It's time for Minyanville's quotes of the week! From Warren Buffett to Vince Lombardi, we take a look at who's talking the talk.
"You can almost cut the level of fear with a knife."
–Al Goldman, chief market strategist at AG Edwards, on Thursday's markets
"We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful."
"Guidance for Apple has become a throwaway. They guide conservatively and routinely beat it."
–A.C. Sacconaghi, an analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, on Apple (AAPL)beating estimates
"It doesn't matter who's wrong or who's right. Just beat it."
"We're considering it."
–Chrysler (DCX) spokesman Mike Aberlich, on expectations that the carmaker may go back to the five-pointed star logo it used before the merger with Daimler
"Revolutions go not backward."
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The decision to close our nonprime wholesale lending business has no effect on Wells Fargo's robust prime lending business."
–Cara Heiden, Wells Fargo (WFG) Home Mortgage division president
"Truth is always a delusion."
"We will make Siemens more focused, less complex, and faster."
–Peter Löscher, the new CEO of Siemens (SI)
"Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown."
"We anticipate closing the transaction in the fourth quarter, following FCC approval, and expect to be in full compliance with our credit agreements."
–Tribune (TRB) President and CEO Dennis FitzSimons on taking the company private
"What we anticipate seldom occurs, but what we least expect generally happens."
"This is good for the perception of Disney, but the primary reason is that cigarette smoking is a hazard and we should avoid depicting it in movies and television."
–Disney (DIS) CEO Robert A. Iger on the company's decision to ban cigarettes in its family films and discourage it in others
"I never smoked a cigarette until I was nine."
–H. L. Mencken
"Housing is contracting at an accelerating pace, taking out with a vengeance the brief stabilization at the turn of the year."
–Ian C. Shepherdson, chief economist at High Frequency Economics
"On wrongs, swift vengeance waits."
"We are not perfect; we have holes. But we're doing more than anyone else."
–Jim Walter, a senior vice president at Mattel (MAT), on ensuring the safety of its Chinese-made toys
"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."
"It's certainly having an impact on our overall growth rate."
–Amazon (AMZN) CEO Tom Szkutak, on the company's commitment to speedy delivery
"Anticipation, anticipation / Is makin' me late / Is keepin' me waitin...'"
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