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Paul A. Volcker Quotes

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

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

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

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

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

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America,
the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry,
and of criminal inquiry too.
- Thomas Jefferson

With regard to my family as I said nothing upon the
subject before I may tell you that I have six children living,
1 dead and before I have the pleasure of seeing you I expect another.
- John Hawley

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

I've never met a genius.
A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates.
Anybody can do well at something he loves -
it's just a question of finding the subject.
- Clint Eastwood

Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life,
has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest
to mankind through the ages.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which
we never know what we are talking about,
nor whether what we are saying is true.
- Bertrand Russell

Death is not my best subject.
- Judd Nelson

But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject
or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations.
It is nearer to utterance than history.
- Thomas Lynch

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

I think most people see drawing as subservient to the subject,
a sort of meditation, a studying, a searching observation,
in my case, for its own sake.
- Peter Wright

The song Venus de Milo, the whole subject of it is Love is a drug.
- Tom Verlaine

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

Choose a subject equal to your abilities;
think carefully what your shoulders may refuse,
and what they are capable of bearing.
- Horace

Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many
people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity.
- Herman Kahn

Civilization exists by geological consent,
subject to change without notice.
- Will Durant

I start with the subject matter I want to write about.
Then I make a musical base for that and create an atmosphere with the music.
Once I've done that, the lyrics come last.
- Midge Ure

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

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

Virtue is more to be feared than vice,
because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
- Adam Smith

The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
- Pierre Corneille

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being
subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain
in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
- Herodotus

The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self,
the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology.
- James M. Baldwin

Love or not, I wouldn't subject a wife to the road.
It's punishment.
- Billy Strayhorn

Anthropology never has had a distinct subject matter,
and because it doesn't have a real method,
there's a great deal of anxiety over what it is.
- Clifford Geertz

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts;
for if you let it pass,
the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
- William Wirt

Before I came here I was confused about this subject.
Having listened to your lecture I am still confused.
But on a higher level.
- Enrico Fermi

When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy,
it ceases to be a subject of interest.
- William Hazlitt

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

It's time for women to make their voices heard.
Their silence on the subject of war and peace is deafening.
- Helen Thomas

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

Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection,
sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys.
That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women.
- Stephen Lewis

Rationalism, which is the feeling that everything is
subject to and completely explicable by Reason,
consequently rejects everything not visible and calculable.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion,
and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person.
- Charles Babbage

Less than fifteen per cent of the people do any original thinking on any subject.
The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.
- Luther Burbank

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

Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment.
- Huey Newton

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

A painting is finished when the subject comes back,
when what has caused the painting to be made comes back as an object.
- Howard Hodgkin

I write songs about real things...
The subject dictates the mood and it goes from there,
really.
- John Mayall

The fact is that even art is subject to fashion.
- Hugo Pratt

This synchronous action then will be the Subject,
which is the representative harmony.
- Robert Delaunay

My wealth is not a subject I relish discussing.
- Paul Getty

No power of government ought to be employed in the
endeavor to establish any system or article of belief
on the subject of religion.
- Jeremy Bentham

Today painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves.
Most modern painters work from a different source.
They work from within.
- Jackson Pollock

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject,
rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
- Salvador Dali

A salute from this corner to President Bush for saying
he was willing to investigate raising or eliminating
the cap on salaries subject to the Social Security tax.
- Nick Clooney

I think Bob Costas is terrific.
He's so knowledgeable.
He can talk about any subject, not just sports.
- Jim McKay

The author himself is the best judge of his own performance;
none has so deeply meditated on the subject;
none is so sincerely interested in the event.
- Edward Gibbon

I think he will probably come round in time,
I mean to renew the subject pretty often.
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Conducting!
A subject, truly, concerning which much might be written,
yet scarcely anything of real importance is to be found in books.
- Anton Seidl

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


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