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Quotables

Memorable things they said

Issue: "Exit strategies," Aug. 5, 2006

"Taking away a lollipop is not child abuse."

Photo dealer Steve White, defending photographer Jill Greenberg, raked by bloggers for her exhibit "End Times," whose subjects were photographed after taking away their lollipops.

"Everything we're making, we're bagging. Everything we're bagging, we're selling."

Los Angeles Union Ice president Brett Willberg, whose company is producing 450 tons of ice a day, its machines running round-the-clock, to beat a California heat wave leading to temperatures in triple digits and at least 81 deaths.

"You call that a knife? This is a knife."

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Eighty-year-old Winifred Whelan, quoting a scene from Crocodile Dundee to a masked man who awakened her holding a knife. The London resident ran downstairs, grabbed a kitchen carving knife, and confronted the burglar while her husband wrestled his accomplice. Both intruders were jailed.

"A miracle."

Director of Ireland's National Museum Pat Wallace, on the discovery in a peat bog of a book of Psalms dating from the 9th-11th centuries. A backhoe driver spotted the artifact, open to Psalm 83 in Latin, just before scooping dirt for commercial potting soil.

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