Sold Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Sold Quotes from famous authors such as Robert J. Shiller, John Prine, Michael Rapino, Hannah Fry, Kurt Bills. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

In a perfect world, people don’t have to move to another country to get a higher wage. Ultimately, they need only be able to participate in producing output that is sold internationally.
Robert J. Shiller
Soon as I could play one guitar chord and laid my ear upon that wood, I was gone. My soul was sold. Music was everything from then on.
John Prine
I have no problem if you bought a Justin Timberlake ticket and you decide to go sell that ticket to somebody. We would first and foremost want to make sure that the first ticket sold, that the fan has a shot to buy that ticket.
Michael Rapino
Everything we’re doing online is being not just monitored, but that information is being packaged up and sold and resold to manipulate us.
Hannah Fry
The young people I teach now know they are being sold down the river before we even start studying the trends and numbers. That’s the toughest part of being a high school economics teacher… being a witness when our children realize that the greatest deficit of all is a deficit of leadership.
Kurt Bills
The story of a proud Roman soldier who is sold into slavery and must fight his way back to freedom, ‘Gladiator’ suggests what would happen if someone made a movie of the imminent extreme-football league and shot it as if it were a Chanel commercial.
Elvis Mitchell
I remember, after the Pamela Anderson roast, being told, ‘You’re sold out – you can add two more shows.’
Lisa Lampanelli
You know, honestly, if a girl can make me laugh, I’m pretty much sold.
Ryan Lochte
I was reading a magazine when I was a little kid, probably about twelve years old, and an ad said that if you sell so many jars of Noxzema skin cream, we’ll sell you a ukulele. So I went out and banged on doors in the snow in Quincy, Massachusetts, where I was raised, and I sold the skin cream.
Dick Dale
I met Les Paul when I was about 5. I was taken to see him perform and the place was sold out, just packed and full of really great musicians.
Steve Miller
I feel like I can’t be sick without some story being made up or some photos being sold a month later.
Kat Graham
For a long time, television said, ‘We won’t cover cricket unless you pay us to cover it.’ Then they said, ‘OK, the next rights are sold for 55 million dollars. The next rights are sold for 612 million dollars.’ So, it’s a bit of a curve, that.
Harsha Bhogle
When I was much younger, I sometimes felt rejected by feminists because of an image that I sold because it paid the bills. Any fool could tell my hair is dyed.
Felicity Kendal
I’m a big fan of the American Tapes label. But that’s very hard to keep a grip on that because you blink your eyes and they’ve released three records, all of which are limited edition, all sold at one show. So you have to follow in drips and drops on eBay, which I do.
Henry Rollins
I do pinch myself, like when shows in non-English speaking countries are sold out, and people are singing my lyrics. I don’t think I’ll ever lose that; I’m always appreciative every day of the support I have as an artist, because I’m not a commercial artist.
Xavier Rudd
The thing I want to see before I die is women achieving full equality in the world. I’m very passionate about injustice against women and there’s too much of it in the world. In so many parts of the world, women are not regarded as worthy or equal to men. In parts of the world, women are bought and sold.
Cherie Blair
I have a following. Whenever I am on tour they come. It is always sold out.
Nina Hagen
I wanted to sell a million records, and I sold a million records. I wanted to go platinum; I went platinum. I’ve been working nonstop since I was 15. I don’t even know how to chill out.
Beyonce Knowles
I felt like I was selling a product of the University of Georgia that’s really special and really special to me as far as the education you can get, the development you can get, and the league we play in. That’s what I’ve sold.
Kirby Smart
Writing one’s first novel, getting it sold, and shepherding it through the labyrinths of editing, production, marketing, journalism, and social media is an arduous and nerve-wracking process.
Paul Di Filippo
If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.
Larry Page
One of the big first computers was called SAGE, which was a missile defense, the first missile-defense computer, which was, like, one of the first computers in the history of the world which got sold to the Department of Defense for, I don’t know, tens and tens of millions of dollars at the time.
Marc Andreessen
I already own two houses – one in Malad and another in Thane – but I sold off the Thane apartment and bought one in Bandra, because it was convenient and larger than my other homes.
Daisy Shah
Yes, my grandfather worked with Thomas Edison on the electric car, and he sold electric cars at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris.
Al Jardine
The truth is, a large majority of the market, I’d guess 80 percent, doesn’t know anything more than what they are sold.
Eddie Alvarez
It’s arguable whether a hit song is gonna add to the business a film does. There are plenty of films that didn’t do any business and sold a million albums.
John Hughes
I was planning to go into law or politics. I was well known for my public speaking. I went to an all-girl boarding school with uniforms. It was very posh for someone like me who came from a world where my parents showed beagles and sold dog products out of a yellow caravan.
Rebel Wilson
Six months after we started, in 1964, there was a day when we sold only seven sandwiches. If we’d taken all the money from the register, we couldn’t have paid an employee, much less the food or the rent or all that. It could have been a turning point. We could have given up.
Fred DeLuca
We have design capability, which everyone thought we sold to Microsoft, but we didn’t sell it. We will maintain the Nokia feel in all our products. We can’t have different products, each feeling different, in the market.
Rajeev Suri
I think Sacajawea was caught in a series of tragic situations – her kidnapping as a child, her being passed from tribe to tribe, being sold into marriage. However, I never thought of her as a tragic figure. I do not think she was a victim in the way we think of tragic figures.
Kathryn Lasky
I have to sell my idea, but they want it to be sold. I don’t think I’ve ever done anything anyone’s regretted.
Jonas Akerlund
The criteria, the only rule you should follow – the only rule – is to never touch a product or service unless, every time it is sold, part of the profit has to come back to you.
E. Joseph Cossman
My father had four jobs every summer. He taught driver’s education. He sold World Book Encyclopedias. He sold life insurance. He worked the tobacco market. From the time I was really, really small, I went with him. Obviously, I didn’t get paid.
Kelvin Sampson
Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp
In 2007, I sold my first book, ‘Grimspace.’ It says it’s SF on the spine. I believe it to be SF, though it’s certainly written differently. I write in first person, present tense, and the protagonist is a woman with a woman’s thoughts, feelings, and sexual desires.
Ann Aguirre
The success of Revamp is clear. We’ve sold a lot of albums, we’ve done very good tours, and wherever we play, we get a very positive response, and that’s something that would be very nice to keep.
