Highlights of deposition testimony in the O.J. Simpson civil trial:

``If O.J. would ever kill me, he'll get away with it because he's O.J. Simpson.'' _ Nicole Brown Simpson, according to Brian ``Kato'' Kaelin.'

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``Between work, the kids, golf, my schedule, it was just too difficult to work things out, something to that effect.'' _ Paula Barbieri, on the substance of the breakup message she left for Simpson the morning of the murders.

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``It was very foreboding, dark, black eyes.'' _ Ms. Simpson's father, Lou Brown, on Simpson's demeanor at his daughter's dance recital, the night of the murders.

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``Oh, she's playing hardball with me'' _ Simpson after the dance recital, referring to his ex-wife, according to Kaelin.

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``At that time Nicole was leading, like, a dangerous life'' _ Cora Fishman, on Ms. Simpson's final weeks.

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``My wife had been murdered and I was being attacked'' _ Simpson, on why he considered suicide after the murders.

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``I rassled her'' _ Simpson, on his actions the night of a 1989 fight that sent Ms. Simpson to the hospital.

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``He is asserting a privilege against self-incrimination.'' _ Al ``A.C.'' Cowlings' lawyer Donald Re, explaining why Cowlings won't testify to most events in the week after the murders.

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``Have you ever had a physical relationship with Geraldo Rivera?'' _ Simpson attorney Phil Baker's question to Ms. Simpson's sister, Denise Brown.

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``Don't answer it'' _ Attorney John Kelly's advice to Ms. Brown.