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It's time for Minyanville's quotes of the week! From Frank Stronach to Russell Crowe, we take a look at who's talking the talk.


"He's sort of a genius and a buffoon wrapped together."
–biographer Wayne Lilley on Frank Stronach, chairman of Canadian auto parts maker Magna International (MGA)

"Innovators and men of genius have almost always been regarded as fools at the beginning (and very often at the end) of their careers."
–Fyodor Dostoevsky

"There's massive inflation in copper and nickel and stainless steel and concrete."
–John Krenecki, president and CEO of GE Energy (GE), on the costs of nuclear construction

"The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."
–Vladimir Lenin

"There's been a consensus for awhile that this was the right marriage, and the only impediment was price."
–wheat trader Jerome Israelov, on the approval of the Merc's (CME) buyout of CBOT (BOT)

"They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning."
–Clint Eastwood

"Demand is growing and as people become accustomed to higher prices, they are starting to return to their previous levels of consumption."
–Lawrence Eagles, head of oil markets analysis at the International Energy Agency

"One of the appeals is getting to have a completely different experience, and having respect coming from the top down."
–Kevin Reilly, former head of NBC's entertainment division, on his new position as president of the entertainment division at Fox (NWS)

"I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity."
–Julius Erving

"I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect."
–J. D. Salinger

"I have respect for beer."
–Russell Crowe

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