Floor Jansen
The people who did the collateralized mortgage obligations, sold them to pension funds, then sold them short, then bought credit default swap insurance on them, are just amazing. They are a law unto themselves.
Ben Stein
My second business would have succeeded but for competitors’ jealousy. I was selling motorbike gear cheap, but the people I was undercutting complained to the manufacturer and cut off my supply. It showed me how corrupt business can be. When I sold phones, the same thing happened, but this time I was ready.
John Caudwell
We have lost all our big Australian industries and icons, including Qantas when it sold 25 % of its shares and a controlling interest to British Airways.
Pauline Hanson
I never thought, as a kid, that I’d have an action figure, much less an action figure sold in a two-pack with Jake The Snake.
Randy Orton
I sold burglar alarms for four weeks, which wasn’t very long, but it was long enough.
Mark Bonnar
The fact is that the College Board’s products – the SAT, other standardized tests, the accompanying strategy guides – are sold at far higher than the cost to make them.
Eliot Schrefer
I have an over-attachment to precision, which is why I’ve sold more magazines than any man alive.
Felix Dennis
Cosmetics makers have always sold ‘hope in a jar’ – creams and potions that promise youth, beauty, sex appeal, and even love for the women who use them.
Virginia Postrel
My dad sold encyclopedias and my mom worked in a factory office.
Mike Myers
But the drawings are not created only to be sold.
I gave away ‘Life in Hell’ when it was a little ‘zine, and sold it at record stores for $1, and I knew from the time that I first did it that I would continue to do it, because it was fun.
Matt Groening
I created ‘Dinner: Impossible’ with a guy named Bryan O’Reilly and I shot the pilot as a 30 minute show and we sold it.
Robert Irvine
Show business is my life. When I was a kid I sold insurance, but nobody laughed.
Don Rickles
I have never run for political office, but every night I am reaching out to millions of Americans on the radio and I am deeply concerned that the middle class of the United States is being sold out to multi-national corporations with a globalist agenda.
George Noory
I buy very little of what’s sold to me in the church. Very, very little.
I have sold stuff door-to-door, but not doors.
Bill Bailey
Except for a handful of banks that just keep a handful of their loans in portfolio, on their balance sheet, every other loan that’s originated in the United States – whether from a bank, mortgage company, mortgage broker – is sold into the secondary market.
Dan Gilbert
I wound up getting pulled into being a consultant on the Lifetime drama ‘For the People.’ The executive producer said, ‘I want you to write scripts.’ We sold pilots to a bunch of different networks.
Marcia Clark
We sold our souls to the devil. We lied to our families and our friends. We let down our fans.
Rob Pilatus
The high point for me in my career was when Sinatra called me his favourite performer in the Fifties. And I’ve been sold out ever since.
Tony Bennett
The British establishment sold its soul long ago and welcomes any foreign villain, crook and gangster that has dirty money to invest in the UK, buying luxury homes to fuel the upward spiral of house prices.
Gerard Batten
I wanted to get my recording and become a musician again, work; with other people, do that kind of thing because I kind of got away from that for a while once we started happening, you know, selling records, sold out concerts.
Bootsy Collins
I’m originally from Hobbs, New Mexico but moved around a lot growing up. My family had a ranch 40 miles from town where they raised cattle and sheep. Shortly after I was born they sold the ranch and my father went to work in the oilfields.
Ryan Bingham
I think of magazines as cultural entities rather than boxes of corn flakes that can be sold and shipped around.
Wayne Grady
The Curbside founders are successful entrepreneurs, who each have sold their companies to Apple.
Jerry Yang
It is up to you civilians to give a hand to show that we intend to take our responsibilities to maintain the integrity of our Empire, by giving the world proof that we have not all sold out to the Jew or Plutocrat.
John Amery
Every sandwich I sold, the city got more sales tax, the state got more. But they came in and they would want to give me a ticket because I have a sign outside trying to get more business, right?
Kevin McCarthy
I didn’t go to school for illustration. I did larger pieces, mostly drawings and paintings, and minored in video, but when I moved to N.Y.C., I didn’t have a studio space anymore and downsized to my desk and started illustrating. I started a greeting card company and sold cards all over the city.
Abbi Jacobson
I once bought an old car back after I sold it because I missed it so much and I had forgotten that it never ran. It was a British racing car. You know, because I just wanted it back. I could only remember what was good about it.
Connie Chung
I came in on the decline. Phil Elliot was in first, he got his book out, he sold thirteen thousand, I think he got two issues out before I got mine in, this was March ’87. He was out in December ’86.
Eddie Campbell
The audience is smart and catch on pretty quick when they are sold the same old thing.
Ehren Kruger
I’ve established myself as a proper artist. And it’s ridiculous when anyone questions my credibility – I’ve had four number one singles and I’ve also sold over two and a half million albums. I shouldn’t have to convince people that I’m credible, but I’m glad people are now taking me more seriously.
Olly Murs
I just feel my sexuality is private. I’m very shy about being sexy. That part of me has been so closed to the public eye. I’ve sold millions of records with my clothes on.
Brandy Norwood
Eight generations of African-Americans are still waiting to achieve their rights – compensation and restitution for the hundreds of years during which they were bought and sold on the market.
Cynthia McKinney
I recall us selling out L.A.’s 5,000-capacity Gibson Amphitheatre and flying straight to Germany to play a 300-capacity room where we’d only sold 120 tickets. This was when ‘City Of Evil’ was really taking off in the U.S., but it seemed like Europe was less interested.
M. Shadows
I grew up in North Carolina. My father was a salesperson; he sold textiles.
Parker Harris
When I was a freshman at Oklahoma in 1946, the game was sold out – and it’s been sold out ever since.
Darrell Royal
We function in a pack mentality. This is our tribe. And this is how we are exploited – sold a bill of goods and a household of products.
Joey Skaggs
I went to UC Berkeley. I graduated in 1976, immediately moved to L.A. with a degree in English – which did no more for you then than it does for you now – then sold real estate and did theater for nine years.
Kurt Fuller
I’m very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.
Woody Allen
You used to make records, record companies sold them, and people went to record stores and bought them. That’s all gone now.
Joe Walsh
I’ve actually spent a lot of time researching beauty products, how they are produced and how they are sold.
Lauren Conrad
Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.
Robert Anton Wilson
I was like a wonder kid at Uptown. The first record I produced sold two million copies – and I’d only produced it because the producer didn’t show up.
