OJ Simpson was here in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby, and Jeff Ruby, owner of one of the top steakhouses in town, refused to serve him. It caused quite a stir. Now the local paper has profiled Ruby, a 15 year old runaway who earned a football scholarship to Cornell and eventually became one of the top restaurant owners in the midwest.
An add-on to the story features "Jeff Ruby-isms". Here's a sampling of the best ones:
"Publicity is like sex: When it's good, it's very good. When it's not that good, it's still good."
"No women, no men; no men, no money." (On why he caters to women in his restaurants)
"Success is like food. It's all a function of preparation."
"Fame can be a vapor, money has wings, popularity can be an accident. The only thing lasting in life is character."