Top 423 Pay Quotes

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“I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a month because I expected my writing to pay my way.”

― A. E. van Vogt

“Definition of ‘Free’: You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it.”

― Aaron Allston

“Whoever is for higher taxes, feel free to pay higher taxes.”

― Adam Carolla

“Pete Wilson deregulated energy as a pay out to Enron, and we blamed Gray Davis.”

― Adam McKay

“I did just about anything to pay the rent for a while.”

― Adam Scott

“My only ambition when I came to Hollywood was to pay my rent.”

― Adrian Grenier

“Hard work really does pay off.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“Justice is such a fine thing that we cannot pay too dearly for it.”

― Alain Rene Le Sage

“The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.”

― Alan Greenspan

“I have ADD. I can’t pay attention to one thing too long.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“When I started to pay income tax, I was 50 years old.”

― Alejandro Jodorowsky

“Benefits are rarely made public in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, where companies must report the pay and options that their five highest-paid executives receive.”

― Alex Berenson

“Broadway doesn’t pay that much.”

― Alex Sharp

“Let them march all they want, as long as they continue to pay their taxes.”

― Alexander Haig

“Belarus is not a superpower, but we pay a lot of attention to sports.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“Crime does not pay as well as politics.”

― Alfred Newman

“It is really awful to be filming and not know if you can pay everybody.”

― Alison Owen

“I devour books. But for the longest time, I refused to pay attention to genre or labels.”

― Alison Tyler

“Crowdfunding companies like GoFundMe are in themselves not evil. But the fact that we have to rely on them to pay for our basics is.”

― Alissa Quart

“I do my taxes. I do my own bookkeeping. I pay rent.”

― Amber Liu

“What we buy, and pay for, is part of ourselves.”

― Amelia Barr

“One of my problems is that I’m very honest and direct. You pay a price for that.”

― Amy Irving

“Of course I pay attention to the Premier League – it’s one of the greatest leagues in Europe.”

― Andre Schurrle

“It has no enforceable standards to stop a union from conspiring with employers to keep another stronger union out or from negotiating contracts with lower pay and standards that members of another union have spent a lifetime establishing.”

― Andy Stern

“What we pay for with our lives never costs too much.”

― Antonio Porchia

“Borrowing to pay for college used to be the exception; now it’s the rule.”

― Arne Duncan

“As long as they’re willing to pay to prove it, I’m willing to let them.”

― Arnold Rothstein

“The bagel budget for ‘Sex and the City 2’ could pay for ‘Ghosted.’”

― Art Malik

“Those who claim that they need cash because they are unable to pay labourers are those who are not paying minimum wages.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“I pay lots of homages. I wanted to pay tribute to a leading Iranian writer, Gholam – Hossein Sa’edi, who is buried in Paris – he is an Iranian Arthur Miller. He is of a similar stature, and his work is similar to that of Arthur Miller.”

― Asghar Farhadi

“In this country, we have partnerships, we have S corps, we have LLCs, we have a series of entities that do not pay corporate income tax.”

― Austan Goolsbee

“I used to turn in, like, 20 money orders to pay my rent – $20 for this one, $30 for this one. I didn’t have a checking account.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“I used to spend my nights oversewing dresses for a local dressmaker in order to pay for my school equipment.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“As taxpayers, we pay our elected officials to serve the people and protect our state and our interests.”

― Barbara Ann Radnofsky

“You can’t get more for less. You get what you pay for.”

― Barbara Mikulski

“Put simply, the rich pay a lot of taxes as a total percentage of taxes collected, but they don’t pay a lot of taxes as a percentage of what they can afford to pay, or as a percentage of what the government needs to close the deficit gap.”

― Ben Stein

“Fossil fuel corporations are supposed to pay the government fair market royalties in exchange for the right to drill on public lands or in federal waters.”

― Bernie Sanders

“One in four corporations doesn’t pay any taxes.”

― Bernie Sanders

“In 2004, Warner-Lambert, a division of Pfizer Inc., pled guilty to two felonies and agreed to pay $430 million for fraudulently promoting the drug Neurontin.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Somehow I got to be one of five or six actors that the directors would use as guinea pigs at this directing colloquium, where people pay to listen to and watch the directors direct.”

― Beth Henley

“All I ever wanted to do was be able to pay my rent.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“I went back to work because someone had to pay for the groceries.”

― Bette Davis

“I stayed in show business to pay for my animal business.”

― Betty White

“If he invited you out, he’s got to pay.”

― Beyonce Knowles

“I don’t mind paying the taxes I pay, which is pretty considerable.”

― Bill Bennett

“We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.”

― Bill Hicks

“We should never seek to compete with economies in our region by cutting pay and conditions – that’s a race to the bottom we can’t win.”

― Bill Shorten

“You can’t raise the standard of women’s morals by raising their pay envelope. It lies deeper than that.”

― Billy Sunday

“Is it okay for a U.S. bank to pay a U.S. banker but not a U.K. bank to pay a U.S. banker?”

― Bob Diamond

“I don’t pay any attention to what the ‘Baltimore Sun’ editorial page says about anything.”

― Bob Ehrlich

“Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products.”

― Bob Uecker

“I just don’t want to pay taxes.”

