Quotations of the day

AP News
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.


"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.