Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation Source: Associated Press, Dallas Morning News, New York Post, Associated Press (2), The Washington Post, CBS, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wisconsin State Journal

"We are the generation of John Paul II."

Mara Poole, an American who journeyed to Rome for the pope's funeral, on the pontiff's legacy

"I'm kind of in between right now. I'm kind of in a phase where... I'm through, I think, a lot of the healing and at a point where I'm starting to look more to the future."

Rusty Yates, on his decision to divorce his wife, Andrea, four years after she drowned their five children in the family bathtub

"They have turkey burgers, too, which they didn't have when I was here. If they'd been serving me turkey burgers, I might not have [had] heart surgery."

Bill Clinton, on flying in Air Force One last week as part of the official U.S. delegation to the pope's funeral. The flight was the former president's first on the plane since his term ended.

"It's expensive, but worth every penny. I'd like to have several explosions. He loved explosions."

Anita Thompson, widow of author Hunter Thompson, on plans later this summer to shoot his ashes out of a cannon placed in a massive gonzo fist. Thompson committed suicide in February.

"As they say, let the punishment fit the crime. That was a death sentence."

Jeff Lyons, whose wife was critically injured in a bombing planned by Eric Robert Rudolph, expressing disappointment in a plea deal that spares the former fugitive the death penalty

"I think it's an outrage. …

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