”I have to save the world, I'm Penrose, McFall and King Arthur all rolled into one.” – Alan Steel Asset Management director Alan Steel.
”If I was any better at writing, I'd be a journalist.” – Chelsea Financial Services managing director Darius McDermott on filing a column in record time.
”I'm very good at saying yes when it doesn't require me to do anything.” – ABI PR Emma Quantrill.
”Isn't that a foreign handbag designer?” – Aegon PR Lesley McPherson's response to her father's concern for her domestic abilities when he questioned whether she could even spell cooker.
”I love going out with you, you always make me feel so clever.” – Lansons PR Alison Merrigan talking to a colleague.
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