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Published on May 12th, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie

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Christine Lagarde Quotes: The IMF Managing Director

Christine Lagarde Quotes

Here is Yellow Magpie’s pick of the very best Christine Lagarde quotes.

‘I love cooking. Not for myself alone. Cooking is about giving.’

‘Frankly, I think Europe should have no shame given the efforts that have been undertaken, given the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy that was undertaken in 2003 and given the opening of Europe in general.’

‘As far as Athens is concerned, I also think about all those people who are trying to escape tax all the time. All these people in Greece who are trying to escape tax.’

‘I think more of the little kids from a school in a little village in Niger who get teaching two hours a day, sharing one chair for three of them, and who are very keen to get an education. I have them in my mind all the time. Because I think they need even more help than the people in Athens.’

 Christine Lagarde Quotes With Alistar Darling and Tim Geithner Photo By Stephen Jaffe

‘You know, when I sit in meetings and things are very tense and people take things extremely seriously and they invest a lot of their ego, I sometimes think to myself, “Come on, you know, there’s life and there’s death and there is love.” And all of that ego business is nonsense compared to that.’

‘I’m very much a believer that it’s action that matters much more so than, you know, the flurry of political promises and statements and slogans that are used during political campaigns.’

‘The financial industry is a service industry. It should serve others before it serves itself.’

Recommended Reading

For more Christine Lagarde quotes check out Think Exist.

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