“It’s more than I would have paid....
“It’s more than I would have paid. But I think people are starting to get carried away.”
--Neil Kaplan, an analyst with the Interstate/Johnson Lane investment firm, on the proposed, record-breaking $20.3-billion buyout of RJR Nabisco.
“You truly fall into the situation of a person who bites the hand that feeds him. You had a brilliant future and you blew it.”
--Federal Judge Kevin Duffy, sentencing former Wall Street analyst Stephen Wang, 24, for conspiring with a Taiwanese businessman to make insider-trading profits in the stock market.