Quotes and Sayings about Finance



"The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don't want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals?"
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Time, Money, People, Animals, Holidays, Killing, Options, Want)

"The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along."
- Richard Armitage
(Related: Power, War, Finance, Intelligence, Diplomacy, Fight, Fighting, Law, Military, Terrorism, Today, Tools, Wage)

"I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let's do it both ways. So we did it in four parts."
- Bille August
(Related: Finance, Money, Film, Television)

"Finance, like time, devours its own children."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Finance, Time, Children)

"If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner."
- John Barrymore
(Related: Finance, Company)

"Most women outlive their spouses. Divorce remains at record rates. It's important for a woman to be able to control her finances."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Women, Control, Divorce, Woman)

"In Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off. It was quite an enlightened sort of move. You could go to this government bureau with scripts and and get finance for films."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Finance, Government)

"Our strength in finance has led us to set up an international financial centre with medium and long-term objectives, especially to develop Islamic financial and insurance services."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Finance, Financial, Strength, Objectives)

"But even at the height of these scandals, even at the time when our finances were at their worst, the NAACP branches - the grassroots - kept plugging away. They kept doing what they do, and they do it well."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Time)

"People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Experience, Finance, Government, History, People, Committee, Common sense, First, Senate, State, Want, Woman)

"The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Finance, Money, Women, Office, Reason, Rules, Senate)

"Look, Congress has allocated more money to finance the upcoming Iraqi elections than it has for the American elections. There's something wrong with that."
- Donna Brazile
(Related: Finance, Money, American, Congress, Elections, Wrong)

"We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Finance, War, Building, Mission, Nation, Oil, Sales)

"Liberalism is financed by the dividends from Conservatism."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Conservatism, Liberalism)

"What distinguishes the campaign finance issue from just about every other one being debated these days is that the two sides do not divide along conventional liberal/ conservative lines."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Finance, Being, Conservative)

"Show people tend to treat their finances like their dentistry. They assume the man handling it knows what he is doing."
- Dick Cavett
(Related: People, Man)

"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)

"Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias, I should surely have killed myself."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Parents, Youth)

"In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Business, Finance, Trust, People, Jobs, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Profession, Running, Space)

"Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Finance, Nation)

"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)

"I cannot separate the finances of India from those of England. If the finances of the Indian Government receive any severe and irreparable check, will not the resources of England be called upon to meet the emergency, and to supply the deficiency?"
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Government, England, Will)

"The more unique your film is and unusual it is and difficult it is, the harder it is to get it financed. That's why a lot of good filmmakers are doing television. They do HBO movies."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Movies, Film, Television)

"We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Finance, Politics, Reform)

"We'll have a public power authority, which will also have the ability to build power or finance power. And more importantly, we'll have more power than our economy provides. All of that will give us leverage we don't have today."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Finance, Power, Ability, Authority, Economy, Public, Today, Will)

"The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that's not equity, it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Finance, Society, People, Right, State, Welfare, World)

"The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Art, Finance, Country, Culture, Help, Rest)

"I know what I don't know. To this day, I don't know technology, and I don't know finance or accounting."
- Bernie Ebbers
(Related: Finance, Technology, Day)

"Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Finance, Money, Leader, Country)

"Homeowners who refinanced their mortgages took out cash and reduced their monthly payments at the same time. Much of the cash obtained by refinancing was spent on consumer durables, home improvements and the like."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Home, Time)

"But because we in the United States finance our current account deficit by borrowing in our own currency, we can move to a more competitive dollar without the adverse effects that followed currency declines in other countries."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Finance, Borrowing, Countries, states, United)

"To finance this trade deficit, the U.S. has to borrow from the rest of the world or sell American assets like stocks, businesses, and real estate to the rest of the world."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Finance, American, Rest, Trade, World)

"For a number of years, I'd been around the kind of people who financed movies and the kind of people who are there to make the deals for movies. But I'd always had this naive idea that everybody wants to make movies as good as they can be, which is stupid."
- David Fincher
(Related: Movies, People, Idea, Deals, Years)

"Stay on top of your finances. Don't leave that up to others."
- Leif Garrett
"I personally believe that there's going to be a good case for the government preserving some type of guarantee to make sure that people have the ability to borrow to finance a house even in a very damaging recession. I think there's going to be a good case for that."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Finance, Government, People, Ability)

"And I think it's a prudent, responsible way, given the scale of the emergency, the scale of the damage still facing America, that we finance these additional support for the unemployed as well as the support for small business. We think there's a good case for doing it now. We want to do it in an overall fiscally responsible way."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Finance, Business, America, Now, Support, Want)

