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Issue: "Interview with Larry King," July 28, 2001

People from other countries want to see where Clinton was born, and then they always head to Memphis to see where Elvis lived.

Beckie Moore, director of the Clinton Birthplace in Hope, Ark., while directing a tour through the ex-president's first home.

I should have known I'd do something like that.

Democrat Betsy Gotbaum, candidate for public advocate in New York, after mistakenly introducing Bill Clinton as Richard Nixon during a $125,000 fundraiser for the New York Historical Society. Ms. Gotbaum is the former president of the group.

At first I thought it was a joke, but when the second and third request came, I was just amazed.

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David Crosbie, director of the drug-rehab clinic Odyssey House in Melbourne, Australia, on offers from television producers who wanted to make a reality TV show similar to Big Brother about the clinic's residents. Citing privacy concerns, Mr. Crosbie declined.

It elevates a symbol of freedom over freedom itself.

U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), explaining his opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to prohibit the desecration of the U.S. flag. The House passed the amendment, but it likely won't garner the required two-thirds majority to pass in the Senate.

After his brother died, he always prayed to God to have a lot of brothers and sisters.

Washington, D.C.-area father of septuplets Fahad Qahtani, on his 9-year-old son's prayers. Mr. Qahtani told The Washington Post that his family is joyful about the births because they want a large family but have lost two other children in the last five years. "God took two of them, and He gave us seven," he said. "We thank Him for it all the time."

We can build somebody a house instead of blowing it in Atlantic City.

Washington, D.C., lawyer Chris Winter, on his e-mail campaign urging other lawyers in the area to donate their tax rebate checks to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.

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