It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
In a free market and in the absence of planning, developers will flatten every hillside, fill every canyon, obliterate every endangered species, and pave over every wetland they think they can make a buck on.
I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.
Buck up or stay in the truck.
When I was younger, I was insecure for about 10 years: I wore glasses, had a cow’s lick, buck teeth and braces. I looked ridiculous.
I’m not playing for other musicians. We’re trying to reach the guy who works all day and wants to spend a buck at night. We’ll keep him happy.
Nat King Cole
When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!
The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
I wanted to be in a band that gave bang for the buck. I wanted to be in the band who didn’t look like a bunch of guys who, you know, should be in a library studying for their finals.
Good food and a warm kitchen are what makes a house a home. I always tried to make my home like my mother’s, because Mom was magnificent at stretching a buck when it came to decorating and food. Like a true Italian, she valued beautification in every area of her life, and I try to do the same.
If I wanted to make a quick buck, there’s far easier ways of doing it. What I want is to provoke people. If you want a hit song, all you need to do is rewrite an old song. It might have been proven to work, but you won’t be remembered the same way.
You know, legends are people like Haggard and Jones and Wills and Sinatra. Those people are legends. I’m just a young buck out here trying to keep in that same circle with the rest of ’em.
The buck stops here!
Harry S Truman
I was always a kid trying to make a buck. I borrowed a dollar from my dad, went to the penny candy store, bought a dollar’s worth of candy, set up my booth, and sold candy for five cents apiece. Ate half my inventory, made $2.50, gave my dad back his dollar.
MaxCoin is competing for the crypto buck, if you will. So is Bitcoin, so is Dogecoin. Alt-coins are proving to be formidable because there’s a solid community behind it, there’s a use for it, and it’s got a great market capitalisation. I think that’s going to be a winner.
You can have a phenomenal technology with bad people; you’re not gonna have much success. You can have mediocre technology with great people; they’ll figure out a way to make a buck.
One of the questions that I hear over and over and over is, ‘What do we do with all these paintings we do on television?’ Most of these paintings are donated to PBS stations across the country. They auction them off, and they make a happy buck with ’em.
I don’t revisit anything unless there’s a really good occasion, like BAM screened ‘This Is My Life’, with Lena Dunham and Nora Ephron before she died. It also screened ‘Uncle Buck’, so I took my niece. I don’t have a TV, so I don’t happen upon old movies like you would if you had cable.
Suddenly Star Wars came out while we were on hiatus, and we looked like the old Buck Rogers series, where they had cigarette smoke blowing out the back of the rocket ship.
Don’t blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.
John D. Rockefeller
As a producer or financier, you are going to go where you get the best bang for your buck.
Collaboration is just, really, a group of people getting in a room with their eye on a very similar prize and wanting to come out with the same show. The director, ultimately, is the guy in front of whom the buck stops. So, he has to have the courage to prevail. But, he has got to have a huge amount of respect for his collaborators.
The return on investment in global health is tremendous, and the biggest bang for the buck comes from vaccines. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective health investments in history.
Looking back on humanity’s battle with pollution, history has been made by thousands of ordinary people who one day say, ‘No. I’m not satisfied. I don’t want to wait, and I don’t want to pass the buck. I want to stand up and do something. I want to do it here, and I want do to it now.’
And I try to give the best bang for the buck. I love performing more than anything else.
I’m a collector, so I’ve got all kinds of sunglasses. I’d say I’ve got about a buck ten, buck twenty.
Growing up, I was fascinated with Buck Rogers’ airplanes. As I began to mature in World War II, it became jets and rocket planes. But it was always in the air.
Anyone who thinks hunters are just ‘bloodthirsty morons’ hasn’t looked into hunting. If you wait through long, cold hours in the November woods with a bow in your hands hoping a buck will show, or if you spend days walking in the African bush trailing Cape buffalo while listening to lions roar, you’re sure to learn hunting isn’t about killing.
Donald Trump, Jr.
If you have a good community behind you and a good family supporting you, then, when the buck stops with you, there is the strength of that community and that family to draw upon.
If China wants to spend $10 producing a product and sell it for a buck, who benefits from that? I think we do. I’m the free market guy. I think free markets work.
I have been maligned as taking advantage of others’ hardship in order to make a buck. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
G. M. Trevelyan
Clint Eastwood is an extraordinary director because he knows the value of a buck. He knows where it will show on the screen.
