Skip to main content

Dispatches Quotables

"I'm used to people judging me without even knowing me. I'm in high school."

Teenager and pro golfer Michelle Wie on how she deals with trash talking from older golfers.

"I got them confused with George Washington."

Russell Pleasant of Bellevue, Neb., admitting that his pick of George Mason University for the Final Four in his entry for an ESPN contest (see p. 36) was a mistake. Mr. Pleasant's entry was one of only four out of 3 million to pick the Final Four correctly.

"There are a lot of people out there in my situation who would like to move on."

California lawyer John Claassen on his lawsuit against the online dating service eHarmony over its exclusion of married persons. Mr. Claassen, who is in the process of getting a divorce, said the policy violates his civil rights.

"The legal implications have been uncertain."

British Columbia Attorney General Wally Oppal on the reluctance of people in the Canadian province to apologize out of fear of being sued. The province's ombudsman has proposed legislation to make apologies not an admission of liability.