Auction Quotes

Quotes tagged as "auction" (showing 1-6 of 6)
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A job interview is a competition won by those who are qualified the most, and, those who are willing to be payed the least.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Elizabeth Gilbert
“A stranger came out to White Acre one day to sell Henry a pony, for Alma to learn to ride. The pony's name was Soames, and he was the color of sugar icing, and Alma loved him immediately. A price was negotiated. The two men settled on three dollars. Alma, who was only six years old, asked, "Excuse me, sir, but does that price also include the bridle and saddle which the pony is currently wearing?"
The stranger balked at the question, but Henry roared with laughter. "She's got you there, man!" he bellowed, and for the rest of that day, he ruffled Alma's hair whenever she came nearer, saying, "What a good little auctioneer I've got as a daughter!”
Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things

“You can buy history, but you can't buy a culture.”
Nathan Mirts

“The Cubs are a major league baseball team based in Chicago. Apparently, the team was once cursed by a goat and is doomed now to never win the World Series. The 71 seats [auctioned by the Chicago Board of Exchange] are adjacent to the Cubs' dugout on the third-base line. This is an unnecessary detail needed to give color to what would otherwise be a dull and uninspiring narrative.”
Rakesh V. Vohra, Principles of Pricing: An Analytical Approach

Enock Maregesi
“Ford Bronco ilikuwa sehemu ya upelelezi wa polisi wa Tume ya Dunia, na ilipigwa mnada baada ya upelelezi na kesi kumalizika. Kiasi kikubwa cha pesa iliyopatikana kilikwenda kwa WPD – Idara ya Polisi ya Tume ya Dunia – ili iendelee kuimarisha huduma ya kukomesha biashara haramu ya madawa ya kulevya duniani.”
Enock Maregesi

Ehsan Sehgal
“The world is an auction house where every person becomes a victim of the auction.”
Ehsan Sehgal