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Quote, Unquote: The Heavenly Work of Bankers


Who was talking the talk this week?

"I'm just a banker doing God's work."
-- Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs (GS)

"Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself."
-- Gene Simmons, KISS bassist


"Numerous faces and vehicle number plates are not made sufficiently unrecognizable from the point of view of data protection, especially where the persons concerned are shown in sensitive locations, e.g. outside hospitals, prisons or schools."
-- Hanspeter Thuer, Switzerland's federal data protection commissioner, on trying to force Google (GOOG) to make changes to its Street View feature

"Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite."
-- Marlon Brando


"Everyone knew Detroit's reputation for insular, slow-moving cultures. Even by that low standard, I was shocked by the stunningly poor management that we found."
-- Steven Rattner, head of President Barack Obama's auto task force

"I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel, and incompetent comes naturally to me."
-- John Cleese


"Extremely disappointing."
-- Robert Iger, Disney (DIS) CEO, on the company's film production unit posting a loss for the second quarter in a row

"Being on a movie set is like one long financial crisis."
-- John Cusack


"There has been a loss of confidence in us and in the world, and a sense of betrayal. They did everything we told them to do, and it seemed like it didn't work out."
-- Ross Levin, president of financial planning firm Accredited Investors

"I love the confidence that makeup gives me."
-- Tyra Banks

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