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Dispatches Quotables

The idea of screaming at God was scary. That was part of the reason I was attracted to it.

Actor Jim Carrey on portraying a man (in the movie Bruce Almighty) who curses God and then is temporarily given God's powers.

What happened to the old-fashioned letter or talking to someone in person?

New South Wales (Australia) Industrial Relations Commissioner Elizabeth Bishop, after hearing a lawsuit against a company that fired a worker via mobile phone text message.

We wanted to make learning a lifestyle.

Ann Williams, mother of National Geographic Bee champion James Williams, on why she and her husband decided to homeschool James. His victory last week marked the second straight year that a homeschooler has won the geography bee.

It was horrible, it was like we had been bombed.

Rouiba, Algeria, resident Hakim Derradji on the 6.7-magnitude earthquake last week in Algeria that killed at least 1,000 people and injured 7,000, with possibly thousands more trapped under rubble.

So will it come to: 'Hey, Mom's funeral got 40,000 hits?'

Tim Wingen of Miller Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, S.D., arguing that funerals broadcast on the Internet are too impersonal. A South Dakota company, Chapelview Online, offers the service.