Quotes of Billion

“ You would think four years after 9/11 with billions of dollars spent to improve our emergency preparedness that the response to Katrina would be far crisper, far better coordinated and not marred by failures at all levels of government. ”

- Susan Collins

“ Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumbnail. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Fifteen millions of soldiers with popguns and horsesAll bent upon killing, because their "of courses"Are not quite the same. ”

- Amy Lowell

“ Making a million dollars is the simplest thing in the world. Just find a product that sells for $2000 and that you can buy at a cost of $1000, and sell a thousand of them. ”

- Jerry Gillies

“ Always, your work is the same: You have to tell a story, you have to make a character. It doesn't matter if there are thousands of dollars, millions behind it, or if there is nothing. ”

- Elena Anaya

“ If "everybody knows" such-and-such, then it ain't so, by at least ten thousand to one. ”

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ Even as we pour hundreds of billions of dollars into our efforts in the Middle East, there is much that needs to be done to win the war of ideas in the Muslim world and beyond. ”

- Herb Kohl

“ The truth, of course, is that a billion falsehoods told a billion times by a billion people are still false. ”

- Travis Walton

“ Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score; Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more; A thousand to that hundred; so kisse on, To make that thousand up a million; Treble that million, and when that is done, Let's kisse afresh, as when we first begun. ”

- Robert Herrick

“ A billion here, a billion there - pretty soon it adds up to real money. ”

- Everett Dirksen

“ A billion here, a billion there, and soon you're talking about real money. ”

- Everett M. Dirksen

“ A billion here and a billion there, and soon you're talking about real money. ”

- Everett McKinley Dirksen

“ There are about half a billion people around the world who use e-mail to 5 billion. ”

- Alexander Haig

“ As we have recently seen, the function of the anti-trust laws is to protect the poor little fellow with a mere $5 billion from being bullied by the big guy with $50 billion. ”

- John McCarthy

“ Economists predict that this year's federal surplus will be $120 billion less than predicted in January. The missing $120 billion was reportedly last seen on a date with Congressman Gary Condit. ”

- Dennis Miller

“ Three billion people on the face of the earth go to bed hungry every night, but four billion people go to bed every night hungry for a simple word of encouragement and recognition. ”

- Cavett Robert

“ If you put a billion monkeys in front of a billion typewriters typing at random, they would reproduce the entire collected works of Usenet in about … five minutes. ”

- Anon.

“ Most of my stand-up comedy is about being a small, scared, neurotic individual among the billions of other small, scared, neurotic individuals that make up the mass which is us. I always think the first target of a stand-up comic should be themselves-we all share our weaknesses, and it's fun to use them as a source of comedy. ”

- Ben Elton

“ If we would only testify to the truth as we see it, it would turn out that there are hundreds, thousands, even millions of other people just as we are, who see the truth as we do...and are only waiting, again as we are, for someone to proclaim it. The Kingdom of God is within you. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ Wonder if there is life on another planet? Let's suppose there is. Suppose further, that only one star in a trillion has a planet that could support life. If that were the case, then there would be at least 100 million planets that harbored life. ”

- Ben Sweetland

“ There are a billion people in China. It's not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people. Think of it. More than a BILLION people. That means even if you're a one-in-a-million type of guy, there are still a thousand guys exactly like you… ”

- A. Whitney Brown

“ Oh, I don't blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I'd be irresponsible, too. ”

- Lichty and Wagner

“ The phone company handles 84 billion calls a year — everything from kings, queens, and presidents to the scum of the earth. ”

- Lily Tomlin

“ If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars. ”

- J. Paul Getty

“ Remind me to write an article on the compulsive reading of news. The theme will be that most neuroses can be traced to the unhealthy habit of wallowing in the troubles of five billion strangers. ”

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ Hell, we spent $200 Billion to get a scared guy who needed a shave out of a fox-hole! And he may even die of prostate cancer before we even get a chance to try him, dammit! ”

- Ted Turner

“ Americans don't spend billions for entertainment. They spend it in search of entertainment. ”

- Unknown

“ Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, "What's in it for me?". ”

- Peter De Vries

“ Anytime you play golf for whatever you've got, that's pressure. I'd like to see H.L. Hunt go out there and play for $3 billion. ”

- Lee Trevino

“ Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey production — only to produce a race of bed-wetters! ”

- Barbara Ehrenreich
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