Famous Quotes By Carly Fiorina


  1. A woman's experience is different from a man's in virtually every respect, including how she is treated by the media.
  2. Any work that's worth doing has its challenges as well as its opportunities. That's true if you're running a business, it's true if you're trying to help on a campaign.
  3. Don't think of yourself as a woman in business.
  4. Had anyone told me that I was going to have a career in business, I would have said, 'No way.'
  5. I don't think we're going to see the price of oil going down in the near future, that's the reality.
  6. I managed Hewlett Packard through the worst technology downturn in 25 years, the dotcom bust.
  7. I think somehow men understand other men's need for respect differently than they understand it for a woman. I'm disappointed to have to say that, but I think it's undeniably true.
  8. I think what's fascinating is how many people are playing in politics who maybe haven't played before.
  9. If you have a line of business - I know this as a CEO - or if you have a teenager - I know this as a parent - who have a spending problem, what do you do? You quit giving them money.
  10. It's the federal government's job to secure the border.
  11. Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.
  12. Many people see technology as the problem behind the so-called digital divide. Others see it as the solution. Technology is neither. It must operate in conjunction with business, economic, political and social system.
  13. Most of the media... is positioning the merger with Compaq and the recent actions by Walter Hewlett and David Packard as a fight between the past and the future.
  14. My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
  15. Politics exist in the boardroom, as well.
  16. The truth is in California you can't build a new manufacturing facility, and businesses are leaving in droves because of bad government policy.
  17. The truth is, I'm proud of the life I've lived so far, and though I've made my share of mistakes, I have no regrets.
  18. To build a great company, which is a CEO's job, sometimes you have to stand up against conventional wisdom.
  19. We need more transparency and accountability in government so that people know how their money is being spent. That means putting budgets online, putting legislation online.
  20. Well I think money has been going into political campaigns for a very long time.
  21. Well, you know, I - again, even in the context of BP, I wonder about this government's priorities. The federal government's top priority right now should be the cleanup. And BP certainly has done so many things wrong. They need to be held to account.
  22. When you lead change, sometimes you get arrows in your back. I mean, that's just the way the real world is.
  23. You can find lots of people like you through technology, and women in particular like communities.
  24. You have to master not only the art of listening to your head, you must also master listening to your heart and listening to your gut.
  25. You know, every family and every business in California knows what it means to go through tough times.
  26. You know, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.

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