-Reader's Digest Association CEO Tom Ryder, joking to his son about the performance of his restaurants.
I had to be blunt and honest, because you guys aren't."
-Business Week Editor in Chief Steve Shepard, to Conde Nast President-CEO Steve Florio's objections to his unsubtle questioning during the AMC's CEO panel.
There are too many agencies! I'm sick of calling on all of them!"
-Mr. Florio, responding to a question from the audience about whether there are too many magazines.
No one wants to sit next to the governor!"
-Anonymous conference official, dragooning a top industry executive to fill a key seat at the head table.
I put my dress in the closet."
-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, responding to ribbing from AMC Chair and Time Out New York President Cyndi Stivers over his forays into transvestism.
You want to hear my morbid prediction?"
-One attendee to another, exiting the first night's festivities.