"The ironic thing is that the people who screamed the loudest two years ago are the ones now saying his father mustn't take him away to New York." - Rupert Murdoch, commenting on the investor uproar that greeted James' appointment at BSkyB, while doing very little to quash rumours that he will offer his son a top job at News Corporation
"I found a letter I wrote to my parents in November 1981 while toiling for Reuters in Brussels. It contains a self-assessment of some candour: 'Somehow, I don't think I'll make the FT ever.'" - Andrew Gowers, the former Financial Times editor, writing to staff in a farewell e-mail a week after his departure.