WSJ Quotes

Editors are pinning memorable quotes appearing in The Wall Street Journal. Click on an individual quote to read the full story in which it appeared.
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Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann on how he plans to make the site a viable business.

FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch's dissent in Google's antitrust ruling

UBS acknowledged that dozens of its employees were involved in efforts to manipulate Libor and other benchmarks. This is one of the "examples of misconduct from written communications" involving UBS.

Investment advice from Marjorie Fox, CEO, Fox, Joss & Yankee (Credit: Bryan Thomas for the WSJ)

Investment advice from Drew Tignanelli, president, Financial Consulate Inc. (Credit: Bryan Thomas for the WSJ)

Investment advice from Greg Plechner, principal and wealth manager, Modera Wealth Management (Credit: Bryan Thomas for the WSJ)

- President Barack Obama comments on the arms of Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Florida, during a campaign stop. Mr. Duzer would give the president a bear hug moments later. (Sept. 10, 2012)

- Anneli Sjogren, head of photography at IKEA, on an effort by the Swedish furniture giant to use more computer-generated images in its marketing material. (Aug. 23, 2012).

- Dee Snider, singer and songwriter from the group Twisted Sister, in a statement posted on, referring to a workout program. Mr. Snider wants the vice-presidential hopeful, Paul Ryan, to stop playing his 1984 hit song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” before appearances. (Aug. 23, 2012).

- Jamaica's Usain Bolt after winning the men's 200-meter final at the London Games, becoming the first man to twice win the Olympic 100-meter and 200-meter races.

- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid when asked about an ABC World News report that the U.S. Olympic team’s opening ceremony uniforms, designed by Ralph Lauren, have “made in China” labels on them. "Reid: Burn ‘Made in China’ USA Uniforms," July 12, 2012.

- Excerpt from a recently published article in the Saint Louis University Law Journal written by Southwestern Law School’s Caleb Mason. "Learning the Fourth Amendment, With a Little Help from Jay-Z", July 11, 2012.

- Daniel Negreanu, a top poker player who raised money from three investors to play in The Big One for One Drop tournament in Las Vegas. Buy-in was set at $1 million with the competition set to become the highest-stakes tournament ever attempted. "Full House: $1 Million Hold 'Em Ante", June 29, 2012:

- Nearly 18,000 Kindle readers have highlighted this line from the second book in Suzanne Collins's "Hunger Games" trilogy. Learn how e-books are providing publishers a glimpse into the story behind the sales figures, revealing not only how many people buy particular books, but how intensely they read them. "Your E-Book Is Reading You", June 29, 2012:

- President Barack Obama in an address at the White House after the Supreme Court largely upheld the Obama administration's health-care law, including the insurance mandate. "Supreme Court Upholds Mandate as Tax", June 28, 2012:

- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in a speech shortly after the Supreme Court's ruling on health care. "Supreme Court Upholds Mandate as Tax", June 28, 2012:

- In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the individual insurance mandate in the Obama administration's health care law, ruling that the law's penalty for not carrying insurance counted as a tax and was justified by Congress's constitutional taxing power. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion, joined by the court's four liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. A look at the ruling:

- Bangor International Airport's chief dispatcher, Eugene Foren. Since 2005, the small-city airport in Maine has handled 647 diverted flights -- bomb scares, mechanical issues and sick passengers -- and is prepared for almost any emergency. "In Case of Emergency, Fly to One Tiny Airport in Maine", June 21, 2012.

- Locals and tourists alike in Agate Beach, Oregon on the 132-ton slab of reinforced concrete from Japan that washed ashore this month. "Tsunami Relic Puts Beach on Map", June 21, 2012.

- Germany's mass-circulation tabloid Bild on Tuesday, alluding to Greece's struggle against bankruptcy. The countries were set to play against each other in soccer's Euro Championship tournament in Poland on Friday. "Greece, Germany Gird for Pitch Battle", June 21, 2012.

- University of Arkansas men's track coach Chris Bucknam, who has 11 international athletes competing on his team, on whether his program is hurting American Olympic efforts. At the 2008 Beijing Games, foreign athletes from U.S. universities earned at least 28 medals for their countries—and possibly twice that many. "Schools That Train the Enemy", June 6, 2012:

- Pierpont Securities economist Stephen Stanley after dismal U.S. employment and manufacturing reports added to mounting fears about European and Asian economies. The news sent stocks sliding Friday morning. "Jobs Slowdown Adds to Global Fears", June 1, 2012.

- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, defending his controversial proposal to prohibit the sale of large-sized sugary soda drinks in the city, arguing that it will combat obesity and cut health-care costs. Read the full story: "Bloomberg Defends Move to Curb Big-Soda Sales", May 31, 2012.

- Screenshot from the Mitt Romney campaign Web app, “With Mitt”. The app launched late Tuesday and lets users take pictures with various Romney campaign slogans overlaid on them, and then send them to friends or post them online. A typo in one of the slogans, “A Better Amercia", was quickly picked up on Twitter and elsewhere. See the flood of reaction from across the social media sphere:

- James Dimon, CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., in response to a question during a hastily scheduled conference call on Thursday and after the company had reported it had taken $2 billion in trading losses in the past six weeks stemming from derivatives bets gone wrong in the bank's Chief Investment Office, which manages risk for the New York company. "J.P. Morgan Reveals ‘London Whale’-Size Losses", May 10, 2012.