Quotes from O.J. Simpson's testimony during his first day on the stand:

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``There was one very physical (altercation) and others that were not too physical. ... Nicole hit me one time and I didn't consider that too physical.''

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``I rassled her out of the room. What happened when she fell, I don't know, but I feel responsible for all of it.''

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``I physically tried to impose my will on Nicole, and I shouldn't have done it.''

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``I began getting on with the rest of my life after Nicole told me she had found a guy she was interested in.''

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(Pointing to a photo of scrapes and bruises Ms. Simpson suffered in their infamous 1989 fight):

``I was wrong for everything that led to this.''

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(Asked whether he was ever aware of having a terrifying look as alleged by Ms. Simpson.):

``I can never recall being mad and looking in a mirror.''

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(Referring to a door he broke during the 1993 fight):

``As she closed it I kicked it and I think a piece came off it.''

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(On Ms. Simpson's responses to his calls from Puerto Rico):

``I'd call one day and she was great, and I'd call the next day and she was weird.''

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(Referring to the couple's final breakup in May 1994):

``There was an element of being upset. ... I don't think it was frustration. I was relieved.''

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``I could never cut off my emotional attachment to Nicole. Until this day, I have an emotional attachment to Nicole.''

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(Asked if he cared which restaurant his houseguest wanted to go to on June 12, 1994):

``I didn't have a date with Kato (Kaelin).''

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(Asked, in response to his joke about Kaelin, whether he thought the proceedings were funny):

``No, I don't think any of this is funny. I would rather be anywhere than here.''

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(Responding to repeated accusations that he killed his ex-wife and Ron Goldman):

``That is absolutely not true.''