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Paul A. Volcker Quotes and Sayings

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What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those
fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around
the real subject of life.
- Paul A. Volcker

Related topics: Business

By the time I became chairman and there was more of a feeling of urgency,
there was a willingness to accept more forceful measures
to try to deal with the inflation.
- Paul A. Volcker

Well, by the standards of a lot of countries,
by Latin American standards, it wasn't so bad.
- Paul A. Volcker

It was the biggest inflation and the most sustained
inflation that the United States had ever had.
- Paul A. Volcker

 

Less emphasis on inventories, I think,
may tend to dampen business cycles, because business
cycles are typically in the grasp of inventory cycles
and heavy industry cycles.
- Paul A. Volcker

The speed of communication, the speed of information transfer,
the cheapness of communication, the ease of moving
things around the world are a difference in kind as well as degree.
- Paul A. Volcker

Double-digit inflation is a terrible thing -
and it got up to 14 or 15 percent on a monthly basis for a while,
shortly after I became chairman of the Fed.
- Paul A. Volcker

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I am suspicious of the idea of a new paradigm,
to use that word, an entirely new structure of the economy.
- Paul A. Volcker

When people begin anticipating inflation,
it doesn't do you any good anymore, because any benefit
of inflation comes from the fact that you do better
than you thought you were going to do.
- Paul A. Volcker

You could not buy a house in those days without just
assuming that the house was not only a place to live,
but it was a good investment, because it was going
to keep up with inflation or get ahead of inflation,
and it was just - that was America.
- Paul A. Volcker

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind
and won't change the subject.
- Winston Churchill

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject
to a good many different ailments,
but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation,
introduce the subject of eating.
- Leigh Hunt

Age is not a particularly interesting subject.
Anyone can get old.
All you have to do is live long enough.
- Don Marquis

It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed
in any subject as I am in mine.
- Charles Darwin

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
- Peter Drucker

I've seen the Pokemon movie, which is probably the
worst movie ever made on any subject ever.
- Ian Hislop

The painter's obsession with his subject is all that
he needs to drive him to work.
- Lucian Freud

Everything is a subject.
Every subject has a rhythm.
To feel it is the raison detre.
The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison detre,
which lives on in itself.
- Andre Kertesz

The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against
that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject.
- George Savile

Every real thought on every real subject knocks the
wind out of somebody or other.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

But primitive man had enemies real as well as imaginary,
and they were not subject to priestly sorceries.
- Paul Harris

I study myself more than any other subject;
it is my metaphysic,
and my physic.
- William Drummond

Sometimes it's difficult directing yourself on film
because you can't quite separate yourself from the subject.
- Stanley Tucci

Fidelity to the subject's thought and to his characteristic
way of expressing himself is the sine qua non of journalistic quotation.
- Janet Malcolm

I just don't think one person has that much to contribute to any subject.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Los Angeles is an industry town, and it has great facilities and personnel.
The disadvantage is that everyone there seems to talk
about the same subject matter.
- Carter Burwell

You keep on balancing and balancing and balancing until the picture wins,
because then the subject's turned into the picture.
- Howard Hodgkin

Order and simplification are the first steps toward
the mastery of a subject.
- Thomas Mann

Mental events, it is said, are not passive happenings
but the acts of a subject.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

A life spent largely among books, and in the exercise
of a literary profession,
has very obvious drawbacks, as a subject-matter,
when one comes to write about it.
- Mary A. Ward

One of the things that is wrong with America is that
everybody who has done anything at all in his own field
is expected to be an authority on every subject under the sun.
- Elmer Davis

The irony is, going to work every day became the subject
of probably my best poetry.
- Philip Levine

A publisher should always be on the receiving end.
He should take an interest in almost any subject and remain anonymous,
letting the author take center stage.
- Cass Canfield

Anyone who acquires more than the usual amount of knowledge
concerning a subject is bound to leave it as his contribution
to the knowledge of the world.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.
- Jean Paul

A woman is subject matter enough.
- Claude Chabrol

Photography can only represent the present.
Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
- Berenice Abbott

I do believe that movies are subject to a million interpretations.
- Oliver Stone

In the end I think theatre has only one subject:
justice.
- Edward Bond

The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern:
and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern
some glimpse of truth by long poring on it.
- George Berkeley

Worthy or not, my life is my subject,
and my subject is my life.
- Giacomo Casanova

The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male;
he is the active principle of culture,
the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences.
- Teresa de Lauretis

To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better
the faults to which this instrument with which we feel
and judge can be subject.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The highest manifestation of life consists in this:
that a being governs its own actions.
A thing which is always subject to the direction of
another is somewhat of a dead thing.
- Thomas Aquinas

I would go to sketch groups and draw.
I really enjoyed the subject matter,
but I wasn't good at it.
- Jack Prelutsky

On the subject of emigration, it is not my intention to dwell at any length.
- Charles Sturt

Poetry should be great and unobtrusive,
a thing which enters into one's soul,
and does not startle it or amaze it with itself,
but with its subject.
- John Keats

Unfortunately, the current format for this lottery
program are subject to fraud and abuse and leave our
nation exposed to those who may seek to do harm on American soil.
- William L. Jenkins

Art is a subject that is inundated with opinions.
In fact, that's all it is about is opinions.
- Chick Corea

I liked math - that was my favorite subject -
and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.
- Sally Ride

It's easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate
on the subject of the Third World debts.
- Roger Moore

I'm not sure whay I've been drawn to this subject,
except that murder is a subject that has always drawn
people for as long as people have been telling stories.
- Donna Tartt

The subject of an outsider who becomes obsessed.
- Wes Anderson

Any idealism is a proper subject for art.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The subject of my work has a lot to do with general,
artistic matters, questions like: What is creativity?
Where do we come from? What are our motors? What is
coincidence? What is logic?
- Alva Noto

Frequently the more trifling the subject,
the more animated and protracted the discussion.
- Franklin Pierce

From the cradle to the grave she is subject to the
power and control of man.
Father, guardian, or husband, one conveys her like
some piece of merchandise over to the other.
- Ernestine Rose

If somebody had started on a remake of French Kiss
before I announced my own film,
I would have dropped my subject.
If someone else starts after me, what am I to do?
- Ajay Devgan

When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief
congressional correspondent in 1991,
I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons.
- Adam Clymer

One needs to know what the hierarchy of values are
from which one takes inspiration,
and in a democratic society this is the subject of
continuous democratic debate.
- Rocco Buttiglione

A teacher must believe in the value and interest of
his subject as a doctor believes in health.
- Gilbert Highet

Careers in virtually all academic disciplines are fostered
by being a superstar who knows more about one subject
than anyone else in the world.
- Philip Zimbardo

I'm a Utilitarian, so I don't see the rule against lying as absolute;
it's always subject to some overriding utility which
may prevent its exercise.
- Peter Singer

Good critical writing is measured by the perception
and evaluation of the subject;
bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining
the professional standing of the critic.
- Raymond Chandler

You don't say to a university professor who is immersed
in a particular subject that they should get a life.
They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on.
- Magnus Magnusson

Any subject can be made interesting,
and therefore any subject can be made boring.
- Hilaire Belloc


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