Sean Combs
I sold my house to Jerry Seinfeld.
Billy Joel
I don’t sit under the tattoo gun unless I’m sold on it completely and it will define me as a person.
It’s been said that I am the most widely read writer of the 20th century. The number of books I’ve sold runs into untold millions.
Howard Fast
I’m not interested in thinking up the name of a band and a logo and all that. Been there, done that, sold a million T-shirts.
Sebastian Bach
To go into Key Area every day, sold out, it was hard to come in there and get a win against us. That’s when we used to make people understand, you can’t come in and get a win against us. We were probably one of the hardest arenas to win in. Our fans were crazy. They would camp out.
Gary Payton
A lot of people kind of perceive me as some kind of pop act because in the early ’80s ‘I Love A Rainy Night’ went No. 1 for two weeks in a row and ‘Driving My Life Away’ sold a million records.
Eddie Rabbitt
I’ve worked in construction, in a factory sewing clothes. I also sold flowers and doughnuts – just odd jobs to try to make 10 pesos, which is equivalent to 20 cents.
Manny Pacquiao
When Russia’s intelligence agencies obtained some of the National Security Agency’s secrets about its own cyberweapons, it appeared to do so by manipulating a virus protection program sold by Kaspersky, a Russian firm.
David E. Sanger
My books have been translated into various languages and sold in other countries, but I never have any contact with the foreign publishers and am so disconnected from that process that it seems almost imaginary. With ‘How to Save a Life’, I worked closely with Usborne editors and have been involved in the publicity.
Sara Zarr
I’m not in this to make money. I would not have sold my soul to be on ‘American Idol.’
Mark Foster
Our first record, ‘Huey Lewis And The News’, was seen by no one – it sold 25 copies.
Huey Lewis
My father, Anthony, was a textile agent who sold fabric in the West End and was away a lot. He was very glamorous. When he first met my mum, he swept her off into this big, social world.
Lisa Jewell
There’s so much going on in the world. There’s so much information being thrown at us – so many things are being sold to us, and we’re being told how we should appear and how to be more successful, blah, blah, blah. How does that manifest itself? In the pressures, the stress, this need to escape.
Michael Fassbender
Android phones are sold by dozens of hardware makers, the biggest being Samsung, Motorola, and HTC. There are lots of different form factors. Slider phones. Phones with keyboards. Big screens, small screens, midsize screens.
Daniel Lyons
The business model – where books can be returned, and where a 50% sell-through is considered acceptable – is archaic and wasteful. Writers get small royalties, little say in how their books are marketed and sold, and simple things like cover and title approval are unheard of unless you’re a huge bestseller.
J. A. Konrath
Life insurance became popular only when insurance companies stopped emphasizing it as a good investment and sold it instead as a symbolic commitment by fathers to the future well-being of their families.
James Surowiecki
There are nine million servers sold annually. Of those, just one million are sourced by the big guys. What we’re trying to predict is: in the future, is that all going into the one million category? Or will there be some balance?
Satya Nadella
When Ronald Reagan’s administration was exposed for having illegally sold arms to Iran to raise money covertly for the Contra rebels fighting the Nicaraguan government, Reagan acknowledged that the evidence was damning – yet defended the principle behind the scheme.
Heather Cox Richardson
My first job was to run a concessions cart. Later, I found a position at the Pacific Film Archive. Thus began a long series of jobs, each one slightly better than the last, that continued for a decade, until I sold my first novel, and still goes on, even now.
Mona Simpson
I’ve owned about 2,000 guitars through the years because I’ve traded a lot and given away and sold some stuff.
Rick Nielsen
I was freeborn according to the flesh; I am born of a father who was a decurion, but I sold my noble rank – I blush not to state it, nor am I sorry – for the profit of others. In short, I am a slave in Christ to a foreign nation for the unspeakable glory of the eternal life which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Saint Patrick
I’m only at the beginning of my career, but I feel successful in that I haven’t sold out in any way, shape or form. I feel good about the choices I’ve made, and I don’t feel like I’ve let go of any of my values.
Zoe Kravitz
We could be as rich as the Rolling Stones if we sold as many records.
Knowledge is and will be produced in order to be sold, it is and will be consumed in order to be valorised in a new production: in both cases, the goal is exchange.
Jean-Francois Lyotard
The least sexy city is Los Angeles. And it poses as the most sexy. As you grow up, L.A. is being sold to you as home of the bikini-clad party girls. And then you get there, and it’s full of very goal-oriented, yoga-obsessed careerists.
Walter Kirn
I have had a lot of cool offers to move into traditional media, but I’m not completely sold I have to do that.
Jenna Marbles
When I was being sold into marriage, it was hard to see a future for myself.
Sonita Alizadeh
You have to remember that Shadow and Bone’ was the first book I sold. And it was, in fact, the first book I ever finished writing, despite many attempts before that to finish a novel. And when I was writing it, I didn’t know if anybody was going to buy one book, let alone all three.
Leigh Bardugo
I do not support the city’s red light camera system. This system was sold to Chicagoans as a public safety solution, but it’s always really been about revenue, and we’ve seen that fines fall disproportionately on people of color.
Lori Lightfoot
I need to know how many records I’ve sold, how many album equivalents from streaming, which territories are playing my music more than others, because it helps me in conversations about where we’re gonna be playing shows or where I might open a retail location, like a pop-up store or something.
Frank Ocean
‘X-Force’ #1 sold 5 million copies. By default, the second issue dipped and did 1.3 million copies. But the cover of ‘X-Force’ #2 is Deadpool. It’s not X-Force, It’s Deadpool.
Rob Liefeld
Pantera is a marquee band, with the most diehard fans. We sold over 20 million records without MTV or radio.
Vinnie Paul
Thomas Friedman’s ‘The World is Flat’ sold more copies in India than in the U.K. The market for go-getting business books or wonkish tomes by corporate moguls posing as philosopher kings has grown dramatically in modernising China and India.
Pankaj Mishra
I had an agent who spent eight years – eight years! – trying to sell my stories. She sold other people’s work; she just didn’t sell mine.
Bebe Moore Campbell
I took to saying, ‘Look, tell you what: Pick it up; open it anywhere. Read three pages. If you can put it down again, I’ll pay you a dollar. So I never lost any money on that bet, but I sold a lot of books.
Diana Gabaldon
It’s appealing to me to get to be in a commercial film without feeling like I sold out.