― Bobby Kotick

“These funds will ensure that ports will be able to pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans against terrorist attacks from our seaports.”

― Bobby Scott

“Of course I’ve always wanted to make a decent pay like everybody else.”

― Booker T

“It’s not reasonable for companies that have chief executives and board members who are paid very considerable sums to subsidise low pay through in-work benefits.”

― Boris Johnson

“My weight fluctuates between 205 and 220, depending on how much I pay attention to it.”

― Brad Feld

“On a daily basis, I pay almost no attention to the macro.”

― Brad Feld

“You can’t pay for healthcare if we’re sending a trillion dollars a year to dictators.”

― Brian Schweitzer

“I don’t hang my championship trophies on the walls, because they don’t pay the bills.”

― Brock Lesnar

“I don’t like to pay lip service. I don’t frankly like to talk about stuff.”

― Bruce Rauner

“Valuation is what people are willing to pay.”

― Cameron Winklevoss

“I get paid to work; I don’t pay to work.”

― Carmen Kass

“A buyback is itself a special kind of acquisition, made at prices that are typically a bargain compared with those a company must pay for an outside purchase.”

― Carol Loomis

“I think that we have a responsibility to make certain that we are fiscally responsible in order to assure, frankly, future generations don’t have to pay our bills.”

― Carol Moseley Braun

“A lot of the times, I end up having to do jobs to sort of pay the bills.”

― Casey Affleck

“If you can’t pay it back, pay it forward.”

― Catherine Ryan Hyde

“We don’t make movies for critics, since they don’t pay to see them anyhow.”

― Charles Bronson

“I don’t think the West needs to apologize – or pay – for having invented the steam engine.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“James’s expedition to Scotland is wholly imaginary, though there appears to have been space for it during Henry’s progress to the North to pay his devotions at Beverley Minster.”

― Charlotte Mary Yonge

“I was broke from 19 to 26, borrowing money from my parents or my brothers or sisters every week to pay the bills.”

― Chelsea Handler

“Words do not pay for my dead people.”

― Chief Joseph

“You don’t pay taxes – they take taxes.”

― Chris Rock

“The fact of the matter is it’s very reasonable to ask the wealthiest estates to pay their share. We did that since Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican president.”

― Chris Van Hollen

“Most people sell stock to pay taxes, but I didn’t want to sell any stock.”

― Christie Hefner

“Executive pay has skyrocketed for many reasons – including the prevalence of overly cozy boards and changing cultural norms about pay – but increasing scale, competition, and innovation have all played major roles.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“I’m still astonished that somebody would offer me a job and pay me to do what I wanted to do.”

― Chuck Jones

“What a holler would ensue if people had to pay the minister as much to marry them as they have to pay a lawyer to get them a divorce.”

― Claire Trevor

“People under-invest in family because it doesn’t pay off until the long term.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“They’re not bombarding me with offers, although the ones that have come along have been too preposterous to contemplate, so it’s not as if I spend every day resisting $20 million pay cheques.”

― Colin Firth

“I prefer theater and film. I did a little television, and obviously I’m not knocking it. It can be great, and it does pay the bills. But it’s a little bit more disjointed.”

― Condola Rashad

“In Maine, nobody is required to belong to a union or pay dues.”

― Cynthia Dill

“I was a writer for hire. I wrote to pay the bills.”

― Damien Chazelle

“What I’ve been noticing with the milennials is that they’ll pay for quality.”

― Damon Dash

“After about twenty issues of Josie, they decided to pay me.”

― Dan DeCarlo

“I wanted to pay tribute to my musical influences: Buffalo Springfield, Lightfoot, the Beatles, the Hollies.”

― Dan Fogelberg

“I don’t feel my son should pay the price for what I do.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“As a fiscal conservative, I think that our government should pay for itself.”

― Daniel Keys Moran

“But I benefit from the taxes I pay because I know how to access the benefits of the taxes.”

― Dar Williams

“I pay almost no attention to the charts.”

― Darius Rucker

“Al Sharpton doesn’t even pay for his own suits.”

― Darryl Glenn

“If you’re able to pay your bills, you pay your bills. It’s as simple as that.”

― Dave Ramsey

“Pay your utilities, gas and other basic needs before paying on your debts.”

― Dave Ramsey

“I pay for what I call eccentricity and my will to evolve.”

― Daveigh Chase

“It’s hard for us to pay $200 million for properties that don’t make money.”

― David Carey

“I love the stage, but it doesn’t pay the mortgage.”

― David Harewood

“I certainly did not envisage making a Disney movie. The most I hoped for was to be able to pay my bills. I was not a go-getter. I was very type-B.”

― David Lowery

“I would pay to do what I do if I had to.”

― David McCullough

“Religions take donations and don’t pay taxes.”

― Deepak Chopra

“It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity its due reverence.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“You can’t actually legislate what goes on in people’s minds and their attitudes, but you certainly can legislate for parity where pay and salaries are concerned.”

― Diana Rigg

“I don’t pay a lot of attention, frankly, to what Barack Obama says.”

― Dick Cheney

“Yet, individuals and corporations in Puerto Rico pay no federal income tax.”

