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Quotables

Memorable things they said

Issue: "Endings & beginnings," Jan. 13, 2007

"Sometimes I miss."

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson on his track record of predicting future events based on supposed divine revelation. Robertson said on Jan. 2 that God told him a terrorist attack would cause mass death and chaos in the United States in 2007.

"There is no reason adulthood should be a low plateau we all clamber onto around age 10."

New York Times columnist Lawrence Downes on his shock at the highly charged, sexual nature of girls' dance routines during a talent show at his daughter's Long Island middle school.

"You've got cattle walking over the tops of fences and just roaming around."

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Colorado agricultural official Don Ament on thousands of missing cattle after snowstorms with high drifts hit Colorado and western Kansas. Helicopter pilots last week dropped bales of hay from the air to cattle spread across the prairie that couldn't be reached any other way.

"I honestly lost because I beat myself."

Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley on scoring three touchdowns in a game and then losing in a fantasy football matchup because his opponent had Cooley on his team.

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