„We can't even reform the way we make pennies and nickels. This week we learn that making a penny now costs 2 cents and making a nickel costs 9 cents, which makes no sense.“
— Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956
"Apple should take over government" http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=UiZVrzz_zfE&NR=1 May 14, 2010.
Real Time with Bill Maher
— Al Capone American gangster 1899 - 1947
Будьте осторожны, с теми, кого называете своими друзьями. Я бы предпочел четыре четверти, чем сто пенни.
„Wealth means nothing at all if you do not know, to the last penny, what your fortune is. You might as well be poor if you do not know what you have.“
— Philippa Gregory, libro The Other Queen
Origine: The Other Queen
„Whenever you're called on to make up your mind,
and you're hampered by not having any,
the best way to solve the dilemma, you'll find,
is simply by spinning a penny.
No — not so that chance shall decide the affair
while you're passively standing there moping;
but the moment the penny is up in the air,
you suddenly know what you're hoping“
— Piet Hein Danish puzzle designer, mathematician, author, poet 1905 - 1996
A Psychological Tip
— Martin Luther, libro Table Talk
The Duty of a Husband and Wife (17 March 1539), No. 4408. LW 54:337 http://books.google.com/books?id=zsbXAAAAMAAJ&q=%22penny+saved+is+better+than+a+penny+earned%22&dq=%22penny+saved+is+better+than+a+penny+earned%22&lr=
Table Talk (1569)
— Robert Pollok, libro The Course of Time
Book viii, line 632.
The Course of Time (published 1827)
„Anyone can love a thing. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
But to love something. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.“
— Patrick Rothfuss, libro La paura del saggio
Origine: The Wise Man's Fear (2011)
Contesto: We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.
— Yip Harburg American song lyricist 1896 - 1981
"It's Only a Paper Moon" (1933) (co-written with Billy Rose).
Contesto: Without your love
It's a honky-tonk parade
Without your love
It's a melody played in a penny arcade. It's a Barnum and Bailey world
Just as phony as it can be
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me.
„The universe doesn't give you what you ask for with your thoughts — it gives you what you demand with your actions.“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Origine: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 140
„If anyone ever asks you what panic is, now you can tell them: an emotional blank spot that leaves you feeling as if you've been sucking on a mouthful of pennies.“
— Stephen King, libro Il gioco di Gerald
Origine: Gerald's Game
— Edward Ravenscroft English dramatist 1654 - 1707
The Canterbury Guests: or, a bargain broken (1695), Act II, scene iv.
— Honoré de Balzac, libro The Atheist's Mass
The Atheist's Mass (1836)
Originale: (fr) Un jeune homme est au crime ce qu'une pièce de cent sous est au X.
„One day, thought Stone, there will be a war and when you get to the front you will last five minutes before someone puts a bullet in your back.“
— Christopher Wood (writer) English writer 1935 - 2015
Wood, Christopher. "Terrible Hard", Says Alice. London: Constable. 1970. (chapter 1)