Pension Quotes

Quotes tagged as "pension" (showing 1-7 of 7)
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
“Death after all is only a matter of a few hours, a few minutes, but a pension is like poverty, it lasts a whole lifetime. Rich people are drunk in a different way, they can't understand this frenzy about security. Being rich is another kind of drunkenness, the forgetful kind. That, in fact, is the whole point of getting rich: to forget.”
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night

Ben Elton
“You're mugging old ladies every bit as much if you pinch their pension fund”
Ben Elton, Meltdown

Agatha Christie
“Retired soldiers are the worst sufferers when they engage in financial operations. I have found that their credulity far exceeds that of widows--and that is saying a good deal.”
Agatha Christie, Murder in the Mews

“He fell in love with her house and land,
He fell in love with her pension plan,
He worked his way to her lonely heart,
He was quite wily from the very start.”
Charmaine J. Forde

Michel de Montaigne
“This emperor was arbiter of the whole world at nineteen, and yet would have a man to be thirty before he could be fit to determine a dispute about a gutter.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Mavis Gallant
“Presently Arnaud folded the paper napkin, in the same careful way he always folded a table napkin, and said I ought to follow Chantal's suggestion and get a job in teaching a nursery school. (So Maman had mentioned that to Mme. Pons, too) I should teach until I had enough working time behind me to claim a pension. It would be good for me in my old age to have an income of my own. Anything could happen. He could be killed in a train crash or called up for a war. My father could easily be ruined in a lawsuit and die covered with debts. There were advantages to teaching, such as long holidays and reduced train fares.
"How long would it take?" I said. "Before I could stop teaching and get my pension."
"Thirty-five years," said Arnaud. "I'll ask my mother. She had no training, either, but she taught private classes. All you need is a decent background and some recommendations.”
Mavis Gallant, Across the Bridge: Stories

Jeffrey Archer
“..each ministry has an allocation of money to spend on projects agreed to by the government.
Every Secretary of State is acutely aware that his tenure of office maybe very short, so he picks out a major contract for himself from the many available.
It's the one way to ensure a pension for life if the government is changed overnight or the minister simply loses his job.”
Jeffrey Archer, A Quiver Full of Arrows