Alden Ehrenreich
I started writing ‘The Lobster Kings’ the day after I sold my first novel, ‘Touch.’
Alexi Zentner
Back when we started, people didn’t even know what a submarine sandwich was. The product was only sold in a few markets.
Fred DeLuca
Mandates are not objective realities but subjective interpretations of elections sold successfully by the winning candidate or party.
Thomas E. Mann
I think most artists find it difficult to part with their work but it’s the parting that keeps us alive and keeps us working. In the case of the chariot, although it’s been sold I actually still have it, just in another form.
Kit Williams
It was emotional when Chrysler sold out to the Germans.
Lee Iacocca
I couldn’t wait to get out, and at 14, I moved into a three-room Georgetown town house with Dad. I never went back. When they eventually sold the house, in 1984, Mom had a goodbye party for ‘Merrywood.’ I refused to go.
John Dickerson
I never made lots of money at it, but I sold enough.
Jack Vance
Companies are always being bought and sold. The markets are always moving; you have to be on top of your position. And in the U.S., the market is never closed for more than three days. The only time the market was ever closed was 9/11. I think it may have been closed the whole week.
Karen Finerman
We buy into all kinds of lies that are sold to us from advertising to Fox news or from the Vatican to Goldman Sachs.
Why I have had such a huge career and why I have sold over four million books, is that people can do what I share with them to do.
Sandra Lee
I’m not interested in being commodified. I’m not into being sold. I’m not a slave.
Jill Scott
I think quite a bit of organized religion has become big business. Jesus Christ never sold the word of God. He never gave a sermon and then said, ‘For $8.99, you can buy the CD.’
Ving Rhames
I still get up every morning at 4 A.M. I write seven days a week, including Christmas. And I still face a blank page every morning, and my characters don’t really care how many books I’ve sold.
Dan Brown
The practice of shaving makes its first appearance in the Bible in connection with the story of Joseph, who as a young man was sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt, where he was subsequently imprisoned on false charges.
Meir Soloveichik
Newfangled online sites like ‘Business Insider’ and ‘Huffington Post’ built businesses they later sold for hundreds of millions of dollars by ripping off the work of more talented journalists and then playing Google’s digitally native games better than the old fogeys ever could.
Adam Lashinsky
Chickens that are sold whole tend to be smaller in size, ranging between two and a half and five pounds, while chicken sold as parts generally comes from larger birds.
Sohla El-Waylly
When I sold my first company at 30, I could have done whatever I wanted to do.
Shai Agassi
I never sold out. I never made an album to buy a house.
The Hollywood of Frank Capra’s era, when Reagan became a minor star, sold the world an image of American pith and patriotism in many ways as defining as the moon landing or the A-bomb.
Joy Reid
If you had a Starbucks that never sold coffee, you wouldn’t keep the site open. It’s not that we’re abandoning sites, but we’re saying, ‘Let’s go where there’s HIV, focus our resources there.’
Deborah Birx
One of my favorite things was I got to work with Avi Arad on a movie for Sony, and we don’t realize this, but he’s the reason toys were sold off of cartoons, more or less. He created the Gobots!
Adam F. Goldberg
I sold door to door for a couple years. As the years recede from the event, I remember less about it, which is probably good for my mind. It was home improvement in Cerritos California, Buena Park, that area.
Andy Kindler
A product is most easily sold when it has an identity. So they wrap you all up and put a label on you. And then that’s what you have to be. But what I’m looking for is the opportunity to explore what I can do, probing the limits, learning.
Alan Arkin
I think right now, you’ve seen these artists pop up over the last decade who’ve flirted with branching together a lot of different kinds of music. Some of them have been huge, and sold millions of records. And I think over time it’s become a little bit of what the industry can be.
Eric Church
We have great fans in Tampa, so whatever tickets aren’t sold to season-ticket holders, we’ll work very hard to make sure the stadium is always full and the fans will be there.
Joel Glazer
I was working on a book about health and wellness, and nobody was interested in that from me. Thankfully, my cowriters reached out and sold me on the idea of doing an autobiography.
Perez Hilton
I don’t think I ever really sold out, and that made a difference.
Leo Sayer
Steampunk appeals to the idea of uniqueness, to the one-off item, while every mainstream consumer technology of recent years is about putting human beings into ever more granular, packageable and mass-produced identities so that they can be sold or sold to, perfectly mapped and understood.
Nick Harkaway
My work sells for £10,000-plus, but my most lucrative piece was a private project that was sold for more than six figures -dollars, that is. The process of the Lego can take weeks, months, or even days. Each one I deliver to specification to each gallery because they want them brought to them fully formed.
Nathan Sawaya
On Apple’s special store for the Chinese market, apps related to the Dalai Lama are censored, as is one containing information about the exiled Uighur dissident leader Rebiya Kadeer. Apple similarly censors apps for iPads sold in China.
Rebecca MacKinnon
My experience is that books take on a life of their own and create their own energy. I’ve represented books that have been sold for very little money and gone on to great glory, and I’ve seen books sold for an enormous amount of money published to very little response.
Bill Clegg
Young people have this almost romantic attachment to civil rights, liberties, emancipating people from oppression, etc. The idea that such oppression exists in this country offends me, but it’s able to be pushed and sold because education in this country is so woefully incompetent and inept.
Rush Limbaugh
The big pay-off was to work as an artist and gain some shred of respect from your friends, who were also artists. But there was never any notion that you could make a living out of art. On the rare occasions you had a gallery show, and sold a little work, well, that was just gravy.
Edward Ruscha
I’ll never forget my 24th birthday when my tooth got punched out. And for a second I was like, it would be really hilarious if I sold it on eBay. But I can’t, that’s just too creepy. I don’t think I can go there.
Evan Rachel Wood
In 2004, I wrote ‘What We’ve Lost,’ a book about the Bush administration. It sold only reasonably well, in part, I think, because the book was a horrific downer, an unrelenting account of the administration’s actions, bungles, deceptions, half-truths, untruths, and downright corruptions.
Graydon Carter
When the painting is hanging on your wall for a long time, you don’t notice it. You get tired of it, even if it’s a Picasso. When the next generation inherits the painting, they sell it. I don’t want to be sold.
Julio Iglesias
The books I’ve written the fastest were the best reviewed and sold the best.
Michael Connelly
One of the Internet’s highest-profile companies, Priceline once dreamed of transforming the way consumer goods are bought and sold by offering customers the chance to ‘name your own price’ for a variety of products, including airline tickets.
