Quotation Explorer - 'Paying'

We've got this weird dysgenic situation where we're basically just paying idiots to breed and taxing intelligent people to stay away from each other with anything remotely resembling fertility. - Stefan Molyneux
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. - Gore Vidal
When I finally applied logic to Religion that was when I quit paying after life insurance and quit going - Stanley Victor Paskavich
I knew that Sundays in England aren't just ordinary dull Sundays, the same the world over, which demand that one simply tiptoe through without disturbing them or paying them the least attention, they are vaster and slower and more burdensome than anywhere else I know. - Javier Marías
I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude. - Brené Brown
Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager. - Susan Sontag
Jamin knew that by morning, when he was done paying the girl in exchange for her slipping out without causing a fuss, he would be flat broke. But that did not matter. It was money well spent. - Stanley Gazemba (Bahati Books)
Something, somewhere, knows what’s best for me and promises to keep sending me people and experiences to light my way as long as I live in gratitude and keep paying attention to the signs. - Jennifer Elisabeth
Capitalism: Teach a man to fish, but the fish he catches aren't his. They belong to the person paying him to fish, and if he's lucky, he might get paid enough to buy a few fish for himself. - Karl Marx
You don’t want modesty, you want humility. Humility comes from inside out. It says someone was here before me and I’m here because I’ve been paid for. I have something to do and I will do that because I’m paying for someone else who has yet to come. - Maya Angelou
You think you're paying your dollar for a chance at the $6.2 million jackpot on Saturday, but really you're paying for the pleasure of the car ride home, deciding which credit card to pay off first and where your kid will suddenly be able to go to college. - Kelly Braffet
Bad times wake us up to the good times we weren't paying attention to.
The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute. - J. William Fulbright
Sometimes both your mind and thoughts are paying the cost of your stupid heart. - M.F. Moonzajer
Work diligently. Work hard. Focus. Perform as if you are at the Olympics. One day, unexpectedly, it will start paying off. - Joan F. Marques
Big changes could come quickly, and he wondered what else might happen to his heart while he wasn't paying attention. - C. J. Milbrandt, Meadowsweet
Parents often ask - how do I get my child interested in books and reading? One tried and true way that my late husband and I used was paying them to read. For each book that my sons read, we paid them $1. They soon developed a love for reading and forgot all about the money. Amazing but true! - Soraya Diase Coffelt
Timmy, who made a daring escape, also made a mistake of paying the taxi driver with a check made out of toilet paper. - Janet Frame
Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and paying the price aren't things to think about any more. All that matters is value - the ultimate value of what one does. - James Hilton
Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse. - Groucho Marx
... I hadn't been paying attention to things like the sunrise, but that old sun had been coming up anyway. It didn't really care how I felt, it was going to rise and set regardless of whether I noticed it, and if I was going to enjoy it, that was up to me. - Jeanette Walls
The sounds of silence are a dim recollection now, like mystery, privacy and paying attention to one thing or one person at a time. - Maureen Dowd
Everything I touch makes me a little bit more like the thing I’m touching, so I’d better start paying attention to what I’m touching. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without paying the price. It takes an attitude of hard work, commitment and purpose. - Farshad Asl
The challenge of elucidating living processes -- including consciousness and all its baggage which we bundle together as 'the human spirit' -- is only one example of a challenge where hard work is paying off and science does not need to accept the false explanations peddled by religions. - Peter Atkins
My name is Jane Delaney and I do things my paying customers can’t do, don’t want to do, don’t want to be seen doing, can’t bring themselves to do, and/or don’t want it to be known they’d paid someone to do. To dead people. - Pamela Burford, Undertaking Irene
To be whole simply requires paying attention to oneself - Gary Hopkins
It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes. - Oscar Wilde
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. - Ellen Goodman
It's all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses. - Charles de Lint
my unexpected trip to the light may have been cancelled, but here I was, still paying the cost of the return ticket - Teri Garey
A credit card allows you transcend time. For it allows you to put off until tomorrow what you bought today, while you are still paying what you bought yesterday. - Robert Morrissette
Paying tax should be framed as a glorious civic duty worthy of gratitude - not a punishment for making money. - Alain de Botton
Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it. The more you need the money, the more people will tell you what to do. The less control you will have. The more bullshit you will have to swallow. The less joy it will bring. Know this and plan accordingly. - Hugh Macleod
A credit card allows you transcend time. For it allows you to put off until tomorrow what you bought today, while you are still paying off what you bought yesterday. - Robert Morrissette
Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. - Will Rogers
My feeling is this whole country is founded on the principle of 'if you are not hurting anyone, and you're not fucking with someone else's shit, and you are paying your taxes, you should be able to just do what you want to do.' It's the freedom and the independence. - Adam Carolla
Paying the price for your dreams proves you can afford them. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Because you can't argue with all the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention. - Christopher Paolini
I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half the money.
