Sayings of Chairman Dan:
In an August 11 1989 interview on Cable Network News, the head of the National Space Council, Vice President Dan Quayle, explained why the US should undertake a manned mission to Mars:
"Mars is essentially in the same orbit. Mars is somewhat the same distance from the sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."
Talking about space and the importance of his new job... (not verbatim, but close enough)
"Space is almost infinite, in fact, we think it is infinite."
"Space is very important, there's an awful lot of it out there."
Dan Quayle, as quoted in The Washington Post:
"I've been blessed with wonderful parents and a wonderful family, and I am proud of my family. Anybody turns to their family. I have a very good family. I'm very fortunate to have a very good family. I believe very strongly in the family. It's one of the things we have in our platform to talk about it."
During his trip to Hawaii, he was quoted as saying,
"Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here."
On the Future and the World:
"I believe that we are on an irreversible trend toward freedom and democracy. But that could change."
On himself ("quoting" from the United Negro College Fund slogan):
"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind. How true that is."
"I stand by all the misstatements."
"I understand that immediately after a rape that is reported, that a woman normally, in fact, can go to the hospital and have a D and C. At that time, that is before the forming of a life. That is not anything to do with abortion."
Dan 'The Man' Quayle in Samoa, eloquently addressing the natives:
"You all look like happy campers to me. Happy campers you are, happy campers you have been, and happy campers you shall always be."
Reminds me of Nixon in China : "It is, indeed, a great wall."
On breast cancer:
"Speaking as a man, it's not a woman's issue. Us men are tired of losing our women."