-> ''[Pastorek's] characters snap, say impatiently, coo, snap, inform crisply, say softly, address, say with a sigh, blurt rudely, reply gruffly, sooth, assure, inform, remind suspiciously, tell indignantly, agree, demand in a dismayed whisper, reply grimly, inform matter-of-factly, say surprisedly, say with a sigh, inquire gruffly, protest, inform brusquely, say in a controlled tone, accuse, respond, call, exclaim, ask, inform, declare, and add. In the first chapter alone.''
--> [[http://conjugalfelicity.com/the-difficult-doctor/ This review]]

->''"If you make that kid the Chosen Hero, you can totally bypass any other character development!"''

-> ''"I'm exclaiming," he exclaimed. And that's when he knew that he was in a shitty novel.''
-->[[https://twitter.com/#!/DemetriMartin/status/118687401035046913 @DemitriMartin]]

->"That's all right. What's your name?" I questioned.\\
"My name's Harry Potter, although most people call me Vampire these days." he grumbled.\\
"Why?" I exclaimed.\\
"Because I love the taste of human blood." he giggled.\\
"Well, I am a vampire." I confessed.\\
"Really?" he whimpered.\\
"Yeah." I roared.

->I don’t care what your English teacher told you, Tara, “said” works just fine.
-->--Blog/TheHalfWorld's MST of the above quote

->''Unskilled writers use "said" and "asked".''
->''Amateur writers use "whispered", "shouted" and "questioned"''
->''Skilled writers use "demonstrated", "ejaculated", "murmured", "explained", "queried" and "demanded"''
->''Masterful writers use "said" and "asked".''

->''We would never ever say, "[[Literature/HarryPotter Snape]] scathed" -- we would say, "Snape '''said scathingly'''."''