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"A billion dollars isnt what it used to be." - Nelson Bunker Hunt

"If you owe fifty dollars you're a piker; if you owe fifty thousand dollars you're a businessman; if you owe fifty million dollars you're a tycoon; if you owe fifty billion dollars you're the government." - Sam Levenson

"There is a sound reason why one and a half billion dollars are spent for cosmetics in your country every year, and only half that sum for education: There are no naturally pretty girls in the United States." - Elizabeth Hawes

"So there he is at last. Man on the moon. The poor magnificent bungler! He can't even get to the office without undergoing the agonies of the damned, but give him a little metal, a few chemicals, some wire and twenty or thirty billion dollars and vroom! there he is, up on a rock a quarter of a million miles up in the sky." - Russell Baker

"A cure for War? Furiously spending the same daily amount of money toward making friends. Being an indispensable source of food, shelter, peace, and cultural support dedicatedly spending 9 billion dollars a month on helping people would be a formidable enemy of evil." - Vanna Bonta

"The new naval treaty permits the United States to spend a billion dollars on warships-a sum greater than has been accumulated by all our endowed institutions of learning in their entire history. Unintelligence could go no further! ... In Great Britain, the situation is similar. ... Until the figures are reversed, ... nations deceive themselves as to what they care about most." - Abraham Flexner

"We are on a planet of seven billion people, five billion mobile subscriptions." - Paul Conneally

"If Bill Gates is worth $30 billion then a good haircut must cost $31 billion" - Dennis Miller

"[M]y conception of liberty does not permit an individual citizen or a group of citizens to commit acts of depredation against nature in such a way as to harm their neighbors and especially to harm the future generations of Americans. If many years ago we had had the necessary knowledge, and especially the necessary willingness on the part of the Federal Government, we would have saved a sum, a sum of money which has cost the taxpayers of America two billion dollars." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"When I care about something, I care about something. I think I have an obligation as an American to - and as a citizen, as - as a human being, to help others. Smoking is going to kill a billion people this century. I've put six hundred million dollars from my own money into trying to stop the tobacco companies from getting kids to smoke and convincing adults that it's not in their health." - Michael Bloomberg

"The first billion is a helluva lot harder." - T Boone Pickens

"Five billion dollars a year spent on ringtones? What the?" - David Pogue

"A billion dollars isn't what it used to be." - Nelson Bunker Hunt

"A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion dollars." - Sean Parker

"A million dollars is' cool. You know what's cool? A billion dollars." - Sean Parker

"Scientists constantly get clobbered with the idea that we spent 27 billion dollars on the Apollo programs, and are asked "What more do you want?" We didn't spend it; it was done for political reasons. ... Apollo was a response to the Bay of Pigs fiasco and to the successful orbital flight of Yuri Gagarin. President Kennedy's objective was not to find out the origin of the moon by the end of the decade; rather it was to put a man on the moon and bring him back, and we did that." - Carl Sagan

"In America we've spent over a billion dollars on autism research. What have we got for that? We've not seen anything that's appreciably impacted the quality of life of autistic people, regardless of their place on the spectrum. Quite frankly, we've spent $1bn figuring out how to make mice autistic and we'll spend another $1bn figuring out how to make them not autistic. And that's not what the average person wakes up in the morning aspiring to. They think: am I going to be able to find a job, to communicate, to live independently, either on my own or with support? Those are the real priorities." - Ari Ne'eman

"We're the McDonalds of rock. Were always there to satisfy, and a billion served." - Paul Stanley

"Sometimes it can feel like there are a billion people on my shoulders." - Yao Ming

"The terrorists do not speak for over a billion Muslims who reject their hateful ideology." - Barack Obama

"A billion dollars every week for Iraq, $87 billion for Iraq. We can't get $5 billion for childcare over five years in welfare reform." - Jim Wallis

"A single idea - the sudden flash of a thought - may be worth a million dollars." - Robert Collier

"Anyone that makes me a quarter of a billion dollars, I like." - Carl Icahn

"Over half a billion dollars a day is being spent by FEMA." - Thad Cochran

"On a macro level, four billion people on Earth make less than four dollars a day." - Jacqueline Novogratz

"It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money's worth." - George M Humphrey

"If I had a billion dollars I would...oh wait...already do." - Zach Braff

"If I lose a billion dollars, I will have it back in less than five years." - Henry Ford

"Four billion people on Earth make less than four dollars a day." - Jacqueline Novogratz

"....remember, a billion dollars isn't worth what it used to be." - J Paul Getty

"I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues." - Jeb Bush

"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars." - J Paul Getty

"I'm not bragging but my movies have grossed well over a billion dollars." - Steve Guttenberg

