Say What? Archive


Welcome to the world's largest and most up-to-date collection of insane, tragic, misguided, dishonest, inexplicable, and darkly hilarious comments by public figures. This is where reality comes when it wants its mind blown.

  • July 31, 2011

    This guy isn't a serious Christian. He's a devoted New York Times reader, and he's an extremely well-read guy.
    -- Mark Steyn on Anders Breivik
  • July 29, 2011

    I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone.
    -- Danish computer scientist Bjarne Stroustrup
  • July 26, 2011

    I told him I'd be willing to sit down and talk about our differences and just try to provide for the people, but they didn't want that. They wanted me to convert to Islam and fight for them.
    -- U.S. Army 1st Lt. Benjamin Amsler, on a cell phone call he received from a Taliban commander
  • July 25, 2011

    As a kid, all I thought about was death. But you can't tell your parents that.
    -- Maurice Sendak
  • July 22, 2011

    I think of it as bling for the yard.
    -- Kristi Schiller, on the $50,000 playhouse she and her oil executive husband had custom-built for their 4-year-old
    Adorable and worth every penny.
    -- Retired defense contractor Dan Burnham, on the $248,000 playhouse he bought for his grandkids
  • July 21, 2011

    In the end, 'Potter' may go down as the most sexist story ever told.
    -- Andrea Peyser
  • July 19, 2011

    I'm getting more and more comfortable every day that this is what I've been called to do. This is what America needs.
    -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, on why he may run for president
    I think it's time for us to just hand it over to God and say, 'God, you're going to have to fix this.'
    -- Texas Governor Rick Perry
  • July 17, 2011

    She's got a good family, she's got a good husband, she's got God on her side, and I think people are envious of that. They're envious that she carries herself so well, that she's smart.
    -- Bristol Palin on her mother's critics
  • July 13, 2011

    It's a very sad life. It's part of Satan, I think, to say this is 'gay.' It's anything but gay.
    -- Michele Bachmann on homosexuality, in a 2004 lecture
  • July 11, 2011

    I'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a can.
    -- Gwyneth Paltrow