'Like 2009 Without the Fear': Best Quotes of 2010

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 12:00 am  

"We ain't doing that." - Warren Stephens, president and CEO of Stephens Inc., in a public response to a question about his future philanthropic endeavors and the possibility of his signing the Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge.

"We don't have a lawsuit against him. We don't intend to. I think one of the reasons his clients haven't pursued suing him is because he doesn't have anything." - A former client of former Stanford Group investment adviser Chris Collier of Little Rock, who declared bankruptcy in July and listed 28 clients who had invested in Stanford's Antiguan certificates of deposit as potential creditors.

"This right here will probably be what puts the fork in me." - Mark Hughes, owner of Ship 'n Shore Liquor Mart on Highway 7 just inside the Garland County line, on the Nov. 2 vote to legalize liquor sales in Clark County, the source of about 65 percent of his business.

"Wid University of Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett @15ryanmallet baccstag" -Rapper Snoop Dogg captioning a backstage photo of himself with the Razorbacks quarterback that he sent out via Twitter.

"We're definitely a more fun group than people think we are." - Bobby Thurman, owner and president of Nelson Funeral Service in Berryville, speaking of funeral directors.

"The sky is the limit for this guy when he comes out. The NFL is drooling over Mallett." - Former NFL quarterback Warren Moon on 103.7 The Buzz's "Sports Talk."

"I had no idea how long it was. I just lined up to kick it like any other field goal." - Arkansas kicker Zach Hocker on his 51-yard field goal against South Carolina. Hocker became the first UA kicker since 1992 to hit from 50 yards or more.



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