Insurance Times launched its Talking Heads section in April of this year and it has proved to be somewhat of a success. Some of the most read questions are the jokes and quotes. Here we have listed some of best, worst and downright cringe-worthy snippets of humour from our industry leaders.

“Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser”
chosen by Andy Homer, CEO of Axa Insurance

“Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run-over if you just sit there”
chosen by Tony Lancaster, CEO Groupama

“I hate yes men. I like people who tell me the truth even if it does cost them their jobs (Lord Hanson)”
chosen by Paul Spencer, UK chief executive of Royal and Sunalliance

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.....”
chosen by Mike Williams, chief executive of Biba

“Insurance company management saying their customer service is good – constantly makes me laugh”
chosen by Martin Long, CEO of Churchill Insurance

Favourite joke: “The London Mayoral elections”
chosen by Kerry Richardson, managing director of AA Insurance

“Is a castrated pig disgruntled?”
chosen by Leo Gibbons, business development director of Abbey Legal Protection

“What's the difference between paraffin and petrol? There's no ‘f' in petrol (during the fuel crisis)”
chosen by Martyn Capewell, chief executive of Corinthian Insurance

“If people listened to themselves more often, they would talk less”
chosen by Alan Harris, general manager of Avon Insurance

“Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result”
chosen by Duncan Boyle, managing director of Royal and Sunalliance

“I'm not a complete idiot; some parts are missing”
chosen by Paul Asplin, managing director of DAS

Favourite joke: “Service standards in financial services”
chosen by Bob Golden, chief executive of Prompt

“Why do anarchists drink herbal tea? Because proper tea is theft”
chosen by Ian Jerrum, managing director of Tifco

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” (Winston Churchill)
chosen by Andrew Holman, managing director of Holman Insurance

“How does Bob Marley like his doughnuts? W'jammin.
chosen by Richard Griffiths, sales and marketing director of HSBC Insurance Brokers

“What does Bill Clinton say to Monica after an awful meal ? Sack my cook”
chosen by Shane Sayers, partner at law firm Kennedys

Favourite joke: “My wife saying its my turn to make the tea”
chosen by Steven Devine, general manager for corporate communications at Pinnacle