„I was in Brooklyn and it was freezing cold. I was living in a room with no windows and paying too much in rent. I envisioned sitting under a palm tree. I followed my nose from there.“
— Tod A American musician 1965
(on why he left America to travel the world) ALARM Magazine (July 7, 2008).
— Henry Rollins, Black Coffee Blues
Black Coffee Blues
„When I treat other people with kindness and love, it is part of my way of paying my debt to God and the world for the privilege of living on this planet.“
— Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
— Philip Sheridan United States Army general 1831 - 1888
http://the-american-catholic.com/2010/04/30/sheridan-hell-and-texas/ Many newspapers stated that he had said this, and later on in his life he repeated it in variations.
„There's the wretched rent to pay,
Yet I glower at pen and ink:
Oh, inspire me, Muse, I pray,
It is later than you think!“
— Robert W. Service, Ballads of a Bohemian
Ballads of a Bohemian (1921), It is later than you think http://plagiarist.com/poetry/4052/
„Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.“
— Marian Wright Edelman American children's rights activist 1939
— Fran Lebowitz, libro Social Studies
Social Studies (1981), "Parental Guidance".
— Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
I'm Your Man (1988), Context: My friends are gone and My hair is grey. I ache in the places where I used to play. And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on. I'm just paying my rent everyday In the Tower Of Song. "Tower Of Song"
„Most new immigrants move into the private rented sector which has grown as the immigrant population has grown. Competition for rented accommodation obliges all those in the private rented sector to pay high rents which take a large share of income and makes saving to buy a home even harder. These resulting high rents and a shortage of housing make it much more difficult for young people to set up home on their own so they have to spend more time in house shares or with their parents.“
— Liam Fox British Conservative politician 1961
2016, EU referendum: Vote Leave in housing appeal to young https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36431474 BBC News (2 June 2016)