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"Cooler heads prevailed."

-A top industry executive, describing why his proposed tagline promoting magazines as a medium-which was, roughly, "TV sucks"-was scotched.

"He puts the `extra' into `extrovert.' "

-Hearst Magazines President Cathleen Black, introducing Donny Deutsch

"I enjoy being pummeled."

-An anonymous publishing executive, describing preferred massage techniques and, perhaps, what drew him to the magazine business in the first place.

"If Jay Leno isn't spoofing my cover lines once a month, then I'm not doing my job."

-Cosmopolitan Editor in Chief Kate White, discussing her duties.

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