Quotes of 2008

Here are my collection of this years quotes that I have picked up from the Internet:

 

In an era of faceless organisations owned by other equally faceless organisations Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC harks back to an earlier era in the financial world: the owner’s name is on the door. From  the company website.

 

You campaign in poetry, you govern in prose. Hillary Clinton, accusing her Democrat rival Barack Obama of lacking substance ahead of the New Hampshire primary.

 

It’s almost like seeing a guy show up at the soup kitchen in high hat and tuxedo. It kind of makes you a little bit suspicious. Congressman Gary Ackerman, on the big three carmakers arriving in a private jet to beg the government for financial aid.

 

Ku Klux Klan Does Not Endorse Barack Obama for President. From the official website, a statement by the white-supremacist organisation.

 

There are no atheists in foxholes and there are no libertarians in financial crises. Economist Paul Krugman.

 

It’s not based on any particular data point, we just wanted to choose a really large number. A Treasury Department spokeswoman explaining how the $700 billion number was chosen for the initial bailout, quoted on Forbes.com Sept. 23.

 

A homosexual cannot do the job of a footballer. The football world is not designed for them. It’s a special world in which you stand naked under the showers. Former Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi.

 

That night in Moscow will haunt me forever and I feel I have let everybody down and this hurts me more than anything. I am not ashamed about crying. Chelsea captain John Terry breaks his silence on his Champions League final penalty heartache.

 

We are in the midst of a once-in-a-century credit tsunami. Central banks and governments are being required to take unprecedented measures. Those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholders’ equity are in a state of shocked disbelief. Former US Fed chairman Alan Greenspan, engaging in some self-criticism.

 

I thought I’d host an end of the world party, but the media might take it seriously. Stephen Hawking, reassuring that world was not due to end with the launch of the Large Hadron Collider.

 

We have agreed to sell Robinho for human and footballing reasons, and for a substantial amount of money. Real Madrid chairman Ramon Calderon.

 

I have had enough. I leave the rest to God to get my revenge. Mohamed Al Fayed on the verdict of the inquest into the deaths of his son, Dodi, and Diana, Princess of Wales.

 

I am going to hang Saakashvili by the balls. Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin wants to punish Georgia’s president.

 

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