― Dick Thornburgh

“There is a vast difference in the pay package of every actor. Actors are also exploited at various levels, but when we are established, we get paid fairly well. But at times, if an actor asks for a hike, he/she may even get boycotted.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“The idea of sitting in a booth, and having someone pay me to sign autographs, seems so gross to me.”

― DJ Qualls

“The something-for-nothing culture has been championed by a minority of militant union leaders, who threaten strikes with impunity to secure unjustifiable pay hikes.”

― Dominic Raab

“I can tell you categorically that we at 60 Minutes did not pay Michael Jackson one cent.”

― Don Hewitt

“If Trump was really looking for Mexicans to pay for the wall, he should put in a call to Sinaloa. They’d probably build it for him.”

― Don Winslow

“If they don’t want to pay for it, they can stop drinking it.”

― Ed Koch

“I think I’ve been around for a while. But I still have to pay my dues.”

― Ed Sheeran

“One of the prices that we pay for integration was the disintegration of the black community.”

― Ed Smith

“With MTV2, every fighter is exposed to millions of people, and they won’t have to take a monster pay cut to do so.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“I needed to pay for my horses in Warwickshire, and I couldn’t do that off a waitress’ wage.”

― Edie Campbell

“It’s not a real adventure when you have to pay for it.”

― Edmund Hillary

“We have to make sure that the banks pay every nickel of loan losses that they create, but we don’t want to hold them responsible for withdrawals if we want the economy to recover.”

― Edward Conard

“If someone wants to transmit a high-quality service with no interruptions and ‘guaranteed this, guaranteed that,’ they should be willing to pay for that.”

― Edward Whitacre, Jr.

“There is a price to pay for accomplishment.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“What’s the logic of investing millions in agriculture if it will not pay off?”

― Ehud Olmert

“I’d rather make my own mistakes and pay for them rather than pay for mistakes that are formulistic.”

― Ekta Kapoor

“I pay for homeowner’s insurance, I pay for car insurance, I pay for health insurance.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“You have to do whatever jobs you can to pay the rent.”

― Emilia Clarke

“I just like to keep working and being able to pay my bills.”

― Emma Stone

“Marriage to Fernando offered shelter and security, but the shackle was the price I’d pay.”

― Esther Williams

“But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.”

― Euripides

“Those who obstruct the Senate should pay a price in public notoriety and physical exhaustion. That would lead to a significant decline in frivolous filibusters.”

― Evan Bayh

“I don’t really pay attention to much online.”

― Farrah Abraham

“There is no escape – we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

― Frank Herbert

“One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.”

― Fulton J. Sheen

“I save money when I’m working so that I never have to take a role simply to pay the bills.”

― Gary Sinise

“When the tech geeks talk, I pay close attention.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Legislature’s strong commitment to increase access to Advanced Placement courses continues to pay off.”

― Gaston Caperton

“For most Democrats, politics is sports to them because they have no stakes because they don’t pay tax.”

― Gavin McInnes

“A good jolly is worth what you pay for it.”

― George Ade

“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.”

― George Herbert

“Pay attention to other people’s nightmares because they might be contagious.”

― George Packer

“The rage for railroads is so great that many will be laid in parts where they will not pay.”

― George Stephenson

“If a company in Australia has to pay tax and the other one doesn’t, of course it’s a disadvantage.”

― Gerry Harvey

“There is a price to pay for most of our actions. For every action, there is a reaction.”

― Giancarlo Esposito

“I didn’t pay as much attention in school as I would have liked to.”

― Gillian Anderson

“What Governor Romney is proposing is an across-the-board cut in marginal tax rates for households, every household in America by 20 percent. And we’ll have to broaden the base to pay for that. Also, a very deep cut in the corporate rate.”

― Glenn Hubbard

“Pay-TV companies that built their businesses on the backs of local and network broadcast signals should pay a fair price for access to that high-value programming.”

― Gordon Smith

“Corporations must pay tax.”

― Gore Vidal

“An enormous amount of ingenuity and creativity goes into commercials, and they can be fascinating if you pay attention.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“I’m in five guilds; that’s a lot of dues to pay. So I have to keep on working.”

― Griffin Dunne

“It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men’s lives should not pay with their own.”

― H. G. Wells

“Alimony – the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.”

― H. L. Mencken

“We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Art is definitely a passion of mine, but one that I couldn’t afford to keep-up post-graduation, so I turned to DJing to pay the bills.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“We pay a lot for our court service, but it’s not enough. Courts are under-resourced, which leads to delayed justice – particularly in criminal courts.”

― Heather Brooke

“Everybody has to build double-hull tankers, but charterers don’t want to pay for the extra costs.”

― Helmut Sohmen

“A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn’t pay his bill, so he gave him another six months.”

― Henny Youngman

“You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.”

― Henny Youngman

“I keep working hard, and this will pay off.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“Many of the Western democracies – including the U.S. – have a problem that voters want benefits they don’t want to pay for.”

― Henry Paulson

“If you paid Americans a living wage, they would be able to pay for products made by Americans in America.”

― Henry Rollins

“Foreign journalists have to have an approved interpreter assigned them, which they have to pay for, who also acts as guide. As an Iranian, even writing for foreign media, I’ve been mercifully unrestricted.”

