“We are in a worse situation than we were in 2008. This time around we have fiscal austerity and banks that are being cautious... The hard economic data (which has come out recently) is all relevant to July while the soft data which has come out is for the future and that’s all moving in the wrong direction... The market may rally but unless the real economic data moves with asset prices, then eventually asset prices are going to go... Fiscal austerity is negative for growth."
"The corporate woman has been defined as the 'liberated woman' and I see that as the exact opposite. I think she now is more enslaved, maybe even more than the housewife was; because she's so out of her power, and imitating male power is not female power."
"I do think there is a tendency to underestimate audiences, I do think there is an appetite to be stretched. I do think people want to hear language at its best on the screen. I'm optimistic about it having an enormous audience."
Colin Firth on his upcoming Cold War thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
"You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you."
Robert Anton Wilson