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2011 Quotes of the Year - Top Quotes of 2011

Quotes of the Week - Dec 31, 2011:
"The great heart of comrade Kim Jong Il has ceased." -- Kim Yong Nam, leader of North Korea's Parliament, paying tribute to the dictator at his funeral.

"We're getting closer and closer to finding a habitable world." -- Sara Seager, planetary physicist, on the discovery of two Earth-size planets orbiting a distant star.

Quotes of the Week - Dec 20, 2011:
"Just when I get into it, it stops. It's like a really bad orgasm." -- Lady Gaga, on Bing Crosby's White Christmas.

"I believe in fairies, and angels ... that there are other realms, other planets, life forms. But this is going to make me look like a nut job, so I think I better stop there." -- English actress Julia Sawalha.

"Being a model seems ... meaningless to me. It totally kills your identity." -- James Jagger, model and eldest son of Mick Jagger.

Quotes of the Week - Dec 13, 2011:
"It feels awesome, whatever that is." -- Tiger Woods, pro golfer, after winning the Chevron World Challenge, his first tournament victory since the 2009 Australian Masters.

"If we move forward together, I am confident there will be no turning back on the road to democracy." -- Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese opposition leader, pledging to bring democracy to her country.

"I cut tobacco for a living in Kentucky ... I sold insurance door to door. That's hard work. Acting is not hard work." -- George Clooney.

"Anybody who saw The French Lieutenant's Woman had a crush." - President Barack Obama revealing he had a bit of a thing for Meryl Streep.

Quotes of the Week - Dec 6, 2011:
"It was someone who was supposed to be a friend but obviously didn't see it that way." -- Herman Cain, US Republican presidential candidate, on the nature of his relationship with Ginger White, a Georgia woman who claims she had a 13-year affair with him.

"One of the advantages of not running for office is I don't even have ... to try to be nice to people I don't like." -- Barney Frank, US Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts, announcing he would not seek re-election in 2012 after serving 16 terms in the House of Representatives.

Quotes of the Week - Nov 29, 2011:
"It is only fair for the Libyan people that he is tried here." -- Mahmoud Shammam, Libyan Information Minister, on the government's insistence that Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who was captured Nov 21, be tried in Libya and not by the International Criminal Court.

"Celebrity is horrible. It's a ghastly, vile thing." -- Daniel Radcliffe, the Harry Potter star.

Quotes of the Week - Nov 22, 2011:
"If I were in his shoes, I would step down." -- King Abdullah of Jordan, who became the first Arab leader to openly call for Syrian President Bashar al Assad to resign; many antigovernment protesters have been killed in Syria since January.

"Europe is in perhaps the toughest hour since World War II." -- Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, as new leaders in Italy and Greece rushed to form governments and limit the damage from the euro-zone debt crisis.

Quotes of the Week - Nov 15, 2011:
"I cannot bear Netanyahu. He's a liar." -- Nicolas Sarkozy, French President, discussing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with President Obama in private conversation that was recorded by the press at the G20 summit.

"This is a tragedy, one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more." -- Joe Paterno, Penn State football coach, on arrest of his former assistant Jerry Sandusky on charges of child sex abuse at the university; Paterno announced he will retire at the end of the season.

Quotes of the Week - Nov 8, 2011:
"Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow." -- Steve Jobs, in his final words before his October 5 death, according to his sister Mona Simpson's eulogy.

"I enjoy flowers like everybody else." -- Herman Cain, US republican presidential candidate, asked in an interview if he had a "roaming eye," after it was reported that in the 1990s, Cain was accused of sexual harrassment - claims he called "baseless."

Quotes of the Week - Nov 1, 2011:
"This has all been invented by porn-obsessed prosecutors. It's all the work of their fevered imaginations. My roots are strengthened by Christian values that have been with me since I was growing up. Can you imagine if I would allow any sort of blasphemous behavior in my house?" -- Silvio Berlusconi, Italian prime minister, denying he ever hosted sex parties.

"They allow people to stay in touch but they stop people from really communicating in some ways. If we're not careful, people will never leave their sofas." -- Julie Walters, actress, on social media.

"Nobody should believe that another half century of peace and prosperity in Europe can be taken for granted. Therefore, I say that if the euro fails, Europe fails." -- Angela Merkel, German chancellor.

Quotes of the Week - Oct 25, 2011:
"We took pills and woke up the next day ... It was very impulsive and I am glad we woke up." -- Ruth Madoff, wife of Bernie Madoff, speaking on 60 Minutes about the couple's suicide attempt.