― Hooman Majd

“Kids, don’t do drugs, and pay your taxes.”

― Hopsin

“That iPad you just bought. Do you care that it cost a few pence to manufacture? No. It’s cost you several hundred pounds because somebody else was willing to pay that much for it. If they weren’t… it wouldn’t.”

― Ian Watson

“The one percent must pay their fair share.”

― Ilhan Omar

“I ain’t got time to pay somebody to drive my vehicle.”

― Iman Shumpert

“We pay when old for the excesses of youth.”

― J. B. Priestley

“Freedom has a price. Most people aren’t willing to pay it.”

― Jack Kevorkian

“There are lots of ways to monetize. But if you have millions of fans, and you can convert even five percent of them to pay for something of yours, you are in the seven-figure range.”

― Jake Paul

“Shaw’s plays are the price we pay for Shaw’s prefaces.”

― James Agate

“The A.M.T. is a parallel system for calculating tax liability intended to ensure that high-income taxpayers pay a substantial amount in federal tax even if they have large deductions or other items to offset income.”

― James B. Stewart

“The working out of a balanced economy throughout Germany to provide the necessary means to pay for approved imports has not been accomplished, although that too is expressly required by the Potsdam Agreement.”

― James F. Byrnes

“If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.”

― James Goldsmith

“The greatest homage we can pay to truth, is to use it.”

― James Russell Lowell

“In the final analysis, you get what you pay for.”

― James Sinegal

“Unequal pay exists across most job sectors of our economy, even in nursing.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“The rise of franchising, contracting, and other similar employment practices has made it harder to enforce worker protections like minimum wages, overtime pay, and the right to unionize.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“In addition to higher pay, federal government employment is far more secure than private-sector employment.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“I pay attention to the actors and stuff, but not even that much. I don’t pay attention to who’s writing.”

― Jason Mewes

“I don’t really pay attention to the filmmaker thing.”

― Jason Mewes

“We did not pay for favors.”

― Jay Y. Lee

“No one ever expects a great lay to pay all the bills.”

― Jean Harlow

“Millions of Americans are struggling to pay their mortgages. They have a right to know whether members of Congress receive sweetheart deals in order to pay for theirs.”

― Jeb Hensarling

“Nowadays, in the contract that actors sign, you have to agree that you’re going to do a certain amount of publicity-the hard part they don’t pay you for.”

― Jeff Bridges

“Pay respect to your opponent.”

― Jeff Fisher

“No pay, no Goldblum. That’s it.”

― Jeff Goldblum

“I was an artist – I fancied myself an artist – I sold paintings at bars to pay my rent.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“I was told when I went for a life-insurance exam when I was 18 that I was not likely to live past 50, so I refused to pay the premium.”

― Jeffrey Tate

“I don’t get anything for free. I pay for all my beauty treatments.”

― Jennifer Lopez

“There are so many businesses that are succeeding on Yelp that don’t pay us a dollar, and we’re really excited about that.”

― Jeremy Stoppelman

“I do everything with a purpose, and I don’t really pay attention to the negativity.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“Had we known that the price that we would have to pay for this success, we never would have wanted it.”

― Jermaine Jackson

“I’m careful to pay every single penny on my taxes. I don’t have any money offshore.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“Sometimes you pay a premium to get what you want.”

― Jerry Reinsdorf

“You don’t have to pay more to have a great form.”

― Jil Sander

“Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity. The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more.”

― Jill Lepore

“I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother. Private schools are useful and we often use public funds to pay for their infrastructures and other common needs.”

― Jim Clyburn

“American businesses and upper incomes pay a larger portion of the federal taxes of our national taxes than any country in the world.”

― Jim DeMint

“I’m still a fiscal conservative, and I’m inclined to pay down debt.”

― Jim Flaherty

“I had a very unusual contract. Most artists actually pay for their record dates and it comes out of their royalties. I paid for nothing.”

― Jo Stafford

“What is the biggest public forum in the United States? We were told it’s the Super Bowl. The ad shows kids working at blue-collar jobs, and the final statement is just written text: Who’s going to pay for the trillion dollar deficit?”

― Joan Blades

“I don’t pay attention to negative stuff.”

― Jodie Sweetin

“When E! ended the show, it wasn’t because it was low-rated. It was because E! did not want to pay union rerun dues.”

― Joel McHale

“I don’t pay attention to critics.”

― Joey Jordison

“President Obama wants a climate deal and is willing to pay dearly to get it.”

― John Barrasso

“Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.”

― John Berryman

“We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.”

― John Buchan

“Grocery stores can’t afford to pay $80 a square foot. At that rate, we are going out of business.”

― John Catsimatidis

“The pay is good and I can walk to work.”

― John F. Kennedy

“You replace it by 23 percent tax, a frank, transparent tax embedded in the cost at retail, and everybody gets to takes their whole check home. And the average income earner gets a 50 percent increase in take-home pay.”

― John Linder

“We wanted to preserve as many jobs as possible, so when our sales continued to decline in August 2008, we did about a 5 percent reduction of our global staff. But in order not to cut any more jobs, we froze everybody’s pay and put a hiring freeze on.”

