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Quotables

Memorable things they said

Issue: "Mayberry no more," July 29, 2006

"I'm proud of our double standard, so guilty as charged."

State Department official Nicholas Burns on the U.S. policy of punishing rogue countries like North Korea and Iran for pursuing nuclear weapons while embracing a peaceful but nuclear India.

"Tennis is a lonely sport. There's much good in it. . . . But it is still just you."

Gabriela Sabatini, after her July 15 induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, on why she grew unhappy playing tennis 10 years ago and retired from the sport at age 26.

"Nothing about having a 176 IQ means you have good judgment."

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Defense attorney Barry Tarlow on his client, famous geneticist William French Anderson, who was convicted of child molestation charges last week and once reportedly considered suicide over the charges.

"He at least wasn't hooked up to the power. It might have been pretty warm."

Karl Beznoska of Ketchum, Idaho, the owner of a 12-foot Burmese python, after the snake swallowed an entire queen-size electric blanket. To remove the blanket, a veterinarian on June 18 performed a two-hour operation on the python, which is expected to recover. The blanket came unplugged while the snake was feasting on it.

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