"Finding out how they died matters. It will set the tone for whether the new Libya will be ruled by law or by summary violence." -- Sarah Leah Whitson, of Human Rights Watch, on possibility that Muammar Gaddafi and his son Mutassim may have been executed after they were detained by Libyan fighters.

"If I'm coming off as angry, it's because I am." -- Samuel Wurzelbacher, Joe the Plumber, announcing he will run for US Congress in Ohio; he became famous after asking Barack Obama several questions during the 2008 Presidential election.

Quotes of the Week - Oct 18, 2011:
"This cocktail was a recipe for disaster." -- Dr. Nader Kamanger, UCLA sleep expert, testifying that Michael Jackson's combination of prescription drugs ultimately caused his death.

"The messaging and browsing delays being experienced ... were caused by a core switch failure within RIM's infrastructure." -- Research In Motion, maker of BlackBerry, in a statement explaining service disruptions experienced by customers on four continents.

"We were working class, and we were the lowest. There's a level underneath that now: the can't-be-bothered working class." -- Noel Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, on the welfare culture.

Quotes of the Week - Oct 11, 2011:
"The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented." -- President Barack Obama, on death of Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs.

"After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States." -- Sarah Palin.

"I'm paying with my life for things that I didn't do." -- Amanda Knox, telling Italian appeals court that she did not kill British roommate Meredith Kercher. Her conviction was overturned and she was freed.

Quotes of the Week - Oct 4, 2011:
"A pretty boy with no brains." -- Model Nereida Gallardo, on her former boyfriend, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

"Could I see myself with a British boyfriend? Absolutely. The way they wear their pants is so cute." -- Kelly Rowland, singer and X Factor judge.

"It is mortifying to acknowledge conduct that is not only contrary of public decorum but intrinsically sad and empty." -- Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, head of Italy's bishops' conference, on Silvio Berlusconi.

Quotes of the Week - Sept 27, 2011:
"We have decided to call it a day as a band." -- Rock group R.E.M. announces split after 31 years.

"It is the biggest moment of my career." -- Simon Cowell, on his new American version of The X Factor, which had its premiere and will be seen as competing against his previous program American Idol.

"The haka is an orchestrated representation of our culture when it is used in an appropriate place, but it is being abused." -- Peter Love, New Zealand Maori leader, on how rugby teams are overusing the haka, a traditional Maori war dance and chant, before games to intimidate opponents.

Quotes of the Week - Sept 20, 2011:
"Now I won't have to see Abba being used in a TV commercial." -- Bjorn Ulvaeus, member of legendary Swedish pop group, as EU Council agrees to extend copyright for sound recordings from 50 years to 70.

"He came back over to the White House to his bedroom and he started to cry, just with me." -- Jacqueline Kennedy, former First Lady, on US President John F. Kennedy's reaction to failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961; her comment was recorded in 1964 and aired on ABC Sept 13.

"His book is full of disgusting lies, innuendo and smears." -- Todd Palin, Sarah Palin's husband, on biography written by Joe McGinniss about her.

Quotes of the Week - Sept 13, 2011:
"I am very sad to tell you that I've just been fired over the phone by Yahoo!'s chairman of the board." -- Carol A. Bartz, Yahoo!'s chief executive, in e-mail sent to employees with subject line 'Goodbye'.

"It is a matter of life and death and in this case, the death was of an innocent New Yorker." -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticizing federal gun laws after Brooklyn woman died from stray bullet during a confrontation that led to a gun battle; 48 people were shot in NYC Labor Day weekend.

"This crisis has the potential to be a lot worse than Lehman Brothers." -- George Soros, billionaire hedge-fund investor, on euro-zone crisis and lack of pan-European body to handle it.

Quotes of the Week - Sept 6, 2011:
"As for me running for president, look, there's a guy in office who is smarter than anyone you know, and nicer, and he's having an almost impossible time governing. Why would anyone volunteer for that job? I have a very good job, so I have no interest." -- George Clooney.

"He should be behind bars." -- US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, on Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.

"You're in total isolation and don't know how long you're going to be there. But you truly believe they can do anything to you. There's no way to even question it. You're not protected by anything. Why am I here? Your mind is very uncertain of time. You become like mad. It's very hard for anyone. Even for people who have strong beliefs. " -- Ai Weiwei, artist, on being imprisoned in China.

