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The devastating punch we took on September 11th still
by Joe Biden

The devastating punch we took on September 11th still
reverberates throughout American society.
- Joe Biden

When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got
on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed.
He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'
- Joe Biden

Let's just be smart this time.
I'm looking for smart.
- Joe Biden

But I was amazed at how organized the Palestinian election authority was,
how competent they were in setting up their polling
places and the poll workers they had.
- Joe Biden

 

Life is a matter of really tough choices.
- Joe Biden

Just talk to me as a father - not what the Constitution says.
What do you feel?
- Joe Biden

Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion.
The idea that we want to see the world,
the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to.
- Joe Biden

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The Middle East is hopeful.
There's hope there.
- Joe Biden

Arafat's departure has created an awesome opportunity.
- Joe Biden

No matter how you cut it, this real debate on personal
accounts is about the legitimacy of Social Security;
it's not about the solvency of Social Security.
- Joe Biden

I support immediate financial assistance to the newly
elected Palestinian president.
Now, I don't know what those numbers will be,
and I don't know how it's going to be framed.
- Joe Biden

You know we're going to control the insurance companies.
- Joe Biden

This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.
- Joe Biden

The Recovery Act is working, but it's going to continue to work.
It's not over.
A lot's going to happen this summer.
And even after the summer, there's more to come with the act.
- Joe Biden

It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes.
- Joe Biden

In the middle of a recession, where we're just climbing out of it,
where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent,
the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is
a prescription for disaster.
- Joe Biden

Here at home, when Americans were standing in long
lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon,
we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again,
and rekindle an American spirit of community.
- Joe Biden

No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's
plan will see one single penny of their tax raised,
whether it's their capital gains tax,
their income tax, investment tax, any tax.
- Joe Biden

You get a lawyer whether you're in a military tribunal
or whether you're in a federal court,
number one.
The attorney general decided that the court with the biggest -
with the greatest venue,
with the best jurisdiction was the New York court.
That was the right decision to make.
- Joe Biden

This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize
highways beyond the gasoline tax,
airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to
subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact.
- Joe Biden

Now, people when I say that look at me and say,
'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me
we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'.
The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you.
- Joe Biden

Well, I'm telling them two things.
One is that, look, this is going to be something when
the American people realize -
once it's passed -
that,
A, it does take care of preexisting conditions;
B,
you're insurance rates aren't going to skyrocket;
C,
the insurance companies aren't going to be running
the show like they were before;
D,
you're going to be in a position where you can keep
your insurance that you have.
That once the American public realizes that,
you're going to get a reward for this.
They're going to be rewarded.
- Joe Biden

Love thy neighbor -
and if he happens to be tall,
debonair and devastating,
it will be that much easier.
- Mae West

There are people who take rumors and embellish them
in a way that can be devastating.
And this pollution has to be eradicated by people in
our business as best we can.
- Bob Woodward

The collapse of Enron was devastating to tens of thousands
of people and shook the public's confidence in corporate America.
- Robert Mueller

But having said that, what's happening with campaign
finance reform and our political culture is devastating.
- Robert McChesney

The U.S.
has already suffered a devastating attack on September 11,
2001, and may again become a target.
- Linda Chavez

Simply put, drilling in ANWR would be expensive,
environmentally devastating, and would do very little
to fix our energy crisis or to bring down the price of oil and gasoline.
- Allyson Schwartz

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease.
It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate.
We must find a cure for this horrible disease.
- David Hyde Pierce

We got some devastating reviews on Animal House at the start.
- Ivan Reitman

Just learning that you have MS is such a devastating shock.
- Annette Funicello

I love Richard Yates, his work, and the novel,
Revolutionary Road.
It's a devastating novel.
- Michael Chabon

The poorest residents of the gulf coast were most affected
by the devastating hurricanes,
and the poorest Americans have shouldered a disproportionate
share of the burden in Iraq.
- Marty Meehan

Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored.
Foreign governments' intervention in steel markets
has had a devastating impact on the U.S.
industry.
- Max Baucus

I try not to kid myself.
You know, I don't mind romancing someone else,
but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous.
- Bill Veeck

A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that
we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure.
- Charles Schumer

Nothing is more devastating to a community than out-of-control crime.
- Alan Autry

Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting,
just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis,
more than it is about winning.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Islam is a religion of success.
Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image,
in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating,
disgraceful, helpless death.
- Karen Armstrong

The more we shelter children from every disappointment,
the more devastating future disappointments will be.
- Fred G. Gosman

The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating
than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
- Charles R. Swindoll

It's striking that Native Americans evolved no devastating
epidemic diseases to give to Europeans,
in return for the many devastating epidemic diseases
that Indians received from the Old World.
- Jared Diamond

