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Quotable Quotes

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I believe life changes and it is a part of life. But, it has been a great ride”
S.D. Shibulal, CEO, Infosys, at his last press conference as the IT firm’s chief

“The budget is visionless, missionless and actionless... The new government has become
a government of FDI, by FDI, for FDI”
Mamata Banerjee, chief minister, West Bengal, slamming the Narendra Modi government after finance minister Arun Jaitley presented its maiden budget

“Although the economy continues to improve, the recovery is not yet complete”
Janet Yellen, chairman, Federal Reserve, in a semi-annual testimony before the Senate banking committee, about the United States’ economic recovery

“I don’t think women can have it all. I just don’t think so”
Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo, in an interview, on how a career requires women to sacrifice some aspects of motherhood

“Spying on allies is a waste of energy”
Angela Merkel, chancellor, Germany, when asked about two suspected US spy cases that have come to light recently and sparked anger in Germany

“This govt will not ordinarily bring any change retrospectively which creates a fresh liability”
Arun Jaitley, finance minister, while emphasising that it is the soverign right of the government to undertake retrospective legislation, in his  budget speech

“Meat consumption today contributes to global warming and environmental degradation”
Richard Branson, founder, Virgin Group, in his blog

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 11-08-2014)