Quotations of the day

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Posted: May 19, 2012 7:39 AM
Quotations of the day

"This is like kissing your sister. With all the drumbeats and hype, I don't think there'll be barroom bragging tonight." _ John Fitzgibbon, founder of IPO Scoop, a research firm, after Facebook's flat debut Friday on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

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"They're hard people to get along with, those brothers. Otherwise I'd still be in the band. ... I'm surprised it took this long. I predicted this was going to happen a lot sooner. I lost money on that bet!" _ Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar to the AP after the band postponed dozens of shows this summer that had been scheduled for months, without giving a reason.

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"Thousands of thoughts are surging to my mind." _ Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng to the AP after he was hurriedly taken from a hospital Saturday and boarded a plane that took off for the United States, closing a nearly monthlong diplomatic tussle that had tested U.S.-China relations.

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