Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.

Shana Alexander

Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.

Edward M. Kennedy

There was a rumor of a terror alert that affected U.S. stocks and raised some concern in Brazilian markets as well.

Flavio Datz

Mainly, it was just a hype rumor.

Lastings Milledge

There's a rumor floating around that we're misleading the public.

Barry Miller

Some people have said there are gaping holes in the parking study. But we won't know until a consultant looks at it. Everyone I know here is against the project, but we don't want to make decisions based on rumor.

Mary Deutsch

We all thought it was a huge rumor.

Anjali Sharma

There are rumors that Bank of Montreal may be broken up and sold. It sounds like it may be a consortium of people. You wouldn't be surprised that the Royal Bank bought their banking operation and their brokerage arm might go to a foreign entity. That's the rumor.

Tom Green

It's part and parcel our fault because we didn't get the information out well. The rumor mill took over.

Jake Stowers

It is something hanging over your head. You come every day with the rumor, and you don't know if you have a job or not.

Ricky Short

We were excited when we were told and we hoped it wasn't another piece of the rumor mill. No one's been happy with the big cloud of doubt hanging over the resort and rumors flying around.

Bob James

The fourth quarter is likely to be filled with anxiety-provoking rumor and speculation - not fun for investors. Moreover, we do think that many investors may feel that they have heard too many excuses about execution to buy into the stock now, even at levels around $100.

Toni Sacconaghi

The dummy races are always popular. People get graded for how clever and original the dummy is, how well it goes down the hill and how spectacular the crash is -- it goes over a ski jump. Rumor has it that one of the dummies will look like me this year.

Chuck Shepard

The market did react quite negatively to the dollar as this rumor triggered speculation this administration may be giving up its strong dollar policy.

Paresh Upadhyaya

There could have been some background to the rumor. And if not, Burma right now is at a point where it is probably ripe for some kind of change.

Josef Silverstein

I want to state for the record, unequivocally: Michael Jackson has not sold Neverland. He is not moving to Europe. That is a rumor.

Raymone Bain

Right now there's a risk in signing any baseball player, whether or not there's been a rumor about him or not. There's a dark cloud over the entire sport.

Jeff Chown

Foolishly play with the fires of rumor, only to risk being burned by its treacherous flames.

Josh Homme

The rumor was the major catalyst today that caused [Yahoo] stock to move.

Jeff Fieler

Wall Street was steadier overnight and Hutchison has denied a share placement rumor, so the market rebounds.

Alan Pau

If the (Super) Dome and Convention Center had harbored large numbers of middle-class white people, it would not have been fertile ground for this type of rumor-mongering.

Jim Amoss

Let me put to rest the rumor that missiles are going to be flying everywhere by accident.

John Koskinen

All I remember - I don't actually remember or know what night it was I talked to him but I assume it was that night because he did mention that the rumor was out that we were getting ready to file a charge of Oswald being part of an international conspiracy, and I told him that that was not going to be done.

Henry Wade

There is not an oversupply of gasoline, but there is also not a shortage, ... The rumor that the pumps were going to close at 4 p.m. just spread like wildfire.

Roger Lane

About a year ago we heard the same rumor again, so Julie and I met with Norman and Hal, and other people at Concord, just to get acquainted. At our first meeting, they expressed great respect and appreciation. When they finally acquired Fantasy, we figured the time was right to see if we could work together.

John Fogerty

There is no truth to that rumor.

Sen. Roosevelt David

The rumor was I was being kicked out. But I have a lifetime lease. So I went down and talked with them and they said they weren't. They said they were happy to have me here.

Johnny Grant

I'd heard the rumor and tried to reach Dallas by telephone.

Richard Sanchez

One of the board members came up to a co-worker and myself after the meeting and said 'Your union should have come up with this proposal two months ago,' ... Two months ago they told us it was a rumor so why would we have given them a proposal?

Leslie Phillips

The stock pumped up a bit towards the end of the day when the rumor started circulating.

Ric Klusman

This is a difficult issue that's highly charged and emotional. We want to be really informed and separate rumor from fact.

Walter Tejada

I do think this project is just too big. We all know the rumor -- they need the size to make the numbers work.

Scott Hunter

It was a textbook situation, when you buy on rumor and sell on the fact.

John Carioba

Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.

Will Rogers

We don't know where the rumor came from. They're very happily married.

Paul Bloch

Today, people can say anything they want. Suddenly it gets in the rumor mill and then it evolves and then somehow it becomes fact and you say, What is this? You know, why don't you ask me?

Tom Cruise

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.

John Tudor

Some of these clubs have money. I can't confirm this rumor, but we understand two of them are flying in.

Scott Stephens

Merrill is certainly one of the most attractive of the brokerage firms in the industry and it would be a nice set with Chase on paper in terms of product line. Merrill is at the top of the rumor list relative to Chase.

Michael Flanagan

But it's also a dangerous period. There isn't a lot of news and the volume is low, so the market is going to move more on rumor than on fact.

Ned Riley

There was a rumor before we did it that, if anybody participated in the film, there might be repercussions, ... Robert knew about that.

Blake Kerr

It's ridiculous, isn't it? The rumor is our cost will go up another 30 cents tonight.

Jim Mitchell

This is not exemplary of good governance. This is governance by gossip and rumor mill rather than law.

Karl Wachter

There was a rumor going around that this was going to be a violation on Friday.

Jessica Reynolds

There was a rumor that Jessie and I were sleeping together and it is not true. I'm just going to say it right here that Jessie and I are not sleeping together. We're just friends.

Adam Levine

We won't comment on rumor and speculation.