"If ignorance goes to forty dollars a barrel, I want drilling rights to George Bush's head." - Jim Hightower

"He is a poor man who can only measure his wealth in dollars." - Woodrow M. Kroll

"We're here to make people feel like a million dollars, not two cents." - Marion D. Hanks

"My former wife made me a millionaire. I used to have three million dollars." - Bobby Hull

"I recently bought a book of free verse. For twelve dollars." - George Carlin

"I climbed like a billion stairs... its not like I can take them two at a time." - Danny Devito

"It's discouraging how hard it is for a President to slice away large chunks of a $305 billion budget." - Gerald R Ford

"There are a billion people in China. It's not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people. Think of it. More than a billion people. That means even if you're a one-in-a-million type of guy, there are still a thousand guys exactly like you." - A Whitney Brown

"The human brain is estimated to have about a hundred billion nerve cells, two million miles of axons, and a million billion synapses, making it the most complex structure, natural or artificial, on earth." - Tim Green

"Any living cell carries with it the experience of a billion years of experimentation by its ancestors." - Max Delbruck

"The issue of remittances where we have millions of Mexicans working in the United States sending back dollars. He said they send back 10 billion dollars a year." - Tom Tancredo

"You know how many movies it took Tom Cruise before he was making 5, 6 million dollars? It probably took a billion dollars in box office." - Jason Patric

"If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline." - Richard Branson

"If GE's strategy of investment in China is wrong, it represents a loss of a billion dollars, perhaps a couple of billion dollars. If it is right, it is the future of this company for the next century." - Jack Welch

"There's at least half a billion dollars of baseball players in Cuba right now and probably a lot more." - Joe Kehoskie

"There's a certain part of the contented majority who love anybody who is worth a billion dollars." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"In its best prewar year, Europe with almost 300 million people had a gross national product of 150 billion dollars. In that same year, the United States with 150 million people had a gross national product of 300 billion dollars." - Paul Hoffman

"Rich people see every dollar as a "seed" that can be planted to earn a hundred more dollars, which can then be replanted to earn a thousand more dollars." - T Harv Eker

"You must think I am a high-priced man.... Fifteen dollars is enough for the job. I send you a receipt for fifteen dollars, and return to you a ten-dollar bill." - Abraham Lincoln

"I meet a man with a thousand dollars and leave him with two; that's the meaning of subtraction." - Mae West

"I think the Space Shuttle is worth one billion dollars a launch. I think that it is worth two billion dollars for what it does. I think the Shuttle is worth it for the work it does." - Pete Conrad

"I wouldn't sell my bike for all the money in the world. Not for a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars!" - Paul Reubens

"Librarians in America do something like a couple of billion dollars worth of book business every year." - Michael Moore

"We have three billion people, half the world's population today, living on less than two dollars a day." - James Wolfensohn

"Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies." - Woody Allen

"This sounds crazy, I know, but you can make a billion dollars - very few people do - but you can make a billion dollars on a product. It can be "Lion King," it can be "Simpsons," it can be "Family Guy," who knows what it is. Or you can make zero. But you can't make a billion dollars if you don't own it." - Henry Blodget

"Yet another hedge fund manager explained Icelandic banking to me this way: you have a dog, and I have a cat. We agree that each is worth a billion dollars. You sell me the dog for a billion, and I sell you the cat for a billion. Now we are no longer pet owners but Icelandic banks, with a billion dollars in new assets." - Michael Lewis

"If I paid ten dollars for a cigar, first I'd make love to it, then I'd smoke it." - George Burns

"I dont wish for anything. Wishing for a million dollars feels greedy. I just wish for the best for me." - Keke Palmer

"Ladies and gentlemen, a picture is not worth a thousand words. We found some pictures that are worth 500 billion words." - Erez Lieberman Aiden

"I'd grown up thinking that a [sanitary toilet] was my right, when in fact it's a privilege - 2.5 billion people worldwide have no adequate toilet." - Rose George

"A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!" - Lewis Black

"A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!'" - Lewis Black

"Santa is having a tough time this year. Last year he deducted eight billion for gifts, and the IRS wants an itemized list" - Milton Berle

"Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask. What's in it for me?" - Peter De Vries

"Our television program airs to a potential audience of over 3 billion people, in many places where the people living there may have never even heard of Jesus." - Joyce Meyer

"The national policy of promoting abstinence-only programs is a $1.5 billion failure and teenage girls are paying the real price." - Cecile Richards

"Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man wanted to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion." - L Ron Hubbard

"No 27-year-old has the experience to run a company that does a quarter of a billion dollars a year in sales." - Calvin Klein

"99.9% of plumbers make less than a quarter million dollars a year, and I'm going to give Joe a break whether he wants it or not." - Barack Obama

"If you've got a billion dollars and you're ungrateful, you're a poor man. If you have very little but you're grateful for what you have, you're truly rich." - Tony Robbins

"I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year.... It's very character-building." - Steve Jobs

"A vast abortion industry, generating some half a billion dollars annually, sprang into existence in the wake of Roe and Doe." - Robert Casey

"I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year. It's very character-building." - Steve Jobs

"If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars." - Sam Phillips

"Well, Congress gave us a billion dollars to dig the hole, this gigantic hole. Bigger, much bigger than the hole in Geneva, Switzerland. Then they canceled the machine and gave us a second billion dollars to fill up the hole. Two billion dollars to dig a hole and fill it up. That is the wisdom of the United States Congress and it really makes you wonder: Is there intelligent life on the Earth? Certainly not in the United States Congress." - Michio Kaku

"A million dollars sounds like a lot, I know. Especially when you're young. But you can't let money erode your principles or you'll wind up with nothing." - Wendelin Van Draanen

"Comparatively few people know what a million dollars actually is. To the majority it is a gaseous concept, swelling or decreasing as the occasion suggests." - Robertson Davies

"People say, "Do you know how much a million dollars is?" I don't have a clue. How many Big Macs will it buy me?" - Billie Jean King

"We don't supply a hundred billion dollars worth of weapons to the war criminals in Saudi Arabia nor do we supply eight million dollars a day to the Israeli army that is also violating international law and human rights." - Jill Stein

"When you factor in population growth, it's clear that the mobility model that we have today simply will not work tomorrow. Four billion clean cars on the road are still four billion cars, and a traffic jam with no emissions is still a traffic jam." - Bill Ford

"A billion saved is a billion earned." - Norman Ralph Augustine

"Warren Buffett's company reportedly owes the IRS a billion dollars in back taxes. When he said he wasn't paying enough taxes, he wasn't kidding." - Jay Leno

"As long as there is poverty in this world, no man can be totally rich even if he has a billion dollars." - Martin Luther

"Now remember, we've already done more than a billion dollars worth of cuts. We've already done that. So we need to get some credit for that." - Harry Reid

"The owner of Spotify is worth something like 3 billion dollars ... he's richer than Paul McCartney and he's 30 and he's never written a song." - Patrick Carney

"Our foreign-exchange reserves when I took over were no more than a billion dollars; that is, roughly equal to two weeks' imports." - Manmohan Singh

"Many people think that buying a fake product is harmless, but counterfeiting is estimated to result in annual losses of over $20 billion dollars to American companies." - Tory Burch

"It's funny, these days, if you want money, you can create an App or some kind of tech thing and make a billion dollars." - Jerry Ferrara

"When you have one million dollars, you're a lucky person. When you have 10 million dollars, you've got trouble, a lot of headaches. When you have more than one billion dollars, or a hundred million dollars, that's a responsibility you have - it's the trust of people on you, because people believe you can spend money better than the others." - Jack Ma

"There's a wealth that has nothing to do with dollars, that comes from the perspective and wisdom of paying attention to your life." - Oprah Winfrey

"If you can walk with your head in the clouds and keep your feet on the ground, you can make a million dollars in the NBA." - Gary Dornhoefer

"The only reason to make a million dollars in this business is to tell some fat producer to go to hell." - Humphrey Bogart

"I used to sit in front of McDonald's and ask people for dollars to get me a cheeseburger. It was bad." - T-Pain

"Hey, here's a way to stop suicide bombings give the Palestinians a bunch of missile-firing Apache helicopters and let them and the Israelis go at each other head to head. Four billion dollars a year to Israel four billion dollars a year to the Palestinians they can just blow each other up and leave the rest of us the hell alone." - Michael Moore

"Mathematicians also make terrible salesmen. Physicists can discover the same thing as a mathematician and say 'We've discovered a great new law of nature. Give us a billion dollars.' And if it doesn't change the world, then they say, 'There's an even deeper thing. Give us another billion dollars.'" - Gian-Carlo Rota

"There is probably not more than one hundred dollars in cash in circulation today. That is, if you were to call in all the bills and silver and gold in the country at noon tomorrow and pile them on the table, you would find that you had just about one hundred dollars, with perhaps several Canadian pennies and a few peppermint Life Savers." - Robert Benchley