As a kid I had buck teeth and braces and acne. I hated what I saw. I’m still not comfortable, but that’s why I change and adapt the way I look.
I’m just trying to make a buck like everyone else.
While television is a good servant, it’s a bad master. It can swallow up huge quantities of our lives without much happiness bang for the buck.
Great companies start because the founders want to change the world… not make a fast buck.
Great companies start because the founders want to change the world… not make a fast buck. Call me a romantic, but I think entrepreneurs should try to change the world. This comes from working at Apple… old habits die hard.
Usually, the extras have a different mentality. I had the mentality of an artist, because I was a ‘ballet-rina.’ But most extras are out to make a fast buck for nothing. They’re ‘atmosphere.’
I’m a lucky buck.
Talk about a woman of a certain age – Pearl Buck was a great prototype of continuing to work. She was in the hospital dying of cancer, and in the next room was her secretary, typing out her next book.
Pearl Buck was my mother’s favorite author.
My mother was a Book of the Month Club devotee. I remember she always looked forward to Pearl Buck’s books.
I wanted to be Buck Owens and Bill Anderson and Roger Miller. With a higher-resolution video screen. And lasers.
Television is just one more facet of that considerable segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck.
I never trust an executive who tends to pass the buck. Nor would I want to deal with him as a customer or a supplier.
James Cash Penney
I like to do films that I would want to go see, basically. I’m not out to make a fast buck.
In the first rule of politics, you know, Harry Truman, the buck stops here. Take responsibility. What I’ve learned over the years is that people will give people in politics a lot of rope if they just take responsibility.
I grew up with the Grand Ole Opry, Dottie West, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens… not realizing it was influencing me as much as it was.
Since I was first nominated to serve as Treasury Secretary, I have been maligned as taking advantage of others’ hardships in order to earn a buck. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Although I am proud of all supporters, especially those legislators who have had the guts to buck the party and support me, there are some supporters who risk more than their political careers. They risk the wrath of extremists and even their livelihood for publicly supporting me.
Is keeping Big Oil happy with subsidies from the American people more important than addressing our deficit? Should a billionaire who makes a multi-million-dollar gift to a museum receive more tax bang for his charitable buck than a middle-class family who gives to their local church?
I grew up in South Carolina. A lot of what I remember back in the day is AM radio. When I was a kid, you could hear Stevie Wonder and Buck Owens on the same station. All the walls and lines between music were taken down for me.
I find it very frustrating how much passing the buck there is in the criminal justice system when it comes to taking responsibility for outcomes.
James Forman, Jr.
I would say that maybe directors who act as well are easier with actors. I’m not saying that all directors have this, but sometimes you’ll come across a director who sort of looks at an actor a bit like a kind of untrained horse that’s been let out of the stable, like they might buck him.
Before sequels became the most reliable way to make a buck, Bond set the standard for lavish serial adventures. Before Hollywood found gold in multimillion-dollar adaptations of comic-book characters – in the Superman, Batman and Spider-Man blockbusters – Bond was the movies’ first big-budget franchise superhero.
The idea that American producers and directors are choosing black British talent to save themselves a buck or two is ridiculous – it’s because we’re damn good.
Even if Pearl S. Buck hadn’t spent most of her life in China, she’d have every right to write about it.
You’ll get the biggest bang for each buck by paying off the highest interest rate debt in your portfolio first, while making minimum payments on the remainder. It’s called the avalanche method, and it gets you out of debt cheapest and fastest.
I love small-business owners, and I actually love the idea of vintage clothing, but I don’t get when they pretend that the Internet doesn’t exist or that other customers have never been to the whole rest of the country where you can rummage around and buy the same dang belt for a buck and a half.
Mary H.K. Choi
The digital apocalypse continues to blight the lives of television producers, music-industry executives and newspaper publishers, all of whom are scrambling to figure out how to reconfigure their business models in such a way as to allow them to make an honest buck.
Our cultural industries are our biggest export, our biggest manufacturing base. Every pound spent on art education brings disproportionately large returns. It’s the biggest bang for our buck. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. In fact, the more you put in, the greater the successes for the U.K. economy.
Voters have demonstrated time and again that candidates who buck the teachers’ union are rewarded.
In a democratic age, you can’t buck demography – except through civil war.
On the House side, typically the party that has the White House loses the majority in the midterms – that’s been the historic trend. We want to buck that trend. We want to deliver for President Trump majorities in the House and the Senate so that he can govern.
