— Jack Valenti President of the MPAA 1921 - 2007
Statement to the Associated Press (November 2003), as quoted in "DVD-copy program tweaked after court order" at CNN.com (23 February 2004) http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/ptech/02/23/dvd.suit.ap/
— Keanu Reeves Canadian actor, director, producer and musician 1964
— Cato the Elder politician, writer and economist (0234-0149) -234 - -149 a.C.
As quoted by Seneca (Epistles, 94)
„You can converge a toaster and refrigerator, but these things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user.“
— Tim Cook American business executive 1960
During the Q & A session after an earnings call http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/apples-chiefs-offhand-comment-spawns-internet-tribute/ (2012-04-24) Cook was asked about converging touch- and mouse-based operating systems into one product, like Microsoft's Windows 8.
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
Context: Draw a circle around the businesses you understand and then eliminate those that fail to qualify on the basis of value, good management and limited exposure to hard times. … Buy into a company because you want to own it, not because you want the stock to go up. … People have been successful investors because they've stuck with successful companies. Sooner or later the market mirrors the business. Interview in Forbes magazine (1 November 1974)
— Jim Geraghty American journalist 1975
„The larger the deductible you choose, the less insurance you are buying. Insurers want to sell insurance.“
— Andrew Tobias American journalist 1947
Chapter 9, Too Much Insurance, p. 155.
„People who are rich want to be richer, but what's the difference? You can't take it with you. The toys get different, that's all. The rich guys buy a football team, the poor guys buy a football. It's all relative.“
— Martina Navrátilová American-Czech tennis player 1956
Martina (Alfred A. Knopf, 1985), p. 210.
„In the store, Bill is buying some pants.
Clerk: You gonna buy these?
Engvall: Nope, gonna steal 'em. Just wanted you to see them before I walked out of the store. Here's your sign.“
— Bill Engvall American comedian and actor 1957
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (2003)