"He said to me on the phone, he said, 'I think people would rather see Sarah Palin, so I maybe I'll get her for you next time.' So now, one, suggesting there might be a next time -- and I'm not sure that decision is his."
Letterman: "And two, that maybe, if there is, he will bring Sarah Palin, or she will come in his place. Either one would be fine -- we would love to have Sarah Palin on this program." Shaffer: "Yeah." Letterman: "Yeah. So we'll just-- we'll just, now, wait and see. Is he a man of his word, or not?"
"John McCain and Sarah Palin were in town all week, over at the UN, and he was introducing her to all the world leaders. I mean, it was like 'Take Your Daughter To Work Day.'"
Letterman: "Whoa! Okay!" Shaffer: "It's like you're the Commissioner." Letterman: "'Do what you need to do!'" Shaffer: "Yeah." Letterman: "'And call me when you can.'" Shaffer: "Yeah." Letterman: "Well, no, you know? It's like he stopped off, had a facial."
Letterman: "Honest to God, it's like you're getting a call from Superman! It's like you're getting a call from Batman!" Shaffer: "It's nice!" Letterman: "'Love to talk. Got to go, Dave!'" Shaffer: "Got to." Letterman: "'Gotham is about to go belly-up.'"
"He'd really like to watch you guys skin a moose. It'd be right up his alley, and it's not something he ever gets to see at home."
"There’s only one ethnic joke that can be told in American politics and that’s Irish jokes."
"I have a very good friend -- can't remember the guy's name."
"It goes backwards and forwards. It takes us to a place where we ache to go again."
"It's a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone."
"It's not called the wheel. It's called the carousel."
"Nostalgia. It's delicate, but potent."
"I've never heard that or never said that so I don't know where that came from."
"I like eating."
"I'm losing everything."
"I did more interview today than she has to run for vice president of the United States."
I've been not feeling too great about a lot of things lately. So have a lot of Americans who are facing challenges.
The greatest fiscal crisis, probably in -- certainly in our time, and I've been around a little while.
Well, I think Senator McCain's absolutely right that we need more responsibility.
I have a fundamental belief in the goodness and strength of the American worker
I have a fundamental belief in the United States of America. And I still believe, under the right leadership, our best days are ahead of us.
We spent $3 million to study the DNA of bears in Montana. I don't know if that was a criminal issue or a paternal issue, but the fact is that it was $3 million of our taxpayers' money.
To stand here and after eight years and say that you're going to lead on controlling spending and, you know, balancing our tax cuts so that they help middle class families when over the last eight years that hasn't happened I think just is, you know, kind of hard to swallow.
And I wish I had been wrong for the sake of the country and they had been right, but that's not the case.
I'm afraid Senator Obama doesn't understand the difference between a tactic and a strategy.
I understand why Senator Obama was surprised and said that the surge succeeded beyond his wildest expectations. It didn't exceed beyond mine, because I know that that's a strategy that has worked and can succeed.
If you're going to aim a gun at somebody, George Shultz, our great secretary of state, told me once, you'd better be prepared to pull the trigger.
I know what it's like, when an Army is defeated.
I looked into Mr. Putin's eyes, and I saw three letters, a "K," a "G," and a "B."
I've been involved, as I mentioned to you before, in virtually every major national security challenge we've faced in the last 20-some years.
I don't think I need any on-the-job training. I'm ready to go at it right now.
When I came home from prison, I saw our veterans being very badly treated, and it made me sad.
I guarantee you, as president of the United States, I know how to heal the wounds of war, I know how to deal with our adversaries, and I know how to deal with our friends.
And that means, yes, increasing domestic production and off-shore drilling.
I just have to correct the record here. I have never said that I object to nuclear waste.
And I give Senator McCain great credit on the torture issue, for having identified that as something that undermines our long-term security.
I want to phone a friend
Katie Couric: "I'm sorry?" Sarah Palin: "I want to phone a friend."
"Oh, it's awesome!"
"I am a Wired reader in fact."