― John Mackey

“Value is what people are willing to pay for it.”

― John Naisbitt

“Paying extra for prime placement can often pay off.”

― John Quelch

“A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.”

― John Ruskin

“The Bush administration staunchly opposed legislation which would preserve overtime pay for all workers.”

― John Sweeney

“A number of American colleges are willing to pay a tempting amount to pinch and poke an author for a day or two.”

― John Updike

“The complaint of bad pay, and difficulty in obtaining it, is almost generally reiterated through every department of education.”

― Joseph Lancaster

“Service to society is the rent we pay for living on this planet.”

― Joseph Murray

“It isn’t inevitable that we have a globalization which is used by the corporations not to pay taxes. It is not inevitable that we have a form of globalization in which corporations use the threat of moving jobs abroad to lower wages. None of this is inevitable.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“I never pay a fortune for clothes.”

― Joss Stone

“I kept telling my mom that reading comic books would pay off.”

― Joss Whedon

“Pay disparity has always been there.”

― Juhi Chawla

“By starting to pay attention to our natural soundscapes, businesses can reduce staff turnover, increase productivity, and increase profits.”

― Julian Treasure

“The pay of many of our top executives in big hundred companies in the U.K. is outrageous and even obscene.”

― Justin Welby

“When I was studying in London, I worked part-time as a waitress. I was teaching drama to kids. I did a lot of odd jobs to pay for my studies.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“Employment is a contract between an employer and an employee. Thus, laws prohibiting discriminatory pay are an infringement on private contracts.”

― Kane

“I joined NOW on an issue of pay.”

― Karen DeCrow

“Customers are extremely savvy. They don’t want to pay more.”

― Karen Katz

“I never saw ‘Titanic’ as a springboard for bigger films or bigger pay cheques. I knew it could have been that, but I knew it would have destroyed me.”

― Kate Winslet

“Price is what you pay, but value, as Warren Buffett has observed, is what you get.”

― Kelly Evans

“Global warming could be solved by shifting three to four per cent of global GDP to pay for it.”

― Ken Livingstone

“Americans pay up to 1,000 percent more to fill their prescriptions than consumers in other countries – that is an alarming statistic.”

― Ken Salazar

“It was satisfying to take a risk and see it pay off.”

― Kenny Chesney

“Guys pay extra attention to detail. They are looking at every little thing on the scouting report.”

― Kenny Smith

“I make people pay their debts.”

― Kenny Smith

“Awards do not pay the mortgage.”

― Kevin Chamberlin

“Servers make very little in regular wages and largely rely on tips to pay the bills and budget for weeks ahead.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“Many blue-collar families struggling to pay rent would be happy to skip paying optional union dues.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“When I’m on, people watch; people pay attention.”

― Kevin Owens

“I used to fill my stomach with water because I didn’t have money to pay for food.”

― Kim Woo-bin

“My parents didn’t pay for college because we all got scholarships.”

― Kyle Korver

“It does not pay a prophet to be too specific.”

― L. Sprague de Camp

“In the end, crime doesn’t pay.”

― Lane Garrison

“If my mom reads that I’m grammatically incorrect I’ll have hell to pay.”

― Larisa Oleynik

“People would pay money to work at CNN.”

― Larry King

“Our joy was to do theater. And in some theaters, the only pay we got was tokens for carfare.”

― LaTanya Richardson

“I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it ‘content.’”

― Lauren Bacall

“Middle-income wage earners have essentially had no pay increases since 2000.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“I’m always workin’, man. I gotta pay the light bills.”

― Lee Daniels

“Theater was always in the backdrop. Nursing was a way to pay the bills. I wasn’t a nurse; I had a nursing agency.”

― Lee Daniels

“I know what it’s like to be shoveling to pay bills. I know what it’s like to not have a job.”

― Lee DeWyze

“I do think corporations should pay their tax.”

― Leo Varadkar

“The idea that you could send agricultural products to Tokyo and Osaka and not pay tariffs, and you would have to pay tariffs sending them to Manchester, is quite hard to fathom in the modern world.”

― Leo Varadkar

“We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.”

― Leona Helmsley

“I didn’t want to write for pay. I wanted to be paid for what I write.”

― Leonard Cohen

“It’s a privilege to pay taxes. Yeah! It’s not a political question, folks. We have to pay for stuff.”

― Lewis Black

“I’ve never regretted not making Linux shareware: I really don’t like the pay for use binary shareware programs.”

― Linus Torvalds

“Most women work not from yearning for fulfilment but yearning to pay the mortgage.”

― Lionel Shriver

“Most women’s races don’t pay much at all.”

― Lizzie Armitstead

“I pay my taxes.”

― Lizzie Armitstead

“In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue – is hypocrisy.”

― Lord Byron

“It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one.”

― Lord Byron

“You know, as fiction writers, if our instincts are off, we can’t pay our bills.”

― Lorrie Moore

“Some entertainers don’t pay attention to what’s going on around them.”

― Louis C. K.

“In the medium and long term. Spain is solvent and able to pay its high debts. In the short-term, we have the capacity to meet our obligations.”