Alex Berenson
Like a lot of people, I sold my first script in graduate school at UCLA, a ‘Joan of Arc’ for producer Joel Silver.
Laeta Kalogridis
My dad had always bought and sold gold and other stuff. In ’81, he went broke because of real estate, so he moved us to Vegas and opened a small second-hand store. We always wanted a pawn license because there’s a lot more money in that.
Rick Harrison
It used to be that American and European companies built their products in low-wage countries, separated by great distances from the innovators who developed the products and the markets where they were sold. But companies increasingly find that is an outmoded way of doing business.
Joe Kaeser
When I was younger, I would see shea butter being sold on the street, and I was interested how people were still coating themselves in the theater of Africanism. You see that in dashikis and hairstyles and music.
Rashid Johnson
It means I wake up to sunshine every morning, and I can afford to drink better wine at night. But I haven’t completely sold out to Hollywood.
Ashley Jensen
Negroes could be sold – actually sold as we sell cattle, with no reference to calves or bulls or recognition of family. It was a nasty business. The white South was properly ashamed of it and continually belittled and almost denied it. But it was a stark and bitter fact.
W. E. B. Du Bois
My grandfather taught me generosity. He sold snow cones in Harlem. I went with him at 5 and he let me hand out the change and snow cones. I learned a lot in the couple of years that we did that.
Erik Estrada
I was very successful at three-day events, point-to-points, Pony Club, and gymkhana. But then I went to college, and because I had really good horses, they weren’t going to be left in the field, so they were sold.
Louise Wilson
Perhaps the biggest economic shift during Obama’s presidency came from a piece of legislation that wasn’t sold as such. On March 21, 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. It was Obama’s boldest piece of legislation and the one that will most likely define him.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Though it sold very well, I hated ‘The Edge.’
Shelley Berman
Tanzania sells about 50 million pounds of coffee a year to coffee-shop chains such as Starbucks and Peet’s. But Sweet Unity is the only finished, branded product from the East African country to be sold directly in the U.S.
David Robinson
When I sold Weststar Holidays, the idea was to take stock and stop and then decide in life – we were going to travel around the world or whatever we were going to do. After about two weeks my husband said to me, ‘Oh for goodness sake Deborah, get yourself a business because this is driving me bonkers.’
Deborah Meaden
When I was thin, I had no notion of what being fat is like. When I worked in a department store, I had sold clothes to women of most sizes, so I should have known; but perhaps you have to experience the state from the inside, to understand what fat is like.
Hilary Mantel
I don’t think any other hip-hop artist has achieved what I’ve achieved or the numbers I’ve sold without commercial radio. MTV and BET have never supported me.
Too Short
I went broke after sophomore year, gambled away all my money, sold some guns, turned $750 into $10,000, flew to Vegas, turned ten thou into $187,000.
Dan Bilzerian
I sold my most valuable possession, but I knew that because I worked at Hewlett Packard, I could buy the next model calculator the very next month for a lower price than I sold the older one for!
Steve Wozniak
I was pleased that two very disparate photographs, two images that each worked in their own way had appealed enough to other people for them to buy them. I was also relieved they weren’t the last ones purchased, and that they sold for a pound more than the frame was worth.
Graeme Le Saux
I got into acting because nothing else worked. I have done literally everything. I have sold magazines door-to-door. I’ve worked on an assembly line in a factory, a restaurant, the desk at a hotel. I’ve worked in statistical typing, taught school. You name it, I tried it, and nothing worked.
Conchata Ferrell
The more books there are on shelves, the more will be sold. Once you get to the level of The Secret and have 40-100 copies in many stores, managers have almost no choice but to put them in prime real estate like front-of-store, end caps, or front window.
Tim Ferriss
I’d always enjoyed acting at high school, and I was all lined up to do an honours degree course in biology at a Canadian university, and at the eleventh hour the drama teacher I had said, ‘You know, you’ll get a lot more girls if you go into acting,’ and that kinda sold it.
Matt Frewer
I sometimes wonder what would have happened if the first book had not sold… doesn’t bear thinking about, but I suppose we’d have made it work somehow.
Bernard Cornwell
I’ve sold everything from fashion, make-up, couture magazines, radio, reality television, movies. There isn’t a thing I haven’t sold, including Tampax. You name it.
Janice Dickinson
I’ve always been involved in politics, since I was 8 or 9 years old. I sold Kool-Aid for McGovern – I could always pick a winner.
Rob Lowe
If your appraisal comes back too low – you don’t have at least 10% equity for a conforming loan or 20% for a jumbo loan – you might not be able to refinance at all, at least with a loan that’s packaged and sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That means you may have to pay a much higher rate.
Jean Chatzky
In the case of ‘Goon Squad,’ which sold slowly for a long time despite the good reviews, those ‘best of 2010’ lists were pivotal, and made the book really sell.
Jennifer Egan
The health of Americans must no longer be a commodity to be traded, bought, or sold for profit by the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. We must promote medical and Medicaid home models to provide comprehensive care for body, mind, and spirit.
Deb Haaland
I mean, I’ve sold all these scripts and nothing’s been made. Studios have closed, stars have died. I had a director find Jesus. And the pictures just don’t get made.
Bruce Vilanch
If you sell the film rights to your book, it doesn’t mean there will be a film. I have sold the rights to five books and had zero films made. Take the money and be thankful.
Matt Haig
No matter how many books I’ve sold, nothing can correct the fact I look like Alfred Hitchcock from the side.
Jim Norton
Between 1958 and 1963, I sold about 40 million records – to the shock of my mother and father because I was always playing Beethoven. But I bought my mother a mink stole. She was very happy, and she said, ‘I think this is better than Beethoven.’
Neil Sedaka
I really told my story as I saw it in ‘Cross to Bear,’ and I was pleased – and a bit surprised – by how well it was received and how it sold. No. 2 on the ‘New York Times’ bestseller list? I’ll take that any day, my man!
Gregg Allman
Labour has sold working class Britons down the river. Meanwhile, the Tories are now beating us black and blue in a dark alley.
The ‘Frampton’ album sold better than all of the other solo records that I’d had, put together. It was over 300,000 copies, so that was a good signal that we were poised for my first gold record.
Peter Frampton
I sold ‘Hattie Big Sky’ without an agent but quickly realized a writing career required an agent.
