26 Total Quotes

John Thompson Quotes

[Symantec is a rare software company -- one that has thrived in the past several years of parched technology spending.] By almost any measure we're one of the most profitable software companies in the world, ... We have operating margins in the mid-to-high 20s, gross margins in the mid-80s, and revenue growth the last two years well north of 25 percent.
John Thompson
#Company

This positive endeavor will benefit our children enrolled in the local schools and provide a safety enhancement for our citizens. We are very excited to be a part of this program and believe it will be a great asset to our community.
John Thompson
#Children

He was one of the guys who helped make tournaments like this famous. He had to go through it when it was tough, really tough.
John Thompson
#Famous

who are trying to make money and leave us with the mess.
John Thompson
#Money

What happens when you push the old guys out and put the young guys on the bench? These guys aren't getting a formal education or an informal education. The older guys are getting pushed out for the younger guys, but there's no one to teach them how to carry themselves.
John Thompson
#Bench

I understand what they are doing. Microsoft is playing hardball,
John Thompson
#Microsoft

Motorola designed this integrated suite of emergency dispatch applications in a highly configurable format, giving each public safety agency the flexibility to configure business rules and display options to meet their individual needs.
John Thompson
#Giving

You want to protect the interest of the kids -- not worry so much about the school -- and do what's best for the player. After what these kids have been through, the NCAA ought to permit them to play anywhere, not punish them and make judgments.
John Thompson
#Interest

There is nothing much better than going to a baseball game, getting a decent seat with a nice view (for one tenth of the price of a seat at Stamford Bridge) and enjoying a game with a beer in one hand and a NY-style hot dog in the other - and no chance of some idiot behind me shouting abuse or spitting obsenities at me (I am a Celtic supporter, I'm used to both).
John Thompson
#Baseball

that you're only as good in business as your last response to an attack. You always have to be one step ahead of the bad guys.
John Thompson
#Business

We are very honored to have won the inaugural USA South Sportsmanship Award, ... Sportsmanship has been an important focus in the league for a number of years and we are proud of, and excited for, all of our student-athletes.
John Thompson
#Focus

They said it was like a war zone.
John Thompson
#War

With the process in Liberia heading for normality, we would foresee a very large number of people taking the bold decision of going back home.
John Thompson
#People

It is not unknown for gentlemen to come in and purchase two of the same items.
John Thompson
#Gentlemen

She understands the problems we have up here. I know she doesn't have the solutions, but she's willing to look for them. I'm a supporter - 100 percent. One thousand percent.
John Thompson
#Problems

She was discussing with me the things available to someone like me to get into teaching. I had heard about Teach Tennessee and I got online and got some information sent to me. It was a major packet of information you had to have, and proof that you've got these skills (to teach).
John Thompson
#Teaching

I'd like to sit and talk to him between innings when I'm pitching. It keeps my mind off the game a little. Most of the time, I like to talk not about the game, but something else. The last couple years it was a little hard because Leo wasn't like that. He's really into the game. So I'd talk to whoever sat next to me. We'd talk about anything.
John Thompson
#Mind

This technology addresses the growing need to protect sensitive data stored in databases, particularly in the area of compliance for the health care and financial service industries.
John Thompson
#Technology

The company used almost 100 percent of earnings for the dividend. This was atypical and a big boost for shareholders.
John Thompson
#Company

The parity, from top to bottom, is terrific. It's unlike any other league with quality teams, quality players and quality coaches from top to bottom.
John Thompson
#Quality

The only thing that has been approved so far is the subdivision of the land.
John Thompson
#Land

They are still in college. They are good, very good. It's not important how they compare to some of the guys I coached. What's important is how they compare against their peers, and they are damn good.
John Thompson
#College

He reminds me so much of Dikembe [Mutombo]. I call them instinct runners. He doesn't think about it. He's just goes. So many guys his size have to process it - I must run - but it just comes natural for him.
John Thompson
#Instinct

That is a much much better way for our company to think about the changing threat landscape and the changing competitive landscape.
John Thompson
#Company

If we have costs that we have to spend money on, then we have to dip into our reserves. In the early '90s, our reserves dipped down really low, and we're just now building them back up again. I'd hate to see real restrictive levy limits when we need to spend money. That's why any construction project, or anything like that, would have to be put on hold.
John Thompson
#Money

(Commissioners) could work and take some dollars out of this budget if they choose to, and they have a couple months to work on that.
John Thompson
#Work