― Luis de Guindos

“Mexico will under no circumstance pay for the wall that Mr. Trump is proposing.”

― Luis Videgaray Caso

“When I was focusing on theater, I would go on for months without any work and could hardly pay the rent.”

― Luke Evans

“I’ve been chasing some paychecks. Modeling. I don’t discriminate against paychecks. I’ve got to pay the bills.”

― Luke Rockhold

“I drafted and proposed a law to secure our borders and build the border wall – and make the sanctuary cities pay for it.”

― Luther Strange

“I’ll probably have to open a recording studio at some point because I won’t be able to pay the bills.”

― Mac DeMarco

“You rarely pay the rent by doing Shakespeare or Ibsen.”

― Mandy Patinkin

“We pay taxes, and we help the city coffers.”

― Manuel Moroun

“Before I was a prosecutor, I was a defense attorney. I took a cut in pay because I wanted to stand up for the victims.”

― Marcia Clark

“We’d rather pay farmers millions of dollars not to grow crops than to feed children.”

― Marcia Fudge

“There are corporations in this nation, some of the biggest corporations in this nation, who do not pay taxes.”

― Marcia Fudge

“If we do not resolve the euro crisis, we will all pay the price. And if we do resolve it, we will all benefit, particularly German taxpayers and savers.”

― Mario Draghi

“National Democrats often try to pay for something with oil and gas taxes.”

― Mark Begich

“A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills.”

― Mark Wahlberg

“I don’t pay attention to the ratings.”

― Martha Plimpton

“For 200 years, the dominant powers have also been the colonial powers: the European countries, the U.S. and Japan. They have never been required to pay their dues for what they did to those whom they possessed and treated with contempt.”

― Martin Jacques

“None of us wants to pay more at the pump.”

― Martin O’Malley

“I have so much fun on stage that I should have to pay to get in.”

― Marty Robbins

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”

― Mary Oliver

“Of course risk-taking does not always pay off, but it’s a lot of fun!”

― Mary Wesley

“Providing accurate portrayals of characters is something I want to pay ample attention to.”

― Masahiro Sakurai

“I have no favors to pay back.”

― Matt Bevin

“The bottom line is, I’ve got a wife and three kids. I’ve got bills I have to pay.”

― Matt Riddle

“If eviction has these massive consequences that we all pay for, a very smart use of public funds would be to invest in legal services for folks facing eviction.”

― Matthew Desmond

“Somehow life doesn’t always pay off to those who are most insistent.”

― Max Lerner

“Everyone wants the rich to pay more in taxes.”

― Michael Arrington

“If we bankrupt America, we will all pay the price.”

― Michael Enzi

“My view is that taxation ought to be based upon ability to pay.”

― Michael Madigan

“If one job doesn’t pay all the bills, don’t worry. You can get another one and another one and another one.”

― Michael Moore

“I have to stay in soaps to pay my bills to Kodak.”

― Michael Zaslow

“I’ve seen where teams pay to get a player, like when Los Angeles paid to get Wayne Gretzky.”

― Mike Comrie

“I want a regular pay cheque.”

― Minnie Driver

“Fairness dictates that the highest income people should pay the greatest share of taxes, and they do.”

― Mitt Romney

“Multinationals don’t pay taxes in Africa – we all know that.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“The theatre world is so starved of funds, and that’s unfortunately reflected in the pay.”

― Morfydd Clark

“If I can pay the bills, I’m happy.”

― Morgan Wootten

“The model of Coca-Cola is local, whether it’s investing, partnering, sourcing, producing, or selling. We market and distribute locally; we pay taxes locally. And it works.”

― Muhtar Kent

“I don’t pay attention to definitions or titles or try to fit within them.”

― Mya

“Charlie Rangel was writing laws on our taxes as chair of the Ways and Means Committee while somehow neglecting to pay his own.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“My dad worked several jobs to pay for my expense in skating.”

― Nancy Kerrigan

“We should ban banks from risk-taking because society is going to pay the price.”

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“I don’t believe in having spaces in the home that don’t get used. We pay so much for square footage that to waste it is criminal.”

― Nate Berkus

“I believe in pay for performance.”

― Nelson Peltz

“Everybody pays lip service to the safety of the aeroplane, but nobody is prepared to pay for it.”

― Nevil Shute

“Your big has to be able to make ’em pay from the perimeter.”

― Nick Nurse

“I do everything I do to pay tribute to my great-grandfather.”

― Nik Wallenda

“They pay little attention to what we say and prefer to read tea leaves.”

― Nikita Khrushchev

“If I inspire you, pay for it, period.”

― Nipsey Hussle

“I pay attention to politics and technology.”

― Nipsey Hussle

“Greece has been, in many ways, a partially dysfunctional society. For example, the wealthy barely pay taxes… to an extent, that’s true elsewhere, including the United States, but it’s been pretty extreme in Greece.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I don’t pay a lot of attention to polls.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I didn’t pay my taxes for years.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Advice? Look at your pay statements.”

― Oscar Isaac

“I used to just sign papers and not pay no attention to what I’m signing.”

― Otis Rush

“We’re one of the most highly regulated industries, and we have to pay attention to what government is doing.”