Kirby Larson
People used to come knocking on my door saying, ‘Your trouble is that you’re a sex symbol who doesn’t do enough sexy things.’ I’d say to myself, ‘You think that if you pressure me I’ll fold.’ But if I did it, all it would mean is that I sold out.
Raquel Welch
It’s a strange thing, this idea that for some reason, if a lot of people like what you’re doing, it’s therefore not very good. We use the phrase that a band have ‘sold out.’ Just so you know, if you’re doing a gig and you sell all your tickets, that is a brilliant thing to do.
James Corden
I’ve watched the dynamics of music completely change to where we’ve sold tapes, we’ve sold CDs, then everything started becoming ‘music is free’ now. In a perfect world, Napster wouldn’t have come along. But the world isn’t perfect, and when it changes, you have to adapt.
Every year, you hope that boxing can provide some of the best fights possible. I think 2018 was one of the better years for boxing. A lot of good matchups were made, and a lot of tickets were sold.
Paulie Malignaggi
Erykah Badu sang with me at a sold out show in San Francisco which was great.
‘The Squickerwonkers’ was the story I wrote when I was on ‘The Hobbit.’ And I brought it to Comic-Con and sold out a thousand copies I had printed.
Evangeline Lilly
Butler’s novel ‘Kindred’ may be the book most widely read by readers outside science fiction; it has been assigned as a text in classrooms and has sold steadily since its publication in 1979.
Karen Joy Fowler
We don’t have to go that far to sell our beer because our immediate accounts sell so much. Places that sold 10 cases before, now they’re selling 30.
Paul Graham
My first show sold within the first 3 minutes, and I came back to the studio and spent the next two and a half years making almost nothing.
Anish Kapoor
My father was the marketing director of a biscuit manufacturer in Berkshire. It meant that every Friday he brought home huge bags of broken biscuits that could not be sold.
Chris Tarrant
Our data has been harvested, collected, modeled, and monetized – sometimes sold on as raw data, and sometimes licensed just for advertisers to be able to target us.
Brittany Kaiser
At West Ham I had a fantastic relationship with the board but I was really upset with them when they sold the club without telling me. I then had new owners I didn’t get on particularly well with.
Alan Pardew
We had incense and rock’n’roll posters, and we sold records and rolling papers. People could just, like, hang out. We had a cool vibe going.
Tommy Hilfiger
Whether it’s a huge hit or sold five copies, as long artistically and creatively I can stand by what I did, then I’ll feel successful.
Frank Dukes
The Wii had sold a hundred million units globally; the Wii U did not have that same level of success.
Reggie Fils-Aime
I want to be remembered. I want to have a legacy. Van Gogh only sold one painting before he died, which would mean that he wasn’t famous when he was alive. But in 2017, I know who Van Gogh is.
‘Out’ was my real breakthrough, the novel that became a hit in Japan and sold a lot of books, so it was sort of an obvious choice for being the first book to be translated into English.
Natsuo Kirino
I have a problem with the blatant celebrity exhibitionism that happens in this business and being sold purely as a brand.
Jason Patric
I’ve always said it’s easier for bands to make a hard stance – like, we don’t do commercials or whatever, blah blah blah – when you’ve sold billions of records. It’s super-easy to be righteous when you’re rich.
Brian Fallon
I have always been a left-winger and an outsider. I loved being that. I was perfectly cheerful with that role. Then suddenly, you’re one of the talking heads on ‘Nightline,’ and you think you must have sold out.
Molly Ivins
It was a very difficult time, 1984. ‘Happy Days’ ended. I said, ‘There’s no way I can be a producer.’ My attorney said, ‘You’ll learn.’ The first thing we sold was the ‘MacGyver’ television series. We shot 139 episodes between 1985 and 1992.
Henry Winkler
I wrote ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ and sold the book in 2015, still the Obama years. The possibility of a Trump presidency was not on my radar.
Celeste Ng
The two largest oil-producing countries in Latin America, Mexico and Venezuela, sold petroleum to Nicaragua at concessional rates for several years beginning in 1980. The program was curtailed because Nicaragua could not make even reduced payments.
Stephen Kinzer
My best country record only sold 200,000 copies.
Dolly Parton
When we first opened in 2007 no one really knew about macarons. We sold maybe 50 to 100 a day.
Adriano Zumbo
I have tons of fans in Canada. I’ve sold hundreds of thousands of books there.
Tucker Max
I worked on the United Parcel Service truck, I sold home delivery of milk. But always, in the back of my mind, I wanted to get into radio.
Larry King
At the time the world was all upside down. The American people were beginning to move around a lot. The old hometown ties had been pretty much broken. The theme of Farmer Takes a Wife appealed to people. Everybody was homesick. And it sold and sold and sold.
John Gould
The first thing I did when I sold my book was buy a new wedding ring for my wife and asked her to marry me all over again.
Nicholas Sparks
I ended up writing songs and growing up in public with my songwriting. And it’s a good thing for me back then: in the early ’70s, there was a thing called artist development, where an artist could find his feet, find himself, find his voice. I think I made five or six albums before I sold five or six albums.
John Mellencamp
At Munich we sold the Czechs for a few months grace, but the disgrace will last as long as history.
F. L. Lucas
When I was growing up in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, I sold doughnuts, popcorn and Kool Aid every day after school so that my family had some money and I could pay my school fees. It was a tough life.
George Weah
I wasn’t sold on 3-D until it was in my own home. The images jump out at you, even more so than in the theater, because you’re in tighter quarters and you’re closer to the TV, so it feels like the depth is very dramatic.
Katie Leclerc
This mass destructive weapons were sold to Iraqi government by the United States. And Mr. Rumsfeld has been one of the man responsible for this sale, for this bargain, for this market.
Jacques Verges
It’s a story of little girls who are pressed into working in sweat shops in games, who spend all day doing repetitive grinding tasks like making shirts, which are then converted into gold and sold on eBay.
Cory Doctorow
I look at it like this: you may only sell 20,000 to 100,000 albums. But those albums are going to be heard by future doctors, lawyers, judges, firemen, etc. Those albums are being sold to the right people that move society. They’re interested in what you have to say.
This book, ‘Stupid White Men,’ has sold now over four million copies worldwide. Probably about half of that may be in the U.S. and Canada, and the rest, overseas.
Michael Moore
Young feminists have been sold a bill of goods about American feminism. The enormous changes in women over the past 40 years are constantly and falsely attributed to the organized women’s movement of the late 1960s and ’70s.
