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1. "Your parents, Oskar and Mina. They are dead and gone now, Yanek, and we would grieve them if we could. But we have only one purpose now: survive. Survive at all costs, Yanek. We cannot let these monsters tear us from the pages of the world."
Author: Alan Gratz
2. "Co-creation is much more work than writing somewhere in a hidden corner and then publishing your content. However, the benefits outweigh the costs."
Author: Alexander Osterwalder
3. "Raphael continued to stare at me, in no hurry to get started. "You know the best way to get rid of a demon, right?" He asked with a serious face. I caught Ivy rolling her eyes as I shook my head. "Exorcise alot!"Ivy caught my expression of dismay. "It's okay, Beth. He's famous for his bad jokes. We're still waiting for him to grow up.""And like Peter Pan, I hope to avoid that at all costs."
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
4. "You could go out with a camcorder tomorrow and make a movie with virtually no money, but promoting a tiny low-budget movie costs $20 million. And the money they spend on the big movies is astronomical."
Author: Amy Heckerling
5. "There's no way you can shoot low-budget stuff on lots of locations. It's just a practicality thing because every time you move, it costs time and money."
Author: Ben Wheatley
6. "Freedom that is not fought for, that is not gained by personal sacrifice is freedom that will never last, because in the heart of the one set free, it will have little value. A treasure that costs nothing is a treasure that is easily neglected and lost."
Author: Bryan Davis
7. "Many states can no longer afford to support public education, public benefits, public services without doing something about the exorbitant costs that mass incarceration have created."
Author: Bryan Stevenson
8. "The Moral Law isn't any one instinct or any set of instincts: it is something which makes a kind of tune (the tune we call goodness or right conduct) by directing the instincts. (...) The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs. There's not one of them which won't make us into devils if we set it up as an absolute guide. You might think love of humanity in general was safe, but it isn't. If you leave out justice you'll find yourself breaking agreements and faking evidence in trials 'for the sake of humanity,' and become in the end a cruel and treacherous man."
Author: C.S. Lewis
9. "We can always be sure of one thing—that the messengers of discomfort and sacrifice will be stoned and pelted by those who wish to preserve at all costs their own contentment. This is not a lesson that is confined to the Testaments."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
10. "In 1995 Bank of America issued a famous report on sprawl in California. The bank pronounced: 'Urban job centers have decentralized to the suburbs. New housing tracts have moved even deeper into agriculturally and environmentally sensitive areas. Private auto use continues to rise. This acceleration of sprawl has surfaced enormous social, environmental, and economic costs, which until now have been hidden, ignored, or quietly borne by society."
Author: Dolores Hayden
11. "When I arrived at Campbell on January 8, 2001, the company had lost half its market value in the prior year. They had to cut costs to the point where they were literally taking the chicken out of chicken noodle soup and the product was no longer competitive."
Author: Douglas Conant
12. "I realize that advice is worth what it costs--that is, nothing."
Author: Douglas MacArthur
13. "Never invest so much in anyone romantically that you lose your head. The Buddha of casual sex, I remain detached at all costs."
Author: Edward Vilga
14. "It costs me nothing for curtains, for I have no gazers to shut out but the sun and moon, and I am willing that they should look in...and if he [the sun] is sometimes too warm a friend, I find it still better economy to retreat behind some curtain which nature has provided."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
15. "Even if we could grow our way out of the crisis and delay the inevitable and painful reconciliation of virtual and real wealth, there is the question of whether this would be a wise thing to do. Marginal costs of additional growth in rich countries, such as global warming, biodiversity loss and roadways choked with cars, now likely exceed marginal benefits of a little extra consumption. The end result is that promoting further economic growth makes us poorer, not richer."
Author: Herman E. Daly
16. "There is a common, worldly kind of Christianity in this day, which many have, and think they have enough-a cheap Christianity which offends nobody, and requires no sacrifice-which costs nothing, and is worth nothing."
Author: J.C. Ryle
17. "Dreaming costs nothing, it is absolutely free but its reward is enormous. Learn to dream for this is one of the things the unstoppable women do!"
Author: Jaachynma N.E. Agu
18. "Keep it kickwriting at all costs too, that is, write only what kicks you and keeps you overtime awake from sheer mad joy."
Author: Jack Kerouac
19. "Southwest—unlike most other airlines, which fly multiple aircraft models—flies only Boeing 737s. As a result, every Southwest pilot, flight attendant, and ground-crew member can work any flight. Plus, all of Southwest's parts fit all of its planes. All that means lower costs and a business that's easier to run. They made it easy on themselves."
Author: Jason Fried
20. "If you take a look at Medicare, there are things we could do, not just tort reform but truly reform the whole reimbursement system which will help in terms of reducing costs and creating the right kind of incentives for savings."
Author: John Hoeven
21. "I don't want to suggest that controlling pharmaceutical costs is the answer to what ails the U.S. health care system. It isn't."
Author: John Kitzhaber
22. "As costs mount, in lives and dollars, it is natural to second guess, but one lesson I hope we have learned is that the U.S. cannot go it alone in a policy that leaves American troops taking all the risk and American taxpayers paying all of the costs."
Author: John Spratt
23. "It's great that a song now costs exactly the same as a pack of gum and lasts exactly the same amount of time before it loses its flavour and you have to spend another buck."
Author: Jonathan Franzen
24. "Forgery, being the weirdest form of creativity there is, like antiques, costs lives. Why is it that antiques demand sacrificial victims? Dunno, but if they don't get enough, forgery does. You want proof? Here it is: Once a faker's found out, he dies. Truly. It always happens."
Author: Jonathan Gash
25. "The budgetary cost to the UK of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through 2010 will total more than £18 billion. If we include the social costs the total impact will exceed £20 billion."
Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
26. "Remember the poor, it costs nothing."
Author: Josh Billings
27. "You don't have to carry a designer bag that costs more than a car to look cool."
Author: Kesha
28. "This is why angels choose sides, why people join teams. It costs too much not to; it weighs too heavily to soldier on alone."
Author: Lauren Kate
29. "Opera is credible drama now, and it costs less than going to a football match. What have you got to lose?"
Author: Lesley Garrett
30. "Every woman treats me that way, Reese. I'm not a person to them. I'm just…a good time or something vile to be avoided at all costs. And then you came along and you…you hugged me. You are the first person who sees me, Mason, not sex for sale."
Author: Linda Kage
31. "I did what I felt, and I felt what I did, at all costs."
Author: Little Richard
32. "Education is not confined to books, and the finest characters often graduate from no college, but make experience their master, and life their book. [Some care] only for the mental culture, and [are] in danger of over-studying, under the delusion . . . that learning must be had at all costs, forgetting that health and real wisdom are better."
Author: Louisa May Alcott
33. "Drug companies say they need to charge ever-higher prices to cover their research costs, but they spend far less on research and development than they do on marketing and administration, and afterwards they actually keep more in profits."
Author: Marcia Angell
34. "In the lean approach, companies are taught that prices are set by the market and that one way to improve profit margin is to reduce costs. This thinking flies in the face of "cost plus" thinking, where we look first at our own costs and set prices based on our desired profit margin. The reality is that most companies whether manufacturers or hospitals, do not have market power to set prices as they wish."
Author: Mark Graban
35. "Civility costs nothing, and buys everything."
Author: Mary Wortley Montagu
36. "While I recognize the great value and importance of prescription drugs and strongly support a continued U.S. focus on pharmaceutical research and development, our nation's seniors cannot be asked to subsidize the drug costs of other wealthy industrialized nations any longer."
Author: Michael K. Simpson
37. "Alabama seniors all across the Third Congressional District continue facing high drug costs."
Author: Mike Rogers
38. "But you can always justify killing animals on the grounds that you want to eat them, or wear them, or that they smell bad, look funny, bother you, threaten you, and have the bad luck of being in your way. What about killing humans? Well aside from a few die-hard individualists on the fringe, the general consensus among people these days seems to be that eating and wearing other people is just not on. Wearing a suit which costs as much as a farmer will make in his lifetime is acceptable, but actually putting his eyeballs on a string and letting them dangle above tastefully exposed cleavage is bad form."
Author: Mohsin Hamid
39. "The cats are asleep at the end of my bed and all around me, the thundery silence of L'Escarènere, caught at last in the rising flood of warm air, carrying the sand from the south. The Alps are folded above in the flickering light. And on the desk in the room beneath lies the writing which insists that the only escape is through the absolute destruction of everything you have ever known, loved, cared for, believed in, even the shell of yourself must be discarded with contempt; for freedom costs no less than everything, including your generosity, self-respect, integrity, tenderness - is that really what i wanted to say? It's what I have said. Worse still, I have pointed out the sheer creative joy of this ferocious destructiveness and the liberating wonder of violence. And these are dangerous messages for which I am no longer responsible."
Author: Patricia Duncker
40. "It costs so much to promote something these days that almost always safety is the preferred option, reference back to things which have been successful in the past. Also, people are simply not given the time to develop and find themselves and their audience as we were."
Author: Peter Hammill
41. "A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much."
Author: Quintilian
42. "Declining overseas admissions costs us not only much needed revenues for colleges and universities, but much more importantly, we lose the best opportunity we have to introduce foreign students to all that America has to offer the world."
Author: Richard Lugar
43. "The work of the art student is no light matter. Few have the courage and stamina to see it through. You have to make up your mind to be alone in many ways. We like sympathy and we like to be in company. It is easier than going it alone. But alone one gets acquainted with himself, grows up and on, not stopping with the crowd. It costs to do this. If you succeed somewhat you may have to pay for it as well as enjoy it all your life."
Author: Robert Henri
44. "But, as environment minister, I am very interested in a thriving German automobile industry, because I can only pay for the rising costs of environmental protection at home and abroad if there are people in Germany with jobs and who pay taxes."
Author: Sigmar Gabriel
45. "Honestly, shopping beats therapy, anytime. It costs the same and you get a dress out of it."
Author: Sophie Kinsella
46. "A movie that costs only $1.6 million doesn't have to be a cultural event to turn a profit."
Author: Steven Soderbergh
47. "If you crave something, I'll bethe one to give it to you. All of your needs, Eva,are mine to fulfill. Whatever it costs me."
Author: Sylvia Day
48. "The Librarian swung on. It was slow progress, because there were things he wasn't keen on meeting. Creatures evolved to fill every niche in the environment, and some of those in the dusty immensity of L-space were best avoided. They were much more unusual than ordinary unusual creatures.Usually he could forewarn himself by keeping a careful eye on the kickstool crabs that grazed harmlessly on the dust. When they were spooked, it was time to hide. Several times he had to flatten himself against the shelves as a thesaurus thundered by. He waited patiently as a herd of Critters crawled past, grazing on the contents of the choicer books and leaving behind them piles of small literary criticism. And there were other things, things which he hurried away from and tried not to look hard at...And you had to avoid cliches at all costs."
Author: Terry Pratchett
49. "Where recyling takes place only in response to political pressures and exhortations, it need not meet the test of being incrementally worth its incremental costs. Accordingly, studies of government-imposed recycling programs in the United States have shown that what they salvage is usually worth less than the cost of salvaging it."
Author: Thomas Sowell
50. "Once a film costs a certain amount of money, things have to round off."
Author: Tony Gilroy

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