Quotes of the Week - Aug 30, 2011:
"You're safe. We could not afford not to make good on commitments. We are still the single best bet in the world in terms of where to invest." -- Joe Biden, US vice-president, assuring Chinese markets their American investments were safe.

"It's over Frizzhead." -- Libyans mocking leader Muammar Gaddafi, who disappeared after rebels took control of most of capital Tripoli.

"Dr. King belongs to the world." -- Lei Yixin, Chinese sculptor who carved 30 ft. statue of Martin Luther King at new memorial in Washington.

Quotes of the Week - Aug 23, 2011:
"My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire friendly Congress." -- Warren Buffett, investor and the world's third richest person, proposing a higher tax rate for America's super-rich.

"The end of the rats is near." -- Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan leader, urging supporters to continue their fight against rebel forces.

"I am not sure I want to learn about gangs from an area of America that has 400 of them." -- Hugh Orde, head of Britain's Association of Chief Police Officers, on 'supercop' William Bratton's advisory visit to London after the city's riots. Bratton has been police chief in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles.

Quotes of the Week - Aug 16, 2011:
"They've shown a stunning lack of knowledge about basis US fiscal budget math." -- Timothy Geithner, US Treasury Secretary, on Standard & Poor's downgrading of US debt.

"There is no excuse for thuggery" -- Theresa May, British Home Secretary, promising to prosecute London rioters.

Quotes of the Week - Aug 9, 2011:
"The capital looks beautiful and I am honored to be at work tonight." -- Gabrielle Giffords, US Democratic Congresswoman from Arizona, in a tweet after casting her vote in favor of deal to raise federal debt limit. It was her first appearance in Congress since being shot in the head in January.

"A sugarcoated Satan sandwich" -- Emanuel Cleaver, Democratic Congressman from Missouri and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, on the debt limit deal.

"He's a musical genius. It's like living with Picasso." -- Actress about her husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin.

Quotes of the Week - Aug 2, 2011:
"This is no way to run the greatest country on Earth." -- President Barack Obama on the US budget crisis.

"I'm going through a lot. I ask God: Why me: Why me?" -- Nafissatou Diallo, who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of rape.

"It's not age that Hendrix, Jones, Joplin, Cobain and Amy have in common - it's drug abuse." -- Singer Billy Bragg.

"I don't feel like his father. How could he just stand there and kill so many innocent people and just seem to think that what he did was OK? He should have taken his own life, too." -- Jens Breivik, father of Anders Breivik who carried out the Norwegian massacre.

Quotes of the Week - July 26, 2011:
"I am not part of the PlayStation generation." -- Prince Charles, admitting he is baffled by modern technology.

"This is one of the most humble days of my life." -- Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp, at parliamentary committee hearing on the British tabloid phone-hacking scandal.

"This may bring my presidency down, but I will not yield on this." -- US President Obama, arguing for long-term debt extension - as opposed to short-term deal - which would prevent the US from defaulting when its debt limit is reached on August 2.

Quotes of the Week - July 19, 2011:
"Quite simply, we lost our way." -- News of the World, in editorial that ran in its final edition. The 168-year-old British tabloid closed in July in wake of phone-hacking scandal.

"Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home." -- J. K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter books, thanking fans at London premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the eighth and final Potter film.

"I admired her courage in facing and sharing her personal struggles with all of us." -- Nancy Reagan, on fellow First Lady Betty Ford, founder of eponymous addiction-treatment facility.

Quotes of the Week - July 12, 2011:
"Juries aren't supposed to make decisions based on public-opinion polls." -- Belvin Perry, judge for Casey Anthony criminal case, on the jury's unpopular decision to acquit Anthony of charges that she killed her daughter.

"The News of the World is in the business of holding others to account. But it failed when it came to itself." -- James Murdoch, deputy chief operating officer for News Corp., on decision to close the British tabloid after a phone-hacking scandal.

"I decided to give him a second chance, but the second chance didn't work." -- David Cameron, British Prime Minister, on his employing former News of the World editor Andy Coulson as his director of communications — a job he has since left. Coulson was arrested as the fallout from the tabloid's phone-hacking scandal continued.

Quotes of the Week - July 5, 2011:
"Whitey was no fool. He knew he would get caught. I think he'll have more fun pulling all those skeletons out of the closet." -- Edward MacKenzie Jr., former enforcer for captured mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, predicting that Bulger will disclose details about corrupt FBI agents.

