Quotes and Sayings about Banks



"Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Wisdom, Quality, Banks)

"The FBI has long been a part of the security for the nation's banks because bank robberies have been a priority."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Banks, Nation, Security)

"The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned, with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews, who would be attracted by the enormous extension of the international speculations of the national banks."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Banks, Deals, Privilege)

"I'm on this road for the rest of my life."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Life, Rest, Road)

"When we arrived in Japan in 1988, we were not prepared for the overwhelming support shown to us."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Support)

"To be selected was an honor, and in respect of the family member chosen to run, families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats, quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Family, Honor, Respect)

"The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Moon, Stars, Sun)

"The Canadian run can be no different, at least in terms of actual running."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Running)

"Many young Japanese were hearing for the first time the words of Native people from the West."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Time, People, First, Hearing, Words)

"Since the beginning, Native Peoples lived a life of being in harmony with all that surrounds us."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Life, Beginning, Being, Harmony)

"When you have a spiritual foundation, you look at poverty differently then."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Poverty, Spiritual)

"Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Destiny, Meaning, Spirituality)

"It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Mother, People, Earth, Healing)

"In 1990 we ran across Europe through 13 countries and covering 7,130 miles."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Countries, Europe)

"In 1967 the last Unity Caravan was held."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Unity)

"I have a Father's Day every day."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Father, Day)

"Every man should see the birth of his children."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Children, Man)

"Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Mother, People, Earth, Healing)

"And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Legal, People, Americans)

"In 1978, the tradition of running from village to village with a message was revived. that first run was from Davis to Los Angeles, a distance of 500 miles."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: First, Running, Tradition)

"It is an understanding with the Great Spirit or Creator that we will follow these ways."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Spirit, Understanding, Will)

"If I ever complain about yachting around the Mediterranean with Madonna, who I just idolized as a child, I should be slapped across the face."
- Elizabeth Banks
"When I was in college I was accused of being a goody two-shoes. But every goody two-shoes has a bad side."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Being, College)

"I love working with a stylist but I also love having personal relationships with designers. A stylist is great for pulling together an entire outfit, accessories included, and for shaking me out of my comfort zone."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Love, Comfort, Relationships, Zone)

"I am not afraid of much. I kill all the spiders in my house, and I'm planning to go skydiving. I am into girl power, and I'm very self-sufficient."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Power, Planning, Self, Spiders)

"I actually think that secrets are just a part of human nature and that everybody should have some."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Secrets)

"I like my coffee light."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Coffee, Light)

"You have got to have an agent. It's a business. But I think there is a way to be artful and commercial at the same time."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Time, Business)

"The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Money)

"Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don't do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I'm talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Business, Old, Talking, Today)

"No, I think the pitching today has more depth."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Today)

"People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: People, Values, Patience, Years)

"The Cubs are due in sixty-two."
- Ernie Banks
"The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose."
- Ernie Banks
"When I wake up in the morning, I feel like a billionaire without paying taxes."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Taxes)

"Work? I never worked a day in my life. I always loved what I was doing, had a passion for it."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Life, Work, Day, Passion)

"You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Happiness)

"Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Friendship, Thought, Wealth, Loyalty)

"During my time, there might have been one pitcher or two that were top pitchers on a team. Teams that won maybe had three, but today they have a lot of depth. They have a lot of long relievers, short relievers, and the strategy is different."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Time, Strategy, Today)

"The Cubs are gonna shine in sixty-nine."
- Ernie Banks
"It's a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Life, Energy, Philosophy)

"It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!"
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Day, Play)

"It's a beautiful day for a ballgame... Let's play two!"
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Day, Play)

"It would be a lot different for me because there is a lot of information that you need to know about as a player. How pitchers are pitching you, how defenses are playing, certain situations about certain pitchers."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Information)

"I own stock, and I also insure my car with Geico."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Car)

"I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Business, Work, Career, Loyalty)

"Did you hear that? I didn't hear anything. Put that question another way."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Question)

"But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Friendship, People, Right)

"Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: People, Awards, Baseball, Statistics)

"Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Work, Business, Friend, Community, Open, Years)

"I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Debt)

"I live to hail that season by gifted one foretold, when men shall live by reason, and not alone by gold."
- George Linnaeus Banks
(Related: Men, Gold, Reason)

"For the cause that lacks assistance, the wrong that needs resistance, for the future in the distance, and the good that I can do."
- George Linnaeus Banks
(Related: Cause, Future, Needs, Wrong)

