Michael O'Leary Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Michael O'Leary Sayings: Ryanair's biggest achievement? Bringing low fares to Europe and still lowering em. Biggest failure? Hiring Ryanair's biggest achievement? Bringing low fares to Europe and still lowering em. Biggest failure? Hiring me.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: In Sussex, if it's not the Devil that makes an appearance, then it's likely to In Sussex, if it's not the Devil that makes an appearance, then it's likely to be a dragon.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: The chattering bloody classes, or what I call the liberal Guardian readers, they're all buying The chattering bloody classes, or what I call the liberal Guardian readers, they're all buying SUVs to drive around London. I smile at these loons who drive their SUVs down to Sainsbury's and buy kiwi fruit from New Zealand. They're flown in from New Zealand for Christ sakes. They're the equivalent of environmental nuclear bombs!
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: Short of committing murder, negative publicity sells more seats than positive publicity. Short of committing murder, negative publicity sells more seats than positive publicity.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: I'm Europe's most underpaid and underappreciated boss. I'm paid about 20 times more than the I'm Europe's most underpaid and underappreciated boss. I'm paid about 20 times more than the average Ryanair employee and I think the gap should be wider.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: We want to annoy the whenever we can. The best thing we can do with We want to annoy the whenever we can. The best thing we can do with environmentalists is shoot them.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: Do we carry rich people on our flights? Yes, I flew on one this morning Do we carry rich people on our flights? Yes, I flew on one this morning and I'm very rich.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: I came into business to make money, I make no apology for that. I wanted I came into business to make money, I make no apology for that. I wanted to make a lot of money but after the first £50million or £100million, it became less about making money and more about having fun.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: If drink sales are falling off, we get the pilots to engineer a bit of If drink sales are falling off, we get the pilots to engineer a bit of turbulence. That usually spikes sales.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: Germans will crawl bollock-naked over broken glass to get low fares. Germans will crawl bollock-naked over broken glass to get low fares.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: It's a great incentive to work long hours. I limit the holiday to two weeks It's a great incentive to work long hours. I limit the holiday to two weeks and then get the hell back to the office. If I had my choice I wouldn't take holidays but my wife insists on time with the kids. That's enough. Prior to getting married I never took a holiday.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: The most influential person in Europe in the last 20 to 30 years has been The most influential person in Europe in the last 20 to 30 years has been Margaret Thatcher. Without her we'd all be living in some French bloody unemployed republic.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: People say the customer is always right, but you know what - they're not. Sometimes People say the customer is always right, but you know what - they're not. Sometimes they are wrong and they need to be told so.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: I have more money than I am ever going to need. Financially, I'm fine for I have more money than I am ever going to need. Financially, I'm fine for the next couple of hundred years.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: The airline business is it is mostly run by a bunch of spineless nincompoops who The airline business is it is mostly run by a bunch of spineless nincompoops who actually don't want to stand up to the environmentalists and call them the lying wankers that they are.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: Get back to work you slacker or you're fired. Get back to work you slacker or you're fired.
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: I'm disrespectful towards authority. I think the prime minister of Ireland is a gobshite I'm disrespectful towards authority. I think the prime minister of Ireland is a gobshite
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Michael O'Leary Sayings: One of the weaknesses of the company now is it is a bit cheap and One of the weaknesses of the company now is it is a bit cheap and cheerful and overly nasty, and that reflects my personality.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: Are we going to say sorry for our lack of customer service? Absolutely not. Are we going to say sorry for our lack of customer service? Absolutely not.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: Ryanair brings lots of different cultures to the beaches of Spain, Greece and Italy, where Ryanair brings lots of different cultures to the beaches of Spain, Greece and Italy, where they couple and copulate in the interests of pan-European peace.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: University is the best couple of years of your life. Nowhere else can you drink University is the best couple of years of your life. Nowhere else can you drink and chase as many birds.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: MBA students come out with: 'My staff is my most important asset.' Bullshit. Staff is MBA students come out with: 'My staff is my most important asset.' Bullshit. Staff is usually your biggest cost. We all employ some lazy bastards who needs a kick up the backside, but no one can bring themselves to admit it.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: It reminds me of two drunks leaning on each other. It reminds me of two drunks leaning on each other.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: We think they should pay €60 for being so stupid. We think they should pay €60 for being so stupid.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: I'm probably just an obnoxious little bollocks. Who cares? I'm probably just an obnoxious little bollocks. Who cares?
