"Going to work at Microsoft could make it look like you are going back to the dark ages. It's a well-entrenched business that has had trouble lately figuring out how to play in this new world." — Richard Metheny, a management coach for the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer in Chicago, after the tech giant hired home-grown leader Satya Nadella as CEO.
"It's hard for me to imagine someone surviving 13 months at sea. But it's also hard to imagine how someone might arrive on Ebon out of the blue. Certainly this guy has had an ordeal, and has been at sea for some time." — U.S. Ambassador Tom Armbruster on the saga of Salvadoran fisherman Jose Salvador Alvarenga, 37, who says he floated 6,500 miles across the Pacific in a small boat before landing in the Marshall Islands.
"Addicts with financial means will actually stockpile their drug. Someone who has developed tolerance, who is seeking to develop a high, may need to inject every two hours or so." — Dr. Louis Baxter, former president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, after more than 50 small plastic envelopes of heroin were recovered from actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment.