"Get thee hence, white trash," said Two-Bit in a snobbish voice. "I am a Soc."
This evocative line from S.E. Hinton's popular book The Outsiders is one of my favorite uses of the word said. In this sentence it is effective because of the other language around it, and because of the book's simplicity of expression.

However, it's handy to have a repertoire of words to use instead of said, because we don't want to overuse the word and because often other words carry a lot more connotation and meaning. Here are a few lists:

WRITING FIX - Synonyms for Said

Synonyms-Antonyms - Synonyms for Said