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Rent Quotes

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Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

Related topics: Values

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.
- Samuel Lover

Service to others is the rent you pay
for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali

 

You rarely pay the rent by doing Shakespeare or Ibsen.
- Mandy Patinkin

I've had grand pianos that are more expensive than,
like, a year's worth of rent.
- Lady Gaga

If I owned Marseilles and Hell, I'd rent out Marseilles and live in Hell.
- John McCarthy

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Milos said, You're my first choice.
From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent.
I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm
busy painting my kitchen.
- F. Murray Abraham

It's funny, I remember doing the Johnny Carson show,
and, uh, I couldn't afford my rent.
- Natalie Merchant

I can pay my rent now.
I guess I could always do that, but now I can get an apartment with heat.
- Kevin Eubanks

Life for rent means that my life isn't really my own,
I only rented it for a while, but if I don't manage to buy it,
to own it, then nothing of what I think is mine is really mine.
- Dido Armstrong

Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.
- Shirley Chisholm

I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends,
I call it 'content.'
- Lauren Bacall

I didn't think we would ever make enough money to pay rent by playing music.
- Gregg Allman

More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems:
back taxes,
back rent, back auto payments.
- Robert Orben

More teenagers go to movies or rent a tape of a movie
than sit down and watch sitcoms on television.
- Mindy Cohn

My high-school dream was to be in a band,
pay my rent and eat - and I've been able to do that for 20 years.
So I'm completely content.
- Evan Dando

I've had to do all kinds of jobs to pay the rent.
I've even worked in a Cornish tin mine.
- Peter Wright

There are other options out there, after all,
like read a book, go on the Internet,
rent a movie.
- Dick Wolf

In Europe, they're more demanding, the ones that rent the build ings.
- Helmut Jahn

Producer's Surplus is a convenient name for the genus
of which the rent of land is the leading species.
- Alfred Marshall

I feel like after acting, the other half of why I love
this business is the opportunity to work with and meet people who inspire you.
That it pays my rent is a good bonus.
- Aaron Yoo

I never listen to the radio unless I rent a car.
- David Byrne

I've already got my rent paid, and it's too late in
my life for me to go around talking up stuff that I
don't like or believe in.
- Wilford Brimley

We believe the 36, nearly 40, billion pound discount
given for a right to buy houses took a million houses
out of the public housing sector which is desperately needed for rent.
- John Prescott

If you don't have trouble paying the rent,
you have trouble doing something else;
one needs just a certain amount of trouble.
- Robert Rauschenberg

The Paris peace talks kept a roof over my head and
food on the table and clothes on my back because if
something was said going in or coming out,
I had the rent for the month.
- Ed Bradley

I don't honestly know why they offered me the part in Rent.
- Adam Rickitt

As long as you don't forgive, who and whatever it is
will occupy rent-free space in your mind.
- Isabelle Holland

First of all, I choose the great roles,
and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones,
and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.
- Stanislaw Lec

My senior year I was basically supporting myself,
so it was like, Do you want to eat and pay the rent,
or do you want to go to school? I wanted to eat and pay the rent.
- Clea Duvall

I rent houses in LA when I'm filming.
I find the isolation there terrifying.
There's nowhere to go, there's nowhere to be with people.
I'm not a beach bunny.
- Kathleen Turner

Disease is the tax which the soul pays for the body,
as the tenant pays house-rent for the use of the house.
- Ramakrishna

I do not gather things, I prefer to rent them rather than to possess them.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Every summer, my grandparents would rent a house on Balboa Island.
They had the house next to Bob Hope's.
I've been going down there all my life,
to that whole area.
- Mike Love

A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air.
A psychotic is the man who lives in it.
A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.
- Jerome Lawrence

Someone skipped on the rent and they left behind a huge upright piano,
which got moved into our apartment so the other apartment could get rented out.
I took to it and started playing.
- Cy Coleman

When I was 19, I made my first good week's pay as a club musician.
It was enough money for me to quit my job at the factory
and still pay the rent and buy some food.
I freaked.
- Billy Joel

We are free, truly free, when we don't need to rent
our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths.
- Ricardo Flores Magon

When the show is over we still have to pay our rent,
we have to buy food.
We have to do all the same things that you do.
- Jamie Farr

The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.
- Wilfred Grenfell

Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home;
and many a family has successfully saved for a home
only to find itself at last with nothing but a house.
- Bruce Barton

To supply people for ages in camps makes no sense...
you have to rebuild that cabana that they rent out
to tourists on the weekend.
They need help getting their fields repaired and their boats repaired.
- Sam Worthington

Once you've reached the point where you can pay rent,
you can go to the vet and you can go to the grocery store,
after that point it's all the same.
I don't have the appetite for a decadent lifestyle.
- Renee Zellweger

When videotape came so a lot of movies that I do have
a kind of afterlife in video.
Things where movies that I do would come and go;
they still come and go but you can go rent them and see them on TV.
- Christopher Walken

