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Despite the demands of this job, one of the things my wife and I try to do is to spend time together alone. And one of the things we really enjoy doing together is seeing a good movie.

Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't stop at a nation's borders.

I had all of one nanosecond to savor the news before we had to move on to other problems.

I'm very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic.

I've got many close friends, but there's an awful lot about friendship that is not demonstrative in my case.

It's been President Clinton's dream that we'll have finally a fully integrated Europe.

It's very important not to lose your temper in a courtroom, or in anything else you're doing.

It's very important to always put things in their historical contexts. It teaches important lessons about the country in question.

One always wonders about roads not taken.

The NATO forces will, to the extent that they have capacity, assist the war crimes tribunal.

The Palestinian election is something that was really a turning point. It's a mandate for peace.

When I was a very young lawyer, I had a senior partner who advised me never to get mad, except on purpose.

Both sides were supposed to release all their prisoners, those were unconditional. There was some prisoner release that took place but it's not been satisfactory.

Hamas, the opponents of Arafat, the opponents of peace, urged a boycott of the election, and yet there was an 85 percent turnout where Hamas is supposed to be strong. Isn't that really quite incredible?

I don't want to talk about intelligence matters. I will say, however, that intelligence-community estimates should not become public in the way of this city and in the way of Congress.

I think before 1997 is over, NATO will have taken giant strides in what's called adaptation, the discussions about bringing the French fully into the NATO forces.

I think there is a good deal of promise in those discussions as well. I think there is a range of matters that might be discussed between NATO and Russia that can provide a mechanism for talking through these issues, a way to give reassurance on these issues.

I was born in a very small town in North Dakota, a town of only about 350 people. I lived there until I was 13. It was a marvelous advantage to grow up in a small town where you knew everybody.

I'm very much in favor of focused responsibility, and so in the main areas that I'm worried about, I try to have a single person who is basically the key person in that area.

It was helpful to have the American troops there in great strength. They knew there'd be consequences if they didn't move back. Now, there has been some removal of the foreign forces.