Quotations in the News

December 20, 2013 - 4:04 AM

"Then you could feel the debris literally coming down on you and then I got hit on the back by a large piece. It was a complete dust curtain. You couldn't see." — Dee Stephenson, after hunks of plaster and dust rained down on a packed audience when the ceiling of a London theater partially collapsed.

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"The fact this breach can happen with all of their security in place is really alarming." — Avivah Litan, a security analyst with Gartner Research, after Target, the nation's second-largest discounter acknowledged that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen as part of a breach that began over the Thanksgiving weekend.

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"Times have changed. We're trying to rethink our priorities and family seems to be the No. 1 priority whereas in the past maybe people were more focused on career." — Robert Loftus, 34, of Yonkers, N.Y., after researchers found that most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands-on parenting.