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1. Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
   Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because, if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever"
-- Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest.
2. "Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry.  I mean, I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff."

-- Mariah Carey

3. Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana.  The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two, but can't remember what they are."

-- Mat Lauer on NBC's Today Show, August 22, 1999.

4. "I haven't committed a crime.  What I did was fail to comply with the law."

-- David Dinkins, New York City Mayor, answering accusations that he failed to pay his taxes.

5. "Smoking kills.  If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."

-- Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal antismoking campaign.

6. "We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees."

-- Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks.

7. "I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers.  We are the president."

-- Hillary Clinton, commenting on the release of subpoenaed documents.

8. "China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese."

-- Former French President, Charles De Gaulle.

9. "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."

-- Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.

10. "It isn't pollution that's harming the environment.  It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."

-- Former U.S. Vice President, Dan Quayle.