"I live for those who love me, for those who know me true, for the heaven so blue above me, and the good that I can do."
- George Linnaeus Banks
(Related: Love, Heaven)

"That save from Pele's header was the best I ever made. I didn't have any idea how famous it would become - to start with, I didn't even realise I'd made it at all."
- Gordon Banks
(Related: Idea, Famous)

"At that level, every goal is like a knife in the ribs."
- Gordon Banks
(Related: Goal)

"If at first you do succeed - try to hide your astonishment."
- Harry Banks
(Related: First, Succeed)

"A salesman minus enthusiasm is just a clerk."
- Harry F. Banks
(Related: Enthusiasm)

"If at first you don't succeed, try to hide your astonishment."
- Harry F. Banks
(Related: First, Succeed)

"Protect your health. Without it you face a serious handicap for success and happiness."
- Harry F. Banks
(Related: Happiness, Success, Health)

"Where does virgin wool come from? The sheep that runs the fastest."
- Harry F. Banks
(Related: Sheep)

"By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Books)

"You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Ability, Saying, Skill, Worth, Writing)

"Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn't matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Technology, Society, Possibilities, State)

"I'm not a great believer in awards-of course the fact that I've never won one has nothing to do with it at all!"
- Iain Banks
(Related: Awards, Fact, Nothing)

"I wouldn't like to be a character in one of my books!"
- Iain Banks
(Related: Character)

"I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Consciousness, Machines)

"As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book."
- Iain Banks
(Related: People, Film, Writer)

"As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you'd thought of."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Time, Thought, Play, Writer)

"I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese."
- Iain Banks
(Related: American, Future)

"O, how glorious would it be to set my heel upon the Pole and turn myself 360 degrees in a second!"
- Joseph Banks
"Who knows but that England may revive in New South Wales when it has sunk in Europe."
- Joseph Banks
(Related: EnglEurope, May)

"In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author... I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Home, Mom, Money, Time, Honesty, Order, State, Trying)

"The story grew, got way bigger than the contest rules called for, and next thing I knew I had a book."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Rules)

"It was all a back-handed blessing, and my friends were the ones who kept the faith, read my work, and urged me to submit it to publishers (by sending it out for me - they would not hear no for an answer."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Faith, Work, Friends)

"I look at life, the experiences I've had, at the human condition, the dynamics between people, the news (world news), and draw from the compelling realities all around us."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Life, People, News)

"I love the paranormal, because there, every genre I write can become one beacon for my imagination."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Imagination, Love)

"That has always been it for me: family first."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Family, First)

"We got extremely lucky. It's a tough business to work with."
- Lloyd Banks
(Related: Business, Work)

"I'm not altogether sure what I'm going to do for that. I think it will be a lot more low key than the other two I've done. Dare I say it, a bit more relaxing."
- Peter Banks
(Related: Key, Will)

"I've had lots of replies, we're into the double figures now. And the overall standard is very good. In fact I've been feeling a little guilty, because I haven't replied to anyone yet - it is something I will be doing."
- Peter Banks
(Related: Fact, Feeling, Now, Will)

"I've wanted to do it for years, but every attempt at it has turned into another tune. We have actually taken a different approach, we're doing a lot of sampling - we're even sampling bits of Flash!"
- Peter Banks
(Related: Years)

"There's not a moment on it that will sound too familiar, as soon as it sounds comfortably familiar then we like to do something with it to take away that comfortable feeling."
- Peter Banks
(Related: Feeling, Sound, Will)

"Through writing, through that process, they realize that they become more intelligent, and more honest and more imaginative than they can be in any other part of their life."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Life, Writing)

"John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when I was a political activist in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill, where I went to university."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Vision, Civil rights, First, University)

"Lists of books we reread and books we can't finish tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Books, Worth)

"Motivations are too tangled and complex."
- Russell Banks
"My major allegiance has been to storytelling, not to history."
- Russell Banks
(Related: History)

"Nobody does anything for one reason."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Reason)

"One of the things I have tried to do with this book and with all of them really is avoid that simple, easy, reductionist view of motivation and to show we do things for a complex net of reasons, a real braid of reasons."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Motivation)

"So the same cultural and political issues that divided us in 1968 are still dividing us."
- Russell Banks
"Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act. An essential role to play in the community or tribe. It's one that I embrace wholeheartedly and have been fortunate enough to be rewarded for."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Act, Community, Play)