Make big pots of soups, stews and chilis – they stretch a buck, and you can live off them for days!
Whether it’s their Sharia law and birther conspiracies or their unwillingness to buck Grover Norquist’s no-tax pledge, the Tea Partiers have hijacked their party and carried it all the way to the right.
It varies from song to song, although Buck Owens and I recently collaborated on writing a duet together and am looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to recording that track for the new studio album.
When I was a 25-year-old kid, I raised $260,000 for my first show, ‘The Pajama Game,’ in such a homemade, pathetic, endearing way – a buck here, a buck there.
I would passionately make the case that the harder the times, the more we need things that aren’t just about keeping our job and making a buck – important though those things are. Arts programming isn’t some sort of add-on or ornamental luxury.
We just believe when you have parental involvement, we are going to get a better bang for the buck, so to speak. And we also encourage parents to speak with their young people about the importance of safe driving. And also remind them, too, they cannot be distracted.
The Prime Minister is head of team but its not a one woman act. I’ve been called all those things. Intellectual, sharp-tongued, all true. But what New Zealander is like is to know that someone is in charge and in the end the buck stops with the Prime Minister.
The thing I love about political interviews is, if you’re really prepared, you can make great headway because these are the people for whom, theoretically at least, the buck stops.
Exploitation films were famous for taking an issue an exploiting it because they could move much faster than a studio could. If there was any hot topic, they would run out and make a quick movie and make a buck on it, by changing it around and using it, in some way, to give some relevance.
I’m not going to write for posterity. I’m going to write to make a buck.
I envy the sensibility in Europe, appreciating beauty in women as they age. I’m going to go that way. I might dye my gray hair for a bit, but beyond that the buck stops. I’m not having any work done.
When you look at the government, when the government collects a buck, it’s not free. They have to spend resources, the IRS, audits, all this sort of crap, to collect the dollar. I’m not assuming any Laffer curve effect here at all. There are just transactions costs of collecting that money.
You know, you meet some people, and do a lot of interviews, and you come across a Buck O’Neill and you know you are going to know him for the rest of your life. The same thing happened with Curt Flood.
I’ve liked country music for forever. And Buck Owens is just one of many country guitarists I like. I think Buck’s Sixties records are really progressive.
This has always been a small agency with a big mission. But these days, especially, we have to stand up every day, deliver value into the hands of small-business owners and get taxpayers the biggest bang for their buck so that we can help these job creators do what they need to do.
I was not the most attractive child. I had two really big buck teeth. I was horrendous – long, lanky and gangly.
Through the eight books in ‘The Treasure Chest’ series, readers will meet twins Maisie and Felix and learn the secrets and rules of time travel, where they will encounter some of these famous and forgotten people. In Book 1, Clara Barton, then Alexander Hamilton, Pearl Buck, Harry Houdini, and on and on.
My iPod that was programmed by Peter Buck. It has 7,000 songs hand-picked for me by him.
To me, it’s really important to drive change through a team because one person, while the buck has to stop with somebody, the company is just too big for one person.
There are a few reboots I’d love to see that I’d love to have nothing to do with! I’d love to watch just as a viewer. ‘Quantum Lea’ – someone should bring that back. I’d love to see another ‘Star Trek’ show on the air. I loved ‘Buck Rogers’; someone should do that. But I don’t want the responsibility of doing any of those things.
Zombies are so popular. There’s a lot of chaff out there. For every one person who is legitimately passionate about zombies, there are a hundred people who are thinking, ‘Hey, I can make a buck off of this.’ The problem is that some of their stuff is so lame.
I really think I’d have enjoyed the life of a Regency buck.
Dr. Esserman, who directs the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, is one of only a few surgeons in the United States willing to put women with D.C.I.S. on active surveillance instead of performing biopsies, lumpectomies or mastectomies.
Songs like the Buck Owens tune, for example, are very simple and straightforward, and recording it really gave me a chance to get into and get a sense of Buck’s personality, a feel for that whole Bakersfield sound.
No, I was talking to the network and Universal about plans for a third season where Buck would go back to Earth and would focus on stories around the planet and show what it was like 500 years later.
Then I got the offer to play Buck Rogers, but I turned it down thinking it was a cartoon character. Well I was wrong, it wasn’t at all. So I read the script and decided I liked the character, it had a good concept.
People would say I really loved Buck Rogers until the Hawk guy came on.
L.A. is kind of laid back, but New York, everybody is out there for that buck, you know.
