Economic Crisis Quotes

Quotes tagged as "economic-crisis" (showing 1-14 of 14)
Lemony Snicket
“13. 99 percent is a very large percentage. For instance, easily 99 percent of people want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, and the occasional slice of cake for dessert. Surely an arrangement can be made with that niggling 1 percent who disagree.”
Lemony Snicket

Alex Morritt
“Oil may run out, liquidity may dry up, but as long as ink flows freely, the next chapter of Life will continue to be written.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

“You know, Tsitsi, you are so quick to point out that you are not a prostitute. I just want to laugh because you are just falling into rank. You all should spare us your ‘morality’ that lauds ‘women’ over the supposedly lesser ‘whores’ and ‘girls’. That’s how society sees us. That’s how you see us. You want it to be that we are like coal, only to be loved in the dark and tossed like ashes come morning.”
Panashe Chigumadzi, Sweet Medicine

Sebastian Rotella
“Isabel, remember we used to talk about a honeymoon in Spain?"
"Of course."
"It woulda been a blast. I took a walk last night. Two in the morning, it felt like two in the afternoon. Traffic. People on the street: families, old folks on benches. The bars and restaurants were full, everybody carrying on. Hard to believe there's an economic crisis."
"Maybe they should shut up, get some sleep, and fix the mess.”
Sebastian Rotella, The Convert's Song

Samir Amin
“The general economic growth of the quarter of a century that followed World War II not surprisingly created many illusions. In the West, people thought that they had found in Keynesianism the definitive solution to the problem of crises and unemployment. It was thus thought that the world had entered into an era of perpetual prosperity and definitive mastery of the business cycle. In the socialist world, it was also thought that the model formula for even higher growth had been discovered which enabled Khruschev to announce victoriously that by 1980 the USSR would have overtaken the united States "in every domain." In the third world of Africa and Asia, the national liberation movements which had seized political independence, also had a battery of prescriptions which, in a mix of capitalist and socialist recipes, in doses that varied from case to case, would enable these movements to overcome "underdevelopment" in "interdependence.”
Samir Amin

Petina Gappah
“They had become a nation of traders.”
Petina Gappah, An Elegy for Easterly: Stories

“A severe depression like that of 1920-21 is outside the range of probability

(The Harvard Economic Society, Nov 16,1929)”
Harvard Economic Society

“She was still not at ease with the idea that she was now important enough to have people as accessories. Nor was she comfortable with the idea of these people as gatekeepers with access to the details of their personal lives. Whenever she felt herself shrinking under the indifferent glare of the staff that surrounded her, as she did in this instance, she straightened her back and lifted her chin in the way that Chiedza, her trusted advisor-friend, had instructed her to do.”
Panashe Chigumadzi

“You can’t fight an evil disease with sweet medicine,’ says the ng’anga.”
Panashe Chigumadzi

Kenneth Eade
“In an economy that is overleveraged to historic proportions, economic stimuli will not do the trick.”
Kenneth Eade, Terror on Wall Street, a Financial Metafiction Novel

Kenneth Eade
“. It is important that we note the weaknesses in our financial system, and work toward implementing solutions before the next crisis comes. Gordon L. Eade”
Kenneth Eade, Terror on Wall Street, a Financial Metafiction Novel

Kenneth Eade
“The warning signs had been there since the crash of 2008, but after the initial shock, nothing had been done to correct the problem. Banks had been trading over $7 trillion in risky derivatives daily, as well as fixing interest rates and making bets on the rigged games. There was an ever-growing gap between the elite and all the rest of the people which had continued to develop even after the 2008 crash.”
Kenneth Eade, Terror on Wall Street, a Financial Metafiction Novel

“Just because the economy is down, doesn't mean that your spirit has to be down with it.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Kristine Bilkau
“„Mit der Zeit reifen Momente zu etwas heran, erst dann kristallisiert sich heraus, das war es, das Glück.”
Kristine Bilkau, Die Glücklichen