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1. "- Excuse me gentlemen, I know it is a little disturbing, because tomorrow is the end of the world, and that man is dead, but still…he hadn't paid. Can we arrange the matter somehow? – she looks the gathered with endless anxiously and still a little angry face."
Author: Alexandar Tomov
2. "They'll never meet him. They'll never know that its actually possible for a boy to be so boring you'd agree to kiss him just to get him to shut up. I should get paid to listen to him talk when he calls on the phone. I should get a dollar fifty a hour. Minimum."
Author: Alice Hoffman
3. "An honest politician has no goodies to toss around. This limits his effectiveness profoundly, because political power in India is dispersed throughout a multi-tiered federal structure; a local official who has not been paid off can sometimes stop a billion-dollar project."
Author: Aravind Adiga
4. "It's the fastest who gets paid, and it's the fastest who gets laid."
Author: Aristotle
5. "I have been offered the highest paid contracts in the world. I refused them all. It's not my thing. I don't want to cheat people."
Author: Azzedine Alaia
6. "Career is too pompous a word. It was a job, and I have always felt privileged to be paid for what I love doing."
Author: Barbara Stanwyck
7. "Too little attention is paid to the dark side of incentives. They are anything but a magic bullet. Psychologists have known this for years, but it seems largely hidden from the world of commerce."
Author: Barry Schwartz
8. "For many years, our Messianic Jewish brothers and sisters have paid a great price. Other Jews have rejected them, and the Christian church would require they walk away from their traditions to fit into the Gentile culture. We must face these past wrongs."
Author: Bill McCartney
9. "And as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention"
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
10. "Tabini was at least canny enough in the differences between atevi and human to know that, gut level, he might think he understood - but chances were very good that he wouldn't, couldn't, and never would, unaided by the paidhi, come up with the right forecast of human behavior because he didn't come with the right hardwiring. Average people didn't analyze what they thought: they thought they thought, and half of it was gut reaction."
Author: C.J. Cherryh
11. "Stay back, old man. It isn't your business. This is the Prince of Vere.''But---I only paid three coppers for him,' said Volo, sounding confused."
Author: C.S. Pacat
12. "When debts are not paid because they cannot be paid, the best thing to do is not talk about them, and shuffle the cards again."
Author: Camilo Jose Cela
13. "And me? Well, I don't aspire to be king. That's just like being a highly paid pawn. I'm a bishop, a vizier. I'm always behind the scenes pulling the strings."
Author: Charlie Human
14. "Casový golem povstal a byl, ignoroval linearitu kolem sebe, pouze byl.Byl narušením, strašlivým proniknutím do sledu okamžiku, sraženinou v diachronii, která s nemyslící arogancí své existence nevenovala tomuto zprznení ontologie sebemenší pozornost.The time golem stood and was, ignored the linearity around it, only was. It was a violence, a terrible intrusion in the succession of moments, a clot in diachrony, and with the dumb arrogance of its existence it paid the outrage ofontology no mind."
Author: China Miéville
15. "Everything burned, everyone lied, and no one paid for it but the ones in the muck."
Author: Chris Galford
16. "You have a couple of buddies sleep over, and, you know, you play cops and robbers. That I'm getting paid to do it now is kind of funny."
Author: Chris O'Donnell
17. "A tax dollar paid today is far more expensive than one paid in future dollars. With inflation, money becomes less valuable over time because of the cost of goods increases."
Author: Coreen T. Sol
18. "[T]he question actors most often get asked is how they can bear saying the same things over and over again night after night, but God knows the answer to that is, don't we all anyway; might as well get paid for it."
Author: Elaine Dundy
19. "School is just like having a job. You have to show up, you have to do your work, and you have to be around tons of idiots or mean people. Now that I think about it, it's worse than having a job. At least there you get paid."
Author: Elizabeth Scott
20. "As soon as I got into music, I tried to be a working, real artist who gets paid for what he does, who doesn't have a day job."
Author: Frank Black
21. "I refuse to work unless I get paid, so I don't get a lot of work sometimes."
Author: Frank Gehry
22. "The voices of moral authority in the theatre demanded only punctuality and physical performance. In the light of continuing pressure and stress, the occasional lip service paid to moderation was meaningless. Starvation and poisoning were not excesses, but measures taken to stay within the norm."
Author: Gelsey Kirkland
23. "When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills. That's the story of my private life."
Author: Gloria Swanson
24. "In brief, the teaching process, as commonly observed, has nothing to do with the investigation and establishment of facts, assuming that actual facts may ever be determined. Its sole purpose is to cram the pupils, as rapidly and as painlessly as possible, with the largest conceivable outfit of current axioms, in all departments of human thought—to make the pupil a good citizen, which is to say, a citizen differing as little as possible, in positive knowledge and habits of mind, from all other citizens. In other words, it is the mission of the pedagogue, not to make his pupils think, but to make them think right, and the more nearly his own mind pulsates with the great ebbs and flows of popular delusion and emotion, the more admirably he performs his function. He may be an ass, but this is surely no demerit in a man paid to make asses of his customers."
Author: H.L. Mencken
25. "Thank you from the bottom of my heart, but I don't want my boy starting out with something like this over his head. Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open. Let the county come and bring sandwiches. I don't want him growing up with a whisper about him, I don't want anybody saying, ‘Jem Finch… his daddy paid a mint to get him out of that."
Author: Harper Lee
26. "I spend a lot of my time talking to the dead, but since I get paid for it, no one thinks I'm mad."
Author: Hilary Mantel
27. "No writer need feel sorry for himself if he writes and enjoys it, even if he doesn't get paid."
Author: Irwin Shaw
28. "Countries are effectively paid deference in direct and indirect ways if they're huge oil suppliers."
