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Stupid Quotations

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Quotations that have been proved wrong or have been, all along, plain stupid.


Modernity

Adolf HitlerAnyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.

—  Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, German dictator


Future

Adolf HitlerIt is our will that this state shall endure for a thousand years. We are happy to know that the future is ours entirely!

—  Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, German dictator


Environment

George W. BushI know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

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George W. BushIt has come to my attention, that air pollution is polluting the air!

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President


Trees

Ronald ReaganA tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at?

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]


Opinion

George W. BushΙ have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President


Ancestry

Donald TrumpAn ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud.

—  Donald Trump, 1946-, President of the USA


Genius

Donald TrumpMy IQ is one of the highest — and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure; it’s not your fault.

—  Donald Trump, 1946-, President of the USA

Adolf HitlerA highly intelligent man should take a primitive woman. Imagine if on top of everything else, I had a woman who interfered with my work.

—  Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, German dictator


Deprecation

George W. BushThey misunderestimated me.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President


Annoyance

Donald TrumpDo you mind if I sit back a little? Because your breath is very bad.

—  Donald Trump, 1946-, President of the USA

     (to Larry King)


Man & Woman

Adolf HitlerA highly intelligent man should take a primitive woman. Imagine if on top of everything else, I had a woman who interfered with my work.

—  Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, German dictator


Parents

Donald TrumpI’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.

—  Donald Trump, 1946-, President of the USA


Speaking

Harry WarnerWho the hell wants to hear actors talk?

—  Harry Warner, 1881-1958, American film producer

     (in 1927)


Rejection

We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.

—  Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962

NapoleonYou would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her decks? I have no time for such nonsense.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

     (rejecting the idea of a steamboat)


Enemies

George W. BushOur enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President


Politics

Margaret ThatcherI don't think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

     (on “Val meets the V.I.P.s”, BBC, 5 March, 1973)


Democracy

George W. BushA low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

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Revolt

Luis XVIAnother day without something worth mentioning.

—  Luis XVI, 1754-1793, King of France [1774-1792]

     (an entry in his diary on the first day of the French Revolution, 1789)

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War & Peace

George W. BushI just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

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George W. BushThis notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

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Ferdinand FochAirplanes are interesting toys but without military value.

—  Ferdinand Foch, 1851-1929, French field marshal

     (said it in 1911, before WW I)

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David Lloyd GeorgeBelieve me, Germany is unable to wage war.

—  David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Prime Minister [1916-1922]

     (said it in 1934)


France

George W. BushThe problem with the French is that they don't have a word for “entrepreneur”.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

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Communication

This “telephone” has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.

—  Western Union internal memo, 1876


Learning

George W. BushQuite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

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Art

Adolf HitlerAnyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.

—  Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, German dictator


Books

George W. BushOne of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President


Science

Rutherford B. HayesThat's an amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one of them?

—  Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822-1893, American President [1877-1881]

     ( to Alexander Graham Bell after a demonstration of the telephone)

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Lord KelvinHeavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.

—  Lord Kelvin, 1824-1907, English scientist

Everything that can be invented has been invented.

—  Charles H. Duel, commissioner of the US Patent & Trademark Office (1898-1901)


Limits

Donald TrumpI will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.

—  Donald Trump, 1946-, President of the USA


Readiness

George W. BushWe are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

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Computers

Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.

—  POPULAR MECHANICS, 1949.

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There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.

—  Ken Olson, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.

—  Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

Bill Gates640K ought to be enough for anybody.

—  Bill Gates, 1955-, American businessman

     (in 1981)


Economy

Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.

—  Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University

     (in 1929…)

Alan GreenspanThe world might need double digit interest rates to control inflation in the near future.

—  Alan Greenspan, 1926-, American economist

     (rates have been near zero for most of the time since)

George W. BushThe vast majority of our imports come from outside the country.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President


Business

George W. BushThe problem with the French is that they don't have a word for “entrepreneur”.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

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Cinema

Harry WarnerWho the hell wants to hear actors talk?

—  Harry Warner, 1881-1958, American film producer

     (in 1927)


Success & Failure

George W. BushIf we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

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Destruction

Ronald ReaganWe may be the generation that sees Armageddon.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

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Excess

Dave LettermanThe White House is saying Donald Trump has “zero percent chance” of being elected. Isn't that a little high?

—  Dave Letterman, 1947-, American TV talk show host

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