Camille Paglia
Paperbacks of those we deem classics should be cheap and sold at supermarkets.
Joseph Brodsky
Much of the blame for the Great Recession lies with abuses in the housing market – namely the creation of risky and unsustainable home loans that were packaged and sold as quality investments around the globe.
Lisa Madigan
We’re just nerds that play music. Because we get played on the radio and have a Vitaminwater ad with Aaron Paul dancing on a treadmill, people are going to say we sold out. I don’t write music for that. I write music for me.
John Gourley
I had to jump around in the arts for a while just to survive. I earned a little money here and there, playing the guitar at union meetings, functions. I sold some science-fiction stories. I knew there was absolutely no question of me not being connected with the arts, but I couldn’t find any acting jobs.
Alan Arkin
I don’t think Amber taped Scott or testified for money, but the opportunity certainly presented itself. It makes me a bit uncomfortable, but at least she never sold the story before trial to the tabloids.
Catherine Crier
I bought the rights to ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ several years ago because I didn’t want the segments to be chopped up and sold off. I thought the shows should be left intact.
Dave Clark
All over London as one walks, one everywhere, in the season, sees oranges to sell; and they are in general sold tolerably cheap, one and even sometimes two for a halfpenny; or, in our money, threepence.
Karl Philipp Moritz
We are beginning to see that money, after all, is not the main thing. The real values cannot be bought and sold.
John Burroughs
I’ve never sold a lot of records.
J. J. Cale
It’s always boiled down to the quality of your music and the quality of your deal with whoever’s distributing your music: There are artists who sold a lot of records and didn’t make money because of their deal, and artists who didn’t sell nearly as much who made a great living because they own their masters.
Troy Carter
When people say that moviegoing is dead, I go, ‘OK, so the makers of ‘Get Out’ should’ve sold that movie to a platform? Then they don’t have this insane, crazy success theatrically all over the world.’
Steven Soderbergh
One reason I was so convinced that Redfin would work was that I never met anyone who bought or sold a home who thought the process was ideal.
Glenn Kelman
It’s hard enough to coach in this league when you’re doing what you believe in. But when you have to try to coach something you may not be sold on, it becomes even more of a challenge. It’s really hard.
Jeff Van Gundy
When I was 31, we sold Twitch for a billion dollars. I achieved everything I ever dreamed of. When I was 35, I realized I was just as unhappy as I’d ever been.
Justin Kan
Somebody sold millions of record before. I want to do something that hasn’t been done.
When I got to the second album, there was an expectation, because we’d sold nearly seven million albums on the first record, that this would do eight or nine.
Craig David
Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars.
Leo Baekeland
When you’re encouraging – the government is encouraging guns to be sold illegally to people that shouldn’t have them, the laws aren’t being faithfully executed.
Chuck Grassley
I was adrift for a while. I worked as a substitute teacher; I sold cars.
Ed O’Neill
Investigating some of the largest subprime lenders – Wells Fargo, Countrywide, Ameriquest, Household Finance – I’ve seen how their terrible, toxic loans were closed by any means necessary and eventually packaged, sold as securities, and bet upon until they exploded and decimated our economy.
Lisa Madigan
Avril Lavigne sold a massive amount of albums and she has to top that with her next release. We have four great albums behind us, and it’s not going to be as hard to live up to that.
Kelly Jones
Jay and I used to talk about this: we never had a goal of making a lot of money. We had a goal of having a business of our own. And there were many times we could have sold out and had a lot of money. Billions. We just put it in our pocket and go home, OK? But that was never our goal.
Richard M. DeVos
I haven’t sold to the movies. In other words, I haven’t gotten any enormous checks yet.
Jack Vance
I do ‘The Howard Stern,’ make me happy. Also I sold out Comedy Store in the Los Angeles for my roast. This way everybody know I make the people laugh and happy. I love it.
The Iron Sheik
I had Dell for four and a half years, and its sales are still phenomenal, but their operating margins started to contract, so I sold it in early 1999. There’s nothing wrong with Dell! It’s a fine company. It’s just the business risk they took.
Louis Navellier
The most difficult part of Brexit will be to figure out the trade regime between the U.K. and the rest of the E.U. because the level of trade integration between the members of the E.U. is the deepest in the world and integrates regulations that govern how products and services are produced and sold within the E.U.
Arancha Gonzalez
I know it seems like LCD Soundsystem sold millions and millions of records, but we didn’t. I’m not a wealthy person.
James Murphy
I realized I was a gamer when I didn’t sleep three consecutive nights playing EverQuest, which was a popular MMORPG sold at retail.
Brock Pierce
At age 15, I sold a television series to NBC.
Josie Totah
The music sold itself before anybody knew who I was.
Yes. Otherwise I could have done a lot of Hollywood movies. After Crouching Tiger I got a lot of offers, but I turned them down because they were all victim roles – poor girls sold to America to be a wife or whatever. I know I have the ability to go deeper, to take on more original roles than that.
Zhang Ziyi
I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer for about 6 years before I sold my first story.
Sidney Sheldon
When I was working abroad, there was a time when I almost gave up because of my problem with my working visa in Canada. I remember that I collected bottles of mineral water and sold them to earn extra money.
Coco Martin
My grandparents in Istria had a frasca, which is about the most basic kind of grocery/restaurant. They sold wine from their own vineyard. I took control of the vineyard, hired a local winemaker, and bought another winery in 1996. We had our first commercial vintage in 1998.
Joe Bastianich
Well, you know, back then there wasn’t many albums, it was the singles. You sold singles.
Mel Tillis
Walk into any Japanese fish market, and you’ll see neat rows of sea urchin roe sold in little wooden trays.
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
One night, my father woke me up because he’d come home with a horse. Two days later, I asked my mother where it was, and she said it had run away. She’d sold it.
Roisin Murphy
When they sold me on ‘Supergirl’, I went and sat down with Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, and they described the character to me. Greg Berlanti used a couple of music theater references to kind of explain who the character was. They threw up Chris Pratt in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ as a reference point.
Chris Wood
I haven’t the faintest idea what my royalties are. I haven’t the faintest idea how many copies of books sold, or how many books that I’ve written. I could look these things up; I have no interest in them. I don’t know how much money I have. There are a lot of things I just don’t care about.