"The best thing about writing programs is that it rationalized the apprenticeship of a writer."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Writer, Writing)

"It's hard to spend years at a time working in total solitude with no reality-check."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Time, Reality, Solitude, Years)

"The United States particularly abandoned Liberia after the end of the Cold War."
- Russell Banks
(Related: War, End, states, United)

"The 60s passed and faded and I grew older, and in 1987 bought a house in upstate New York, and it turned out that John Brown was buried down the road from my house and that he had lived there longer than anywhere else and his house was still standing."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Road)

"And there are people who want to be writers because they love to write. And they care."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Love, People, Care, Want, Writers)

"If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter while you are writing than while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Life, Work, Discipline, Attention, Writing)

"A couple of years I taught in graduate programs at NYU and Columbia, in the early eighties."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Years)

"And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Desire, Reading)

"What I am finding now is that my audience is getting younger as I get older, which is a very good thing as you know - you don't want them to get older as you get older."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Now, Want)

"But on the other hand, I don't actively seek out stories or hunt them down."
- Russell Banks
"But really, it was reading that led me to writing. And in particular, reading the American classics like Twain who taught me at an early age that ordinary lives of ordinary people can be made into high art."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Age, Art, People, American, Reading, Writing)

"Chimpanzees are endangered. Severely."
- Russell Banks
"First of all it's usually women who run these higher primate sanctuaries, rarely men. They are white. They come from privileged backgrounds. They are educated."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Women, First)

"For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer, since so very few writers are able to learn a living from their work that is equivalent to the living earned by the average dentist or accountant."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Work, Living, Writer, Writers)

"I began as a boy with artistic talent... as a visual artist... I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens drifted into reading serious literature."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Talent, Thought, Artist, Literature, Reading)

"I don't want it to be all that self-conscious or artificial, but it really grows out of my having invented myself as a listener so that I could hear her voice."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Self, Voice, Want)

"I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read - they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Home, Life, Kids, Reading, Weekend)

"Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Life, Now, Writing)

"Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Careers, Name, Now, Today, Will)

"I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Love, Thought, Control, Career, Paris, Style)

"I'm competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Past)

"I'm not sure exactly how gossiping about my life with my audience really helps them."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Life)

"I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Women, Business, Stars, Talk, Trying, Want)

"I've always seen modeling as a stepping stone."
- Tyra Banks
"It's not like I want to hop on a bandwagon, because I said it 15 years ago - bringing a child into your life who is not genetically yours is one of the most beautiful things you can do. But I'm also interested in having my own baby, too."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Life, Baby, Want, Years)

"My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Mom, Feet, Waiting)

"Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn't appreciate its beauty."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Beauty, Paris, World)

"People always ask me if I'm going to stop modeling because I have started an acting career. I hope to continue to model for years to come."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: People, Hope, Acting, Career, Years)

"The runway symbolizes something in society that's very intimidating to women."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Society, Women)

"I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time. When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Time, Athletes, Want)

"When I am full, I stop eating."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Eating)

"I haven't seen the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre. I haven't seen anything. I don't really care."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Care)

"You can't model for the rest of your life, so it is important to diversify your career."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Life, Career, Rest)

"There's always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Dreams, People, Goals)

"I don't go to the cool, trendy restaurants. I go to either the holes in the wall or the super-fancy restaurants where there are no cool people."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: People, Restaurants)

"A smart model is a good model."
- Tyra Banks
"Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies. Black men love big butts."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Body, Problems)

"Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door?"
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Women, American)

"I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Love, Food, Want)

"From offstage until the moment I walk onstage, I constantly tweak my talk show and 'Top Model', but at the same time, I often leave my private life by the wayside."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Life, Time, Talk)

"I talked about adopting a baby when I was 20 years old, before it became 'hip.'"
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Baby, Old, Years)

"I enjoy doing fashion shows and transforming myself into different looks for photo shoots."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Fashion)

"I had had an extroverted personality with a lot of friends, but when I lost the weight and grew so tall, I withdrew within myself."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Friends, Personality, Weight)

"I have so many goals."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Goals)

"I look at myself and pick out the things I don't like. No matter how much I work out, I never get muscle tone in my butt and hip area."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Work)

"I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Food, Love, Want)

"I love the confidence that makeup gives me."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Love, Confidence, Makeup)

"I loved planning 'The Tyra Show' more than actually having to do it. I loved coming up with show ideas, honing each program and crafting it. I'm more excited being in a meeting than being on TV."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Ideas, Being, Meeting, Planning)

"Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next."
- Tyra Banks
"Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over except when they are different."
- Nancy Banks-Smith
(Related: Science, People, Anthropology, World)

"Having contemplated this admirable grove, I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river, and though it was now late in December, the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom."
- William Bartram
(Related: Banks, December, Now)

"The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Banks, Freedom, Will)

"Banks' beer. There's nothing like it! To Brazil. And to Barbados justice."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Banks, Beer, Brazil, Justice, Nothing)

"And I think the more money you put in people's hands, the more they will spend And if they don't spend it, they invest it. And investing it is another way of creating jobs. It puts money into mutual funds or other kinds of banks that can go out and make loans, and we need to do that."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Money, People, Banks, Jobs, Will)

"This nation is like a spring freshet; it overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Banks, Nation, Spring)

"The connection which formerly existed between the Government and banks was in reality injurious to both, as well as to the general interests of the community at large."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Banks, Community, Connection, Reality)

"Banks properly established and conducted are highly useful to the business of the country, and will doubtless continue to exist in the States so long as they conform to their laws and are found to be safe and beneficial."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Business, Banks, Country, Laws, states, Will)

"Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences."
- Vince Cable
(Related: Business, Financial, Balance, Banks, Consequences, Gambling, Investment, Years)

"A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks."
- John C. Calhoun
(Related: Government, Power, People, Banks)

"There's another way we are getting behind business - by sorting out the banks. Taxpayers bailed you out. Now it's time for you to repay the favour and start lending to Britain's small businesses."
- David Cameron
(Related: Business, Time, Banks, Now)

"In the 1970s we saw a massive shift of household savings from the banks to the brokerage firms."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Banks)

"If you go back to the time of J.P. Morgan, the world of high finance was completely wholesale. The prestigious investment banks on Wall Street appealed exclusively to large corporations, governments, and to extremely wealthy individuals."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Finance, Time, Banks, Corporations, Investment, World)

"Where are the jobs going to come from?Small business, manufacturing and clean energy. Where's the money to finance them? The banks and the corporations in America today have lots of money that they can invest right now."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Finance, Money, Business, America, Banks, Corporations, Energy, Jobs, Manufacturing, Now, Right, Today)

"Before 1980, it was basically illegal for U.S. banks to invent new products."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Banks)

"Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars today could see their real owners."
- E. Joseph Cossman
(Related: Banks, Today)

"Disney had made such a great deal of money on Snow White that the banks gave him the go-ahead on the next three films. But he was heavily dependent on the foreign market."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Money, Banks, Disney, Snow)

"All these child stars grow up and they're knockin' over banks and getting prostitutes. I'm, like, one of the only people I know that has managed to dodge all of that negative crap."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: People, Negative, Banks, Stars)

"I rob banks for a living, what do you do?"
- John Dillinger
(Related: Banks, Living)

"At a time when going to college has never been more important, it's never been more expensive, and our nation's families haven't been in this kind of financial duress since the great depression. And so what we have is just sort of a miraculous opportunity simply by stopping the subsidy to banks when we already have the risk of loans. We can plow those savings into our students. And we can make college dramatically more affordable, tens of billions of dollars over the next decade."
- Arnie Duncan
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Financial, Banks, College, Depression, Nation, Risk, Students)

"Are you happy to be living back in Fairbanks again?"
- William Allen Egan
(Related: Living)

"Sometimes I wonder if I got lulled into not wanting things because I grew up black in this country."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Country, Wonder)

"In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: People, Culture, Guitar, Spain, states)

"Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Work, Inspiration, Control, Hard work, Luck)

"It is hard for a black man to just be himself. We spend so much time in defense of something that is indefensible because there is nothing to defend."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Time, Defense, Man, Nothing)

"It's shameful what's happening in this country in terms of what we deny our children."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Children, Country)

"James Brown is the reason I play guitar."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Guitar, Play, Reason)

"My love life doesn't stink; it's nonexistent."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Life, Love)

"My love life is like everyone else's - great, and then terrible."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Life, Love)

"People see my current success but don't realize I've worked hard to get where I am. I used to clean garbage off the Philadelphia docks and put a lot of time into developing my music."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Music, Success, Time, People)

"The worst part is doubt. When you doubt yourself, which we are taught to do, you get lost."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Doubt)

