Costs Quotes

Quotes tagged as "costs" (showing 1-19 of 19)
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

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

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

“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

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

“A smile costs nothing.
So don't waste it!”
Anthony T.Hincks

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

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

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