"If you have a few hundred followers and you let some of them molest children, they call you a cult leader. If you have a billion, they call you Pope." - Bill Maher

"China's Premier Zhao Ziyang, for all of his billion constituents, seemed in the evening's lovely flow like a favorite uncle, smiling a little too much, wanting to be a bit American, talking about peace and pork chops." - Hugh Sidey

"Made up of a dozen billion microscopic nerve-cell units interconnected by millions upon millions of conducting nerve-threads weaving incredibly intricate patterns, the brain, as an object of research, presents a defiant challenge to its own ingenuity." - William Feindel

"This planet might be able to support perhaps as many as half a billion people who could live a sustainable life in relative comfort. Human populations must be greatly diminished, and as quickly as possible to limit further environmental damage." - Eric Pianka

"I think that most of the people I'm dealing with, they're a lot like me. So I'm not pushing people that don't want to do something; most of the people have a billion things going on, and they love it." - Wayne Coyne

"The retail industry has its own headache: it loses $16 billion a year to customers who buy clothes, wear them with the tags tucked in, and return these secondhand clothes for a full refund." - Dan Ariely

"This is the assembly of life that took a billion years to evolve. It has eaten the storms-folded them into its genes-and created the world that created us. It holds the world steady." - E O Wilson

"Somebody's buying these treasury bills at 1/20th of one percent. I mean we consuming about $2 billion a day of goods and services beyond what we're producing.And it reflects American's consumption ideas rather than its savings ideas." - Howard Warren Buffett

"The rewards we get by being those weird guys going against the grain to me are way more massive than selling a million billion records. I like climbing mountains or going on undersea dives for whales and stuff like that." - Lupe Fiasco

"How is it possible that a process can be democratic when it comes by way of money? If there is money then it can be elected a senator, it can be elected a representative. Do you know how much it cost to be elected president of the United States? The amount has reached, billions of dollars, 2 billion, 3 billion, 4 billion dollars, that's how much a presidential campaign costs. How much does a senatorial campaign cost? It costs 80 to 90 million dollars; or the campaign of a representative, 40 to 50 million. Is that really a democracy?" - Alejandro Castro Espin

"[Congress] and their cronies secure more than one hundred billion dollars in corporate welfare" - Lawrence Lessig

"Bill Gates has 90 billion dollars ... If I had 90 billion dollars, I wouldn't have it for long because I would just dream of all the crazy stuff I could do with it. This guy, 90 billion dollars. He could buy every baseball team and make them all wear dresses and still have 88 billion dollars." - Louis C K

"It's not just the over $8 billion that we would be saving in law enforcement; it's also the over $8 billion that we would be making by taxing marijuana... We are filling our jails with nonviolent drug offenders - predominantly young, predominantly African American... It's a great beyond left and right issue. It has support across the political spectrum and also the support of the majority of the American people." - Arianna Huffington

"Net result [of the Dept. of Agriculture's Payment in Kind - PIK - program]: total farm income, now expected to be around $25 billion, this fiscal year, will exceed total federal subsidies by only a couple of billion. You could argue that those fellows out there on the fruited plain are in effect working for the federal government and that, therefore, the U.S. now has socialized agriculture under the Reagan Administration. Rich, eh?" - Daniel Seligman

"I wanted to create a multibillion dollar company that lets me go out and let us go out and change the world and create a Skin Cancer Awareness Center that costs a quarter a billion dollars." - Curt Schilling

"If I could make a device where people could just intuit everything you are thinking - a little cable you plug into, like, a USB port, I would make a billion dollars." - Mindy Kaling

"500 dollars? Fully subsidized? With a plan? I said that is the most expensive phone in the world. And it doesn't appeal to business customers because it doesn't have a keyboard. Which makes it not a very good email machine." - Steve Ballmer

"The largest portion of our state budget is Health and Human Services. It will grow by approximately $500 million. A half a billion dollars is a very big number." - Mitt Romney

"It's not cool. I think being a wealthy member of the establishment is the antithesis of cool. Being a countercultural revolutionary is cool. So to the extent that you've made a billion dollars, you've probably become uncool." - Sean Parker

"Tiger Woods is a billionaire. Do you know how much ass you can get with a billion dollars? I know guys with $20 and a pack of Newports who'd try to screw your whole neighborhood." - Donnell Rawlings

"It's not cool. I think being a wealthy member of the establishment is the antithesis of cool. Being a countercultural revolutionary is cool. So to the extent that you"ve made a billion dollars, you"ve probably become uncool." - Sean Parker

