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Issue Date:  December 17, 2004

Quotable & Notable

“I’m going to take more time to think about fewer things.”

-- NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw discussing plans for his retirement

“For $2,300 a month, I can make the mortgage payments for everybody on my block [back home] and buy cat food.”

-- Emmanuel Cleaver, a freshman congressman from Missouri, expressing dismay at rental prices in the nation’s capital. Cleaver, a Methodist minister and former mayor of Kansas City, Mo., is a veteran activist in local politics.

“I think the current divisions are partly the fault of the people in my party for not engaging the Christian evangelical community in a serious discussion of what it would take to promote a real culture of life.”

-- Former President Bill Clinton

“A global warrior with dyed blond hair and waxed legs was never going to conquer an America fresh out of a presidential election in which gay rights became a major issue.”

-- The London Independent explaining the box office flop of “Alexander”

“It could be the mood of the country right now. It seems to be the result of the election. Maybe [audiences] didn’t want to see a guy that slept around.”

-- Wayne Llewellyn of Paramount studios on the tepid response to “Alfie,” a remake of a romantic comedy about a roguish womanizer

National Catholic Reporter, December 17, 2004

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