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Dispatches Quotables

"In light of other tragedies, today isn't a big deal."

Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park on a fire that gutted Aardman Animations' warehouse in Bristol, England, and destroyed sets and props for the company's popular "claymation" films. The fire came after the latest Wallace & Gromit film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (see "review") topped the U.S. box office chart.

"I have asked Michelle if she wants more and she said yes."

Former Arkansas State Rep. Jim Bob Duggar, 40, on plans to have more children after his wife Michelle, 39, last week gave birth to their 16th child. The Duggars are currently building a 7,000-square-foot home that will include nine bathrooms, four washing machines, four dryers, and a commercial kitchen.

"I think the answer is no, because he hasn't gotten back to me yet."

Tim McOsker, father of quarterback Miranda McOsker, 15, who threw for three touchdowns in an Oct. 8 varsity game. He had asked her uncle John, who also played for Bishop Montgomery High in Torrance, Calif., if he ever threw for that many.

"It gets competitive out there on the playground."

Costume designer Sandy Boyd on the demand for her custom-made children's Halloween costumes, which range from $400 to $1,600 in price and include velvet, silk, and crystals.