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Memorable things they said

Issue: "A mighty fortress is our sect," Oct. 20, 2007

"The 12 years felt like they were 10 minutes long."

Joe Torre reflecting on his tenure as manager of the New York Yankees, after a playoff loss expected to cost him his job.

"It's fun to make people stop for a few seconds and think about what music is worth."

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood on the band's move to allow fans to decide how much to pay in order to download its new album In Rainbows.

"They've got to be aware that when they're on their own, they're at high risk."

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Nick Tolson of the British group National Churchwatch, urging Anglican and Catholic clergymen to take off their collars when they're not at church. Studies have shown a rise in crime against British clergymen because they are perceived as having money.

"They invited us in, and we escorted them out."

U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier on authorities posing as supporters of convicted tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown to gain entry into the couple's heavily armed home in rural New Hampshire. The Oct. 4 arrest of the Browns ended a months-long standoff between the couple and authorities.


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