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Quote, Unquote


Check out Minyanville's quotes of the week (along with some slightly older ones...). From Janet Tavakoli to David Letterman we take a look at who's talking the talk.


"We are linked to Alabama. We are almost married."
–Louis Gallois, co-chief executive of EADS, parent company of Airbus, to Alabama legislators who are hoping to get an Airbus factory opened in their state

"I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman."
–George W. Bush

"It's about deception, it's about lies, and it's about fraud."
–Timothy Crudo, an assistant U.S. Attorney, on Gregory Reyes, a former Brocade Communications (BRCD) executive accused of options backdating

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
–Benjamin Disraeli

"These guys have clout with hundreds of millions of young and middle-aged people."
–Stanford professor Stephen Schneider, on why Google's (GOOG) modified hybrid vehicle test could have a societal ripple effect

"Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards."
–Steve Ballmer

"Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died."
–Steven Wright

"No matter how much you invest in creating a premium experience, at the end of the day and especially through the night, if you don't get a comfortable sleep, the perception of service comes down a notch."
–David Spurlock, founder of Eos Airlines, on the company's patented flat-bed seats

"There is no truth. There is only perception."
–Gustave Flaubert

"Basically, Bear is trying to prevent the great unwind of their fund."
–Janet Tavakoli, president of risk-gauging consultancy Tavakoli Structured Finance, on Merrill Lynch (MER-PJ), Citigroup (C), and JPMorgan Chase's (JPM-PS) request for Bear Stearns (BSC), a dominant player in mortgage bonds, to put up more capital.

"President Bush says he needs a month off to unwind. Unwind? When the hell does this guy wind?"
–David Letterman

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