"I'm almost tempted to go onto Kazaa and download some of my own music, just to see if the RIAA would sue me for having MP3s of my own songs on my hard-drive."

— musician Moby on the Recording Industry Association of America's lawsuits against file traders, posted to Moby.com on September 29

"They will kiss the shrines and they will spend…You put up a concession here, maybe a tent, people can stop here and have a snack. It's going to be real nice."

— entrepreneur Wathiq Hindo on Baghdad's tourist potential, quoted in the September 8 New York Times