"It's interesting. It's an expectation but, there are some truths just because of the educational background."
"That's something that I love doing. I love computers."
"Interesting because it was for the educational system. I did take the IQ test on a good day and I scored high."
"Yeah, you know I think it can happen. If you believe, anything can happen I believe."
"I actually do some meditation."
"I think it's always present and it's us in many ways."
"It's you, it's me, it's anybody out there. It's what you create. It's what you want it to be, it's what you create it to be, it's what you believe it to be."
"I worked for Industrial Lighting Magic coming out of college and I decided to come to L.A. after my fourth big film, The Perfect Storm."
"I got lucky with a couple auditions. Right time, right place. And I got heroes."
"Remember it's about a marathon, it's not, it's not a sprint. It's about perseverance and being patient."
"Remember it's about a marathon, it's not, it's not a sprint."
"Absolutely, I think it's fantastic. it's great entertainment and it has great messages as well so I think it would be definitely, very cool."
"And I will bring my own perspective to it and, um, will honor the path that he forged with it."
"So I think that stuff just reveals itself."
"It used to be cockroaches actually."
"But I've kind of gotten over it over the years. I've spent, I've spent enough time in New York that I had to get over that one pretty quickly."
"Um, I talked about it a lot in interviews, because I knew that they were doing the project and it was something that I was really eager to get involved with."
"And I love playing a villain and actually, uh, in the months leading up to getting this job it was something that I had articulated like, 'I'd like to play a villain' to myself and the people that I work with.
"So I'm really excited about that. It's really fun for me."
"But I'm, I'm much more interested in, in the dynamic of the character and not necessarily in the ah, in the position that he takes."
"You know, if it's a good character, that's equally, uh, um, layered, then I'm, I'm excited to play that as well."
"I'd been angling for it for a while. I consider, I considered that I mounted a campaign for that role, actually."
"But if I'm walking down the street and someone hollers from a distance, I don't respond to that, you know. I think it's really important you sort of set up who you are and your boundaries and how you relate to people."
"Been in L.A. for almost 8 years. And so for me it's something, you know I'm about to be 30, and this is happening at a time in my life where I feel sort of settled in where I am and confident in the person I'm becoming."
"And that's not always the case when things happen really fast, and you're really young, and it's so shiny and it's so seductive. It is, it is really powerful."
"And there are certain things that you can't compromise or can't give up, you know. Otherwise I think you are in a little bit of trouble."
"There's a lot more a, exposure a lot, a lot more excitement in my life certainly and it's changed for the better."
"I've really worked on who I am and who I want to be."
"The minute you give up any sense of who you are or uh, or what's important to you, I think you're in real trouble."
"What it is is a parallel content. So while Max and Agent 99 are doing their own mission, this is back in the lab."
"I was a programmer. I worked for Industrial Lighting Magic up here in San Francisco."
"I'm very versed in computers and doing that stuff."
"I'm a Mac."
"I actually didn't know about its existence. It was kind of a fluke because I was in college, senior year, and I was trying to figure out what to do with my life."
"I didn't know about it. I got a chance, an opportunity to interview at ILM and they hired me and I just loved it. I learned so much."
"It could like feed images into your brain, it could talk to you, I mean there are already transistor radios. But it could even wash your teeth."
"Nearly the size of Massachusetts every year in the Amazon."
"We were only in power effectively for a couple of years then."
"Over the past few weeks, many Americans have felt anxiety about their finances and their future. I understand their worry and their frustration."
"When home values declined, borrowers defaulted on their mortgages, and investors holding mortgage-backed securities began to incur serious losses."
"With the situation becoming more precarious by the day, I faced a choice, to step in with dramatic government action or to stand back and allow the irresponsible actions of some to undermine the financial security of all."
"In close consultation with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and SEC Chairman Chris Cox, I announced a plan on Friday."
"In the short term, this will free up banks to resume the flow of credit to American families and businesses, and this will help our economy grow."
"The FDIC has been in existence for 75 years, and no one has ever lost a penny on an insured deposit."
