Famous people say the stupidest things”

smoking Apparently I don’t have a corner on stupid statement market.  Check out these jewels:

‘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 federal anti-smoking campaign.

‘I love California.  I practically grew up in Phoenix.’ Dan Quayle  – during campaign – a few weeks after being quoted as saying ‘It’s great to be here in the great state of Chicago.’

‘Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.’ — Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.

“My sister’s expecting a baby, and I don’t know if I’m going to be an uncle or an aunt.”
– Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice.

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

al-gore ‘It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment.  It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.’ –Al Gore, Vice President

“China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.”
– Charles De Gaulle, former French President

“If you walk backwards, you’ll find out that you can go forwards and people won’t know if you’re coming or going.”  — Casey Stengal, former Baseball player


But here’s my all-time favorite –  in fact I  don’t think it’s stupid at all – it’s downright brilliant:

‘I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb …. and I also know that I’m not blonde.’–Dolly Parton.

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