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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Fighting poverty," March 13, 2010

"The gear works, this proves it."

Marine Lance Corporal Andrew Koenig, 21, after taking sniper fire directly to his forehead, a shot that knocked him down but would've been fatal but for his helmet. Taliban snipers have been a new threat to U.S. forces taking part in Operation Mushtarak, the largest NATO offensive in Afghanistan in eight years.

"I married a guy, he killed himself, I inherited everything. That's the way it goes."

Musician COURTNEY LOVE, on forever being associated with the legacy of rock star Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994.

"I actually don't have a job description. But if I had one, I am sure I would have overstepped the boundaries."

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YVO DE BOER in announcing his resignation on Feb. 18 as UN climate chief, two months after a highly publicized UN summit in Copenhagen failed to achieve its goals.

"No restoration, no cleaning, nothing. I would suspect that's because no one thought it was of great value."

OLIVER CHANLER of Geneseo, N.Y., on a portrait of George Washington in his parents' home that he and his family had thought was a copy. But appraisers say it is an original by Gilbert Stuart and estimated that it could sell for up to $300,000 at a March 27 auction.

"It came to the point where we were getting customer complaints from women who found the content getting too degraded and objectionable."

PHILIP SCHILLER of Apple, Inc. on the company's banning of sexually suggestive iPhone apps last month.


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