"The liberals basically spent the last 40 years saying, 'Let's hear the voice of the Third World.' And now they've heard it, and they'd like the Third World to shut up for several decades."

Penn State University historian PHILIP JENKINS on theological liberalism's response to the growth of conservative Christianity in Africa.

"A reference to religion or God or anything like that is inappropriate and out of place in a constitution for Europe. We all strongly believe in the separation of church and state. We will oppose anything to do with religion."

Turkish delegate KEMAL DERVIS, in discussions on drafting a European Union constitution, in the international Herald Tribune

"I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior when I was about 5. Everything I do, I give back to Him. He's at the head of my list."

University of Oregon Ducks basketball player LUKE RIDNOUR, in ESPN magazine

"We've all been given a gift. The challenge is to figure out what you're going to do with what you've been given. Are you going to stand for good or for evil? Because in the world we live in today, it's what each one of us has to do: decide just where we're going to stand. Me? I'm standing on the side of God."

Actor DENZEL WASHINGTON in Essence magazine

"I'm my own worst enemy. I have devils inside that fight me."

Pop music producer PHIL SPECTOR in an interview with the London Daily Telegraph four weeks before Los Angeles police arrested him on Feb. 3 for the murder of B-movie actress Lana Clarkson.

"Tell them about Jesus. He means everything to me."

A note left by Columbia Commander RICK D. HUSBAND with Houston's Grace Community Church Pastor Steve Riggle, in case he died in a shuttle accident, as reported in the Washington Post

"They want to isolate the rhetoric from the reality. They want to talk about pro-choice, but it's not choosing between chocolate and vanilla. We are talking about the right to choose to kill an unborn child."

KEN CONNOR, president of the Family Research Council, commenting on the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League changing its name to Naral Pro Choice America, in the The New York Times

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