“The President just called to say congrats. Caller ID was blocked, so at first I thought it was a telemarketer.” —Billionaire Elon Musk, in a Twitter message about one of the reactions he received after his company SpaceX successfully launched a supply ship to the International Space Station.
“It’s difficult to imagine that the Syrian government would not only shell and mortar but also use point-blank execution against 40-plus women and 30-plus children under age 10. This is definitely the atrocity that has to be investigated.” —Alexander Pankin, Russia’s deputy United Nations ambassador, discussing reports that Syrian government forces attacked residential areas of the town of Houla.
“We live in a day of CSI, fingerprinting, DNA, hand samples, and footprints and treads on bottoms of shoes and boots. There’s going to be none of that here, and that’s tough. You’re essentially relying on this guy’s own words, and whether he’s credible.” —Criminal defense attorney Arthur Aidala, discussing the man who allegedly confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz 33 years ago in New York City.