"There's not much left to say." -- Rod Blagojevich, former Illinois governor, following conviction on 17 counts of corruption, including trying to sell Senate seat formerly held by President Obama.

"Grimm's Fairy Tales ... are grim indeed." -- Antonin Scalia, US Supreme Court Justice, in court's decision allowing sale of violent video games to minors. Scalia compares such games to gruesome fairy tales.

"It means we are able to be called human beings with all the rights of everyone else." -- Debbie Strom, New York resident, celebrating state's legalization of same-sex marriage. She and her partner plan to marry.

Quotes of the Week - June 28, 2011:
"Happy Father's Day, Dad ... This one's for you." -- Rory McIlroy, 22-year-old golfer, after winning the US Open with a record-setting 16-under-par score.

"Kids who are under the impression that smoking is cool or glamorous will be confronted by a very different reality." -- Margaret Hamburg, US FDA commissioner, on the graphic warning labels that will be required on all cigarette packaging and advertising by October 2012.

"Congress is basically filled with demagogues and power mongers." -- Ron Paul, US 12-term Representative from Texas and a Republican presidential contender, on his colleagues in the House.

Quotes of the Week - June 21, 2011:
"The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart." -- Playboy's Hugh Hefner, on cancellation of what would have been his third wedding.

"Living in the Playboy Mansion is like living in a golden prison. It should be every girl's dream. But if you're not willing to do exactly what Hef says, it can become a nightmare." -- Kristina Shannon, friend of Crystal Harris.

"The magic flute is broken. After 20 years, Italians have stopped following Berlusconi's music." -- Ezio Mauro, editor of La Repubblica, a left-leaning Italian newspaper, after referendum results dealt blow to scandal-plagued Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Quotes of the Week - June 14, 2011:
"A stag night? I've been having a stag night for the past 50 years." -- Playboy's Hugh Hefner, 85, saying he wouldn't be hitting the town before marrying Crystal Harris, 24. She later called off wedding.

"All of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's power, money and influence will not stop the truth of what he did to her in that hotel room from coming out." -- Kenneth Thompson, lawyer for maid allegedly assaulted by former IMF chief, who has pleaded not guilty.

"We welcome death. Martyrdom is a million times better." -- Col. Muammar Gadaffi, vowing never to surrender to NATO's air campaign.

Quotes of the Week - June 7, 2011:
"Football is not in a crisis. Football is in some difficulties and they will be solved inside our family." -- Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, on allegations that Qatar bought rights to host World Cup 2022.

"The education system hasn't caught up with our children and our way of life." -- Why actress Angelina Jolie home-schools her children.

"If you love your bluebells, kill your dog." -- Germaine Greer, author and academic, says dog ness is killing woodland flowers.

"I love the smell of emissions." -- US Tea Party icon, Sarah Palin, lobbies for biker vote.

Quotes of the Week - May 31, 2011:
"You and this show have been the great love of my life. This last show is really about me saying thank you ... it is my love letter to you." -- Oprah Winfrey, during her last TV show.

"Fifteen years ago, Ratko Mladic ordered the systematic execution of some 8,000 unarmed men and boys in Srebrencia. Today he is behind bars." -- US President Obama on capture of Bosnian war crimes suspect.

"I just killed a pig and a goat. I celebrated by drinking their blood naked at dawn." -- Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, who has made vow to only eat meat from animals he killed himself.

Quotes of the Week - May 24, 2011:
"I do not believe for one second the accusations brought against my husband." -- Anne Sinclair, wife of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, arrested in New York City and charged with attempted rape of a hotel maid.

"Gaddafi ruled Libya through fear, and Libyans are losing that fear now." -- Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor of International Criminal Court, after requesting arrest warrants for Muammar Gaddafi, his son and brother-in-law for attacks against civilians.

"This is the start of an entirely new beginning for Ireland and Britain." -- Enda Kenny, Irish Prime Minister, on Queen Elizabeth II's four-day trip to Republic of Ireland. She is first British monarch to visit the nation in 100 years.

Quotes of the Week - May 16, 2011:
"It is still the intention of the President, and it is still my intention, to close the facility that exists at Guantanamo." -- Eric Holder, US Attorney General, on whether Osama bin Laden's death would affect the administration's promise to shut down the detention camp.