For music, unlike a $500 software program, people are paying a buck or two a song, and it’s those dollars and pennies that have to add up to pay for not just the cost of that song, but the investment in the next song.
Willie Wells, Ray Dandridge, Leon Day, Buck Leonard, Quincy Troupe, Satchel Paige – earlier than when he was called up – Oscar Charleston and Josh Gibson. You see what kind of talent we had, and guys in the majors knew it too.
Wal-Mart doesn’t really care about your faith. Wal-Mart cares if you have money to spend, and it is going to be as generic as possible in exploiting the holiday season for every buck it can make.
My experience politically has always been that one-word definition of politics: money. Keep your eye on the buck. And that tells you where the American people are going to be.
I was totally devastated for four years in the mid ’60s when l tried to buck the tide.
Insider trading tells everybody at precisely the wrong time that everything is rigged, and only people who have a billion dollars and have access to and are best friends with people who are on boards of directors of major companies – they’re the only ones who can make a true buck.
I don’t think I know enough about acting to direct. You need to be a slight megalomaniac, not where you want to take over the world, but where you want to make every single decision and the buck stops with you. It’s an awful lot of stress.
This is the western world; if somebody can make a buck, they’re going to try to do it.
Half of me is this wacked-out comedienne who will do anything for a buck and a laugh. Well, at least for a laugh. But the other half is a lot darker, sadder and more pensive. It’s the dark side that feeds the outrageousness and allows it to surface. I think that’s true for anyone with comic flair.
In my experience, not just in shooting films but in the commercials I’ve done, initially, it’s very exciting for the community, and its a real novelty. Very quickly, though, they realize there’s a buck to be had, and it becomes annoying, and they lose their patience pretty quick.
The people I used to have around me from Nashville was showing love to the Cash Money clique on the strength of Buck trying to make it; making sure Buck gets to where he gots to go.
At the state level, we must take a careful look at what went wrong and make sure it never happens again. The buck stops here, and as your governor, I take full responsibility.
When I’m not touring, I sing at home, either at the piano or I’ll pick up my guitar, singing old Buck Owens songs.
My family moved from Massachusetts to Maryland after my sophomore year of high school, and that’s when I got the audition for ‘Uncle Buck.’ I took the train into New York, and I think I did the test with John Candy. Then I got the part, and it was my first movie and my first screen anything.
Jean Louisa Kelly
I cut a rap song once. It was a few years ago for my old show ‘Buck Commander,’ and it was a song called ‘You’re Short.’ It was about my camera guy. We shot the video in Las Vegas, ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ style!
My office walls are covered with autographs of famous writers – it’s what my children call my ‘dead author wall.’ I have signatures from Mark Twain, Earnest Hemingway, Jack London, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Pearl Buck, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, to name a few.
I have always considered reunions to be a way to make a quick buck, and it sells short my own experience of it the first time around.
Certainly, R.E.M. grew out of the Wuxtry record store in Athens, where Peter Buck was working and Michael Stipe came in to visit. And even their later manager, Bertis Downs, they all met and congregated at that record store. So I’m sure we wouldn’t see those without the record store.
As it happened, I had a friend who was a good person who liked to present himself as a dreadful one. Using him as a role model, I created the first Buck Godot strip.
From the very, very beginning, we made the decision that ‘Tarzan’ wasn’t going to sing. My co-director, Chris Buck, and I said to each other that we couldn’t imagine a half-naked man in the jungle simply bursting into song.
It’s important to understand economic trends, but, in my mind, it’s more important to understand how to buck the trends.
I call tennis the McDonald’s of sport – you go in, they make a quick buck out of you, and you’re out.
I hope I don’t have to buck the system. But if it requires bucking, I will do it.
We saw very little of the real Jack Buck behind the microphone. He would touch people in ways that we will never know. Jack was much more than just an announcer.
You can’t always wait for the guys at the top. Every manager at every level in the organization has an opportunity, big or small, to do something. Every manager’s got some sphere of autonomy. Don’t pass the buck up the line.
I don’t think I could compare myself to Macaulay Culkin, because we’re pretty much two different kinds of actors. He’s done a lot of comedy. He does mostly just comedy like ‘Uncle Buck’ and ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Home Alone 2.’ And I’ve done a lot of different stuff, like sad movies, like the movie about the kid with AIDS.
For every dollar you give away, you’ll get a hundred back. And for every buck you steal, you’ll lose a thousand.
Albert R. Broccoli