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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 April 2006, 22:53 GMT 23:53 UK
Quotes from The Crucible
Scotland's Stephen Maguire
Maguire ponders where it all went wrong
The best quotes from the second week of the World Snooker Championship.

"I may not look it, but I'm happy."
Glasgow's Graeme Dott after beating Nigel Bond 13-9 to book a quarter-final place. You should have seen what Bond looked like.

"I put on too much weight last summer and it's cost me the season. Now I have to get fitter to get back to where I was a couple of seasons ago. I don't want to be a fat world champion."
A confident Stephen Maguire plans a summer on the Atkins Plan as he looks to the future.

"I'm amazed at how many players have moaned about the speed of the tables.

"I don't know if they are making excuses but adjusting to different conditions is as much of a skill as screwing the white back 10 feet, and this situation just highlights the players who can adapt."
World champion Shaun Murphy tells the players complaining about the state of the tables to get on with it.

"I played like a dog to go from 6-2 to 8-2 down. But I still enjoyed the match even though it was a kind of masochistic enjoyment."
Steve "the Rottweiler" Davis reveals why he keeps on playing at the age of 48 after his comprehensive defeat at the hands of Murphy.

"I was very disappointed to lose because I was by far the better player."
Neil Robertson puts an Aussie gloss on his quarter-final defeat to Graeme Dott.

"I really appreciate everything Shaun has done for snooker as world champion over the last 12 months.

"He has put himself out for the game and done an outstanding job, and I wanted to say thank you."
Peter Ebdon after dethroning 2005 champion Shaun Murphy

"It was really nice to be cheered out. It's been quite an emotional day - but not all in a bad way."
Murphy looks on the bright side after losing his crown

"Mark (Williams) is the toughest opponent I've ever faced."
Ronnie O'Sullivan gets involved in the Crucible love-in after reaching the last four.

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