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Verbatim: Quotable Quotes

The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected. The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered — David Cameron

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“The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected. The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered”
— David Cameron, Prime Minister, United Kingdom, after voters decided by a 52-48 per cent margin to quit the European Union, announcing his decision to step down by October

“Increasingly, we are seeing people want to be global citizens. Anyone who tries to put up barriers against culture is going to be on the wrong side of history”
— Brian Chesky, CEO, Airbnb, taking a shot at GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump’s push to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border


“Increasingly, we are seeing people want to be global citizens. Anyone who tries to put up barriers against culture is going to be on the wrong side of history”
— Brian Chesky, CEO, Airbnb, taking a shot at GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump’s push to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border

“In many ways, we look at Uber as the safety net for a city. They can push a button and get to work. They can also push a button and stop working”
— Travis Kalanick, CEO, Uber, says the company can provide jobs to unemployed workers

“The Singularity is coming. Artificial intelligence will overtake human beings not just in terms of knowledge, but in terms of intelligence”
— Masayoshi Son, CEO, Softbank, after would-be successor to Son, Nikesh Arora announced his exit from the company, and Son took over citing
“unfinished business regarding the Singularity”

“We’re entering the post-unicorn era. Cash is oxygen, and if you keep having to go to investors to fill up your scuba tank, you can run out”
— Drew Houston, chief executive officer, Dropbox, at an event

“The device business must be profitable, because we don’t want to run a business that drags onto the bottom line”
— John Chen, CEO, Blackberry, to investors at the company’s annual meeting about the company’s top priority of making its devices business profitable

“I feel like in the last few days I have read a lot of my obituaries and I’m still here. I’m still here for two-and-half months in this job. After that I’m going to still be around somewhere in the world, probably a lot in India, so don’t write me off”
— Raghuram Rajan, governor, RBI, hitting back at his critics