"If you play jazz, then you play with your fingers. If you're playing rock, you use a pick. There's really no rhyme or reason to that other than that's just the way it has been."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Jazz, Play, Reason)

"The belief that we are what the media says we are, what people perceive we are, is soon to be what we think we are. We are treated based on this warped perception. It is hard to get away from it."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: People, Belief, Perception, Media)

"The simple things in life ground me and keep me focused so I'm able to do a good job with what is in front of me."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Life, Job)

"The things I really learned, I learned from watching my parents. They take care of business. Always have."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Business, Care, Parents)

"I am blessed to have Mom and Dad."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Dad, Mom)

"Serious musicians are finding it harder and harder to have a voice in the world of music these days."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Music, Musicians, Voice, World)

"I can pay my rent now. I guess I could always do that, but now I can get an apartment with heat."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Now)

"I wish I could sing. I love singers, but I am way too shy. Scares the hell out of me."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Love, Hell)

"I consider myself a serious musician. Doing a comedy show does not take away from that in any way."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Comedy)

"After a while I thought it didn't make any sense to use a pick. It's kind of like typing with one finger on each hand instead of using all your fingers."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Thought, Sense)

"Dad made it to Gold Shield Detective, so he always busted Robin, my oldest brother, and me. Always got caught, whatever we were doing."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Dad, Brother, Gold)

"I feel very honored to be playing with Bill Pierce. He's such a great musician."
- Kevin Eubanks
"I had the fortunate experience to play with people from different schools of music. Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Experience, Music, People, Play, Rivers, School, Schools)

"I want someone who is open-minded, dedicated to whatever she is doing and isn't afraid to say I love you. As for looks, she shouldn't have three heads. I want a regular human being."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Love, Being, Open, Want)

"I really live a simple life and don't need very much to feel good and happy. Don't get me wrong; I believe you should get what you earn. Sometimes you have to fight for it."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Life, Fight, Wrong)

"I really worked with icons in the music business, which really had a strong effect on me. It wasn't just pick-up gigs."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Music, Business, Effect)

"I was playing violin for a long time, about 6 years. It takes a while. You need very patient people in your house when you have a violin."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Time, People, Years)

"I think Wes Montgomery is the greatest jazz guitarist that ever lived."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Jazz)

"Being as versatile as I am, I take offense to the notion that no serious musician would not be doing a late night talk show gig. One has to be open enough in other areas to be able to contribute to a show like this."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Being, Night, Open, Talk)

"I thought people cared about music in a deep way, so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself. It was me, thinking I knew what was up. Youth, who else can change the world?"
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Change, Music, Thought, People, Deep, Spirit, Thinking, World, Writing, Youth)

"I love both my parents dearly."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Love, Parents)

"China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Forgiveness, Government, Idea, Apparel, Banks, Manipulation, states, Trade, United)

"And $18 million in three Japanese banks, completely false. That I have two factories in Panama, also completely false. This is part of the counter campaign of some people."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: People, Banks, Panama)

"With weak balance sheets, banks tend to continue lending unprofitable businesses and leave them existing."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Balance, Banks)

"Japan's experience suggests the importance of assessing the sustainability of price stability over a fairly long period, which many central banks have emphasized in recent years."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Experience, Banks, Importance, Stability, Years)

"The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Money, Banks, Mind)

"In the financial system we have today, with less risk concentrated in banks, the probability of systemic financial crises may be lower than in traditional bank-centered financial systems."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Financial, Banks, May, Risk, Today)

"A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding."
- William Gibson
(Related: Banks, Complexity, Computer, Light, Mind)

"Is there any reason why the American people should be taxed to guarantee the debts of banks, any more than they should be taxed to guarantee the debts of other institutions, including merchants, the industries, and the mills of the country?"
- Carter Glass
(Related: People, American, Banks, Country, Reason)

"I left General Magic in 1996 to become an Internet hobbyist - got a T-1 line to my house. At one point I had all four food banks of the Bay Area hosted from this house here."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Food, Banks, Internet, Magic)

"Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money."
- J. Edgar Hoover
(Related: Money, Society, Banks)

"I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Banks)

"Before the arrival of the Credit Union, people who were from the poor background or a working class background couldn't borrow from banks."
- John Hume
(Related: People, Banks, Class, Credit, Poor)

"I have always been afraid of banks."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Banks)

"We sometime didn't get enough to buy oats for our horses. Most banks had very little money in them."
- Frank James
(Related: Money, Banks, Horses)

