June 2, 2009

Quote Game- Money, Money, Money

Welcome to this week's Quote Game! The topic for this week is Quotes Money. Please leave a comment with your quote(s) and the book they came from for all to enjoy. Also, if you don't have a quote (or even if you do) give some love by telling others which quotes you enjoyed reading!

Here is the quote that I left with you last week to start you off:

"Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it." -from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Next week's topic to look for in your reading is Quotes on Education. Here is a quote to get you started for next week:

"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." - from C.S. Lewis, source unknown

Look for quotes on education in your books this week and remember to come by next Tuesday to share them with us!


  1. Your Scrooge quote made me laugh. I have never read A Christmas Carol but that might be the one Dickens novel that I can get through.

  2. Hi Rebecca. My money quotes this week are from my current read "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" by Bill Bryson. A very funny read about growing up in the 1950s.

    "The average customer, according to Time magazine, spent $4.90 on a day out at Disneyland - $2.72 for rides and admission, $2 for food, and 18 cents for souvenirs. That seems pretty reasonable to me now - it is awfully hard to believe it wasn't reasonable then - but evidently these were shocking prices. The biggest complaint of Disney customers in the park's first two years (1955-56), Time reported, was the cost. From our neighborhood you only went to Disneyland if your father was a brain surgeon or an orthodontist." (Page 79)

    "As if delivering papers seven days a week weren't enough, you also had to collect the subscription money. So at least three evenings a week, when you might instead have had your feet up and be watching Combat! or The Outer Limits, you had to turn out again and try to coax some money out of your ungrateful customers. That was easily the worst part. And the worst part of the worst part was collecting from Mrs. Vandermeister." (Page 160)

    Shortly before my twelfth birthday I was able to pay $102.12 in cash - a literally enormous sum; it took whole minutes to count it out at the cash register, as it was mostly in small change - for a portable black-and-white RCA television with foldaway antenna. (Page 163)

  3. Fabulous quotes, Kerri! Thank you for always playing!

  4. No problem. I enjoy playing!! I'll have to do some digging for education.


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