Quotations in the News

Published November 14, 2014 8:15AM (EST)

"This, of course, has an impact on our ... capabilities to conduct science for an extended period of time. Unfortunately this is not a situation that we were hoping for." — Koen Geurts of the Philae lander team as the historic spacecraft became lodged next to a cliff blocking sunlight from its solar panels, shortening the time it can transmit data from the comet to Earth.


"He was a big part of this. He knew what was going on in that mine and continued to let it go. I hope he gets what he deserves. I am so excited. They aren't sad tears today. They're happy tears." — Pam Napper, mother of a mining victim, on former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who was indicted for conspiracy in the April 2010 underground explosion that killed 29 men at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia.


"Well, we had a few problems. The situation he's in — that took everyone by surprise. We had a few issues before with him, even when we were recording it was hard even to get to him to do the recording." — AC/DC guitarist Angus Young on drummer Phil Rudd, who was charged with threatening to kill and possessing methamphetamine and marijuana last week.


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