Quote by Ronald Reagan
I heard one presidential candidate say that what this country needed was a president for the nineties. I was set to run again. I thought he said a president IN his nineties.
In this quote, the speaker humorously misinterprets the statement made by a presidential candidate. When the candidate says the country needs a president for the nineties, the speaker initially believes they mean a president who is in their nineties in age. The misinterpretation highlights the speaker's humorous and self-deprecating perspective, as they humorously consider running for the presidency despite their age. It serves as a playful commentary on the misunderstandings that can arise in political discourse.
The lakes are something which you are unprepared for; they lie up so high, exposed to the light, and the forest is diminished to a fine fringe on their edges, with here and there a blue mountain, like amethyst jewels set around some jewel of the first water, - so anterior, so superior, to all the changes that are to take place on their shores, even now civil and refined, and fair as they can ever be.