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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Samuel Alito," Nov. 12, 2005

"Es todo . . . No dinero, no mas. No wallet."

President George W. Bush, responding to an Argentine newspaper reporter who asked what he carried in his pockets. Mr. Bush produced only a handkerchief, then explained that others do the phone-calling and bill-paying for him. But do you wear a watch? he was asked. "Si, Timex," he said.

"I was longing for it like someone longing for a whole lost world."

Vampire Chronicles author Anne Rice on her conversion to Christian faith that preceded her latest book, Christ the Lord.

"A deep wound that has bled for so long can be healed."

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Dresden Bishop Jochen Bohl at a ceremony reconsecrating the city's landmark Church of Our Lady, restored this month 60 years after it was reduced to rubble by Allied bombers during World War II and left as "a gaping wound in the heart of Dresden" during the city's Communist era.

"This is Diana country."

Protester Lisa Stewart on the hearty welcome Washington gave Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla on the couple's first state visit following his controversial remarriage.


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