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Quotables

Memorable things they said

Issue: "Why Grey matters," March 17, 2007

"Markets never move in any one direction forever in a straight line."

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on the recent dip in the stock market.

"I've got her, and you're not going to get her."

Novice pilot Eric Johnson, in a cell-phone call to ex-wife Beth Johnson shortly before he crashed his plane into his mother-in-law's Indiana house with their 8-year-old daughter strapped in the passenger seat. The crash killed both Johnson and his daughter.

"It is my only vacation this year."

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Sonny Lindner, 57, of Two Rivers, Alaska, on competing in the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

"They see the ducks out there and they want to be macho."

Denver Fire Lt. Phil Champagne on the routine practice of dogs falling through thin ice on city lakes during the spring. The fire department, he said, gets about 20 calls concerning such incidents each spring.

"The sky is beautiful and blue."

Manuel Uribe of San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico, who once weighed a reported 1,235 pounds, on leaving his house for the first time in five years after getting his weight down to 840 pounds.

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