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Describing investment philosophy—by one of the richest men in the world

Our acquisition philosophy at Berkshire is simplicity itself: We answer the phone. I'm also glad to report it rings a bit more often now, because owners and/or managers increasingly wish to join their companies with Berkshire.

- Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's annual report (2000)

Describing the importance of one of his managers

Our retroactive business is almost single-handedly the work of Ajit Jain, whose praises I sing annually. It is impossible to overstate how valuable Ajit is to Berkshire. Don't worry about my health: worry about his.

- Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's annual report (2000)

Discussing the accountability of judges

Aren't judges accountable to the voters, or legislators, or someone? In theory, yes, but ask yourself a question: Can you name a single judge who appeared on your last ballot? A single one?

- Max Boot, Out of Order

Describing Arches National Monument (near Moab, Utah)

At first look it seems like geologic chaos, but there is a method at work here, method of a fanatic order and perseverance: each groove in the rock leads to a natural channel of some kind, every channel to a ditch and gulch and ravine, each larger waterway to a canyon bottom or broad wash leading in turn to the Colorado River and the sea.

- Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire