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1. With respect to the pledge I made that if you like your plan you can keep it ... the way I put that forward unequivocally ended up not being accurate.
Named the 2013 Politifact Lie of the Year. From a News Conference on November 14, 2013.
Barack Obama

2. This is our fucking city. And nobody is going to dictate our freedom.
Remarks to Fenway Park crowd after memorial service for Boston Marathon bombing victims on April 20, 2013.
David Ortiz

3. We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.
Interview published September 19, 2013.
Francis I

4. So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.
United Nations General Assembly on July 12, 2013.
Malala Yousafzai

5. I responded in what I thought was the most truthful or least untruthful manner, by saying, No.
Describing his Senate committee hearing testimony denying the NSA collects data on Americans on June 8, 2013.
James Clapper

6. We've got to stop being the stupid party. It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults.
Republican National Committee on January 24, 2013.
Bobby Jindal

7. Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Have I tried it? Um, probably in one of my drunken stupors.
Remarks to reporters on November 5, 2013.
Rob Ford

8. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
News briefing on December 21, 2012.
Wayne LaPierre

9. I don't want to live in a world where there's no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.
Interview published June 9, 2013.
Edward Snowden

10. Lean In.
Title of book published in 2013.
Sheryl Sandberg

1. There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what ... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. ... These are people who pay no income tax. ... and so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
Private fundraiser in Boca Raton, Florida on May 17, 2012.
Mitt Romney

2. We took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet [in Massachusetts]. I went to a number of women's groups and said, Can you help us find folks? and they brought us whole binders full of women.
Second presidential debate in Hempstead, New York on October 16, 2012.
Mitt Romney

3. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business - you didn't build that.
Campaign appearance in Roanoke, Virginia on July 13, 2012.
Barack Obama

4. Please proceed, Governor.
Second presidential debate in Hempstead, New York on October 16, 2012.
Barack Obama

5. You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.
Third presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida on October 22, 2012.
Barack Obama

6. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
KTVI-TV interview on August 19, 2012.
Todd Akin

7. You hit a reset button for the fall campaign; everything changes. It's almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.
CNN interview on March 21, 2012.
Eric Fehrnstrom

8. I'm an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability.
Telephone call to a 911 dispatcher regarding media crews at her home concerning the David Petraeus' affair on November 11, 2012.
Jill Kelley

9. Oppan Gangnam style.
Gangnam Style (song).

10.(a) Under current law, on January 1st, 2013, there is going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases.
House Committee on Financial Services on February 29, 2012.
Ben Bernanke

10.(b) I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge.
WMAZ-TV television interview on November 21, 2012.
Saxby Chambliss

10.(c) I have a job to do. ... If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don't know me.
Fox News interview about Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012.
Chris Christie

1. We are the 99 percent.
Occupy Wall Street slogan.

2. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there - good for you! But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.
Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.A. in August, 2011.
Elizabeth Warren

3. My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.
Op-ed from the New York Times on Monday, August 15, 2011.
Warren Buffett

4. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.
Tweeted August 18, 2011.
Jon Huntsman

5. Oops.
After unsuccessfully attempting to remember the third federal agency in a November 9, 2011 debate.
Rick Perry

6. When they ask me, Who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan? I'm going to say, You know, I don't know. Do you know?
Christian Broadcasting Network interview on October 7, 2011.
Herman Cain

7. I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available because if you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.
ABC News interview in February, 2011.
Charlie Sheen

8. Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.
Last words on October 5, 2011 as reported by his sister Mona Simpson in her eulogy.
Steve Jobs

9. I can't say with certitude.
When asked whether a lewd photograph was him on June 1, 2011.
Anthony Weiner

10. Instead of receiving the help that she had hoped for, Mr. Cain instead decided to provide her with his idea of a stimulus package.
Herman Cain's alleged sexual harassment of her client on November 7, 2011.
Gloria Allred

1. I'm not a witch.
Opening line to a 30-second television political advertisement.
Christine O'Donnell

2. I'd like my life back.
Regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Tony Hayward

3. If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.
Addressing a TSA employee at San Diego airport on November 13, 2010.
John Tyner

4. Don't retreat! Reload!
Palin's Facebook and Twitter.
Sarah Palin

5. Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le! Los mineros de Chile!
Chile dramatized! The miners of Chile!
Chilean Miners

6. I hope that's not where we're going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies. They're saying: My goodness, what can we do to turn this country around?
Radio interview in January, 2010.
Sharron Angle

7. We have to pass the (health care) bill so you can find out what is in it.
National Association of Counties on March 9, 2010.
Nancy Pelosi

8. I'm going to take my talents to South Beach.
Spoken during a broadcast dedicated solely to James' basketball team decision on July 8, 2010.
LeBron James

9. You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?
Delaware senatorial debate on October 19, 2010.
Christine O'Donnell

10. They should never have put me with that woman. ... She was just a sort of bigoted woman who said she used to be Labour.
Commenting about a voter he met while campaigning for the British general election.
Gordon Brown

1. Keep your government hands off my Medicare.
Health care reform town hall meeting in Simpsonville, South Carolina on July 28, 2009.

