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'Unless pro-lifers are committed to supporting and raising all the children they don't want aborted, they are being egregiously morally dishonest.'

MARY-HOWELL MARTENS, of Penn Yan, N.Y., on "What Choice?" [Jan. 14]

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'There is only one savior, and it is not me. #Jesus.'

Florida Senator MARCO RUBIO, via Twitter, on TIME's cover line, "The Republican Savior" [Feb. 18]

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'This should be a Silent Spring moment for health care.'

The Daily Show's JON STEWART, likening "Bitter Pill" [March 4] to the book that helped launch the modern environmental movement

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'Clever, but what if you're a gay, living in Houston and would like to get married?'

Slate's MATT YGLESIAS, via Twitter, on "How Gay Marriage Won" [April 8]

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'I can't access the full text of the TIME article. I want it. WTF am I supposed to do with just the cover? GIVE ME THE TEXT. ME. ME. ME. ME. ME. ME.'

Tech critic FARHAD MANJOO, via Twitter, on "The Me Me Me Generation" [May 20]

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'He is as concerned about the poor children of our city as he is about transparency and ethics in governing. Which is to say, not in the least.'

EDWARD JUILLARD, of Chicago, on Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a.k.a. the Chicago Bull [June 10]

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'By all means, let's retaliate against Assad by bombing his cities and killing more civilians. Will this make us more pious than he?'

CARLOS REYNA, of El Paso, Texas, on Obama's Syria dilemma in "The Unhappy Warrior" [Sept. 9]

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'The crux of the matter is that it's a full-time job with a $0 paycheck.'

GEORGE NEWMAN, of Verona, N.J., on "It's Time to Pay College Athletes" [Sept. 16]

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'Well, that did the trick. Charles just became about 30 times more interesting, in our estimation.'

Vanity Fair's JOSH DUBOFF on Emma Thompson's revealing in "The Forgotten Prince" [Nov. 4] that dancing with Prince Charles was "better than sex"

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'The way the people of New Jersey look at this, their governor has been on the cover of TIME magazine twice in one year. We must be doing something right.'

New Jersey Governor CHRIS CHRISTIE, on being called "the elephant in the room" [Nov. 18]