Michael O'Leary Sayings: A lot of lies and misinformation has been put about by eco nuts on the A lot of lies and misinformation has been put about by eco nuts on the back of a report by an idiot economist [Sir Nicholas Stern]. Environmental head bangers are talking nonsense when they claim that aviation is the fastest-growing source of carbon emissions. Coal-fired and oil-fired power stations are the biggest contributor of carbon but I have yet to hear any fearless eco warriors advocating nuclear power as they drive around in their SUVs to their next protest meeting.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: The airline industry is full of bullshitters, liars and drunks. We excel at all three The airline industry is full of bullshitters, liars and drunks. We excel at all three in Ireland.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: We should try to eliminate things that unnecessarily piss people off. We should try to eliminate things that unnecessarily piss people off.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: She's coming here with Aer Lingus. She's coming here with Aer Lingus.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: We need more people to go into business and fewer wasting our lives becoming bureaucrats We need more people to go into business and fewer wasting our lives becoming bureaucrats and civil servants.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: The unions need to be taken on. British Airways is massively over-staffed and has got The unions need to be taken on. British Airways is massively over-staffed and has got to get its costs down ... The problem for [chief executive] Willie Walsh is that the board of BA has no spine, no balls and no vision.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: All flights are fuelled with Leprechaun wee and my bullshit! All flights are fuelled with Leprechaun wee and my bullshit!
Michael O'Leary Sayings: The police force were outstanding in their field. But all they did was stand in The police force were outstanding in their field. But all they did was stand in their field. They kept passengers on board while they played with a suspect package for two and three quarter hours. Extraordinary.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: I should get the Nobel peace prize - screw Bono. I should get the Nobel peace prize - screw Bono.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: Code-sharing, alliances, and connections are all about "how do we screw the poor customer for Code-sharing, alliances, and connections are all about "how do we screw the poor customer for more money?"
Michael O'Leary Sayings: Why does every plane have two pilots? Really, you only need one pilot. Let's take Why does every plane have two pilots? Really, you only need one pilot. Let's take out the second pilot. Let the bloody computer fly it.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: When you look at the number of stupid people who have succeeded in business, you When you look at the number of stupid people who have succeeded in business, you clearly don't have to be very bright. Business is all about getting your sales up and your costs down, the bit in the middle is profit.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: If global warming meant temperatures rose by one or two degrees, France would become a If global warming meant temperatures rose by one or two degrees, France would become a desert, which would be no bad thing. The Scots would grow wine and make buffalo mozzarella.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: Air transport is just a glorified bus operation. Air transport is just a glorified bus operation.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: I'm here with Howard Millar and Michael Cawley, our two deputy chief executives. But they're I'm here with Howard Millar and Michael Cawley, our two deputy chief executives. But they're presently making love in the gentleman's toilets, such is their excitement at today's results.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: The French have never produced a great philosopher. Great wine maybe, but no great philosophers. The French have never produced a great philosopher. Great wine maybe, but no great philosophers.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: The European Union spends most of its time either suing me, torturing me, criticizing me The European Union spends most of its time either suing me, torturing me, criticizing me or condemning me for lowering the cost of air travel all over Europe.
Michael O'Leary Sayings: Anyone who thinks Ryanair flights are some sort of bastion of sanctity where you can Anyone who thinks Ryanair flights are some sort of bastion of sanctity where you can contemplate your navel is wrong. We already bombard you with as many in-flight announcements and trolleys as we can. Anyone who looks like sleeping, we wake them up to sell them things.