Verbatim: Sep. 3, 2007

'For years, only negative reports on farm diseases, monstrous murders, floods and landslides have been coming from our village.'

ZORAN BABIC, a councilman in the Serbian village of Zitiste, where a 10-ft. (3 m) bronze statue of Rocky Balboa, Sylvester Stallone's famous movie character, was revealed on Aug. 18

'I'm a myth, I'm Beowulf, I'm Grendel.'

KARL ROVE, mocking accusations that he secretly controlled President George W. Bush when he was White House adviser. He said Democrats made him a scapegoat

'Sam really likes to hike, take picnics, look at the animals. Typical stuff.'

MARY BROWNBACK, wife of Republican presidential hopeful...

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