He felt as if he were paying for the privilege of music with portions of his life and body. But it was well worth it. - Mark Helprin
We are living in a moment where we have broken the equilibrium of the planet. We are not paying attention to our intuitive side. We only pay attention to our reason. We have become an urban animal - Sebastião Salgado
Good literature is one key to peace. When we stop reading each other, when we stop paying attention to each other's words and stories, we too easily oppose one another. - Dave DiGrazie
I stopped paying the price for success and started enjoying the price for success. - Orrin Woodward
And then she poked him again. Not because he wasn't paying attention but because when she did it the first time she found she liked it. Mrs. Bunny might think she was getting away with this, but Mr. Bunny was silently counting the pokes to pay her back later. - Polly Horvath
Lobola (bride price) is a retired broke father’s last hope to paying off his debts. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Kids are flat-out freaking hilarious if you are paying attention. Not just my kid, but every kid. - Dan Alatorre
Central Bankers are driving us to Hell in a vehicle We are paying the installments on - Dean Cavanagh
There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible. - Henry Ford
Paying the high cost of education is better than paying the high price of ignorance. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to. - Franklin P. Jones
Guilt is a feeling that you owe a debt that you're not paying. - Stefan Molyneux
My grandfather used to say ‘It is my house I am paying the bills’,my dad used to say ‘this is my house I pay the mortgage’,my generation is saying this is my house I pay the rent. - Csaba Gabor-B.
Alimony is a system by which, when two people make a mistake, one of them keeps paying for it.
Women deserve better than propaganda and lies to get into panties. Propaganda and lies to get into office, to get out of court, to get out of paying child support. Get the fuck out of our decisions and give us back our voice. Women deserve better; women deserve choice. - Sonya Renee Taylor
Making money is one thing, paying tax is another. - Habeeb Akande
Ignore what other people think. Most people aren't even paying attention to you. - Amy Poehler
Urgency means paying the details the attention they deserve, with the respect they deserve, without delay. - Richie Norton
When I am not paying attention to my children, they appear to desperately need it. When I am giving them my full attention, they seem just as happy to play by themselves. It is as though they need to be certain of my attention in order to play their own games and ignore me. - Sarah Ruhl
Too many of us view liberty as something that ‘just is,’ and too few see it as something that ‘is’ only because someone, somewhere was faced with the formidable reality that to keep liberty meant paying a stiff price. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Never be envious of what someone else has.You don't know the price they paid to get it, and you don't know the price they are paying to keep it. - Stephan Labossiere
There’s that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should’ve been paying attention. Well, get used to that feeling. That’s how your whole life will feel some day. This is all practice. None of this matters. We’re just warming up. - Chuck Palahniuk
There's nothing more exciting than science. You get all the fun of sitting still, being quiet, writing down numbers, paying attention. Science has it all.
I'm struck by the insidious, computer-driven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of mental activity. The transfer is not paying off. Sure, muscles are unreliable, but they represent several million years of accumulated finesse. - Brian Eno
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