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Check out Minyanville's quotes of the week (along with some slightly older ones...). From Evel Knievel to Sergei Brin, we take a look at who's talking the talk.

"This may well turn out to be a watershed in terms of widespread awareness of the vulnerability of modern society."
–Linton Wells II, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration at the Pentagon on the recent Estonian cyberattack.

"It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles."
–Niccolo Machiavelli

"This is the funeral pyre for thought in America today."
–Tom Wayne, the owner of a used bookstore in Kansas City, who began burning his books to protest "society's diminishing support for the printed word."

"Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels."
–P. G. Wodehouse

"Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction."
–Gilbert K. Chesterton

"To take money out of China and put it into an institution that brings it right back into China doesn't make monetary sense."
–Michael Pettis, a finance professor at Beijing University, on China's $3 billion investment in the Blackstone Group, and the possibility of Blackstone investing in Chinese assets.

"If you don't like capitalism, you don't like making money with stock, move to Cuba or China."
–Terry McAuliffe, former Chairman of the Democratic National Party

"I hope good American companies will list on the Chinese Stock Exchange."
–Dick Grasso

"I foresee the Chinese ruling the world. What are you going to do to stop it? No president of the United States will ever have enough power to stop the Chinese when they want to take over the world."
–Evel Knievel

"She said, 'Mom, I'm going to swim to my wedding.' And she pulled it off."
–Esther Wojcicki, mother of Anne Wojcicki, the new Mrs. Sergei Brin, on the nuptials, which were held on a sandbar

"Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine."
–Sergey Brin

"There is a service called FedEx that is similar to ours-but they don't deliver lunch."
–Dhondu Kondaji Chowdhury, a "dabbawalla," or, "lunch deliverer," in Mumbai.

"[This acquisition] enables Ranbaxy to establish an immediate presence in the high-value segments of dermatitis, psoriasis, anti-fungals, and scabies."
–Venkat Krishnan, of Indian drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories

"This big rat just happened to scuttle along at the very moment I was telling them I had scabies."
–Rock drummer Rat Scabies on how he came up with his stage name.

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