"I think being a wealthy member of the establishment is the antithesis of cool. Being a countercultural revolutionary is cool. So to the extent that you've made a billion dollars, you've probably become uncool." - Sean Parker

"I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century." - Oliver North

"I'm just one of the 1.3 billion Chinese." - Yao Ming

"By 2030 over 2 billion jobs will disappear." - Reid Hoffman

"Recently somebody said, "Hey, you lost weight," and I said, "Yeah, thirty-five pounds and three and a half billion dollars." So I'm quite a bit lighter and more flexible than I was." - John C Malone

"The president of the United States, the most famous person in the world, maybe in the whole galaxy - in a long time - he had to spend like a billion dollars to set the record straight." - Nancy Pelosi

"Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one consider that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies." - Woody Allen

"It is no secret that organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies." - Woody Allen

"Not everybody can create a foundation that's worth a billion dollars, but all of us can figure out those things we do. I really think God loves us too much to give us an assignment we don't enjoy doing." - Max Lucado

"New rumors that Saddam Hussein is planning to flee to a castle in Libya with 10 billion dollars. Now President Bush doesn't know whether to nuke him or give him a tax cut." - Craig Kilborn

"Take it from me: no matter how few or how many children you have, or how little or how much money you make, your expenses are going to exceed your income by approximately a hundred dollars a month." - Teresa Bloomingdale

"I get to sit at home with the dogs on the sofa, record in a closet in the office, send them off and, if I'm lucky, make a million dollars," - Sia Furler

"I say we all take the pledge and stay home. Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for what you have, not to save a few dollars to get more." - Regina Brett

"Now, the black man here was so-called free by [Abe] Lincoln 100 years ago. The black man in America has an - has a purchasing power of 20 billion dollars. Now, and he's educated." - Malcolm X

"Why should [Uncle Sam] send 20 billion dollars down there [South America], which is going to go down the drain every time you have a racial in - incident in this country?" - Malcolm X

"Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars." - Warren Buffett

"Storytelling is the game. It's what we all do. It's why Nike is Nike, it's why Apple is Apple, it's why Walt Disney built Disney World and it's why Vince McMahon makes a billion dollars." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"The larger point is this: We've invested over half a billion dollars in New York since this department was stood up. We've given New York more money, by more than double, than any other city in the country." - Michael Chertoff

"Well, where is the money? Show me the money? Our allies have put up a few billion dollars, but the American taxpayer has been required to shoulder the burden of this war." - Jim Cooper

"Even if you're Bill Gates, you've got problems. I'm sure he would probably easily give a few billion dollars to get rid of all the problems that he has." - Benjamin Carson

"Hollywood still makes things. We still export a couple billion dollars' worth of product overseas. Original, new product. Some people might not agree that it's original or new, but basically it is." - George Clooney

" of the first achievements of the legislature was to institute a ten-thousand-dollar agricultural fair to show off forty dollars' worth of pumpkins in - however, the Territorial legislature was usually spoken of as the "asylum"." - Mark Twain

"When I ask President Marcos for two million dollars, at worst he wants to know whether he should bring the money straight away or whether I can wait for a cheque in the post." - Florencio Campomanes

"Instead of building the peace by attacking injustices like starvation, disease, illiteracy, political and economic servitude, we spend a trillion dollars on war since 1946, until hatred and conflict have become the international preoccupation." - Daniel Berrigan

"Attitude is the criterion for success. But you can't buy an attitude for a million dollars. Attitudes are not for sale. ...Your attitude towards your potential is either the key to or the lock in the door of personal fulfillment." - Denis Waitley

"Evidence of defendants lavish lifestyles is often used to provide a motive for fraud. Jurors sometimes wonder why an executive making tens of millions of dollars would cheat to make even more. Evidence of habitual gluttony helps provide the answer." - Alex Berenson

"Obviously the first thing we need to do is repeal "Obamacare." That's one entitlement that we can get rid of. And that's a couple trillion dollars in spending over the next 10 years." - Rick Santorum

"When I was a young fellow I was knocked down plenty. I wanted to stay down, but I couldn't. I had to collect the two dollars for winning or go hungry. I had to get up. I was one of those hungry fighters. You could have hit me on the chin with a sledgehammer for five dollars. When you haven't eaten for two days you'll understand." - Jack Dempsey

"The appropriation of public money always is perfectly lovely until some one is asked to pay the bill. If we are to have a billion dollars of navy, half a billion of farm relief, etc. the people will have to furnish more revenue by paying more taxes. It is for them, through their Congress, to decide how far they wish to go." - Calvin Coolidge



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