"Graceland is safe. And we would charge hell with a water pistol to keep it that way, and I'd be willing to lead the charge." -- Bob Nations Jr., director of Shelby County Office of Preparedness in Tennessee. The swollen Mississippi River crested in Memphis at nearly 48 feet (15 meters) on May 10.

"Daddy, you're so handsome." --Dallas Wiens, first person in US to receive a full face transplant, recounting at press conference what his young daughter Scarlette told him when she laid eyes on him after his March operation.

Quotes of the Week - May 9, 2011:
"There is no doubt we have killed Osama bin Laden. The fact of the matter is you will not see bin Laden walking on this earth again." -- US President Barack Obama lays the conspiracy theories to rest.

"I have $9m left. It's a decent amount and I'm not looking for sympathy, but it isn't an awful lot for someone who has been at the top of his profession for 40 years." -- Comedian John Cleese after paying his third ex-wife $16m.

"The soldiers of Islam... will continue planning... until they cause the disaster that makes children look like the elderly." -- Al Queda, confirming the May 1 death of its leader Osama bin Laden and promising to "continue on the path of jihad".

Quotes of the Week - May 3, 2011:
"If you are really in this to prevent a humanitarian disaster, the only way you can really prevent it is to have Gaddafi not able to inflict [it]." -- US Senator John McCain, who called for "the full weight of US airpower" to assist anti-Gaddafi Libyan rebels.

"In my last year and a half my oldest son is in federal prison, my ex-wife is suing me and I got cancer. It's kind of hard for the wife to say 'I'm depressed.' 'Depressed, huh? How about some cancer?' She's got to be stoic and deal with all the stuff I'm going through." -- Michael Douglas explains how his wife Catherine Zeta Jones let her depression build up into a crisis.

"I owe a lot to a cow." --Lobsang Sangay, newly elected political leader of Tibetans in exile, on how during his childhood in northern India his family sold one of its cows in order to pay his school fees.

"Don can be a grumpy guy. We all know that." -- Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State, responding to a question about former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's criticism of her in his memoir.

Quotes of the Week - April 26, 2011:
"The truth is we're long overdue to be knocked down by the press." -- Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, on recent Fortune article "Trouble@Twitter" which details the company's financial and management woes.

"We could find that an Arab Spring turns into an Iranian winter." -- Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, suggesting that Iran's Islamic Republic could exploit the pro-democracy Arab uprisings.

"GOP leaders need to learn how to fight like a girl." -- Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican candidate for US Vice President, at a Tea Party Tax Day rally in Madison, Wis.

Quotes of the Week - April 19, 2011:
"I miss being anonymous... I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls... taking walks. I can't take a walk." -- US President Barack Obama, speaking at the White House with a group of editors and publishers. He also said that playing golf is "the only excuse I have to get outside for four hours at a stretch".

"You're diddling your secretary while you're giving a speech on moral values? Come on. Get off of it." -- Alan Simpson, former Republican Senator from Wyoming, criticizing some members of his party. He also said, "I'm not sticking with people who are homophobic, antiwomen".

Quotes of the Week - April 12, 2011:
"If you want to be technical... I guess we broke our word." -- Florida pastor Terry Jones who led a Koran burning in March despite saying in September that he would not torch the sacred Muslim text - "not today, not ever". Deadly protests raged in Afghanistan in response.

"Now they don't need to kill people, but by detaining people... they think they can snuff out criticism." -- Ai Xiaoming, academic and filmmaker, comparing China's present-day stance on dissent - Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei was detained on April 3 - with the violent suppression of the Tiananmen Square protests.

Quotes of the Week - April 5, 2011:
"When asked if they would like to have sex with me, 30% of women said, 'Yes', while the other 70% replied, 'What, again?'" -- Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister, shrugs off sex allegations made against him.

"As President, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action." -- Barack Obama, in TV address about decision to commit US troops to military operations in Libya.

"It's a better way of looking at a film ... I totally believe now that 3-D will completely take over just like color did." -- George Lucas, filmmaker, speaking on future of cinema.

"This quake, tsunami and the nuclear accident are the biggest crises for Japan [in decades] ... We will continue to handle it in a state of maximum alert." -- Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan.

Quotes of the Week - March 29, 2011:
"It's grim. The reality is they can shut off all access if they want to ... You are heading into a two-Internet world." -- Bill Bishop, Internet specialist based in China, on the nation's repressive cybercontrols.

"She even wanted to be late for her own funeral." -- Sally Morrison, Elizabeth Taylor's publicist, announcing the star's funeral began 15 minutes late according to her final wishes.

