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'I don't know if the ghosts are going to be there. You can feel that, standing here--Babe Ruth, DiMaggio.' ALEX ALICEA, Union City, N.J., baseball fan, on the new Yankee Stadium

'Economic Pearl Harbor.' WARREN BUFFETT, investor, describing the nation's financial crisis, after purchasing $5 billion in Goldman Sachs Group stock

'America is like my distant uncle who doesn't remember my name but occasionally gives me pocket money.' CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE, Nigerian writer, on receiving a $500,000 "genius award" from the MacArthur Foundation

'If I were to ever build a house on the coast, I'm going to contact the guy who...

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