Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation Sources From Top To Bottom, Left To Right: Associated Press (3), USA Today, Sportsillustrated.Com, New York Times, Associated Press, New York Times, Agence France Presse, Reuters

"This race will go down as one of the greatest in history."

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps , after the American men's 800-meter freestyle relay team edged out the Australian team for the gold medal last week

"We're going home."

Convicted robber Robert Carroll Coney , 76, who, with his common-law wife, exited the Angelina County jail in Lufkin, Texas, after a judge found that his confession to a 1962 robbery had been extracted by sheriffs who crushed his fingers between cell bars. Coney had served 40 years.

"How does it corrupt the tradition of the Last Supper? It's just rice versus wheat'."

Elizabeth Pelly-Waldman , whose daughter Haley's first Roman Catholic communion was deemed invalid by the Diocese of Trenton, N.J., because her wafer contained rice and no wheat, which church doctrine mandates. Haley is allergic to wheat.

"I was strange only for me. New Yorkers, by reputation, are fast-talking, assertive and easily annoyed; I fit right in."

Television journalist Jane Pauley , in her new book "Skywriting," on her struggle with bipolar disorder

"Iraq as a team does not want Mr. Bush to use us for the presidential campaign. He can find another way to advertise himself."

Iraqi midfielder Salih Sadir , on President George W. …

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