"Very importantly, this is not to say that the financial industry should not be reformed. It should be. It's critical. I agree with the Treasury secretary. The Federal Reserve will give full support to fundamental reform of the financial industry."
"I'm not brave enough to try and influence the congress."
"But in the end, republican, democrat, I think, they've got the interest of the country at heart."
"But in the end, republican, democrat, I think, they've got the interest of the country at heart, and I think that they will do the right thing, but I hope they do it soon."
"If I were running things, republican or democrat, I would ask Hank to try to stay on.
"And if anybody wants my opinion, I'd be glad to help out."
"They can make money on this deal. I can tell you this, I would love to have 700 billion at treasury rates to be able to buy fixed income securities now that are in distress, I mean, there's a lot of money to be made."
"I don't think Uncle Sam should be in the business of paying somebody a whole lot more than it's worth in the market to pay, and if the guy that bought it doesn't like it, he doesn't have to sell it, and it's was his problem, he bought it in the first place."
"If I could get the 700 billion, if I could borrow 700 billion on the government's terms and buy these assets, I'd be doing it myself, but unfortunately, I'm tapped out."
"Well, I think I know a fair amount, but I don't think anybody knew as much as they needed to know, including the management."
"Like I said, it wouldn't be a bad idea, if you're buying ten billion of a security and you're the Treasury, to have them sell five-hundred million, or something like that into the market, so you find out what the real market price is and then buy the other 9-1/2 billion at that price."
"My old boss Ben Graham said that in the short-run the stock market is a voting machine, in the long-run it's a weighing machine."
"My old boss Ben Graham said that in the short-run the stock market is a voting machine, in the long-run it's a weighing machine. As a voting machine, it responds to people's emotions. There's no literacy test for voting. You vote according to how much money you have, not according to how smart you. So the stock ...
"Five years from now, ten years from now, we'll look back on this period and we'll see that you could have made some extraordinary buys. That doesn't mean it won't get more extraordinary a week or a month from now. I have no idea what the stock market is going to do next month or six months from now."
"Yeah, we've spent a lot of money. The money, the money we've spent, you know, we've found things we like to do. It's nice to have a lot of money, but you don't want to keep it around forever. I prefer buying things."
"Well, I've got enough."
I had 15 to 20 false alarms where I thought I saw Osama Bin Laden driving a taxi.
I was embarrassed to be wrong but mostly disappointed I wasn't right.
Also, in an effort to bone up on foreign policy, I went to the Times Square area to see a film called "The Bush Doctrine" ... It was not about politics.
Announcer: "Who can you thank for 8 years of George Bush." John McCain: "I campaigned everywhere in America for him. I campaigned with him. I did everything I could to get him elected and re-elected president."
"Thank John McCain. In times like these can we really afford more insider politics. Can your family really trust John McCain."
"And when he got here, he wound up -- I mean, he said he was going to interrupt his campaign to come down and save the negotiations. Most people believe what he did was interrupt the negotiations to come down and save his campaign."
"Our next-door neighbors are foreign countries there in the state that I am the executive of."
"I was looking at the moderator a great deal of time. I was writing a lot of the time."
"I've been in many, many debates and a lot of times I don't look at my opponents because I'm focusing on the people and the American people that I'm talking to. That's what the debate is all about."
"I don’t see anything in this report that raises safety and soundness problems."
Seth: "That doesn't exactly sound like a ringing endorsement." Bill: "I don't think I could be any more clear."
"I belong to the Democratic party. Barack Obama's also in the Democratic party. And I'm not a party wrecker. I love parties."
"I'm not going to trash John McCain just because he's a Republican or a war hero or a great friend who's hilarious and cool."
"Like every American I'm speaking with, we are ill about this. We're saying, 'Hey, why bail out Fannie and Freddie and not me?' But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those that are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy to help, um-- It's got to be all about job cr...
"I gotta have more cowbell!"
"I think…you know it was a series of trap door questions and that is to be expected. I'm not saying that they're illegitimate."