"I've been writing a lot, I've a few projects I'm trying to finance, I do some acting, I do some directing... Apart from that, if I could get lower that a ten handicap on my golf game I'd be thrilled."
- Paul M. Glaser
(Related: Finance, Acting, Golf, Projects, Trying, Writing)

"What we now call "finance" is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Love, Now)

"If US per capita income continues to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent a year, the country will have plenty of money to finance comfortable retirements and high-quality healthcare for all citizens, including those at the bottom of the wage ladder."
- William Greider
(Related: Finance, Money, Country, Healthcare, Income, Wage, Will)

"In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims."
- William Greider
(Related: Time, Finance, Crime, Deeds, Prison, Victims)

"There were a lot of people dreaming about making films, and they would finance maybe 6 films a year. Because they were funded by the government, the films sort-of had to deal with serious social issues - and, as a result, nobody went to see those films."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Finance, Government, People, Result)

"There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level - everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success."
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Finance, Success, Activism, Elections, Living, Wage)

"For too long, we financed our schools in a way that has systematically left large segments of our population behind."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Population, Schools)

"I turn up in Los Angeles every now and then, so I can get some big money films in order to finance my smaller money films."
- John Hurt
(Related: Finance, Money, Now, Order)

"These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Finance, Heroes, Rest)

"I didn't end up going bankrupt... I made some great investments and I held on to my money, which also enables me to have the freedom to do what I want now. But it's not about finances. No matter what, it's about keeping it real."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Money, End, Freedom, Now, Want)

"As you know, Social Security functions under the premise that today's workers will help finance benefits for retirees and that these workers will then be supported by the next generation of workers paying into the same system."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Finance, Benefits, Help, Security, Today, Will, Workers)

"I don't plan on going back to legal work. I wanted an international career, and finance seemed to be where some interesting career opportunities were."
- Nick Johnson
(Related: Finance, Legal, Work, Career)

"In fact, corporate and union moneys go overwhelmingly to incumbents, so limiting that money, as Congress did in the campaign finance law, may be the single most self-denying thing that Congress has ever done."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Finance, Money, Congress, Corporate, Fact, Law, May, Self)

"We came from a family where we ran our own small business. Our dad made his own products. We made our own sausages, our own meatloafs, our own pickles. Dad had to do everything himself. He had to figure out how to finance his business."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Business, Dad, Family, Finance)

"In 1973, women got 59 cents on the dollar; now we are getting 74 cents on the dollar. In the area of finance and business, we are at 68 cents on the dollar."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Finance, Women, Business, Now)

"Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Finance, Improvement, Investment, Will)

"It is a sound principle of finance, and a still sounder principle of government, that those who have the duty of expending the revenue of a country should also be saddled with the responsibility of levying and providing it."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Finance, Government, Country, Duty, Responsibility, Sound)

"It is usually people in the money business, finance, and international trade that are really rich."
- Robin Leach
(Related: Money, Business, Finance, People, Trade)

"Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Education, Financial, Americans, Attention, Healthcare, Retirement)

"Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee whose head, John Conyers, says he doesn't understand it. It'll be passed by Congress that has not read it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a Treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What could possibly go wrong?"
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Health, Care, Committee, Congress, Country, President, Taxes, Will, Wrong)

"I lost a year or two in there, trying to get films financed that I didn't know would never get financing."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Trying)

"Last time I was in Jamaica I financed a teacher to teach in an orphanage."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Time)

"I only make movies to finance my fishing'."
- Lee Marvin
(Related: Finance, Movies, Fishing)

"The number one lobby that opposes campaign finance reform in the United States is the National Association of Broadcasters."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Finance, Reform, states, United)

"But having said that, what's happening with campaign finance reform and our political culture is devastating."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Finance, Culture, Reform)

"The Republican Party is not in the hands of the Jewish lobby in America as the Democratic Party must look quite often to Jewish money to finance candidates."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Finance, Money, America, Party, Republican)

"I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Education, Finance, Women, Athletes, Effort, Example)

"My expertise was in public finance, particularly corporate taxation, since I had worked at the US Treasury."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Finance, Corporate, Expertise, Public, Taxation)

"You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Finance)

"Arbitrage proof has since been widely used throughout finance and economics."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Finance, Economics, Proof)

"I had some of the students in my finance class actually do some empirical work on capital structures, to see if we could find any obvious patterns in the data, but we couldn't see any."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Finance, Work, Class, Obvious, Students)

"It is a very unusual sector and the one thing I would ask of them is to understand that for most of them one-third of their films are being financed by the taxpayer and that carries huge accountability and responsibility."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Being, Responsibility)

"I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Finance, Challenge, Reform, Want)

"I've never preached one sermon on money, on just finances. I want to stay away from it."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Money, Want)

