Thomas Edison, American inventor
"My biggest fear was people turning against me, or seeing me no longer as a rugby player. But I've had a lot of support, a lot of backing, a lot of people saying how courageous it is."
Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas, on his coming out, as quoted by the BBC
Albert Einstein, physicist
"Pick a face. If you want to be serious, then you have to be serious all the time. Because if you're serious one day and happy the next, people will be confused. They won't be able to figure out where you're coming from and that'll be threatening."
Jeffrey Swartz, CEO of the Timberland Co., as quoted by The New York Times
"The [chief information officer] role is going away from worrying about IT specifically. It can't happen too soon."
Chris Potts, corporate strategist at Dominic Barrow, as quoted by CIO.com
"If we'd had bankable emissions reduction targets for 2020, it would have given a stronger price signal for carbon."
Joan McNaughton, senior vice president for power and environment policies at Alstom Power, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal