27 Total Quotes

Jeffrey Skilling Quotes

I can understand what they need to do. Their families are at risk. Their lives are at risk. I can understand where they're coming from.
Jeffrey Skilling
#Risk

The company is in great shape.
Jeffrey Skilling
#Company

I'll always regret that I left when I left.
Jeffrey Skilling
#Regret

He was a good guy. He was very good at what he did. He had a good sense of humor.
Jeffrey Skilling
#Humorous

In some ways, my life is on the line. I'm absolutely innocent of these charges.
Jeffrey Skilling
#Life

So I told Vince he didn't have to worry, we have plenty of cops in (the group).
Jeffrey Skilling
#Worry

If we don't do this, the books that will get written will be wrong, like the books that have been written so far. I am innocent of all of these charges and I will fight for that for a long time.
Jeffrey Skilling
#Books And Reading

I'm sorry, I have to calm down here.
Jeffrey Skilling
#Calm

I didn't hear about it, the note, until it was published in the newspapers that following January.
Jeffrey Skilling
#Newspapers

The only reason I sold the 500,000 shares on Sept. 17, the only reason, was Sept. 11.
Jeffrey Skilling
#Reason

I was not aware of the huge problems during most of the first quarter. I was out of town.
Jeffrey Skilling
#Problems

Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Jeffrey Skilling
#English Actor

You can never say everything you want to say. I feel I had a fair opportunity to explain a lot of the questions.
Jeffrey Skilling
#Opportunity

It's been a tough six years, it's been a really hard six years.
Jeffrey Skilling
#Hard

Are the things that now, in retrospect, with what I've seen happen to my company, would I have done some things differently? I think - I think we all would do - we would do a number of things differently.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal

I sold some shares, but on a net basis, significantly increased my ownership.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal

I think we had made some tremendous progress in the six months before I left.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal

I thought the stock was a great buy. I think anybody that bought the stock in 1999 was - saw over the next couple of years a strong growth. During the year of 1999, I significantly increased my ownership of shares in the company.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal

In the business world, allegations of accounting irregularities is tantamount to yelling fire in a crowded theater, except, today, in our Internet world, instead of people running for the exit signs, they just push the button on their computer.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal

In the fall of the year 2000, there just happened to be a decision point when they asked me to become Chief Executive Officer of the company. It was a time when, as you remember, we were starting to have some real problems in the California energy markets.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal

It was a very difficult 10 years of very hard work.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal

Larry, I spent probably most of my professional life helping to build Enron Corporation. I don't think there was anyone that was as shocked by the - by the collapse of the company as I was.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal

The indictment, in a lot of ways, that was the turning point.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal

Was I believer in Enron Corporation? Yes, sir, I was.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal

We were building a - what I thought was a fantastic company. We had great people. We were changing - we were changing the way the marketplace operated. We were creating a market for natural gas and electricity that had never existed before.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal

Well, actually, I had been working as a consultant to former companies of Enron, or predecessor companies of Enron and, so, I joined in 1990 to really start our wholesale merchant business.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal

Well, as we built the business in the 1990's, as I said, I enjoyed that.
Jeffrey Skilling
#American Criminal