"There seems to be somewhat of a hype around the stock offering." _ Analyst Brian Blau of the Gartner technology research group, providing an understated take on Facebook's IPO, which has dominated media coverage in the weeks leading up to a stock sale valuing the company at $104 billion.
"Donna truly was the `Queen of Disco.' Her voice was unforgettable, and the music industry has lost a legend far too soon." _ President Barack Obama on the death Thursday of Donna Summer, whose breakthrough song, "Love to Love You Baby," launched her career and was the first of her 19 No. 1 dance hits.
"There's no curse. It's just foiled family ambition, risk taking and bad luck. It's a large family. Things happen in large families, both good and bad." _ Political historian Thomas J. Whalen on the suicide of Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr. The death is the latest tragedy to bring pain to America's great political dynasty.