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Quotables

Memorable things they said

Issue: "Demsnami," Nov. 4, 2006

"You clearly have no understanding of certain people's need for private transport."

Stan Rosenfield, publicist for actor George Clooney, after a reporter asked why Clooney drives a fuel-efficient electric car but burns 7,000 gallons of jet fuel by traveling to Tokyo on a private jet.

"Look what I've done."

Las Vegas tycoon Steve Wynn, according to witness Nora Ephron, after he accidentally poked his elbow through a Picasso painting he had just agreed to sell for $139 million. He was showing the painting to friends when the accident happened. Wynn now says he'll keep the painting and try to restore it.

"I don't think my wife would find it a good idea."

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Wim van den Burg, spokesman for the Dutch military service trade union, when asked to comment on a proposal by Annemarie Jorritsma, mayor of Almere, that Dutch prostitutes should accompany Dutch troops on foreign missions.

"This baby saved my life."

Lydia, an Amish woman who didn't reveal her full name to reporters, after giving birth on Oct. 10. She survived the shooting at Nickel Mines Amish School on Oct. 2, when shooter Charles Carl Roberts IV released her and two other women before killing five schoolgirls. Lydia named her new baby after Naomi Rose Ebersol, one of the girls who died.

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