"That's the biggest pile of dog mess I have heard in ages." -- Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of The View, after possible 2012 presidential candidate Donald Trump questioned whether President Obama was born in US and said he needs to show his birth cert.

Quotes of the Week - March 22, 2011:
"I'm 74 years old and even though I may be a bit of a rascal ... 33 girls in two months seems to me too much even for a 30-year-old." -- Silvio Berlusconi, Italian prime minister, laughs off sex scandal.

"I hope from the bottom of my heart that the people will, hand in hand, treat each other with compassion and overcome these difficult times." -- Akihito, Japanese Emperor, in rare appearance on TV, urges his nation - wracked by earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis - to join together in solidarity.

"In the 21st century, it's not enough to leave no child behind. We need to help every child get ahead." -- Barack Obama, asking Congress to rewrite the decade-old No Child Left Behind law - which requires that public school students be measured by regular testing - by this fall.

Quotes of the Week - March 15, 2011:
"The current situation of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear plants is in a way the most severe crisis in the 65 years since World War II." -- Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan, after country sustained its largest earthquake on record; the death toll is expected to exceed 10,000.

"Oh my God, he gave me a big hug. His body is like a thoroughbred. It's just, like, pure muscle." -- Sarah Silverman, American comedian, on meeting Barack Obama.

"We sleep with the guns." -- Chuck Heath, Sarah Palin's father, who says the family has face death threats.

"Technology has invaded the bedroom." -- Charles Czeisler of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, on technology's hindrance of sleep. In a National Sleep Foundation study, 95% of people said they used electronics in the hour before going to bed, and two-third said they don't get enough sleep during the week.

Quotes of the Week - March 8, 2011:
"How the mighty have fallen so quickly. England were national heroes after winning the Ashes. Now they are national chumps after this shocking and embarrassing defeat." -- Geoffrey Boycott, on England's surprise defeat by Ireland in Cricket World Cup.

"I have a feeling my career has just peaked." -- Colin Firth, after receiving the best actor Oscar for his performance in The King's Speech.

"People laughed at us for using the word magical. But you know what? It turned out to be magical." -- Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, unveiling new iPad.

"I am deeply shocked and disgusted ... In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way." -- Natalie Portman, Oscar winner, on Dior designer John Galliano's reported anti-Semitic comments.

"I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen." -- Charlie Sheen, who said he plans to sue CBS and Warner Bros. for canceling production of his show, Two and a Half Men.

Quotes of the Week - March 1, 2011:
"I feel younger now than when I was in my 30s and 40s and had all those problems." -- Ida Keeling, 95-year-old woman from the Bronx who set world record after running 60m in 29.86 seconds; she is the oldest woman to do so.

"I thought the devil was coming up out of the earth." -- Kevin Fitzgerald, teacher's aide, on Christchurch earthquake.

"We will fight until the last man, until the last woman, until the last bullet." -- Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, son of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

"The official private race to the moon is on." -- Peter Diamandis, CEO of X-Prize Foundation, announcing teams that will compete to build robot to travel to the moon; the first to send back video of the lunar surface will win $30 million.

"Harry Reid will have to pry the cathouse keys from my cold, dead hands." -- Dennis Hof, owner of Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a Nevada brothel, on Senate majority leader's call to outlaw prostitution in his home state, where it is legal in some counties.

"I once married 10 women in one year." -- Ziona Chana, 66-year-old man in India with 39 wives, 94 children and 22 grandchildren, who says he would happily marry again.

Quotes of the Week - Feb 22, 2011:
"Down, down to corruption and to the corrupt." -- Protestors in Libya demand an end to Muammar Gaddafi's rule.

"They had to know." -- Bernie Madoff, imprisoned Ponzi schemer, claiming banks and hedge funds were "complicit" in his elaborate fraud.

"I can't say I have any regrets. It's been an excellent ride." -- Lance Armstrong announces retirement from competitive cycling.

"The damn show destroyed my family." -- Billy Ray Cyrus, referring to Hannah Montana, which catapulted daughter Miley Cyrus to stardom.

"Egypt is free!" -- Protesters chanting in streets of Cairo after President Hosni Mubarak steps down.

Quotes of the Week - Feb 15, 2011:
"Get on, imbecile. All my life I've had to put up with your screw-ups." -- Lisa Trabelsi to husband, deposed Tunisian dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, as he hesitated to board a plane to exile.

