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Quotations about the
Rising Price of Gasoline, 2006


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Finland has produced so many brilliant distance runners because back home it costs $2.50 a gallon for gas.  ~Esa Tikkannen, 1979


All in favor of conserving gasoline, please raise your right foot.  ~Author Unknown


I am having an out of money experience.  ~Author Unknown


The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.  ~Ralph Nader


[T]he bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created:  Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon.  ~Bill Strickland


Business is the art of extracting money from another man's pocket without resorting to violence.  ~Max Amsterdam


Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.  ~Steven Wright


This morning, prompted by increasing concerns about terrorism, oil prices reached a record high as the cost of a barrel of crude is a whopping $44.34.  Wow, it seems shocking that a product of finite supply gets more expensive the more we use it.  Now the terror alert means higher oil prices, which oddly enough means higher profits for oil companies giving them more money to give to politicians whose policies may favor the oil companies such as raising the terror alert level.  As Simba once told us: "It's the circle of life."  ~Jon Stewart


I figured out Karl Rove's political strategy - make gas so expensive, no Democrats can afford to go to the polls.  ~John Kerry


Kilometers are shorter than miles.  Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.  ~George Carlin


That money talks
I'll not deny,
I heard it once:
It said, "Goodbye."
~Richard Armour


It's better to have beer in hand than gas in tank.  ~Author Unknown


Even if gas prices fall, consumers will continue to be gouged at the pump.  The only thing that we can be sure rises faster that the price of gasoline is the skyrocketing profits of oil companies.  ~R. Owens


A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank.  ~Author Unknown


If inflation continues to soar, you're going to have to work like a dog just to live like one.  ~George Gobel


Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.  ~Bill Vaughan


Walking isn't a lost art - one must, by some means, get to the garage.  ~Evan Esar


The shortest distance between two points is under construction.  ~Noelie Altito


Restore human legs as a means of travel.  Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.  ~Lewis Mumford


In the old days a man who saved money was a miser; nowadays he's a wonder.  ~Author Unknown


With gas prices nationally, and especially in our area, increasingly on the rise, it is more crucial then ever that we take steps to diversify our energy sources and reduce our dependency on foreign oil.  ~Mary Bono


The poor are poor because the rich are rich.  ~Author Unknown


Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.  ~A.A. Latimer


Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.  ~Lewis Mumford


A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.  ~Peter De Vries


A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man.  ~Arnold Toynbee


Thrift was never more necessary in the world's history than it is today.  ~Francis H. Sisson


Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.  ~Edward Abbey


I'm so poor I can't even pay attention.  ~Ron Kittle


 
 
Between a quarter and a third of Los Angeles's land area is now monopolized by the automobile and its needs - by freeways, highways, garages, gas stations, car lots, parking lots.  And all of it is blanketed with anonymity and foul air.  ~Alistair Cooke


Oil prices have fallen lately.  We include this news for the benefit of gas stations, which otherwise wouldn't learn of it for six months.  ~William D. Tammeus


It puzzles me how they know what corners are good for filling stations.  Just how did they know gas and oil was under there?  ~Dizzy Dean


Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible - or even sinful - that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes!  ~Paul MacCready, Jr.


Inflation is taxation without legislation.  ~Milton Friedman


When a fellow says it hain't the money but the principle o' the thing, it's th' money.  ~Frank McKinney


Modern technology
Owes ecology
An apology.
~Alan M. Eddison


Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.  ~E.B. White


Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.  ~Henry David Thoreau


Gasoline prices are soaring through the stratosphere, and the Federal Trade Commission, which is supposed to be standing up for the consumer, ought to stop playing footsie with the oil companies and take steps to protect the American people.  ~Ron Wyden


The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.  ~Jean-Paul Kauffmann


Inflation hasn't ruined everything.  A dime can still be used as a screwdriver.  ~Author Unknown


Car sickness is the feeling you get when the monthly payment is due.  ~Author Unknown


Another way to solve the traffic problems of this country is to pass a law that only paid-for cars be allowed to use the highways.  ~Will Rogers


Who recalls when folks got along without something if it cost too much?  ~Kin Hubbard


Our forefathers did without sugar until the 13th century, without coal fires until the 14th, without buttered bread until the 16th, without tea or soup until the 17th, without gas, matches or electricity until the 20th.  ~Author Unknown


With laissez-faire and price atomic,
Ecology's Uneconomic,
But with another kind of logic
Economy's Unecologic.
~Kenneth E. Boulding


Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.  ~Carl Sandburg


The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance," 1841


The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty.  The activist is the man who cleans up the river.  ~Ross Perot


We live by the Golden Rule.  Those who have the gold make the rules.  ~Buzzie Bavasi


When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.  ~Oscar Wilde


A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.  ~Paul Dudley White


There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.  ~Robert Orben


We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.  ~Thomas Fuller


Why do they lock gas station bathrooms?  Are they afraid someone will clean them?  ~Author Unknown


A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.  ~Yogi Berra


Bankruptcy stared me in the face,
but one thought kept me calm;
soon I'd be too poor to need
an anti-theft alarm.
~Gina Rothfels


We all know how the size of sums of money appears to vary in a remarkable way according as they are being paid in or paid out.  ~Julian Huxley


Money doesn't talk, it swears.  ~Bob Dylan


The only man who sticks closer to you in adversity than a friend is a creditor.  ~Author Unknown


As a nation we have lost our sense of tragedy, a recognition that bad things happen to good people.  A nation that expects the government to prevent churches from burning, to control the price of bread or gasoline, to secure every job, and to find some villain for every dramatic accident, risks an even larger loss of life and liberty.  ~William A. Niskanen, "For a Less Responsive Government," Cato Policy Report, 1996


Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.  ~Henrik Tikkanen



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