‎‎‎‎Short of committing murder, negative publicity sells more seats than positive publicity.

— Michael O'Leary

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I'm paid about 20 times more than the average Ryanair employee and I think the gap should be wider. I probably work 50 times harder. I think I'm the most underpaid and underappreciated airline boss in Europe.

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The airline industry is full of bullshitters, liars and drunks. We excel at all three in Ireland.

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Air transport is just a glorified bus operation.

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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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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.

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The Germans will crawl bollock-naked over broken glass to get low fares.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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I'm disrespectful towards authority. I think the prime minister of Ireland is a gobshite.

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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.

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About Michael O'Leary

Quotes 37 sayings
Profession Businessman
Birthday March 20, 1961

I should get the Nobel peace prize - screw Bono.

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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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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.

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Do we carry rich people on our flights? Yes, I flew on one this morning and I'm very rich.

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We want to annoy the whenever we can. The best thing we can do with environmentalists is shoot them.

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Get back to work you slacker or you're fired.

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All flights are fuelled with Leprechaun wee and my bullshit!

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She's coming here with Aer Lingus.

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Code-sharing, alliances, and connections are all about "how do we screw the poor customer for more money?"

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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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We think passengers who forget to print their boarding passes should pay €60 for being so stupid.

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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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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.

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Ryanair's biggest achievement? Bringing low fares to Europe and still lowering em. Biggest failure? Hiring me.

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It reminds me of two drunks leaning on each other.

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University is the best couple of years of your life.

Nowhere else can you drink and chase as many birds.

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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.

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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.

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We should try to eliminate things that unnecessarily piss people off.

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The French have never produced a great philosopher. Great wine maybe, but no great philosophers.

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We need more people to go into business and fewer wasting our lives becoming bureaucrats and civil servants.

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I'm probably just an obnoxious little bollocks. Who cares?

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If drink sales are falling off, we get the pilots to engineer a bit of turbulence. That usually spikes sales.

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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.

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