Out Loud: January 31, 2008

The best quotes of the week.

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"I'm sure he's trying to capitalize on his Nobel Prize and fame."

Harold Vogel, of Vogel Capital Management, downplaying interest in Al Gore's plan to take his firm, Current Media, public with an initial stock offering

"Addiction is hard to overcome. As you might remember, I drank too much at one time in my life."

President Bush, discussing benefits of his faith-based initiative

"I'm not quitting. I believe in miracles."

Mike Huckabee, running behind in the GOP presidential contest but pledging to go the distance

"No, I'd tell him, 'Thanks, John. I've been there, I've done that.'"

Sen. Joe Lieberman, a former Democratic vice presidential nominee, on joining a ticket with GOP Sen. John McCain

"Oprah is a daughter to me, but she is not my clone."

Maya Angelou, the poet, on breaking with Oprah Winfrey's support for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama to back Sen. Hillary Clinton

Sources: USA Today, White House, Orange County Register, AP, Guardian