"And the fact that taxpayers could have to spend a single dollar to create stability in our economy is a decision that I do not take lightly."
"I understand this day and age gotcha journalism."
"Yeah, yeah, once in a while I get recognized. People are normally very honest if they don't like something that you're in. Like, they tell you right away: 'I didn't like that movie.'"
"Um, I don't think so. I mean, I haven't really-- I don't know if she's considered it."
Cera: "Actually, the weirdest one I've got-- gotten of that, was when we were shooting in Alphabet City, some-- a car full of, I assume, drunk people drove by and said, 'That's Denzel Washington!' That's a true story; I know it sounds insane. I think I was wearing a hoodie, so it's kind of understandable." Letter...
"I'll do whatever I can do to make this thing work."
"I think their feelings were hurt. It was embarrassing for leadership on both parties to lose the bill, so they went out and made a stupid claim."
Darlene: "I'm not looking to grill you, and try to make you uncomfortable. I just think--" Spencer: "I don't get uncomfortable, my dear."
Darlene: "I think you're condescending, rude, and very hostile right now." Spencer: "I think you're totally taking this the wrong way. 'Cause I have done nothing wrong, in my opinion."
"I just wonder if you're pressing her into doing something that she might not be ready for."
Darlene: "It's nice of you guys to let Holly stay with you for a little while, until she gets on her feet." Spencer: "It's nice of Heidi. I really, to be honest, wasn't too fond of the idea."
"I'm sure you've got a couple of things on your mind."
Darlene: "I don't know. I think you're very controlling and manipulative." Spencer: "Oh! Is that what you think, from Crescent Butte?"
Letterman: "Will he be in jail for a while?" Hathaway: "You know what, I really don't know anything-- the specifics about that. Um, I'm just kind of promoting my movies, living my life. I got to keep my dog -- that's the most important thing."
Hathaway: "I'm an all or nothing sort of girl, you know?" Letterman: "Go big or go home." Hathaway: "Thank you."
"I’ve read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media…"
"He's got a tremendous amount of experience. And you know I'm the new energy, the new face, the new ideas and he's got the experience based on the many, many years in the Senate."
"I've got the facts to back it up. He strongly supported that legislation. It's on our website. It's on our website."
"You know the lies, the rhetoric that is spun out there about someone just trying to offer themselves up in the name of service to this great country. I'll take it"
"I was actually just about to deliver my speech on the floor on the bailout bill when Nancy Pelosi entered the chamber and she gave the infamous speech that has been talked about."
"Now, foundationally, also, though, it's no secret that I'm pro-life -- that i believe that a culture of life is very important for this country, and personally, that's what I'd like to see further embraced by-- by America."
"I don't know if I can call it a style, because I'm like a sponge, you know, I pick up a little bit from everyone that I work with, I can watch a fighter and pick his style up."
"If this doesn't work, I'm going to switch to this, if that doesn't work, I'll switch to that, I'll switch up, you know, until I can find my way to get in."
Palin: "But Katie, again, I am one to believe that life starts at the moment of conception, and um--" Couric: "Ergo, you don't believe in the morning-after pill?" Palin: "I would like to see-- I would like to see fewer and fewer abortions in this world, and I have not spoken with anyone who disagrees with my p...
"If I have a sprained ankle, I'll still fight, if it breaks me, if I'm still moving, I'm still fighting, if the ref doesn't stop me, I'm still going."
"I don't have a concern with Ken."
Couric: "But ideally, you think it should be illegal for a girl who is raped, or the victim of incest, to get an abortion?" Palin: "I'm saying that, personally, I would counsel that person to choose life, despite horrific, horrific circumstances that this person would find themselves in."
"Everything possible that could go down in that cage, I envisioned it."
"Now, I would counsel to choose life. I would like to see a culture of life in this country."
"It's a secret."
"I'm on a tight regimen, I'm losing a lot of weight, I have no body fat on me, so I'm pretty much conditioned to endure for this fight."
