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Quotable Quotes

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I would say don’t demonise individuals here. It was a failure of a system.”
Sir Mervyn King, the outgoing Bank of England governor, on bankers in London being targeted in the wake of the financial crash 
“If you get in this business, folks are going to take their shots at you, and I’ve got the grey hair to prove it.” 
Barack Obama, the US president, at a fundraiser for the Democratic senatorial
“Anyone who uses Twitter has lost this world and his afterlife.”
Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, on the rising popularity of Twitter among Saudis
“...would do everything to put Hungary in the right direction, but we won’t be sending in the cavalry straight away.”
Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, on controversial amendments to the Hungarian constitution, which have also drawn flak from the EU
“Sometimes I doze off, but he (God) understands.”
Pope Francis, admitting that he sometimes nods off while praying at the end of a long day

“This is not Watergate, but there are people in the administration who have acted as if they want to be Nixonian.” 
Bob Woodward, Watergate-fame journalist, on the US administration’s explanations on the death of a US ambassador in Benghazi
“We are honest people.”
­— N. Srinivasan, BCCI president, in an interview on spot-fixing in IPLQuotable Qoutes

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 17-06-2013)