― Paul R. Ehrlich

“Puerto Rico loses out on billions of dollars annually because it is treated unequally under a range of federal programs, including tax credits available to millions of households in the States that do not pay federal income taxes.”

― Pedro Pierluisi

“Public disapproval is the price I pay for writing about the royals.”

― Penny Junor

“I tell stories so only the independents do that and they don’t pay you that much. I’d rather do TV or an HBO movie.”

― Penny Marshall

“They don’t pay you a million dollars for two-hand chest passes.”

― Pete Maravich

“The rich aren’t like us, they pay less taxes.”

― Peter De Vries

“Wal-Mart creates entry level jobs for people who don’t have a lot of skills; those jobs don’t pay a lot.”

― Peter Schiff

“The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.”

― Peter Ustinov

“I’ve had to do all kinds of jobs to pay the rent. I’ve even worked in a Cornish tin mine.”

― Peter Wright

“Wealthy people don’t even pay taxes. But everybody must pay taxes.”

― Petter Stordalen

“Since the 1960s, there has been a tremendous expansion of the resources available to pay for health care.”

― Phil Bredesen

“To suggest that we can’t pay our debts – that’s absolutely not true.”

― Phil Gingrey

“When a product is market driven, it should be able to pay for all its raw materials at market prices.”

― Piyush Goyal

“It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay.”

― Publilius Syrus

“Grief is the price we pay for love.”

― Queen Elizabeth II

“I’ve done stuff to pay my dues and that’s what actors are supposed to do, because I was a really bad actor when I was 18 or 20.”

― Rachael Taylor

“I’m not into bags, so I don’t pay a lot for them; I get them from H&M and Topshop.”

― Rachel Riley

“Jealousy is unavoidable – it’s part of the price we pay for intimacy.”

― Rachel Simmons

“It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I go on expeditions for the same reason an estate agent sells houses – to pay the bills.”

― Ranulph Fiennes

“I pay about a third in taxes, I give away about a third, and I follow the law.”

― Ray Dalio

“The women’s movement in the 1970s led more women into the workforce and got them closer to pay equality.”

― Rebecca Traister

“Engaging in actions which are not allowed by law should have certain prices to pay.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“October, that’s when they pay off for playing ball.”

― Reggie Jackson

“You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, or my principal to pay the interest.”

― Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“Kids and adults pay a price for too much tech, and it’s not wholesale.”

― Richard Louv

“Sunk costs? We pay too much attention to them.”

― Richard Thaler

“For conservative leaders, making candidates pay them court, publicly and ostentatiously, is a colossal source of their symbolic power before their followers. It’s kabuki theater, mostly.”

― Rick Perlstein

“There are bills being discussed to raise the amount that Members of Congress pay in to their benefits and I support these pieces of legislation.”

― Rob Woodall

“As a 29-year-old, the only thing that I can possibly think is that if I’m still performing at 50, it’s because I’ll have had disastrous marriages and I have to pay for them.”

― Robbie Williams

“I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.”

― Robert Bosch

“There is no dispute that judges need a pay raise.”

― Robert Duncan

“The problem with being an employee or self-employed is you pay the highest taxes.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“A short squeeze could happen with the U.S. dollar if lenders suddenly forced debtors to pay in cash.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Anyone who’s been in my court knows my maxim: ‘If you make them, you pay for them!’”

― Robert Rinder

“Fewer jobs, at lower pay. That’s what Obamacare means.”

― Robert Zubrin

“I don’t pay a lot of attention to communist infiltrators.”

― Roger Ailes

“In this business, if you don’t pay your debts you’re finished.”

― Roger Stone

“If Congress adds 5 percent to the debt, then their pay should be cut by 5 percent.”

― Ron DeSantis

“Harry Reid and the Senate haven’t passed a budget. Their pay should be reduced until they do.”

― Ron DeSantis

“I think it’s unrealistic for public-sector employees to believe that they are immune from modifications to their pay and benefit packages.”

― Ron Johnson

“Yeah, it’s nice to get paid for therapy rather than having to pay $240 an hour for it.”

― Ron Perlman

“As Prime Minister of Israel, I will introduce a bill into the Knesset that will simply pay the Arabs not to shoot at the Jews.”

― Roseanne Barr

“I want to pay homage to Los Angeles.”

― Roy Choi

“For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one.”

― Rudyard Kipling

“I pay our nanny more than I’m earning.”

― Rupert Penry-Jones

“The wealthiest can afford to pay more in taxes. That’s a part of the deal. That makes sense. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t agree with that.”

― Ruth Porat

“We must not pay for the actions of Hezbollah.”

― Saad Hariri

“It is not enough to pay lip service to diversity.”

― Sadiq Khan

“You must pay for your sins. If you have already paid, please ignore this notice.”

― Sam Levenson

“In the beginning, I was so chintzy I really didn’t pay my employees well.”

― Sam Walton

“Don’t pay any attention to the critics – don’t even ignore them.”

― Samuel Goldwyn

“Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.”

― Samuel Lover

“I took my writing seriously, and it seemed to pay off.”

― Samuel R. Delany

“As long as I can pay rent, that’s all I care about.”

― Sean Baker

“I have bought pole vault equipment, the landing areas, posts, which costs a lot of money. We pay for coaches.”

