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—  Jack Valenti President of the MPAA 1921 - 2007
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„Buy not what you want, but what you have need of; what you do not want is dear at a farthing.“

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„You can converge a toaster and refrigerator, but these things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user.“

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„Buy into a company because you want to own it, not because you want the stock to go up.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
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„Never put a sock in a toaster.“

—  Eddie Izzard British stand-up comedian, actor and writer 1962

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