We know that al Qaeda is seeking radioactive materials
and technology to launch a devastating attack,
and that hundreds of radioactive sources have been
lost or stolen in the U.S.
and around the world.
- Ed Markey

Evolutionary naturalism takes the inherent limitations
of science and turns them into a devastating philosophical weapon:
because science is our only real way of knowing anything,
what science cannot know cannot be real.
- Phillip E. Johnson

Anyone who considers using a weapon of mass destruction
against the United States or its allies must first
consider the consequences...
We would not specify in advance what our response would be,
but it would be both overwhelming and devastating.
- William J. Perry

It's about not letting the internal enemy,
the real enemy, have his way because the more he does the stronger he becomes.
The film's about the devastating results that can manifest
from the internal enemy being unbridled and allowed to unleash chaos.
- Guy Ritchie

We've been a country that's been fortunate to be protected by two oceans,
to not have serious attacks on our territory for most of our history.
And we were unfortunately reminded in a very devastating
way of our vulnerability.
- Condoleezza Rice

President Bush's emergency declaration for the State
of Texas is great news for the people and communities
that have experienced the devastating wildfires firsthand.
Already, communities have rallied to help neighbors in need.
- Randy Neugebauer

It's a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming
it for your inability to do your own art.
When you don't have to work, you are left with the
horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness.
A devastating possibility when finally time is your own.
- Julian Schnabel

It was all devastating.
I'd never dealt with losing anyone close to me,
and I didn't know where to put it in my life.
I was very young then.
Buddy taught me so much in such a short time.
- Waylon Jennings

I have to admit, like so many women,
I always knew there was a chance.
But like so many women, I never thought it would be me.
I never thought I'd hear those devastating words:
'You have breast cancer.'
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

We are at war to liberate Iraq, to protect the people
of the United States and other countries from the devastating
impact of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction being used
by terrorists or the Iraqi government to kill thousands of innocent civilians.
- Paul Cellucci

One girl was helped from my appearance on the show,
and I swore I would not keep quiet again.
When you talk about things that are embarrassing or devastating,
obviously you can help people when you do.
- Hunter Tylo

It is about time that we develop a worldwide strategy
to reduce illegal trade in meth and its precursor chemicals
and stop the devastating impact that methamphetamine
use is having on our children and our communities.
- Dennis Cardoza

I am an opponent of Saddam Hussein, but an opponent also,
of the sanctions that have killed a million Iraqi children
and an opponent of the United States' apparent desire
to plunge the Middle East into a new and devastating war.
- George Galloway

What pedophiles and people who have sexual desires
on children lose sight of to a terrible,
terrible degree - a devastating degree -
is that their victims are real people who will suffer
forever whatever abuses are perpetrated on them.
- Jock Sturges

The world generally speaking is now drifting on a more
and more devastating course towards the absurd target of extermination -
or rather,
to be more exact - of the northern hemisphere's towns,
fields, and the people who have developed our civilization.
- Alva Myrdal

'Through the times I've gone through the last couple of weeks -
and I'm still trying to help a friend -
I got attacked pretty hard through the media,
and it hurt and it was devastating, but I really found
out who was with me and who was there for me.
- Michael Irvin

I represent the Port of Philadelphia,
and I know firsthand the important role that ports
play in the national and global economy.
I have also seen how simple accidents can have devastating
impacts on the port system.
- Allyson Schwartz

The state of Israel must, from time to time,
prove clearly that it is strong, and able and willing to use force,
in a devastating and highly effective way.
If it does not prove this, it will be swallowed up,
and perhaps wiped off the face of the earth.
- Moshe Sharett

The great question, is there anything at all which
is worth fighting such a war about,
with the devastating loss it will bring? I believe yes,
there are some freedoms which to sacrifice would be EVEN worse.
- Anne Perry

The knock-out punch is always the one you never see coming.
- Aimee Mann

This show has shown me how to throw a punch.
But watching my future sister-in-law go through breast
cancer has also shown me how to take one.
- Charlotte Ross

Getting hit motivates me.
It makes me punish the guy more.
A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.
- Roberto Duran

If you had a face like mine, you'd punch me right on the nose,
and I'm just the fella to do it.
- Stan Laurel

He punched me.
If that's his best punch, he'll be in trouble some day.
- Patrick Roy

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch;
Tact is the clever footwork.
- Wilson Mizner

I don't think there's a punch-line scheduled,
is there?
- Vince Lombardi

Mike Tyson would have been a good sparring partner
for me and Muhammad Ali because Tyson was a fast fighter
and he could punch and throw good combinations.
- Larry Holmes

Why don't you bring your face up here and let me punch
it? Then you can tell me (if I'm stronger).
- Shaquille O'Neal

I have just come from a couple of raids,
where we had a very lively time, and some of them had to pull their guns.
I found it necessary to punch a few sports myself.
- Richard H. Davis


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