My first speech since I was the president of the United States and I couldn't think of a better place to give it than Calgary, Canada."—As reported by the Associated Press, Calgary, Canada, March 17, 2009 "I'm going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there's an authoritarian voice saying exactly what happened."—On what he hopes to accomplish with his memoir, as reported by the Associated Press, Calgary, Canada, March 17, 2009 "I'm telling you there's an enemy that would like to attack America, Americans, again. But she thought of it for this speech."—Washington D. 21, 2008, discussing Play Pumps International, which improves access to clean water in Africa "I didn't grow up in the ocean—as a matter of fact—near the ocean—I grew up in the desert.
Therefore, it was a pleasant contrast to see the ocean.
And I particularly like it when I'm fishing."—Washington, D. 26, 2008 "The people in Louisiana must know that all across our country there's a lot of prayer—prayer for those whose lives have been turned upside down. 3, 2008 "I think it was in the Rose Garden where I issued this brilliant statement: If I had a magic wand —but the president doesn't have a magic wand. C., July 15, 2008 "Should the Iranian regime—do they have the sovereign right to have civilian nuclear power? And the answer is, yes, they do."—Speaking to reporters in Washington, D.
C., July 2, 2008 "Throughout our history, the words of the Declaration have inspired immigrants from around the world to set sail to our shores.
These immigrants have helped transform 13 small colonies into a great and growing nation of more than 300 people."—Charlottesville, Va., July 4, 2008 "There is some who say that perhaps freedom is not universal.
Maybe it's only Western people that can self-govern.
Maybe it's only, you know, white-guy Methodists who are capable of self-government.
I reject that notion."—London, June 16, 2008Click "There's no question this is a major human disaster that requires a strong response from the Chinese government, which is what they're providing, but it also responds a compassionate response from nations to whom—that have got the blessings, good blessings of life, and that's us."—Discussing relief efforts after a Chinese earthquake, Washington, D.
C., June 6, 2008 "And so the fact that they purchased the machine meant somebody had to make the machine.
And when somebody makes a machine, it means there's jobs at the machine-making place."—visiting the Silverado Cable Co., Mesa, Ariz., May 27, 2008 "Take the Middle East seriously because that's the center of—that's the place where people get so despondent and despair that they're willing to come and take lives of U. citizens."—on advice he would give the next president, Washington, D.
C., May 12, 2008 "Business leaders from many backgrounds, along with current and former senators, congressmans, mayors, diplomats, national security council people, Cabinet members from both parties—I emphasize, from both parties—support this agreement."—Jacksonville, Fla., March 18, 2008 "Let me start off by saying that in 2000 I said, 'Vote for me.
I'm an agent of change.' In 2004, I said, 'I'm not interested in change—I want to continue as president.' Every candidate has got to say 'change.' That's what the American people expect." —Washington, D.