Dispatches > Quotables


Issue: "Tax man's terror," April 14, 2001

I'm an inner-city Chicago guy. We don't do karma stuff.

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, when asked whether he was a "karma guy" after his team last week won the national title in the same building where his 1992 Duke squad won the title.
This year's Duke team also took the same route through the regional tournament sites-Greensboro, N.C., then Philadelphia-that his 1992 team took.
Duke beat Arizona 82-72 in last week's national championship game in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis.

You learn all the bad words first because you hear all those about a thousand times more than the good words. And that's in one day.

Phoenix Suns center Daniel Santiago, on the difficulties faced by teammate Iakovos Tsakalidis learning English while immersed in NBA culture. "He has to clean up his language a little bit," Mr. Santiago admits.

I'm not one who was elected.

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First Lady Laura Bush, in an interview with The Associated Press, declining to answer reporters' questions about her views on federal policy issues. Mrs. Bush said she disagreed with her husband on "a lot of issues," but she emphasized, "I would never do anything to undermine my husband's point of view."

We do not think Howard Stern is appropriate programming for the priest-call ad.

Cathy Rossi, archdiocese of Philadelphia communications director, on a priest-recruitment commercial that aired during a local time slot in shock-jock Howard Stern's national radio program. The archdiocese is targeting shows that appeal to young men, but its advertising agency specified: no ads during Stern.

I openly hope that it comes here.... It would be good for animals, good for human health, and good for the environment.

Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, referring to foot-and-mouth disease, which has ravaged British farms.
In Britain, 634 sites have been confirmed infected with foot-and-mouth, a virus that is harmless to humans but fatal to young livestock and harms the development of older ones. The United States has been free of the disease since 1929.


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