"You don't get it. If there was a conspiracy in the company, the conspiracy was to keep Rupert from knowing." -- News Corp insider to Michael Wolff on News Corp hacking into the phones of Britain's Princes and other politicians.
"Since Tennyson's time, punning has been deprecated as the basest form of humor, to the point where it is usually a kind of veiled aggressiveness. Habitual punsters live for groans the way violinists live for applause." -- UC Berkeley professor and linguist Geoff Nunberg opined in a commentary piece about puns in country music.
"Are paywalls the answer? They may be an answer — but to the wrong question." -- Forrester Research's Nick Thomas on paywalls
"Clearly, MySpace lost its way" -- Chase Carey, News Corp COO, on Myspace.
"If [the paywall] doesn't work then I'm in the s***." -- Paul Hayes, News International Managing Director.
"Every single frame of a 3D movie gives you something to look at that is not necessary." -- Film critic Roger Ebert.
"Scarlett's first day on set in the Black Widow outfit. You've never heard a crew get so quiet so fast." -- Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau on Scarlett Johansson via Twitter.
"Tim is a good guy, but he's not a thinker. He's the status quo." -- Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer on Timothy Geithner, Obama's pick as the next Treasury Secretary.
"The people in Palm Beach, many of those people have been just ripped off by this sleazebag, and they'll never see the kind of money that they've seen." -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump on how some people he knew gave 100 percent of their net worth to Bernard Madoff for his Ponzi scheme.