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Celebrity sound bites

The year’s most memorable quotes by public figures, including Bill Clinton and Patsy Cline

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”Did Governor Clinton wear a condom? Will you be sleeping with any other presidential candidates?”Howard Stern Show correspondent Stuttering John, questioning Gennifer Flowers about her alleged 12-year affair with Bill Clinton, Jan. 27

”Didn’t inhale?” — Billy Crystal at the Academy Awards, March 30

”I never heard of them. But I know rap is the music where it rhymes.” — George Bush on rapper Ice Cube, May 6

”I mean, if black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?” — Rap singer Sister Souljah, in The Washington Post, May 13

”(Sister Souljah’s) comments before and after Los Angeles were filled with a kind of hatred that you do not honor today and tonight… If you took the words white and black and reversed them, you might think David Duke was giving that speech.” — Clinton, addressing the Rainbow Coalition, June 13

”Well, excuse me, George Herbert irregular-heart-beating, read-my-lying-lipping, slipping-in-the-polls, do-nothing, deficit-raising, make-less-money-than-Millie-the-White-House-dog-last-year, Quayle-loving, sushi-puking Walker Bush. I don’t remember inviting your ass to my show.” — Arsenio Hall, after it was announced Bush would not appear on Arsenio, June 10

”It doesn’t help matters when prime-time TV has Murphy Brown mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another ‘lifestyle choice.”’ — Dan Quayle, May 19

”I’m glamorizing single motherhood? What planet is he on? I didn’t just wake up one morning and say, ‘Oh, gee, I can’t get in for a facial so I might as well have a baby.”’ — Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown, responding to Quayle on the season premiere, Sept. 21

”What is it that you get on the Larry King show, Mr. Perot? Is it the softballs that my friend Larry throws you?”60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace, calling into Larry King Live during a Ross Perot interview, Sept. 5

”Who am I? Why am I here?” — Admiral James B. Stockdale at the vice presidential debate, Oct. 13

”I love the fact that people will listen to a guy with a bad accent and a poor presentation manner talking about flip charts for 30 minutes because they want the details.” — Perot, talking about his infomercials during the third presidential debate, Oct. 19

”Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow/Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here/It’ll be here better than before/Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.” — From Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 ”Don’t Stop,” the unofficial Clinton-Gore campaign song

”Crazy, crazy for feelin’ so lonely/ I’m crazy, crazy for feelin’ so blue/ I knew you’d love me as long as you wanted/And then someday you’d leave me for somebody new.” — From Patsy Cline’s 1961 ”Crazy,” the unofficial Perot campaign song