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Boasting Quotes

  • "The only thing I have to do is look each day and see how much money came in. £50 million came in only last Friday!"
    Sigurjon Arnason, Icelandic CEO of nationalized bank Landsbanki (operated as Icesave in the UK)
    Source: Quoted in the London Review of Books (November 20, 2008)
  • "Some of them think they have me by the balls, but their hands aren't big enough."
    Bernie Ecclestone (1930–), British entrepreneur and CEO of Formula 1 motor racing
    Referring to negotiations with Formula 1 racing teams, when planning to float Formula 1 on the Stock Exchange.
    Source: Quoted in Formula 1, The Business of Winning (Russell Hotten, 1998)
  • "It ain't bragging if you can do it."
    Babe Ruth (18951948), US baseball player
    Source: Quoted in Woodbury Reports Archives (December 1994)
  • "I have helped to change society in a way that is beyond presidents and is going to make the world a better and happier place."
    Hugh Hefner (1926–), US entrepreneur and publisher
    Source: Mail and Femail (December 18, 1989)
  • "If I only had a little humility, I’d be perfect."
    Ted Turner (1938–), US founder of Turner Broadcasting Systems and CNN
    Source: New York Times (1980)
  • "I don't meet competition. I crush it."
    Charles Revson (19061975), US entrepreneur, business executive, and founder of Revlon
    Source: Time (June 16, 1958)
  • "It is very vulgar to talk about one’s business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties."
    Oscar Wilde (18541900), Irish writer and wit
    Said by Algernon.
    Source: The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), Act 2
  • "If you wish in this world to advance
    Your merits you're bound to enhance;
    You must stir it and stump it,
    And blow your own trumpet,
    Or trust me, you haven't a chance.
    "
    Sir W. S. Gilbert (18361911), British librettist and playwright
    Source: Ruddigore (1887), Act 1

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