''Actually, this may sound a little West Texan to you, but I like it when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me.''
—Presidential candidate George W. Bush, interview on "Hardball", MSNBC, May 31, 2000
''And so, General, I want to thank you for your service. And I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who are trying to defeat us in Iraq.''
''I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.''
''You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you need to concentrate on.''
''See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.''
''Then you wake up at the high school level and find out that the illiteracy level of our children are appalling.''
''Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?''
''I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.''
''It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It's not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet.''
''Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.''
''One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.''
''I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.''
''I've heard he's been called Bush's poodle. He's bigger than that.''
''Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country.''
''If you don't stand for anything, you don't stand for anything! If you don't stand for something, you don't stand for anything!''
''There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.''
''I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me.''
''Our 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.''