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Quotables

Issue: "Steve Jobs 1955-2011," Oct. 22, 2011

"There's less traffic, but traffic that's there is more threatening."

Border Patrol agent David Jimarez on changes in illegal immigration over the past 10 years.

"It is as if a doctor advised an alcoholic to drink more beer in order to get better."

Clement Wergin, foreign editor of Die Welt, writing in the Daily Telegraph, on German politicians who advocate more economic integration in Europe in response to the financial crises in Greece and Italy.

"Thinking about it for another minute, if it's not aliens, it's got to be the United States."

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German cybersecurity expert Ralph Langner, who last year discovered the Stuxnet worm, on the force he believes to be behind the cyber-superweapon.

"If it is true, then we truly haven't understood anything about anything."

Alvaro de Rujula, a theorist at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, on a report that physicists have detected subatomic particles moving faster than the speed of light. (See "Fast track.")

"New Jersey, whether you like it or not, you're stuck with me."

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, announcing on Oct. 3 that he will not run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

"I don't think they're better off than they were four years ago."

President Barack Obama on Americans facing economic woes. The president pushed his jobs recovery bill as a way to reduce unemployment.

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