Jeff Kamis

Originally, it was just a rumor that a large number of animals were being slaughtered by unidentified hunters. But two environmentalists recently found out that the rumor was true. They hid themselves at night and obtained photographic evidence.

Simon Liao

This rumor has stimulated call buying by speculators yesterday and today, hoping that the price of the stock will jump.

Mark Bell

I have heard the rumor about DuPont being the bidder and that's driving the shares.

Mark Chesterman

I thought it would be a good time, given all the rumor and innuendo, for me to reiterate once and for all that I am not going anywhere.

Lloyd Braun

I'm frustrated by something, it's my fault for exposing myself to it in the first place. The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it's just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does?

Amy Grant

I don't believe today's rumor. Yahoo doesn't make as much sense as AOL because they are not a proprietary content provider.

Jeff Fieler

Contrary to the rumor spreading that has True Religion missing first-quarter guidance, we believe it will be at the high end of plan or slightly above.

Brad Stephens

We need to get out of the rumor stage and into the facts.

Bill Martus

I'm afraid that was just a rumor. No truth in it.

James Yonts

We never comment on market rumor and speculation. We monitor all our markets constantly and talk to participants on an ongoing basis.

Adam Robinson

It's been an on-and-off rumor for at least 12 months. The market might be waking up to the fact that the shares are looking cheap.

Clive Roberts

Lloyds is rising on speculation that BBVA will make a bid. There's been talk of a tie up between the two for ages. BBVA pulling out of BNL is going to reinforce that rumor.

Simon Payne

Put that one down to a rumor. We don't comment on rumors, but I wouldn't hold your breath.

Richard Sheppard

We are going to clear the record and make sure that everyone knows that all of this rumor and innuendo was absolutely wrong. Once that's known, then there will be a human cry to get this matter corrected.

Lester Pines

I'm not sure where the rumor started, but when it got to me I put an end to it.

Curtis Weeks

A band that almost was a rumor.

Seth Rothstein

I heard a rumor that he had a BB gun, but I didn't think he really had one.

Jeffery Swofford

And politically he has to stand the consequences with his constituents in California, who he is going to talk to in the next few days. But to rush to judgment now and say we know this or that or the other, we don't know a lot of these facts. A lot of it has been rumor and innuendo.

Richard Gephardt

The first thing I heard about that rumor was when I landed.

Kevin O'neill

We had a buy on the rumor, sell on the news sort of thing.

Geoffrey Dennis

There were rumors China may revalue its currency in March. Based on that rumor, people are assuming China may buy fewer Treasuries. And then the market broke certain support levels.

Frank Hsu

The other rumor is they might bring Kingsville and Alice into our district. They've also said it might be more convenient to move Roma to the Laredo district, but that's just a lot of talk going on. I myself wait until it happens.

Joe Solis

Before I was ever in high school, I had dark circles under my eyes. The rumor was I was a junkie. I have dark circles under my eyes, deal with it.

Benicio Del Toro

It's a good rumor, but it's just that, a rumor.

Dave Berry

Buy the rumor, sell the fact.

Phil Flynn

I heard that rumor, as well, the other day. I don't know what's going on with that.

Matthew Belcher

We don't think the actual price tag should be viewed as a disappointment. Lest we forget that Arden was trading in the $30s before the rumor mills began churning.

Richard Anderson

Whoever spread the rumor probably hates me because I beat him at basketball.

Jay Chou

There was so much expectation built in for the stock ... I think that the expectations were about as high as they could get for it. I think it was a case of buy on the rumor and sell on the news.

Marc Pado

There is no doubt that the market moved based on this rumor. The whole market is talking about this.

Ted Kempf

We do not comment on rumors and this is just another rumor.

David Beck

There is partial truth to that rumor. The president did say I would be good in the role, but when he said that, he didn't know I'd already been cast. His approval wasn't needed -- I'd already been selected by Steve Martin.

Jean Reno

This may be where the rumor came from.

Keith Poston

I hope the rumor is true. If I am replaced it works to my advantage. It's predetermined that if I'm replaced I become the head golf coach.

Wes Suan

The new rumor now since the meeting, since they did not act, is that the Fed could conduct an inter-meeting rate change, ... This is something they haven't done since April 1994, but people feel if the payroll report is strong and it's accompanied by a high wage gain, the Fed might move as early as tomorrow.

Tony Crescenzi

The old 'buy the rumor, sell the fact' trade is in play now, and that will apply to the expected results set to come out.

Michael Panzner

It had been a rumor for a while.

Barbara Walker

Between cell phones, text-messaging, e-mails and computers, this tells us that if this was a more serious rumor or in a larger city, this kind of thing could really create huge problems.

Chris Campbell

There is a rumor that they lost a major contract and they could announce it as early as Friday.

William Lefkowitz

There is a lot of uncertainty out there and bonds aren't a bad place to be. We're going to see continuation of the schizophrenic mood out there -- any rumor is going to really spook the market.

Mario Derose

We are not going to confirm or deny the ABC report about a gun being found. We are not going to comment on rumor and innuendo. And even if we had the gun we wouldn't talk about it now ... We're not going to try this in the media.

John Pasquariello

All of this is based upon the Summit County lie. This is all rumor and innuendo from a political crony of Ohio's last political boss.

Bob Paduchik

Steve Case is the chairman of the board and will be so after the meeting. All other discussion is just rumor and speculation.

Edward Adler

Rumor control was a beast for us. People would hear something on the radio and come and say that people were getting raped in the bathroom or someone had been murdered. I would say, 'Ma'am, where?' I would tell them if there were bodies, my guys would find it. Everybody heard, nobody saw. Logic was out the window because the situation was illogical.

Ted Bushelman