Verbatim: Nov. 19, 2007

'I've been working with these people for 20 years. Without them, I'm not funny. I'm a dead man.'

JAY LENO, Tonight Show host, sympathizing with Hollywood writers on strike

'I don't have anything else to grow.'

MUHAMMAD AYUD, Afghan sharecropper, on growing cannabis after a government campaign wiped out his opium poppies

'This race was all about re-establishing myself for all those people who thought that having a baby would be the end of my career.'

PAULA RADCLIFFE, who won the New York City Marathon nine months after giving birth to daughter Isla

'As I speak, terrorists...

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