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Quotable Quotes

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Those involved in it went on a fool’s errand, that’s just a fact”
John McCain, former Republican presidential candidate, on his party-led government shutdown

“I wish to God that Apple and Google were partners in the future”
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, in a television interview

“Shinde has a life beyond Patna blasts”
Salman Khurshid, defending home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde who attended a music release just after the blasts

“Apple’s not a bank... Shareholders haven’t bought the stock to be a bank”
Carl Icahn, billionaire investor, pointing out that Apple is failing to return cash to shareholders
Francois Hollande
“As a priority? It is a joke”
Bill Gates, founder Microsoft, on connecting the world’s population via the Internet

“This effort (is) demanded of businesses that choose to pay such high annual salaries”
Francois Hollande, President of France, to French football club owners, on the 75 per cent tax on salaries exceeding 1 million euros

“BlackBerry is hemorrhaging employees, it is hemorrhaging customers. The only thing that’s growing is doubt”
John Stephenson, senior vice-president, First Asset Investment Management, one of BlackBerry’s investors, post BlackBerry’s $1-billion deal with Canadian investor Prem Watsa

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 02-12-2013)