"The contents of the massive banks behind these successive revetments makes it quite clear that the material was derived from the incorporation of earlier occupation levels."
- Kathleen Kenyon
(Related: Banks, Occupation)

"Banks have a new image. Now you have 'a friend,' your friendly banker. If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens?"
- Alan King
(Related: Friend, Banks, Now)

"Banks introduced the installment plan. The disappearance of cash and the coming of the credit card changed the shape of life in the United States."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Life, Banks, Credit, states, United)

"Nationalizing businesses, nationalizing banks, is not a solution for the democratic party, it's the objective."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Banks, Party, Solution)

"In several sections, both natural in the banks of the Mississippi and its numerous arms, and where artificial canals had been cut, I observed erect stumps of trees, with their roots attached, buried in strata at different heights, one over the other."
- Charles Lyell
(Related: Banks, Trees)

"I am afraid that the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can and do create and destroy money. And they who control the credit of a nation direct the policy of governments, and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people."
- Richard McKenna
(Related: Money, People, Policy, Control, Banks, Credit, Destiny, Nation, Will)

"The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Banks)

"Our Government is committed to pursuing policies and programs which facilitate a further lowering of the interest rates in order to fuel investment and growth. We call on the commercial banks to partner with us in this effort."
- Said Musa
(Related: Government, Growth, Banks, Effort, Interest, Investment, Order)

"Gen. Banks has issued an order for the instruction of Negro children. Schoolhouses are to be built or rented and Teachers hired for this purpose, and the farmers and planters are to pay the Taxes in support of this."
- Knute Nelson
(Related: Purpose, Banks, Children, Order, Support, Taxes, Teachers)

"A few hours' ride brought us to the banks of the river Kansas."
- Francis Parkman
(Related: Banks)

"The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange."
- William Petty
(Related: Selling, Banks, Buying, Interest, Trade)

"Not an old woman that buys a paper of pins, without yielding a part of the price to the banks as interest!"
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Banks, Old, Woman)

"The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Time, Banks)

"When ATM machines came out and people were prosecuted for robbing ATM machines, I don't think anybody thought the banks were against technology because they didn't want their ATM machines lifted."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Technology, Thought, People, Banks, Machines, Want)

"The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: Politics, Banks, Community, Congress, Order, Vote)

"The first week Banks was with us, we knew he was going to be a star."
- Hank Sauer
(Related: Banks, First)

"The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring, magnificent here. Down the terraced slopes and right to the water's edge on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks."
- Ernest Thompson Seton
(Related: Banks, Inspiring, Right, Water)

"In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture."
- Nancy Banks Smith
(Related: Architecture, Experience)

"You carry forever the fingerprint that comes from being under someone's thumb."
- Nancy Banks Smith
(Related: Being)

"Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman."
- Nancy Banks Smith
(Related: Bed, Pleasure, Woman)

"Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over - except when they are different."
- Nancy Banks Smith
(Related: Science, People, Anthropology, World)

"On private transactions, I'll just go very quickly now, a major difference between the United States and Euroland is that in Europe banks are much more important in financial transactions than in the United States."
- Robert C. Solomon
(Related: Financial, Banks, Difference, Europe, Now, states, United)

"But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit."
- Josiah Stamp
(Related: Money, Control, Banks, Credit, Slavery, Want)

"International lending banks need to focus on areas where private investment doesn't go, such as infrastructure projects, education and poverty relief."
- Joseph Stiglitz
(Related: Education, Banks, Focus, Investment, Poverty, Projects)

"The rivers of America will run with blood filled to their banks before we will submit to them taking the Bible out of our schools."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Bible, America, Banks, Blood, Rivers, Schools, Will)

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."
- Charles R. Swindoll
(Related: Banks, Children, Day, Memory)

"Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps, and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons."
- Henry Timrod
(Related: Banks, Court, Lonely)

"The government wants to control the banks, just as it now controls GM and Chrysler, and will surely control the health industry in the not-too-distant future. Keeping them TARP-stuffed is the key to control."
- Stuart Varney
(Related: Government, Health, Control, Banks, Future, Key, Now, Will)

"I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Positive, Banks, Care, First, Hate, Nothing, Trouble)

"Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people, taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere, withdrew their deposits."
- Carter G. Woodson
(Related: Business, People, Banks)

"The effectiveness of our memory banks is determined not by the total number of facts we take in, but the number we wish to reject."
- Jon Wynne-Tyson
(Related: Banks, Facts, Memory)