Quotes of Auction

“ Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ If they could forget for a moment the correggiosity of Correggio and the learned babble of the sale-room and varnishing Auctioneer. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Dollars! All their cares, hopes, joys, affections, virtues, and associations seemed to be melted down into dollars. Whatever the chance contributions that fell into the slow cauldron of their talk, they made the gruel thick and slab with dollars. Men were weighed by their dollars, measures were gauged by their dollars; life was auctioned, appraised, put up, and knocked down for its dollars… ”

- Charles Dickens

“ Sometimes when I'm swimming, I think that maybe someday I'll put my red Speedo up for auction. Or maybe I'll donate it to the Smithsonian. They can stuff it with two plums and a gherkin and put it on display. ”

- David Duchovny

“ The white American man makes the white American woman maybe not superfluous but just a little kind of decoration. Not really important to turning around the wheels of the state. Well the black American woman has never been able to feel that way. No black American man at any time in our history in the United States has been able to feel that he didn't need that black woman right against him, shoulder to shoulder — in that cotton field, on the auction block, in the ghetto, wherever. ”

- Maya Angelou
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