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6 Dec
Notable Quotables

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri,  6 Dec 96 00:29:42 -0800
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Subject: Notable Quotables

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Notable Quotes  November 27 & 29, 1996, HOLLYWOOD (Reuter)

 - They said it -- Notable quotes from the wire:

"We can all be grateful, therefore, that there will be one less turkey in
Washington, D.C. tomorrow."
-- PRESIDENT CLINTON, upholding a 50-year White House tradition to spare
one turkey from Thanksgiving dinner by granting it a presidential "pardon."
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`There's a lot of violence underlying Thanksgiving."
-- KAREN DAVIS, founder of the Washington-area animal rights group United
Poultry Concerns, on the turkey feasting tradition of Thanksgiving.
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"His hands are awash with blood. It goes against public opinion and shows
a total disrespect for animal life."
-- LES WARD, director of the Edinburgh-based group Advocates For Animals,
on reports that PRINCESS DIANA's eldest son, PRINCE WILLIAM, had shot his
first stag on a hunting trip with his father, PRINCE CHARLES, in the
Scottish Highlands.
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"I said: 'Listen, guys, we're all dead people, there is no argument now.'"
-- Capt. LEUL ABATE, pilot of the hijacked Ethiopian Airlines jet that
crashed in the Indian Ocean last week, recounting his conversation with air
pirates as fuel ran out while they demanded to keep the plane flying.
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"Although we made a great deal of money from the crash, we were really
upset about it and felt terrible for the people who were killed."
-- South African tourist MARINDA GOUWS, whose home video recording of the
crash of a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane she and her husband sold to
Worldwide Television News for $65,000.
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"You could be Bill Clinton's son, but you still have to be good at what
you do. Having a name just really makes it that much harder ..."
-- IKE TURNER JR., on the difficulty he has had emulating the success of
his father and stepmother, IKE and TINA TURNER.
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"That made me reach for the Xanax."
-- Screen actor SYLVESTER STALLONE, on turning 50 years old in July.
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"Fifty is really the beginning of the end. You see the end. The wall is
there and the wall is visible. Before it wasn't visible so much. Now it is
and you see it."
-- Fellow Hollywood star DIANE KEATON, on reaching the half-century mark.
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"That's the favorite song of Bill Clinton, so you have to prepare. When he
visits you, you will surprise him."
-- Philippine President FIDEL RAMOS, complimenting Chinese President JIANG
ZEMIN on his rendition of the ELVIS PRESLEY hit "Love Me Tender" aboard a
pleasure cruise on Manila Bay.
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"But it does amuse me to think that they'll be scratching their heads in
the U.K. trying to figure out what those crazy Canadians are up to in giving
this many awards to a film that they have called depraved and unshowable."
-- Canadian movie director DAVID CRONENBERG, whose sex-and-wrecks film
"Crash" picked up six awards from his home country's film academy after
being banned in several British jurisdictions.
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"You tune your kid up a litte bit and he's calling 911, and you might as
well pack your bags because you're going to jail."
-- Rhythm-and-blues legend BO DIDDLEY, lamenting what he sees as parents'
fear of disciplining their children.
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"I was fed up with constant comments on the currency board, so I said one
day, 'let's talk busts instead of boards.'"
-- Bulgarian actress and sex symbol ANYA PENCHEVA, explaining why she
decided to have a plaster cast made of her breasts for display in the
National Theater during the country's monetary crisis.

	Reuters/Variety (c) Reuters Ltd. All rights reserved.

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