"Many dotcoms recruited people from existing companies who were quite experienced in finance, marketing, distribution and other disciplines but not necessarily experienced in the Web culture."
- John Patrick
(Related: Finance, People, Culture, Marketing)

"I worked with a group of people who argued day and night - professors, officials, the Minister of Finance - but there were decisions that I had to make."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Finance, People, Day, Decisions, Night)

"Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger."
- Mario Puzo
(Related: Finance, Politics)

"I have recorded nine tracks for a new album which I financed myself and am looking for a home for."
- Suzi Quatro
(Related: Home)

"Right now we think that rates will stay low, that you'll be able to get a mortgage below seven percent and that's kicked off a refinance boom that's going to put more money in the pockets of consumers."
- Franklin Raines
(Related: Money, Now, Right, Will)

"Masood Ahmed brings to the position of director of external relations extensive experience gained in a range of senior positions in international finance and development."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Experience, Finance, Development)

"In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed."
- John Rawls
(Related: Finance, Money, Pursuit)

"As the egalitarianism of Marxism is attractive to many, socialism could have attracted many followers in America, anyway. But there is no doubt that it could not possibly have affected us so widely and so deeply as it has, had it not been heavily financed."
- B. Carroll Reece
(Related: America, Doubt, Followers, Marxism, Socialism)

"If I had learned more about business ahead of time, I would have been shaped into believing that it was only about finances and quality management."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Business, Time, Quality, Management)

"If I remember rightly Holland for instance has something like 45, and it's a much smaller country. In comparison we have very few and they are very badly financed."
- Richard Rogers
(Related: Country)

"I have come close to producing films. But generally by the time they hit the screen, there's about 50 people with producer credits, so what's the point. I usually find scripts I like with no money attached and take them to producers that I know and try to raise finance."
- Tim Roth
(Related: Finance, Money, Time, People)

"I now work for a finance company in Luxembourg with projects in South America and the Caribbean."
- Mathias Rust
(Related: Finance, Work, America, Company, Now, Projects)

"It's very difficult to break into motion pictures, but it's oddly easier for directors today because of independent films and cable, who have inherited for the most part those films of substance that the studios are reluctant to finance."
- Mark Rydell
(Related: Finance, Today)

"To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life. Every politician has lied about something because they are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections."
- Peter Schuyler
(Related: Finance, Life, Elections, Interest, Lying, Public)

"While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college, finances by no means should be the deciding factor."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: College, Obstacles, Students)

"Another example of the educational inequality is the current debate over publicly financed school vouchers which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful, but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Debate, Example, Inequality, Public, School, Schools, Will)

"Actually criminal sanctions that are given could be up to five years for violating the rules and regulations under the campaign finance reform. This is like the Alien and Sedition Act of years and years ago, decades ago."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Finance, Act, Reform, Rules, Years)

"Now both my films have been number one at the Australian box office and it took about two years just to get the finance for this film, so if it's hard for me then God help everyone else."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Finance, God, Film, Help, Now, Office, Years)

"Three years after starting, by physically doing everything from raising the finance to special effects, we'd finally cobbled together our low budget film."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Finance, Film, Years)

"Unfortunately, money in politics is an insidious thing - and a loophole in our campaign finance system was taken advantage of with money going to existing or new 527 groups with the sole purpose of influencing the election."
- Olympia Snowe
(Related: Finance, Money, Politics, Purpose)

"It starts with campaign finance reform."
- Zack Space
(Related: Finance, Reform)

"I got IRS records to finance what I wanted to do."
- Penelope Spheeris
(Related: Finance)

"Anne is very forgiving. She doesn't care about money, being rich, or clothes. We never argued about finances."
- Jerry Stiller
(Related: Money, Being, Care, Clothes)

"Let's not overlook, though, what we do know about the campaign finance scandal, and the fact the Chinese were involved in our presidential campaign and our congressional campaigns."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Finance, Fact, Scandal)

"The hope is they would like to bring it to Broadway next year, so we'll see that's to come in the end of the finance year and everybody else and also real estate and what theaters are available at the time but I would like to come back with it."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Finance, Time, Hope, End)

"In the first years after 1989, films were partly financed from the state's budget as well as by public television. Still, except for a few special cases, most films are made this way."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: First, Public, State, Television, Years)

"Our ministry is debt free and we have not had to beg or plead for finances."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Debt)

"Every Teen Challenge ministry is responsible for raising its own finances, but we assist these works with finances, prayer and counseling, especially overseas in areas such as Siberia, Africa, South America."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Teen, America, Challenge, Prayer)

"We teach about how to drive in school, but not how to manage finances."
- Andy Williams
(Related: School)