Dispatches > Quotables


Issue: "Summer Books 2005," July 2, 2005

"I look forward to death. I look forward to seeing God face to face."

Evangelist Billy Graham during a news conference ahead of what may be his last crusade, in New York, scheduled to begin June 24.

"He wasn't the granddad we wanted."

Dagmara Riva of Bergamo, Italy, after the Riva family's "adopted" grandfather, Giorgio Angelozzi, 80, skipped town, leaving behind $2,860 in dental bills and bounced checks. Mr. Angelozzi's plea to join a family in a classified ad made international headlines last year, and the Rivas decided to take him in.

"Everyone was cheering me on so I kept thinking I mustn't fall over."

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Kozo Haraguchi, 95, on what he was thinking as he set a new 100 meters world record for the 95-99 age group on June 19 in Miyazaki, Japan. His time of 22.04 seconds beat the previous record of 24.01 seconds.

"We should be shunning those people."

Atheist filmmaker Brian Flemming, whose new documentary The God Who Wasn't There has opened in five states, on Christians who speak up about their beliefs.


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