I pretty much ignored politics all through my 20's and 30's...
I had other things on my mind...
the band, finding a meaningful relationship,
getting enough money to eat and pay the rent.
- Mark Edwards

We had an apartment on west side of Central Park.
The rent was very reasonable.
We found out later that it belonged to a gangster called
Legs Diamond and it was a front to his headquarters.
It was fine.
- James Stewart

I loved Rent when I first heard it, but it grew on me and so did Tick,
Tick...
Boom.
Some songs are more interesting than others and sometimes
the ones that never stood out at first end up being the best to perform.
- Neil Patrick Harris

I've had the luxury of owning my own studio,
24 analogue, 48 digital, endless effects,
endless hardcore gear, that I don't have to rent,
I don't get stuck with the bills, it's all mine.
- Billy Sherwood

The payment made by a manufacturer to a patentee for
the privilege of using the patent process,
is usually termed, in commercial language,
a rent; and under the same head must be ranked all
extraordinary qualities of body and mind.
- Nassau William Senior

Because we have so much eye candy and mind candy,
spending so much time trying to pay the rent,
all of this conspires to keep us from thinking too
hard or taking action from that.
Our time is stolen.
So much of our daily life is stolen.
- Lydia Lunch

My ambition was to stop waiting tables.
That was how I measured success: finally,
I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent,
and that was by being a stand-up comic.
Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living.
- Graham Norton

It is not by the absolute quantity of produce obtained by either class,
that we can correctly judge of the rate of profit,
rent, and wages, but by the quantity of labour required to obtain that produce.
- David Ricardo

If the demand for home commodities should be diminished,
because of the fall of rent on the part of the landlords,
it will be increased in a far greater degree by the
increased opulence of the commercial classes.
- David Ricardo

Doing films in Latin America is like an act of faith.
I mean, you really have to believe in what you're doing because if not,
you feel like it's a waste of time because you might
as well be doing something that at least pays you the rent.
- Gael Garcia Bernal

My total year's income from working as hard as I possibly
could from writing went from like $30 one year to about $70 the next year.
And it made me realize that maybe you couldn't really pay the rent that way.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent,
then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do,
what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own
and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren.
- Ellen Barkin

I like to sing.
I write music.
Country songs.
You have to if you're in Nashville.
It's part of the lease.
You sign a lease that says, I will write country songs and pay my rent on time.
- Jim Varney

I was discriminated against because I was Jewish,
Italian, black and Puerto Rican.
But maybe the worst prejudice I experienced was against the poor.
I grew up on welfare and often had to move in the middle
of the night because we couldn't pay the rent.
- Philip Zimbardo

I think that Microsoft will increasingly feel margin
pressure from Linux as well as people saying:
well actually the applications that really matter to me are not on my PC.
And so they're going to be able to extract less of a monopoly rent,
so to speak.
- Tim O'Reilly

We bought an apartment building and were going to live off the rent money.
We rented to people who were on welfare and a lot of
times they couldn't pay the rent.
We wouldn't throw them out so we lost the building.
- Dick York

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property,
the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed,
and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
- Adam Smith

I do not believe that the values which the Western
democracies consider essential to civilization can
survive in a world rent by the international anarchy
of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.
- Arthur Henderson

I'm carded for R-rated movies.
And I get talked down to a lot.
When I try to go rent a car or buy an airplane ticket
or other stuff adults do,
I get 'Okaaaaaay, honey.' I remember when I was 18,
getting crayons in a restaurant.
- Kristen Bell

Whenever, then, the usual and ordinary rate of the
profits of agricultural stock,
and all the outgoings belonging to the cultivation of land,
are together equal to the value of the whole produce,
there can be no rent.
- David Ricardo

People think celebrities don't have to worry about
human things like sickness and death and rent.
It's like you've traveled to this Land of Celebrity,
this other country.
They want you to tell about what you saw.
- David Duchovny

Donner likes what he does and enjoys being on a set.
He doesn't have to do it, its not like he has to make the rent.
When I get to be his age and still enjoy what I'm doing like him,
I'd be lucky.
- Ethan Embry

They allow us to disrespect our Black woman.
A lot of these things would be considered criminal
if it were to be carried out in the streets.
That's like when they tell you after you buy your VHS
and you rent movies they tell you not to copy the movies.
- Afrika Bambaataa

My luck at the gambling table was varied;
sometimes I was fifty to a hundred dollars ahead,
and at other times I had to borrow money from my fellow
workmen to settle my room rent and pay for my meals.
- James Weldon Johnson

I had been playing for about a year and a half when the Beach Boys formed.
When our folks went to Mexico on business,
we would take the food money they had left us and we would rent instruments.
- Carl Wilson

Nobody leaves a hotel without getting a full measure
of three months of rental assistance.
So no one has been evicted - no one who's eligible
has been evicted from a hotel without getting a significant
amount of money to find -
to pay for their rent.
- Michael Chertoff


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