"You guys do what you do, I do what I do, it's all good."
"You know what I'm saying, I'm here, you know what I'm saying, I trained, you know a little bit, I'm answering questions, it's cool with me."
"100% mind over matter, the matter was in a bad situation, it looked bad, but my mind told me in that situation that everything is all right, I'm gonna be fine, nothing he's gonna do is gonna hurt me."
"Smoking the...I had to put that shit down, you know what I'm saying, and really convert over as a professional athlete, and that's some serious talk."
"I scare me."
"You know what I'm saying, I know how to control my shit now."
"I call it like I see it man, I don't see the guy having power."
"If you're big and strong and you can't move, it's a disadvantage in this sport."
"My best strong days are behind me, but I've got enough to beat this guy."
"He's a big strong guy and in the future he could be something."
"It's not that Kimbo's doing anything wrong, I mean he's a guy that takes what's given to him, and if I were in his situation, I'd be taking all I could get, too."
"Well, I don't think there is anybody."
"That's out there in the future with someone."
"What is true is that the relationships are in a state of transition."
"If that doesn't happen, it's because, for understandable reasons, she's still young. She would like to have a family. And I can't fault that."
"It will be interesting to see. I do think that, Season Five is a just a lot of wonderful adventures with the girls."
"Well I think that you have to prefer the real. But if it's silicone, and properly done, it is very natural."
"If it's silicone and properly done it is very natural."
"I was surprised when I fell back onto a coffee table."
"Well it's going to be difficult especially in light of the publicity."
"We think that's a ridiculous charge. We think it was exaggerated by the girlfriend. At no time did Joe react in a vengeful manner, although we will suggest that he did not act appropriately."
"I've always, I love New York, I've always been a big fan of it."
"This is one incident that happened that I can't take back and I feel extremely sorry that this happened."
"I know one thing, I have no chance of winning. I've come to--I've drawn that conclusion long ago."
"I think what happened was negotiations kind of, you know, went along and it got, it got to be sticky at times."
"Well, experience wise it's obviously Damon Huard. He's played in more games. Obviously he's the starting quarterback of the National Football League, which is good."
"I'm proud of the work that I did particularly engaging the House Republicans who have been completely shut out of any negotiations. It's now going to be a bipartisan and bicameral result."
"I killed the bridge to nowhere."
"Well, first of all I always try and be up front and truthful with the media. I don't try and hold anything back."
"I enjoy dealing with the media. I think they ask good questions at times. And sometimes they ask questions, sometimes they're a little bit on that line."
"And at times I'll speak, speak my mind, and that's okay."
"I don't know what we should do to make people believe or be excited about it."
"How many times curse people out. I know, I know how many--I would make a lot of money with my *BEEP*."
"I know how to be up for 10 year, believe me."
"I can picture this size of town with, you know, with a better ball park. I think it is, you know, the fans will enjoy it a little bit more."
"I think we're spoiled in Cellular Field. You know we have great facilities out there and great stuff. I mean, I think that's why coming here, you know what I mean, it's not one of my favorite places to come."
"Come to work here, I don't think it's so pleasant to come here every day."
"It's a shame how people act about winning and losing."
"And we do a lot of good job to, to get people out there, but I think, you know I mean, I want to say happy anniversary too."
"There's one thing about it. I never say anything bad about Cubs fans."
"I never say anything bad about the Cubs' organization, I just hate Wrigley Field."
"The press box is real bad. It's like it's real tiny."
"Cause I only have one guy to help me here, it gotta be Lou Piniella."
"Because I like to pick his brain. I like to pick his style. I like--I love the way he is."
"I've seen a lot of girls come and go and it's a very hard industry, to be quite honest."
"I save my money, I take care of myself. I don't do drugs, I don't drink."
"I think it's empowering."
"It's empowering to me."
"I think it's a positive influence on people."
"In the dancing business to become a stripper and then it just kinda snowballed into doing magazines and then, I became a porn star."
"You see them in a really awful light."
"You get some alcohol in them, and it gets ugly."