People: On the Record

Robert Byrd, Senate majority leader, after playing the violin in Jerusalem: "I am the Isaac Stern of the U.S. Senate."

Suzi Park Thomson, onetime aide to retired House Speaker Carl Albert and reputed agent of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency: "I'd like to run for Congress, so Korean Americans have a voice."

Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer: "The loneliness of great men is part of their ability to create. Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness."

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