Rupert Murdoch Quotations (short version)

Keith Rupert Murdoch / b. 1931 / Melbourne, Australia / Businessman, Investor, Owner of News Corp.


Don’t let’s lose sight of what creates wealth. It is open markets, it is capitalism.

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The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.

Business Insider, February 2009.

I’m a catalyst for change. You can’t be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place.

Vanity Fair, April 2001.

I would like to be remembered, if I am remembered at all, as being a catalyst for change in the world, change for good.

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You know, for a large part of my business, I’m a monopolist. You’ve got this monopoly of the airwaves. But it’s not bad for me. Bad for you, because I can keep my costs down, I can demand the best. It’s great for me.

Vanity Fair, April 2001.

Monopoly is a terrible thing, till you have it.

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In motivating people, you’ve got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.

New York Times, March 2007.


Our reputation is more important than the last hundred million dollars.

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The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.

Vanity Fair, April 2001.