'I Speak Hendren': The Best Quotes of 2009

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 12:00 am  

"It's a daunting thought to realize at my age you're starting over. You're at zero, which is essentially what bankruptcy is. You don't keep much."

- Jeff Collins, 46, former head of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business, who filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and listed $10.3 million in debts and $240,000 in assets


"A 68-year-old guy playing 'Rock Around the Clock' ain't going to get it. Show me a bar that will hire you."

- Daryl Price, 68, who said in September that he hasn't been able to find another job since being laid off in June 2008 from his manufacturing position


"This style of gotcha politics is why many folks are fed up with Washington and it is a shame serious debate on reform has, once again, fallen off course."

- U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., referring to a Politico.com/ProPublica article that questioned Ross' 2007 sale of his pharmacy in Prescott to the USA Drug chain for $420,000


"I know it was when we said, 'We want to turn our attention back to Anne. Our Anne.' I wish I hadn't struggled as much as I did."

- Christina Muñoz, a KATV, Channel 7 anchor, recalling her on-camera emotions the day Curtis Vance was found guilty of killing KATV newswoman Anne Pressly




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