"Please lose the number, we are closed. Right now we are on lockdown." -- Texted message to LA prostitutes from actor Charlie Sheen, now that he is in rehab for sex addiction.

"I'm not a big fan of young kids having Facebook. It's not something they need." -- Michelle Obama, on why she doesn't allow her daughters to join.

"If the Queen asks you to a party, you say yes. If the Italian prime minister asks you to a party, it's probably safe to say no." -- British prime minister David Cameron.

Quotes of the Week - Feb 8, 2011:
"A lazy, feckless, flatulent, oaf with a moustache leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat." -- Richard Hammond, TV presenter, compares Mexican cars to country's people. The BBC later apologized for his remarks.

"I'm too old to flirt with young chicks now." -- Jack Nicholson.

"It's like sex with an orgasm at the end of it. Whereas film is like you have sex but you never get the orgasm. A lot of stopping and starting." -- Actress Kiera Knightly on stage acting.

"I am fed up. After 62 years in public office, I have had enough. I want to go. If if resign today there will be chaos." -- Egypt's embattled President Hosni Mubarak.

Quotes of the Week - Feb 1, 2011:
"I've been called a pommy bastard many times, but look what it has done for me. If you want to develop character, go to Australia." -- Prince Charles celebrates Australia Day.

"We used to listen to Billy Connolly all the time. That's probably why my language is so bad on court." -- Andy Murray, British tennis player, on how he learned to swear.

"The last time there was a naked man covered in gold paint in my house, it was me." -- Bansky, underground British street artist, on his Oscar nomination for his documentary Exit Throught the Gift Shop.

"Nefertiti has been and remains the best Egyptian ambassador to Berlin." -- Hermann Parzinger, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, saying his organization has no plans to return 3,300-year-old bust of pharaonic queen to Egypt.

Quotes of the Week - Jan 25, 2011:
"I think it was the ugliest haircut I've ever seen. How did that thing have legs?" -- Jennifer Aniston, on the Rachel, a layered hairstyle made famous by her on the '90s hit sitcom Friends.

"I'd be better than Superman if I'd had parties with 24 girls." -- Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi tries to laugh off a prostitution scandal.

"We now face a reconstruction task of postwar proportions." -- Anna Bligh, Premier of Queensland, Australia, on ravages of floods that affected thousands of homes.

"It is important always to remember that virtual contact cannot and must not take the place of direct human contact with people at every level of our lives." -- Pope Benedict gives his approval to social networking websites, while cautioning people to not replace real friends with virtual friends.

"I don't think it's their fault...They're got to be hurting...as much as anybody." -- Mark Kelly, husband of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, saying he would meet with parents of Giffords' accused shooter, Jared Loughner.

Quotes of the Week - Jan 18, 2011:
"The tumor is gone." -- Michael Douglas, actor, saying he believes he is cancer-free after underdoing treatment for growth on his tongue.

"I can move my forehead again." -- Nicole Kidman, actress, admits she used Botox and didn't like it.

"If there's one thing I would like to import from Britain to France it's the pubs." -- French Prime Minister François Fillon.

"We're not leaving if you don't want us to." - US Vice-President Joe Bidon, indicating to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, that US may keep troops in country beyond planned 2014 security handover if their services are still needed.

Quotes of the Week - Jan 11, 2011:
"BP did not have adequate controls in place to ensure that key decisions in the months leading up to the blow-out were safe or sound from an engineering perspective." -- US report blaming bad management decisions for oil-spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, saying another one could occur without industry reform.

"The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house!" -- Ted Williams, former homeless man who became viral celebrity for his "golden voice" in video on YouTube; he has since received multiple job offers.

"It's not the best body in the world, and it's not the worst, but it works." -- Jennifer Metcalfe, the Hollyoaks actress.

Quotes of the Week - Jan 4, 2011:
"It's just a really old star, really, old. So it just blows up." -- Kathryn Gray, 10, youngest person to discover a supernova - a large burst of radiation that can outshine an entire galaxy.

"The heroes who rushed to Ground Zero in the hours and days after the attacks will not be forgotten." -- Charles Schumer, New York Senator, on health bill for 9/11 survivors, that was signed into law by President Obama.

"There were some fireworks shot off at midnight, and it is possible that the birds were on their roost and stressed so bad that it could have killed them." -- Keith Stephens, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, on what could have caused over 4,000 birds to fall dead from sky on New Year's Eve in Beebe, Ark.

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