October 2011 famous quotes
"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."
Apple mourned the loss of former CEO -- and tech icon -- Steve Jobs in a statement. What did Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak do a few days after Jobs' death?
"It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs. This means no change: one website, one account, one password … in other words, no Qwikster."
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings backtracked on the entertainment company's plan to split into two businesses after a negative response from customers, including comparisons to an ill-fated 1980s soda.
"When you monitor a patient, you never leave their side, especially after giving propofol. It's like leaving a baby that's sleeping on your kitchen countertop."
Cardiologist Dr. Alon Steinberg testified at the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson in 2009. What is his defense?
"Since launching BlackBerry in 1999, it's been my goal to provide reliable, real-time communications around the world. We did not deliver on that goal this week."
Research in Motion co-CEO Mike Lazaridis posted a video apology after a days-long BlackBerry outage caused problems worldwide. What did the company offer users?
"What's still missing is that we're not seeing the face of hunger up close."
Sesame Workshop executive Jeanette Betancourt spoke about Lily, a poverty-stricken Muppet character introduced in a new "Sesame Street" special about hunger in America.
"After reading hundreds of emails, I have made my decision. By pulling my opening Oct. 3, you stepped on the toes of the First Amendment freedom of speech, so therefore me, my song and all my rowdy friends are out of here. It's been a great run."
The country music star used his website to respond to ESPN's decision to drop his now iconic "Monday Night Football" theme due to his controversial remarks about President Barack Obama
"It is an outrageous act that the Iranians are going to have to be held accountable."
Vice President Joe Biden spoke out about an alleged Iran-directed assassination plot against the Saudi ambassador to the United States.
"That was on me. Little too hard of a handshake there."
San Francisco '49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh apologized after a post-game scuffle with Detroit Lions Coach Jim Schwartz. Who won the game?
"She called me fat for years. I was never that fat."
"Fashion Police" co-host Kelly Osbourne -- who famously lost weight as a "Dancing With the Stars" contestant -- criticized singer Christina Aguilera's appearance at recent tribute concert.
"I have no problem with capitalism. But I find the way the financial system is functioning deeply unethical. We shouldn't bail out the banks. We should bail out the people."
A Berlin protester spoke at one of the worldwide protests that took place as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
"As soon as the season began, we were hungry, we were hungry to get back."
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus talked about his team making it to the World Series two years in a row. Who are they playing?
"Let us remember that change has never been quick. Change has never been simple or without controversy. Change depends on persistence. Change requires determination."
President Obama remembered Dr. King's legacy at the dedication of the civil rights leader's memorial.
"There's plenty of reason to look at the unclear circumstances again. It's just that their conclusion, in our opinion, is not yet sufficiently proven."
Leo Jansen, curator of the Van Gogh Museum, doubts claims by two American authors that the Dutch painter did not commit suicide.
"We are thankful that our nightmare is over. She has suffered for four years for a crime she did not commit."
Knox's sister, Deanna, spoke to the press shortly after Amanda's murder conviction was overturned in Italy.
"If one fails to include the women in the revolution and the new democracies, there will be no democracy."
The head of the Nobel Prize Committee spoke about the roles women have had in recent revolutions after Leymah Gbowee, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman were awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
"I think that it shows a lack of sensitivity for a long time of not taking that word off of that rock and renaming the place."
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain commented on news reports that fellow candidate Rick Perry's family hunting camp used to have a racist name.
"I gave the order on the way here that if animals looked like they were going out, they went down. ... We could not have animals running loose in this county, we were not going to have that."
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz explained the decision to shoot 49 exotic animals that had been set free by their owner before he killed himself.
"It's a black day for the sport. We came in here hoping for a good season finale and ended up losing a very close friend and a very good racing driver."
IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe mourned the loss of the Indy 500 champ, who died in a 15-car crash at a Las Vegas track.
"His moves are intended to do little more than show how he's the one keeping the hired hands in their place."
"Real Sports" host Bryant Gumbel criticized NBA Commissioner David Stern's negotiating tactics during the lengthy NBA lockout. Watch clip of NBA's Adam Silver's response.
"This marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya."
President Obama spoke about the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi at the hands of rebels.