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Issue: "Roe vs. Wade at 29," Jan. 19, 2002

I really got to know the Lord there, because of all the temptations from the devil in Amsterdam. Drugs, women, promiscuity everywhere you go. The devil tried to get me to fall, but I gave my life completely to the Lord.

St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner, on his experience while playing football in Europe. Mr. Warner, who last week was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player for 2001, told Sports Illustrated that he wanted his "football epitaph" to be, "Used his football platform to work for Jesus."

I didn't want to be 65 ... and say, 'Man, I got a heart with an arrow through it on me. How did that happen?'

Los Angeles Clippers power forward Elton Brand, in Sports Illustrated, on why he hasn't followed the trend of NBA players getting tattoos.

It's like Eddie Haskell got elected to the Senate.

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House Majority Leader Dick Armey, in an interview with WABC radio's Sean Hannity, on Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. "The thing that kind of bothers me is his little angelic look about this feigning of sincerity," Mr. Armey said.

I've known fear and terrible solitude. Tranquilizers and drugs, those phony friends. The prison of depression and hospitals.

Clothing designer Yves Saint Laurent, on his emergence from battles with drugs and depression. Mr. Saint Laurent announced his retirement last week.

You work hard to represent a certain thing and have a certain image and somebody can take it all away with the cover of a magazine.

Singer Nelly Furtado, complaining that the British men's magazine FHM digitally altered a cover photo of her, erasing the lower part of her shirt and replacing it with "a stomach I don't recognize" from another woman.


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