"In principle, there are only three main components of spending that much matter to monetary policy: consumer spending, business investment and exports and trade."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Evan Davis on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Evan Davis on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Evan Davis on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Evan Davis on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Evan Davis on Abraham Lincoln
"It's amazing, if you know what you want to say, how fast it is to write."
"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."
"We all know that Americans love their statistics - in sport, obviously. And in finance too."