2. We're going to be in the Hudson.
Responding to air traffic controllers before he landed in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009.
Chesley Sullenberger

3. There's an app for that.
iPhone slogan.

4. You lie!
Wilson's shouted retort to Obama's address before a joint session of Congress on September 9, 2009.
Joe Wilson

5. The Cambridge police acted stupidly.
News conference on July 22, 2009.
Barack Obama

6. I'm going to let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!
Interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 13, 2009.
Kanye West

7. Um, you guys said that we, um, did this for the show.
CNN interview about his parents' balloon hoax on October 15, 2009.
Falcon Heene

8. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's death panel.
Palin's Facebook on August 7, 2009.
Sarah Palin

9. The governor is hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Governor's spokesman regarding Sanford's disappearance on June 22, 2009.
Mark Sanford

10. You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.
CNN interview on May 11, 2009.
Jesse Ventura

1. I can see Russia from my house!
Impersonating Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live. Broadcast September 13, 2008.
Tina Fey

2. All of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years.
Responding to a request by CBS anchor Katie Couric to name the newspapers or magazines she reads. Broadcast October 1, 2008.
Sarah Palin

3. We have sort of become a nation of whiners.
The Washington Times on July 10, 2008.
Phil Gramm

4. It's not based on any particular data point, we just wanted to choose a really large number.
Spokeswoman explaining how the $700 billion number was chosen for the initial bailout. Quoted by on September 23, 2008.
Treasury Department

5. The fundamentals of America's economy are strong.
Bloomberg TV on April 17, 2008.
John McCain

6. Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.
The Treasury Department's proposed Emergency Economic Stabilization Act. Quoted September, 2008.
Treasury Department

7. Maybe 100.
Discussing how many years U.S. troops could remain in Iraq on January 3, 2008.
John McCain

8. I'll see you at the debates, bitches.
Responding to a John McCain television campaign ad on August 7, 2008.
Paris Hilton

9. Barack's been talking down to black people. ... I want to cut his nuts off.
Quote overheard on a live microphone before a Fox News interview on July 6, 2008.
Jesse Jackson

10.(a) Cash for trash.
The New York Times on September 22, 2008.
Paul Krugman

10.(b) There are no atheists in foxholes and there are no libertarians in financial crises.
Interview with Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time broadcast September 19, 2008.
Paul Krugman

10.(c) Anyone who says we're in a recession, or heading into one - especially the worst one since the Great Depression - is making up his own private definition of recession.
Spoken the day before Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. The Washington Post on September 14, 2008.
Donald Luskin

1. I really am not the kind of guy that sits here and says, Oh gosh, I'm worried about my legacy.
Quote from an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes on January 14, 2007.
George W. Bush

2. In Iran, we don't have homosexuals, like in your country.
Responding to a question about the treatment of gays and lesbians in Iran during a visit to Columbia University in New York City on September 24, 2007.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

3. This record is not tainted at all. At all. Period.
Spoken after breaking Hank Aaron's Major League Baseball all-time home-run record with his 756th career homer amid rampant speculation that he has used steroids.
Barry Bonds

4. If you didn't like Darfur, you're going to hate Baghdad.
Warning of the consequences of an early troop withdrawal from Iraq. Quoted August 14, 2007.
David Petraeus

5. This is it. This is where it all ends. End of the road. What a life it was. Some life.
Quote sent to NBC News before killing 32 people in the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history on April 16, 2007.
Seung-Hui Cho

6. I don't think they're piling on because I'm a woman. I think they're piling on because I'm winning.
In response to intensifying criticism for the Democratic presidential nomination on November 2, 2007.
Hillary Clinton

7. The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton. We have to ask ourselves what is going on here?
In an interview with the British paper The Sun, before adding that he believes in 10 years it will be too late to save the planet. Quoted June 18, 2007.
Al Gore

8. I spent the better part of the past three months enduring criticism that is normally leveled at some kind of genocidal tyrant.
Regarding his acquisition of the Wall Street Journal.
Rupert Murdoch

9. Hello, Condoleezza Rice? You have me to deal with now.
A masked Hamas gunman, joking into the telephone of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after taking control of his government compound on June 15, 2007.

10. Why don't you just shut up?
Addressing Hugo Chavez at a summit in Chile after the Venezuelan President called former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar a fascist on November 10, 2007.
Juan Carlos