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2006 Quotes of the Year - Top Quotes of 2006

Quotes of the Week - Dec 31, 2006:
"Long live Iraq. Long live Palestine. Long live jihad and the mujahideen. God is greatest." -- Saddam Hussein in a letter released before his execution on December 31, 2006.

"I don't think I would have gone to war. I would have maximized our effort through sanctions, through restrictions, whatever to find another answer." -- Former US President Gerald Ford, who died on December 26, 2006, criticizing the invasion of Iraq.

"I haven't shed a tear." -- Wendy Richard, on leaving the British TV soap Eastenders after 22 years playing Pauline Fowler.

Quotes of the Week - Dec 25, 2006:
"For years now, people have asked me whether I ever dream that I am 'in' Harry's world. The answer was 'no' until a few nights ago, when I had an epic dream in which I was, simultaneously, Harry and the narrator." -- J.K. Rowling works on final Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

"We're not winning, we're not losing." -- George W Bush admits US not on course for Iraq victory.

"I never knew I was fat until I got famous. The other day I was trying to keep fit by going jogging with my iPod and the paparazzi leapt out of a bush and got me. The headline the next day - 'iPodge, what can you do?'." -- Ricky Gervais.

Quotes of the Week - Dec 18, 2006:
"The Zionest regime will be wiped out soon the same way the Soviety Union was, and humanity will achieve freedom." -- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran.

"I bought eight trash cans. We had just moved in and it is what we needed. I also gave her jewelry, after she picked me from the garbage." -- Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) buys Christmas gift for wife.

"People have told me for months and years 'you're a target' but it's only just kind of sunken in that I am a target. I have to be very careful who I'm around, what I say, who's around me." -- Naomi Campbell, supermodel.

Quotes of the Week - Dec 11, 2006:
"My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body." -- Donald Trump.

"I'd like to grow old with my face moving" -- Kate Winslet would not consider plastic surgery.

"It's not nice. How would you like your pay check flashed up before the world to see?" -- Nicole Kidman, who reportedly earns $17m per movie.

"A little humour goes a long way. Johnny Carson said it's the number one aphrodisiac, so I must be very sexy." -- Jack Black, named Hollywood sex symbol.

Quotes of the Week - Dec 4, 2006:
"I read the book, I read the script, I saw the movie, and I still don't understand it." -- Sean Connery on why he turned down the role of Gandalf in Lord of the Rings.

"This visit will help us to find together the means and paths of peace for the good of humanity." -- Pope Benedict, to Grand Mufti of Istanbul, after both prayed at city's Blue Mosque.

"What about that hat trick last week! Rumsfeld, the House and the Senate - ta-da! I took my clothes off." -- Danny DeVito, celebrating Republicans' reversal on US chat show.

Quotes of the Week - Nov 27, 2006:
"You may succeed in silencing one man. But a howl of protest from around the world will reverberate, Mr. Putin, in your ears for the ret of your life. May God forgive you for what you have done." -- poisoned ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko from his deathbed.

"My son is an honest man. He is working hard for peace." -- George Bush snr defends his son, the US President.

"It has." -- UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, when asked if Iraq has "been a disaster."

Quotes of the Week - Nov 20, 2006:
"Borat essentially works as a tool. By being anti-semitic, he lets people lower their guard and expose their own prejudice, whether it's anti-semitism or an acceptance of anti-semitism." - Sacha Baron Cohen.

"Do I look like I give a damn?" - James Bond, in film Casino Royale, asked if he prefers his martini shaken or stirred.

"The Vatican uses me to draw attention to itself. Trying to ban my show in Rome allowed the clergy to finally, thanks to me, get good media coverage." - Madonna.

Quotes of the Week - Nov 13, 2006:
"If you don't get bruised playing Bond, you're not doing it properly." - Daniel Craig on his role as new James Bond in Casino Royale.

"I love doing sequels." - Arnold Schwarzenegger, on being re-elected governor of California.

"She is just doing what every 20-year-old is doing." - Actor Joshua Jackson on the party lifestyle choices of his Bobby co-star Lindsay Lohan.

"I have benefited greatly from criticism, and at no time have I suffered a lack thereof." - US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld stepping down.

Quotes of the Week - Nov 6, 2006:
"English students don't spend much time on their studies. They're more interested in partying and having fun." - Britain's Dutchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, whose comment angered the National Union of Students.

"Long live the people, long live the nation, down with the invaders, God is great, God is great." - Saddam Hussein, reacting to his death sentence.

"You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq." - John Kerry's botched joke, which he was forced to apologize for.

Quotes of the Week - Oct 30, 2006:
"It doesn't matter who you are or how much money you have, nothing goes fast in Africa." - Madonna denies she used her celebrity to hasten the adoption of a young child in Malawi.

"It's like getting a Louis Vuitton handbag ... she bought a baby, for God's sake." - Sharon Osbourne, disapproving of Madonna's adoption.

"It only takes one drink to mess with the way you drive." - Paris Hilton tries to rehabilitate herself after being found guilty of drink-driving. She's written an advertisement to be published in the American teen magazine Seventeen.

Quotes of the Week - Oct 23, 2006:
"What a mighty man he turns out to be. He surprised us all - we all envy him." - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Israeli President, Moshe Katsav, accused of ten counts of rape.

"He can discover a lot of things. Women drive cars, wine is made of grapes and Jews are free to go to synagogue." - Kazakhstan Deputy Foreign Minister Rakhat Aliyev invites 'Borat' (comedian Sacha Baron Cohen) to visit the country.

"Getting a burp out of your little thing is probably the greatest satisfaction I've come across. It's truly one of life's most satisfying moments." - Brad Pitt on his new child.

Quotes of the Week - Oct 16, 2006:
"I spoke to a lady who worked in an old people's home and she said they had changed the words of the song to 'When I'm 84' as they considered 64 to be young. So I might do that." - former Beatle Paul McCartney.

"I think the veil is a way of taking power away from women." - author Salmon Rushdie on Muslim women's veil.

"The way they treat children in children's homes is appalling, yet these pedophiles have Sky telly. I grew up in care. We had no carpets, no nice beds, nothing." - actress Samantha Morton on cushy conditions of pedophiles in British prisons.

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