Author: James Woolsey
29. "Through no fault of his own was a victim of an economy in the toilet. Joe used to make six figures a year in a corporate position commanding a crew that installed high-end security systems in Malibu mansions much like the one he was visiting right now. Joe's Geek Squad job was a step down with no chance of stepping up. He had a monstrous mortgage on a house that was worth half of what he'd originally paid for it. His wife had left him and taken the dog. And his Lexus had been repossessed. He sometimes thought he'd like to become an alcoholic, but he couldn't afford the liquor."
Author: Janet Evanovich
30. "Jane Francklyne, born in 1565, had lived for less than a month. She left very little behind. She was buried in the Ecton churchyard, but her father would hardly have paid a carver to engrave so small a stone. If not for the parish register, there would be no record that this Jane Francklyne had ever lived at all. History is what is written and can be found; what isn't saved is lost, sunken and rotted, eaten by the earth."
Author: Jill Lepore
31. "Land, in England, is valuable, because we have highly-paid artisans to consume the produce on the spot."
Author: Joseph Hume
32. "In the letter he left for the coroner he had explained his reasoning (for suicide): that life is a gift bestowed without anyone asking for it; that the thinking person has a philosophical duty to examine both the nature of life and the conditions it comes with; and that if this person decides to renounce the gift no one asks for, it is the moral and human duty to act on the consequences of that decision. ... Alex showed me a clipping from the Cambridge Evening News. 'Tragic Death of "Promising" Young Man.' ... The verdict of the coroner's inquest had been that Adrian Flinn (22) had killed himself 'while the balance of his mind was disturbed.' ... The law, and society, and religion all said it was impossible to be sane, healthy, and kill yourself. Perhaps those authorities feared that the suicide's reasoning might impugn the nature and value of life as organised by the state which paid the coroner?"
Author: Julian Barnes
33. "Two years ago, I was a twenty-nine year old secretary. Now I am a thirty-one year old writer. I get paid very well to sit around in my pajamas and type on my ridiculously fancy iMac, unless I'd rather take a nap. Feel free to hate me -- I certainly would."
Author: Julie Powell
34. "Go." Granmare pointed at the door. "Let me work in peace."Balthazar didn't look back when he left."Now, my dear," the witch turned to her, "let me give you what that foolish boy paid for.""He's not foolish," Arianne said. For giving a drop of his blood, the least she could do was defend the annoying oaf. "He's going out of his way to help me, so if there's anyone foolish here it's me.""My, my, my." Granmare Baba gasped, spreading her hand at the center of her chest. "You have a mouth on you. I will so enjoy watching what happens to you when the time comes."A chill went down Arianne's back. She'd almost been afraid to ask, "What do you mean?"Granmare Baba only smiled her yellow toothy smile before she went about putting things together in a large cauldron that seemed to have magically appeared in the center of the round room."
Author: Kate Evangelista
35. "I look up at the moon. It's bright, andcold, and still looks full to me. But thecalendar says that it's waning, and peopleget paid to make calendars, so I guess thatwe're ready."
Author: Kendare Blake
36. "Your life feels different on you, once you greet death and understand your heart's position. You wear your life like a garment from the mission bundle sale ever after- lightly because you realize you never paid nothing for it, cherishing because you know you won't ever come by such a bargain again."
Author: Louise Erdrich
37. "When first asked if he would grant an interview with TIME, Greene responded by asking a question of his own: 'Does the candidate get paid?"
Author: Michael Scherer
38. "It was one of the charms of the International Zone that you could get anything you wanted if you paid for it. Do anything, too, for that matter; - there were no incorruptibles. It was only a question of price."
Author: Paul Bowles
39. "People say, You paid your dues, but I never paid any dues. It's always been a great trip."
Author: Richard Donner
40. "Now a promise made is a debt unpaid and the trail has its own stern code."
Author: Robert W. Service
41. "I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job."
Author: Roger Ailes
42. "I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor."
Author: Roger Moore
43. "Mirabelle always ate her lunch on Brighton beach if the weather was in any way passable, but out of sheer principle she never paid tuppence for a chair. We did not win the war to have to pay to sit down, she frequently found herself thinking."
Author: Sara Sheridan
44. "Passion is the thing that sustains you in acting. If you're doing it for fame and money, don't even bother because it will never happen. The last thing I ever expected was to be paid for this."
Author: Scott Patterson
45. "This is an emotional request to the for-profit startups I help to build, strategize, and monetize. I do it for free because I care for you and your vision. I don't take an equity or a salary despite knowing that you and your investors will make money, and loads of it, eventually. I help because I care. Please remember, to pay back. Not to me, but to the world. Preferably, donate to a non-profit which will never receive the investments that you can and you are; donate to children and youth who want to do good things, to families that need you, to social startups that sweat day in and day out to bring smiles, and to anyone who cares for PEOPLE more than PROFITS. My salary will be drawn. I will be paid back in full. Thank you!"
Author: Sharad Vivek Sagar
46. "There's no praise or acknowledgment paid to women who raise the babies."
Author: Sharon Gless
47. "It wasn't just love that held people together. There was secrets, and the price you paid to keep them."
Author: Stephen King
48. "It is better to do what you love for work, but if it is your day job that enables an unpaid passion, then your life is still sweeter. What is important is that you make time for your dreams, not whether or not you get paid for it."
Author: Tara Moss
49. "If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400."
Author: Ted Williams
50. "The ukulele was the first of many instruments they had bought for me. They got me a guitar when I was eleven, which my son Morgan uses until this day. They paid for 3 years of guitar lessons; they bought me a bass fiddle, which I still play."
Author: Tony Visconti

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