Rupert Murdoch

Born on 11 Mar 1931


I try to keep in touch with the details... I also look at the product daily. That doesn't mean you interfere, but it's important occasionally to show the ability to be involved. It shows you understand what's happening.
Bury your mistakes.
We're not going global because we want to or because of any megalomania, but because it's really necessary.

Worldbusiness (1994)
We could have shown higher profits, but we've always put our profits back into starting things. We don't get credit for these until they start to turn in a profit.

Forbes (1998)
I don't give a damn what the media critics say. It's what your readers say. If you haven't got any readers, you're only talking to yourself.
Monopoly is a terrible thing, till you have it.

The New Yorker (1979)
Sometimes you have to pay a high price for an opportunity.

Forbes (1998)


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."