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"Hi, I'm Art Buchwald, and I just

died."

Art Buchwald, the newsman and humorist who died at 81, in a video made for nytimes.com

"When you're delivering a baby, and the baby's getting in trouble ... you know you've got about three minutes to make a decision. ... And that's exactly where we are in our country today."

Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican and doctor

"I think I'm the illegitimate son of the Cookie Monster."

Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, on his love for chocolate-chip cookies

"Being dowdy is not effective."

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat, on the difficulties women lawmakers have in choosing fashions that aren't flashy or boring

Sources: nytimes.com, Details (2), New York Times