp. , on its CXT which is 21 feet long and weighs 14,500 pounds, on MSNBC Online, September 17th, 2004


  25. It's still not a mature art.
       Wang Wang, Scientist at Beijing’s Study Institute of Artificial Influence on the Weather, on influencing the weather, July 2002


  26. The objectives are to ensure national security, national sovereignty, well-being and prosperity, which will lead to gross national happiness also. His Majesty believes this is the best form of government, and the people of Bhutan are ready to launch this.
       Khandu Wangchuck, Minister of Bhutan, on a 'practice election' called for by King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, NYT Online, April 24th, 2007


  27. Since smoking might injure your health, let's be careful not to smoke too much.
       Warning label, of sorts, on Japanese cigarette package, 2001


  28. My wife won’t eat anything we grow on the farm. She says if it doesn’t come on a Styrofoam tray we don’t eat it.
       Charles Warren, Zebu Farmer (miniature Brahman Cattle), AP, January 3rd, 2006


  29. It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool.
       Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, 1994


  30. I think it's an awful drink, to be honest with you.
       Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones drummer, on the use of the 'Stones 1971 song Brown Sugar, sung by a fly in a Pepsi commercial, 1998


  31. I've been wondering: What does it mean? Is it derogatory?
       Joanne Waugh, on the term 'Soccer Mom', used in the US election, 1996.


  32. I've lost a lot of roles because of my height. I'm 6ft 3in in heels. Producers are short and I was never their sexual fantasy.
       Sigourney Weaver, American Film Actress and alien exterminator, on finding acting roles, 2009


  33. People think because I'm blind I don't have as much to be afraid of. That's insane. Look, death is death, if I can see it or not.
       Erik Weihenmayer, Blind Mountain Climber, on climbing Mt. Everest, 2001


  34. It doesn't stand up to huge intellectual scrutiny.
       Andrew Lloyd Webber, Theatrical Producer, on the huge success of his Phantom of the Opera, 1995


  35. It was kind of a neat idea. We don't know what we are going to hear, except I don't think we are going to hear Elvis.
       Edward Weiler, head of NASA's space science division, on the microphone included in the Mars Polar Lander spacecraft, 1999


  36. There's no Walter Cronkite to give you the final word each evening.
       William Weld, MA governor, Babson College Graduation, 1995


  37. I don't know anything about cars. A business is a business, and I think I can learn.
       Edward Whitacre Jr., on being appointed chairman of a bankrupt General Motoros car company, 2009


  38. Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings.
       George F. Will, journalist, political commentator, 1994


  39. We treat them as shoppers who take a while to make up their minds.
       Tom Williams, Wall-Mart spokesman, on RV camping in parking Lots, 2001


  40. I found out life's hard but it ain't impossible.
       August Wilson, from the play Two Trains Running, [1992]
  41. I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said "I will be so brief I have already finished," and he sat down.
       Edward O. Wilson, biologist, at Penn State University Graduation, 1995


  42. I wanted to do something different, and I figured this would be the highest honor, as far as the Army goes.
       Danyell Elaine Wilson, US Army Sergeant, first woman to guard the Tomb of the Unknowns, 1996.


  43. Have you got anywhere with McDonald's? Have you tried getting it banned, that's the key.
       Prince Charles, British Royal, advising the United Arab Emirates on combatting ibesity, 6March2007


  44. Assumptions are the termites of relationships. I wrote that.
       Henry Winkler, actor, Emerson College Graduation, 1995


  45. I just tried to run and not think about anything.
       Winner of the 7th annual Estonian Wife Carrying Championship. Grand prize included the wife's weight in beer. ON NPR Morning Edition, July 5th, 2004.


  46. I'd like to grow old with my face still moving.
       Kate Winslet, British Actress, on avoiding plastic surgery, 11December2006


  47. My customers usually have to get a ladder to get it [their newspaper] off the roof or out of the trees. I only hit one out of 100 front porches.
       Hal Wright, Age 91, Sierra Booster Newspaper Editor and Flying Paper Boy, 1996


  48. It's really age discrimination. They shudder when you mention that.
       Hal Wright, Age 91, Sierra Booster Newspaper Editor and Flying Paper Boy, after the FAA tried to take away his pilot's license, 1996


  49. Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time.
       Steven Wright, comedian, 1994


  50. - X -
  51. If only I could feed him a potion and make him young again.
       Monica Xangathi, of Johannesburg, South Africa, on the need fro someone like Nelson Mandela to lead the country through difficult times, October, 2008.


  52. The aim is to help the students find good jobs. Many Chinese business deals are clinched on golf courses.
       Chen Xiao, Professor of sports at Xiamen University, at which Golf is now a required class, AP, October 17th, 2006


  53. - Y -
  54. We're just a bunch of rats. That's how they've been treating us.
       Earle Young, New Orleans Resident, waiting for evacuation at the Superdome following hurricane Katrina, September 2005


  55. - Z -
  56. There will be a sharpening of long knives, with groupings around personalities, not platforms.
       Zakaria Al-Qaq of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information, on what politics will be like after Yasir Arafat, NYT Online Edition, November 6th, 2004


  57. In science we are really good at disproving things and are very poor at proving things. Theories like the Theory of Relativity go on and on because no one can think of anything better.
       Richard Zayre, Professor at Stanford University, August 6, 1996


  58. We don't talk about politics anymore. Why should we? Who is our leader now? Money is our leader.
       Mr. Zhang Beijing Merchant, May 30th, 1997


  59. I know I'm ugly, but I need love like everyone else.
       Yu Zhenhuan, world's hariest man, in China, 2008


  60. In the first few days, she squealed for cigarettes every now and then, but as her life became more colourful, she gradually forgot about them altogether.
       Zookeeper in Shaanxi, China , on successsful efforts to wean Ai Ai, a 27-year-old chimpanzee from smoking, BBC Online, October 3rd, 2005


  61. It was like holding the Holy Grail.
       Vincent Zurzolo, Auctioneer, on Action Comics #1, featuring Superman for the first time, 2010



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