Bank Quotes

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Mark Twain
“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”
Mark Twain

Ursula K. Le Guin
“He tried to read an elementary economics text; it bored him past endurance, it was like listening to somebody interminably recounting a long and stupid dream. He could not force himself to understand how banks functioned and so forth, because all the operations of capitalism were as meaningless to him as the rites of a primitive religion, as barbaric, as elaborate, and as unnecessary. In a human sacrifice to deity there might be at least a mistaken and terrible beauty; in the rites of the moneychangers, where greed, laziness, and envy were assumed to move all men's acts, even the terrible became banal.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

John Steinbeck
“The bank - the monster has to have profits all the time. It can't wait. It'll die. No, taxes go on. When the monster stops growing, it dies. It can't stay one size.”
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Steven Wright
“I saw a bank that said '24 Hour Banking,' but I didn’t have that much time.”
Steven Wright

James C. Dobson
“25. Whenever two human beings spend time together, sooner or later they will probably irritate one another. This is true of best friends, married couples, parents and children, or teachers and students. The question is: How do they respond when friction occurs? There are four basic ways they can react:

• They can internalize the anger and send it downward into a memory bank that never forgets. This creates great pressure within and can even result in disease and other problems.
• They can pout and be rude without discussing the issues. This further irritates the other person and leaves him or her to draw his or her own conclusions about what the problem may be.
• They can blow up and try to hurt the other person. This causes the death of friendships, marriages, homes, and businesses.
• Or they can talk to one another about their feelings, being very careful not to attack the dignity and worth of the other person. This approach often leads to permanent and healthy relationships.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

“If you owe ten pounds to the Bank of England, you get thrown in jail, but if you owe a million pounds, they invite you to sit on the Board”
Philippe Riès

“Dream in colours, for hues are vibrant.
Paint each day with a smile.
In days of past, don't grieve;
Make new deposit to the pleasant memory bank!
Let your life be a reason for others to LIVE.”
Somya Kedia

Lemony Snicket
“- “What kind of funny?” I asked her. “Funny like a clown onstage? Or funny like a clown hanging around the entrance to a bank?”
-“The bank one.”
Lemony Snicket, File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

Charles Stross
“A historian who works for a bank: That’s not the most likely background for someone who capers around the cosmos having adventures, is it?”
Charles Stross, Neptune's Brood

Toba Beta
“Smartass Disciple: Master, can you trust this bank to keep your money safe?
Master of Stupidity: Well, I can put a bit less distrust on this bank than others.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“A data bank holding all the information that is in this universe can be found in God”
Sunday Adelaja

Vann Chow
“He advised that I could invest in stocks to make money. Given that I have a negative balance, that was where the conversation stopped.”
Vann Chow, Shanghai Nobody

Kamand Kojouri
“I left the bank
because they wouldn’t deposit
my cheque of poems.
So I went to the store,
but they didn’t accept
my currency of words.
So I boxed all my stories
and took them to charity.
But they refused my donation
and asked me to give blood instead.
I opened the notebooks
and made them look, 'What do you think
I wrote these in?”
Kamand Kojouri

Grove Karl Gilbert
“Knowledge of Nature is an account at bank, where each dividend is added to the principal and the interest is ever compounded; and hence it is that human progress, founded on natural knowledge, advances with ever increasing speed.”
Grove Karl Gilbert

Kate McGahan
“Love lives in the humblest of places. It doesn't matter how big your house is, how nice your car is, how big your bank vault is...it only matters how much your heart can hold.”
Kate McGahan

David Plotz
“In the early 1980s, Graham worked hard to turn the Repository into a respectable business, rather than a ludicrous one: Graham's wife didn't like keeping the sperm at the Escondido estate. Not only had the house been picketed, but a Japanese trespasser had once made a run at the sperm, only to be nipped by a family dog.”
David Plotz, The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank

Collin Coel
“Warren Buffett wird nicht müde zu betonen, dass es an ihm ist, sich selbst die Verwaltung des kleinsten Geldbetrages sehr angelegen sein zu lassen. Und eben darin bekundet sich jenes Verantwortungsbewusstsein, mit dem Staat zu machen ist.”
Collin Coel, Vertrauen im Investmentgeschäft

Collin Coel
“Es reicht, über die Geschäfte des Unternehmens im Bilde zu sein, dank erwiesener Ertragskraft, hoher Kapitalrenditen, niedriger Schulden und exquisiter Produkte beruhigt der Zukunft entgegenzusehen, die Gewissheit zu haben, dass fähige Manager am Drücker sitzen, und in ein Unternehmen zu investieren, das generell hoch im Kurs steht.”
Collin Coel, Vertrauen im Investmentgeschäft

George R.R. Martin
“The Iron Bank will have its due.”
George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
tags: bank

Steven Magee
“The legal system has been designed to rob the bank accounts of the common people.”
Steven Magee

Collin Coel
“Während der Wissenschaftler stets um den rechten Weg bemüht ist und ihm jeder noch so kleine Fehler ein Dorn im Auge ist, erlaubt sich der Künstler, die ausgetretenen Pfade zu verlassen, die Sache bewusst komplett anders anzupacken und aus den Fehlern zu lernen.”
Collin Coel, Vertrauen im Investmentgeschäft

Amit Kalantri
“Making a product is just an activity, making a profit on a product is the achievement.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Carlos Wallace
“We must learn to choose between lining our bank accounts and being accountable for our future.”
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

“The politicians looked after the mandarins. The mandarins looked after the central bankers and the regulators. (The governor of the Central Bank was paid more in 2008 than the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, as was the chief executive of the Financial Regulator.) The Central Bankers looked after the bankers. The bankers looked after IBEC. And IBEC looked after the government. The circle of oligarchs was watertight.”
Shane Ross

Enock Maregesi
“Pesa itolewe kwa masharti au bila masharti chukua, kwani huyo aliyeitoa si yake. Benki, kwa mfano, ikitaka kukupa mkopo itakuwa na masharti yake; chukua, iwapo utakubaliana na masharti hayo. Jambazi akikupa pesa ili ukafanyie ujambazi chukua pia. Lakini hiyo usiipeleke kanisani, ipeleke serikalini. Serikali itajua jinsi ya kupambana na huyo aliyekupa hiyo pesa, na hiyo pesa itaendelea kuimarisha ulinzi na usalama nchini. Pesa kuendelea kuimarisha ulinzi na usalama nchini ni sawa na zaka, au sadaka, na wewe utabarikiwa kwa kupata nyingine.”
Enock Maregesi

“Banks are IT companies; only most of them haven't noticed yet”
Pat Boens
tags: bank, it

“A man who does good works without Jesus Christ is like a man who takes his hard earned money to the bank, drops it at the counter and walks away without a bank account.”
Paul Bamikole

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