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Rising Price of Gasoline, 2006

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NOTE:  Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors.  —ღ Terri, March 2021

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

An energy crisis will never stop motor-mouths. ~Raven's Ravings, c.1979

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

The idea that a tax on something keeps anybody from buying it is a lot of "hooey." They put it on gasoline all over the country and it hasn't kept a soul at home a single night or day. You could put a dollar a gallon on and still a pedestrian couldn't cross the street with safety without armor. ~Will Rogers, 1932

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 feller says, "It hain't th' money but th' principle o' th' thing," it's th' money. ~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard, The Indianapolis News and Abe Martin's Sayings and Velma's Vow, 1916

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

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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