"If Titanic had stood still, she would have survived at least until the rescue ship came and no one need have died."
- LOUISE PATTEN,the granddaughter of the Titanic's second officer, on the blunders made by the fateful ship's crew in an interview discussing her new book, Good As Gold, which is about the wreck
"I have the feeling of dread we are on the Titanic and sinking fast. It's time to launch the lifeboats."
- IAN FRY,a representative at the Copenhagen climate talks from the Pacific nation of Tuvalu, expressing frustration with the lack of progress
"It is truly the end of an era."
- CHARLES HAAS,president of the International Titanic Society, on the death of the last remaining survivor of the Titanic, Millvina Dean, who died at a nursing home on Sunday at the age of 97
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