"My epitaph will read: 'This is a man who wanted to build the best advertising and services company in the world.' Not the biggest, necessarily, but the best." - Sir Martin Sorrell's thoughts are already turning toward immortality
"Aegis is a nice company - an attractive way to strengthen us. But neither today, nor tomorrow, would we pay above 140p. If tomorrow there was a bid at 150p, we would not make a counter-bid." - Maurice Levy, the chairman of Publicis, takes his ball home after weeks of speculation over a bid for Aegis.