„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.“
"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
— Franklin Pierce Adams United States humor writer 1881 - 1960
Reported in Jacob Morton Braude, Complete Speaker's and Toastmaster's Library: Remarks of famous people (1965), p. 53.
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
As quoted in Barbarians at the Gate : The Fall of RJR Nabisco (1989), by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar
„Another good touch. What do we charge for a regular martini?”
“Ninty-five cents—ninety-eight cents with tax.
What's it do to the tips?”
Builds them. There aren’t as many dimes and nickels around, so they usually leave two-bits. The two cents' change is a sting to conscience.”“
— Ross Thomas 1926-1995 American writer 1926 - 1995
Cast a Yellow Shadow (1967)
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
— François Andrieux French man of letters and playwright 1759 - 1833
Il en coûte bien cher pour mourir à Paris.
Les Etourdis, Act I., Sc. II. — (Daiglemoni).
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 56.
„When we think about how we address problems in this country, we often start from a place of trickle-down justice. So using white folks as the control we say, well, if we make things better for white folks then everybody else is going to get free. But actually it doesn't work that way.... When we talk about the wage gap, we often say women make 78 cents to every dollar that a man makes. You all have heard that before. But those are the statistics for white women and white men. The reality is that black women make something like 64 cents to every 78 cents that white women make. When we talk about Latinas, it goes down to about 58 cents. If we were to talk about indigenous women, if we were to talk about trans women, it would even go further down. So again, if you deal with those who are the most impacted, everybody has an opportunity to benefit from that, rather than dealing with the folks who are not as impacted, and expecting it to trickle down.“
— Alicia Garza Co-founder of the Black Lives Matter International movement 1981
An Interview with the Founders of Black Lives Matter, Ted Talks, https://www.ted.com/talks/alicia_garza_patrisse_cullors_and_opal_tometi_an_interview_with_the_founders_of_black_lives_matter?language=en (October 2016)
„But I make a profit of three and a quarter cents an egg by selling them for four and a quarter cents an egg to the people in Malta I buy them from for seven cents an egg. Of course, I don't make the profit. The syndicate makes the profit. And everybody has a share.“
— Joseph Heller, libro Catch-22
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
On his famous $1 annual salary, at the annual Apple shareholder meeting in 2007, as quoted in "Jobs: 'I make fifty cents just for showing up'" in AppleInsider (10 May 2007) http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/07/05/10/jobs_i_make_fifty_cents_just_for_showing_up.html
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
Usenet postings, 1992
„Traditionally, the cost of change curve said that if we detect the need for a change early, it costs less to make the change than if we detect the need late. I tackled that curve by saying, let's almost intentionally make mistakes so we can practice correcting them. That practice will help reduce the cost of making changes late.
Our feeling was that the limiting factor on any change was not when it was done, but how much thinking was required.“
— Ward Cunningham American computer programmer who developed the first wiki 1949
A Conversation with Ward Cunningham (2003), Working the Program
„A military junta is the herald communism. The failure to realize this axiomatic fact is the cause of the confusion in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Military rule turns the people totally and irrevocably against the bemedalled generals and their patrons. Where else can the people turn? If freedom, democracy and the rights of man are to be put on the counter to see whether copper and coffee is to cost ten cents more or ten cents less and bargained away with so little consideration, then freedom is a very cheap commodity and the rights of man are not worth a nickel.“
— Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Fourth President and ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan 1928 - 1979
Origine: Letter to his daughter (1978), p. 68
— Lisi Harrison Canadian writer 1970
— Joseph E. Stiglitz, libro Making Globalization Work
§3, p. 100
Making globalization work (2006)
— Richelle Mead, libro The Indigo Spell
Origine: The Indigo Spell
„In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.“
— Robert T. Kiyosaki, libro Rich Dad Poor Dad
Origine: Rich Dad, Poor Dad
„We got hooked on grain-fed meat just as we got hooked on gas-guzzling automobiles. Big cars “made sense” only when oil was cheap; grain-fed meat “makes sense” only because the true costs of producing it are not counted.“
— Frances Moore Lappé, libro Diet for a Small Planet
Origine: Diet for a Small Planet, p. 73
— Agnes Martin American artist 1912 - 2004
interview with Joan Simon, 1995 in Perfection is in the Mind, p. 86; as quoted in A House Divided: American Art Since 1955, Anne M. G. Wagner, Univ. of California Press, 2012, p. 263
1980 - 2000
— Lurlene McDaniel American writer 1944
Origine: When Happily Ever After Ends
— Indra Nooyi Indian-born, naturalized American, business executive 1955
Narendra Modi question elicits 'no comment' from PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi