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“If al-Qaeda was structured like corporate America, you’d have a chairman of the board still in office, but many of the key operators would no longer be around.”
GEORGE W. BUSH, U.S. President, explaining his government’s success in tracking down many of the terror group’s top officers while failing to find Osama bin Laden

“The church is a multinational, but a multinational that is guided by the Holy Spirit.”
JULIAN CARDINAL HERRANZ, on why Pope John Paul II is unlikely to retire due to his frail health, as the executive of a company might

“I know what I don’t know. To this day, I don’t know technology, and I don’t know finance or accounting.”
BERNIE EBBERS, former WorldCom ceo, testifying that he had no knowledge of illegal accounting practices at his company in his trial for fraud

“If she did run, and she was able to win, she’d make a very, very good President. I think now she’s at least as good as I was.”
BILL CLINTON, former U.S. President, speaking about his wife, New York Senator Hillary Clinton

“It was the idea of cappuccino.”
MARTHA STEWART, telling reporters outside her house in Bedford, New York, what she had most missed in prison, adding that she and her fellow inmates shared a daily joke with guards about having the drink

“If you want to have a good nose, which God did not give you in the first place, then you must spend for that.”
DR. ALICIA LIM, administrator of Manila’s Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital, supporting a 20% “vanity tax” on cosmetic surgery currently under consideration by Philippine lawmakers

“And what do you do?”
QUEEN ELIZABETH II, upon meeting British rock legends Brian May, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, at a Buckingham Palace party honoring the British music industry

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