”If you don't shut up, I will kiss you.” – NU Healthcare PR Lorna Wiltshire threatens Lifesearch's Kevin Carr.
”Compulsion – I think we will get that at the same time we find weapons of mass destruction.” – Sofa chairman Nick Bamford.
”I will be celebrating my birthday at a conference in Manchester with 2,000 IFAs. What more could a girl wish for?” – Mainland PR Rosanna Crawley.
”Either 2 per cent of the advisers did not understand the question: 'Are you male or female?' or did not know what they were.” – Network Data managing director Richard Griffiths despairs over a survey.
”This year's fashion fad becomes next year's tank top and Ukrainian fixed interest has tank top written all over it.” – Seven IM's Justin Urquhart-Stewart.
”What has happened to the nice cuddly Corey? He's been replaced by this monster.” – Consumers' Association spokesman Mick McAteer on MM's news editor.
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