Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources from top to bottom: Los Angeles Times, WNBC News, The Hill, UPI, Fox News, Denver Post, BBC News, TV Guide, USA Today, New York Post, Radio Times

"It looked like hell, or what I pictured hell to be."

San Diego County resident Jodi Hamilton, on the fire that raged through her community without warning, killing several of her neighbors

"The Blue Room isn't exactly One If by Land, Two If by Sea, some romantic restaurant, but you know, heck, Ben's here, and you take what you can get." New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, on actress Jennifer Lopez's visit to city hall as the honorary chairwoman of a new commission to attract Latino entertainment and media to the city

"If we have to, we just mow the whole place down, see what happens." Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott, on an alternative solution to keeping peace in Iraq

"When people turn to evil forces by way of a joke, when they praise them and flirt with them, it reflects on the fate of the person because it teaches him that evil is acceptable."

Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Vsevolod Chaplin, on school administrators and church officials' banning Halloween in Russia this year

"The past few years of conflict mean that yet another generation of Israelis and Palestinians will grow up in hatred. We cannot allow that to happen." Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, in a statement on embarking on a peace project to improve Israeli-Arab relations

"I've heard the term, but I don't know what it means. …

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