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It seems to be the action of somebody who wants to fight.

Labour MP Tam Dalyell on Saddam Hussein's anthrax threat.

I don't think logical explanations or reasons will fit with this type of situation.

Brent Davis, local prosecutor, on the playground shootings in Arkansas.

I saw a lot of killing in Vietnam and it has taken me some time to get over that. But this ... I don't think so.

Sean Dunphilips, helper at the Arkansas school

I think they should spend the rest of their lives in prison but we all know that's not going to happen.

Paul Mitchell Wright, husband of Shannon Wright, killed in the Arkansas shooting

We want a system that aids those who need it, and helps people to help themselves.

Tony Blair on the Welfare State.

It is aimed at lifting people from poverty and dependence to dignity and independence.

Frank Field, social security minister and main author of the Green Paper on welfare reform.

We have never been as involved with you as we should have been.

President Clinton to the people of Uganda He is more important than my president, because he has a bigger army and more money.

Ugandan boy on Clinton's visit

I'm the king of the world!

Film director James Cameron after collecting his Oscar for 'Titanic'

We're just like the Titanic: we are huge, we are expensive and everybody wants us to go faster.

Billy Crystal, presenter, on the opening of the Oscars ceremony.

Unfortunately, people don't feel change is for the better. I believe that recently the government has been lacking dynamism and initiative, new outlooks, fresh approaches and ideas. And without this, a powerful breakthrough in the economy is impossible.

President Yeltsin on sacking the Russian government.

The inspector of anatomy realised immediately that the particular work of art photographed could only have been cast from part of a dead body.

Andrew Campell-Tiech, prosecutor, in the case of artist Anthony-Noel Kelly and the allegedly stolen body parts

Hopefully we will be able to ask him when things have cooled down.

Eldred Tabachnik, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, after the Board withdrew their invitation to Robin Cook to attend a dinner

The captaincy has never been a burden. I've enjoyed every minute of it.

Mike Atherton on standing down after leading the England cricket team in 52 Tests

A shoddy, seedy programme.

Gerald Kaufman, chairman of the Culture Select Committee, on theBBC's 'National Lottery Big Ticket' show