"Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It's the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday, seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Evan Davis on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Evan Davis on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Evan Davis on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Evan Davis on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Evan Davis on Benjamin Franklin
"It's amazing, if you know what you want to say, how fast it is to write."
"In principle, there are only three main components of spending that much matter to monetary policy: consumer spending, business investment and exports and trade."
"Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car."
"I've always been scared of advertising folk. I've met them at parties and I've been to their offices and I've always found them intimidatingly cool. At one company I visited, they held their meetings in a caravan that had somehow been installed in the place, a rather more exotic place to gather than the typical BBC glass box."
"But beginners to the World Economics Forum have to understand there is no single Davos experience, and there is no single Davos community either. There are numerous tribes who interact only at a minimal level."