Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources from top to bottom: New York Times, Reuters, Associated Press (2), The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Reuters, Vogue, London Times, Reuters , MSNBC, USA Today

"This is a shameful day."

Domestic maven Martha Stewart, shortly after she was sentenced to a five-month prison term and five months' home confinement in court last week

"I don't know how long it is going to be like this. Every time I go, I break my own record. I get younger and younger."

South African Philip Rabinowitz, the world's fastest 100-year-old, who recently won a 100m sprint in 30.86 seconds in Cape Town

"I joked with the guy that Saint Paul never had to worry about fire codes."

The Rev. Scott Breedlove, pastor of the Jesus Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on a local fire code that prohibited his churchgoers from burning books and other items they believed offended God, in a bonfire

"It's enough fun that the money's just icing on the cake. But there seems to be a lot of icing."

"Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings, who has won more than $1 million in appearances on the show

"You gotta like a senator who is a pooper picker-upper."

Laurel, Md., resident Connie Thompson, on Sen. Edward Kennedy, who was spotted cleaning up after his dog near the FDR Memorial in Washington

"My father wouldn't expect me to be a Republican just to emulate him. He raised his kids to be independent thinkers."

Ron Reagan, who plans to give a speech on stem-cell research at the Democratic National Convention next week in Boston

"It's solely for access, for safety and so that I can be located at any moment wherever I am. …

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