Costs Quotes

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John Grogan
“In a dog's life, some plaster would fall, some cushions would open, some rugs would shred. Like any relationship, this one had its costs. They were costs we came to accept and balance against the joy and amusement and protection and companionship he gave us.”
John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

J.R.R. Tolkien
“If this is victory, then our hands are too small to hold it.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Pooja Agnihotri
“Maintaining proper relationships with vendors is very crucial in bringing down the cost of your products and sourcing the perfect raw materials.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Michael Pollan
“The ninety-nine cent price of a fast-food hamburger simply doesn't take account of that meal's true cost--to soil, oil, public health, the public purse, etc., costs which are never charged directly to the consumer but, indirectly and invisibly, to the taxpayer (in the form of subsidies), the health care system (in the form of food-borne illnesses and obesity), and the environment (in the form of pollution), not to mention the welfare of the workers in the feedlot and the slaughterhouse and the welfare of the animals themselves.”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Angela Flournoy
“Here is the truth about self-discovery: it is never without cost.”
Angela Flournoy, The Turner House

John Lanchester
“On the opposite wall was a Damien Hirst spot painting, bought by Arabella after a decent bonus season. Roger's considered view of the painting, looking at it from aesthetic, art-historical, interior-design, and psychological points of view, was that it had cost forty-seven thousand pounds, plus VAT.”
John Lanchester, Capital

أنيس منصور
“سرير المستشفى يشبه التاكسي لأن له عدادا لا يتوقف !”
أنيس منصور, زى الفل أو أحزان هذا الكاتب

Dan Brown
“Scientific advancement carries risk,” Kohler argued. “It always has. Space programs, genetic research, medicine—they all make mistakes. Science needs to survive its own blunders, at any cost. For everyone’s sake.”
Vittoria was amazed at Kohler’s ability to weigh moral issues with scientific detachment. His intellect seemed to be the product of an icy divorce from his inner spirit. “You think CERN is so critical to the earth’s future that we should be immune from moral responsibility?”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

أنيس منصور
“هناك نوعين من الترمومترات في المستشفيات : واحد يضعونه في فمك و الثاني يضعونه في جيبك !”
أنيس منصور, زى الفل أو أحزان هذا الكاتب

Thomas Sowell
“The federal government could make a Rolls Royce affordable for every American, but we would not be a richer country as a result. We would in fact be a much poorer country, because of all the vast resources transferred from other economic activities to subsidize an extravagant luxury. [...] To have politicians arbitrarily change the price tags, so that prices no longer represent the real costs, is to defeat the whole purpose [of an economy: to make trade-offs, with the prices of a market economy representing the costs of producing things].
Reality doesn't change when the government changes price tags. Talk about "bringing down health care costs" is not aimed at the costly legal environment in which medical science operates, or other sources of needless medical costs. It is aimed at price control, which hides costs rather than reducing them. [...]
Whether in France during the 1790s, the Soviet Union after the Bolshevik revolution, or in newly independent African nations during the past generation, governments have imposed artificially low prices on food. In each case, this led to artificially low supplies of food and artificially high levels of hunger.
People who complain about the "prohibitive" cost of housing, or of going to college, for example, fail to understand that the whole point of costs is to be prohibitive. [...] The idea [that "basic necessities" should be a "right"] certainly sounds nice. But the very fact that we can seriously entertain such a notion, as if we were God on the first day of creation, instead of mortals constrained by the universe we find in place, shows the utter unreality of failing to understand that we can only make choices among alternatives actually available.
[...] Trade-offs [as opposed to solutions] remain inescapable, whether they are made through a market or through politics. The difference is that price tags present all the trade-offs simultaneously, while political 'affordability' policies arbitrarily fix on whatever is hot at the moment. That is why cities have been financing all kinds of boondoggles for years, while their bridges rusted and the roadways crumbled.”
Thomas Sowell, The Thomas Sowell Reader

“What the world needs today are alliances that improve the lives of people by creating opportunities and not cheap public relations stunts. Where I come from we say 'kwa ground vitu ni different'.
[G7 Summit, June 12, 2021]”

“What are they doing, examining last month's costs with a microscope when they should be surveying the horizon with a telescope?

[Acerbic comment about directors of Brunner Mond, where he worked.]”
Francis Arthur Freeth

Mark Graban
“In the lean approach, companies are taught that prices are set by the market and that one way to improve profit margin is to reduce costs. This thinking flies in the face of "cost plus" thinking, where we look first at our own costs and set prices based on our desired profit margin. The reality is that most companies whether manufacturers or hospitals, do not have market power to set prices as they wish.”
Mark Graban, Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction

Deyth Banger
“Every finding costs a casualty, every search done makes you victim. Every though makes you easy as a victim.”
Deyth Banger

Søren Kierkegaard
“It costs a man just as much or even more to go to hell than to come to heaven. Narrow, exceedingly narrow is the way to perdition!”
Soren Kierkegaard

David Morrell
“blackmail never ended. it only bought time. but time was in limited supply. it would last only as long as his money did.”
David Morrell, The League of Night and Fog
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Steven Pinker
“Organisms are selected to deploy violence only in circumstances where the expected benefits outweigh the expected costs.”
Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Daniel   Kemp
“I don’t charge for the words I write. I charge for joining them together.”
Daniel Kemp

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Ah yes, the joys of free enterprise, which is never free of anything be it taxes, bills, or stress.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly

“Everything costs something.”
Zara Hairston

Sigrid Nunez
“What exactly did Simone Weil mean when she said, When you have to make a decision in life, about what you should do, do what will cost you the most.

Do what is difficult because it is difficult. Do what will cost you the most. Who were these people?”
Sigrid Nunez, The Friend

C.A.A. Savastano
“You can determine how much you value something by the price it costs to take it away.”
C.A.A. Savastano

Olawale Daniel
“The government never wanted to end the SARS injustice, that wasn't the agenda. The goal was to curb the spread of the protest across the country which they had achieved. But at what cost?”
Olawale Daniel