Dispatches > Quotables


Issue: "Terror on trial," Oct. 18, 2003

My conscience got the best of me.

Professional bowler Pete Weber on why he will stop using an obscene gesture to taunt opponents. He says parents wrote to tell him that their children had been disqualified from bowling tournaments for mimicking the gesture.

Cows do not know that.

Paul Resler of the National Lightning Protection Corp., on the folly of seeking shelter from lightning under a tree, after 20 prized cows died in Florida when a lightning bolt hit the tree they had huddled under.

We believe more in the church of 'My Way.'

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University of Washington sociologist Pepper Schwartz arguing that the growing preference of couples to marry in civil services rather than in churches reflects spiritual trends.

Talking hairdos.

New York University professor and social critic Neil Postman's description of television news anchors. Mr. Postman, who wrote several influential books warning that television harmed children and society, died last week of lung cancer at age 72.

We invite you to come and visit the mass graves where half a million of our citizens lie.

Iraqi leader Ahmad Chalabi, during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, to opponents of U.S. and British military action against Saddam Hussein.


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