― Sergei Bubka

“If prices drop, we have to protect farmers from distress; if prices rise, we should be ready to pay market rates.”

― Sharad Pawar

“Sometimes sugarcane takes about 15 months to grow, and hence it is inappropriate to ask farmers to pay their crop loans in 12 months.”

― Sharad Pawar

“I see this as my humanitarian legacy. We’re prepared to pay billions.”

― Sheldon Adelson

“Avoid miscommunication. The price you pay for it is horrendous.”

― Shiv Khera

“It is a tragedy when you pay to make a public broadcaster survive.”

― Smriti Irani

“My parents were always living from pay cheque to pay cheque. They were always struggling.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“Sometimes we pay too much attention in Washington to public relations, as opposed to the substance.”

― Spencer Abraham

“To me, you have to pay it forward.”

― Spencer Paysinger

“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 Jerzy Lec

“Establishing a ‘livable wage’ floor would immediately reduce the gap in average pay between American women and men.”

― Stephanie Coontz

“I pay attention to every minute of the day.”

― Steve Harvey

“I don’t pay attention to Australia, mate.”

― Steven Adams

“I’m not getting paid right now. No pay, no critique.”

― Steven Cojocaru

“Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?”

― Steven Spielberg

“The world needs another vehicle to get people to pay in cash.”

― Suze Orman

“Credit unions are often a better deal than banks and tend to pay higher yields on deposits.”

― Suze Orman

“Far too many executives have become more concerned with the ‘four P’s’ – pay, perks, power and prestige – rather than making profits for shareholders.”

― T. Boone Pickens

“Maintaining pay parity is very important, and I am in total favour of it.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“Quality that significantly exceeds the customer’s expectations doesn’t seem to pay off. This ‘delight the customer’ stuff isn’t rewarding. One has to be careful about delighting customers too often, because it sort of reshapes customer expectations.”

― Tahl Raz

“Yes, I charge a certain remuneration fee, and yes, producers do pay me that sum. But if I didn’t deserve it, why would somebody pay me an exorbitant amount?”

― Tamannaah

“Please, people, don’t drink and vote. We’ll all pay for that.”

― Teri Garr

“As Speaker of the North Carolina House, I’ve proven I’m a problem-solver, balancing budgets, cutting wasteful spending, and providing teachers with historic pay raises.”

― Thom Tillis

“Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.”

― Thomas Fuller

“A lifestyle is what you pay for; a life is what pays you.”

― Thomas Leonard

“Everybody should pay taxes.”

― Thomas Peterffy

“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”

― Thurgood Marshall

“It’s a good thing I have another job because the UFC doesn’t pay very well.”

― Tim Kennedy

“I can’t deal with a lot of spice but I have to eat it. I pay the price – I’m on medication for heartburn, so that’s how I deal with it.”

― Tom Colicchio

“Most of America doesn’t pay dishwashers $10.”

― Tom Douglas

“I don’t pay attention a whole lot to what my numbers are.”

― Tom Glavine

“In the salary-cap-free world of MLB, you get what you pay for… but only if you pay the most.”

― Tom Morello

“Too many jobs don’t pay enough to get by, let alone get ahead.”

― Tom Perez

“Most Americans pay lip service to the idea of freedom, but can’t handle real freedom.”

― Tom Robbins

“We will pay a heavy price if we insist on navigating the 21st century with a 20th century mindset.”

― Tom Steyer

“Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.”

― Tom Stoppard

“As I’ve said all along, I don’t make promises I can’t keep, and I won’t propose things we can’t pay for.”

― Tony Evers

“I think I discovered I wanted to be an actor when I got the first pay cheque.”

― Travis Fimmel

“I don’t really pay a lot of attention to trolls.”

― Urvashi Rautela

“When I was having that alphabet soup, I never thought that it would pay off.”

― Vanna White

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

― Warren Buffett

“We tend to pay attention to that which is the most current on our radar screen.”

― Warren Rudman

“To wash dishes is not the same as a guy running a numerically-controlled machine. That guy running a numerically-controlled machine is going to get a higher level of pay because his training is higher, and he should get a higher level of pay.”

― Wayne Rogers

“If you pay close attention, you’ll notice we continually hear about basically the same 150 celebrities.”

― Wendy Williams

“I would pay good money for a British accent.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“I rescue families who are losing their homes because they have no jobs and they can’t pay the mortgage and the banks are foreclosing on their homes.”


“It’s a good thing we don’t get all the government we pay for.”

― Will Rogers

“It’s not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.”

― Will Rogers

“Bachelor parties would pay a lot of money to hire Pat Buchanan to come.”

― Willie Geist

“I’ve got to pay $5 for gas just like everybody else.”

― Young Jeezy

“Advertising is the price companies pay for being unoriginal.”

― Yves Behar

“I’m not deceived by people, because I don’t pay attention to people.”

― Yves Saint Laurent

“Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses, Mr. Henry returns from this place. In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you.”

― Zebulon Pike

“Twice I had to sell my house to pay my employees’ salary.”

― Zhou Qunfei

“Life is full of regrets, but it doesn’t pay to look back.”

― Zinedine Zidane
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