Joyce Carol Oates
I worked in factories, slaughterhouses, as an upholsterer. I did demolition work, was a postman, was a tiler, a plasterer. I even sold double-glazing door-to-door. But I always dreamed of being a world champion, first of all as a boxer.
Michael Bisping
Buckhannon, population 5,639, is a deeply conservative town and long has been. While coal is its past, oil and gas are its likely future. It’s a town where guns are sold at yard sales, where Pentecostal churches are nearly as common as restaurants, and where distrust of Hillary Clinton is visceral and deep-seated.
Elizabeth Flock
I can honestly say I’ve never sold any arms to a repressive foreign regime while reassuring everyone at home that the weapons will be used for nice things.
Jo Brand
In various countries around the world, assets that had previously been in the hands of governments were sold off to the private sector in the hope that this would lead to a more efficient allocation, that these assets would be put to better use.
Eric Maskin
The best part of being an angel investor is seeing these kids coming up with companies that get way more traffic than Reddit had when we sold it. I think, ‘Are you kidding me? They’re just kids, and they’ve done so much.’
Alexis Ohanian
In 1986, wrestling was so huge in Charlotte that we did four events at the Coliseum with the Rock ‘N’ Roll and the Midnights in a 10-week period – and sold almost 45,000 tickets and drew almost $400,000 at the gate.
Jim Cornette
There are apothecaries’ shops, where prepared medicines, liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold; barbers’ shops, where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs, that furnish food and drink at a certain price.
Hernan Cortes
I can go into New York and sell out a theatre, but I didn’t have to fight my way to get there: I was already a made man from television. I sold out a theatre in London without any TV exposure, just word of mouth and being a good comic, and that was a much bigger sense of accomplishment than just being a guy from telly.
Jim Jefferies
I know acts and I’m not going to name names but these people sold ten million copies the first time and the second album sells three million and it’s considered a failure and they’re dropped and that’s really a shame.
Gerry Beckley
I mean, the nation in which we live – and the world in which we live – is so extraordinarily more like a future than the futures that we’re being sold on the screen and on television.
Junot Diaz
The fans, in their minds, they think once you signed a deal, you sold out. So, in staying independent, I keep my freedom, and I’m not selling out.
Denzel Curry
The old man sold beer after hours on weekends. And that was something that he probably did to top up his earnings as a truck driver. Mum was the traditional housewife. Loving, caring, sharing – always the keynotes of the family.
Lindsay Fox
People say Malala’s voice is being sold to the world. But I see it as Malala’s voice reaching the world and resonating globally. You should think about what is behind Malala’s voice. What is she saying? I am only talking about education, women’s rights, and peace.
Malala Yousafzai
Any time you speak to people about their posture, you learn about their most recent investment activity. When someone just bought stocks, they tend to be bullish; someone who just sold is bearish.
Barry Ritholtz
Anybody I grew up with in this area – they’re still a mate. Lots of people in the Prahran area gave me my first go. Sold me my trucks on… I don’t know, 100 deposit and 100 a month. Without the support of those guys, you’d still sort of be driving a truck.
Lindsay Fox
My parents sold my childhood home, and I literally was 35 years old, but I cried for, like, two and a half weeks. Like, openly wailed.
Jessica St. Clair
When I started making money, I immediately began buying property and fixing it up. I was always searching for the next neighborhood. The first place I bought when I was 19. I found a huge loft on the Lower East Side, almost 3,500 square feet. I did it up, turned it over, and sold it.
Trish Goff
As a condition for entry into the Chinese market, Apple had to agree to the Chinese government’s censorship criteria in vetting the content of all iPhone apps available for download on devices sold in mainland China.
Rebecca MacKinnon
There was a guitar that my uncle owned and never learnt to play. He sold it to my dad, and when I heard ‘Layla’, that was the tune that really grabbed me. I said to my dad, ‘Wait, there’s a guitar, right?’
James Bay
I don’t know why we sold a lot of records or why so many people came to see us. Like ‘Sabotage’ – would you put that song on, like, ‘I’m gonna listen to that right now?’ It’s a weird choice.
You see a documentary, you want to see it on Aerosmith or Jon Bon Jovi or Kiss, a band that’s been established and sold millions of records and done something notable.
John Corabi
Even as a kid, I was a businessman. I figured out that if you plucked all the berries off my neighbor’s tree and smashed them up, they made a Nickelodeon Gak-type consistency. I sold them to all the neighborhood kids and made stacks of quarters. Of course, the berries were poisonous, and I got in all types of trouble.
Adam DeVine
I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings where all published and attracted a great deal of interest. I exhibited one of them and it was sold.
John Dyer
All of youth culture is packaged and sold back to us at this furious rate these days. I think it’s part and parcel to this corporate encroachment on our lives in general.
Ani DiFranco
If you look at the world’s top 50 drugs being sold today, they are being marketed and sold by companies that did not invent them. I respect patents. I’ll pay a royalty. But I shouldn’t be denied the right to produce drugs for poor people at reasonable prices.
Yusuf Hamied
It was like an older but better version of Young Talent Time because we had more time to spend on it. There were three guys and three girls and we made thirteen episodes that were sold in the United States and Canada.
Dannii Minogue
I cranked out a book. I didn’t expect it to do much, but it’s sold 80,000 copies.
Anh Do
When I was very young, I sold the rights to my work… through 2000.
Juan Gabriel
You in the West have been sold the idea that the only options in the Arab world are between authoritarian regimes and Islamic jihadists. That’s obviously bogus.
Mohamed ElBaradei
Foie gras is sold as an expensive delicacy in some restaurants and shops. But no one pays a higher price for foie gras than the ducks and geese who are abused and killed to make it.
Kate Winslet
There’s a plaque on our wall that says we’ve sold over 65 million albums, and I don’t feel I’ve accomplished anything. I feel like I’m just getting started.
Eddie Van Halen
The situation was, the team I was on when I got injured went down to the lower leagues. In America, they don’t have that relegation, so when the team went down to the lower region, every player has his value, and they went off and sold any player who had value.
Claudio Reyna
A song is essentially an ‘asset’ after its creation and release because it can be traded, sold or rented. This makes it the backbone of earnings in the ‘music ecosystem.’
Momina Mustehsan
I had written children’s books for 14 years before I published ‘Wicked.’ And none of them were poorly reviewed, and none of them sold enough for me to be able to buy a bed.
Gregory Maguire
For a long time, companies ignored the fact that 80 percent of sporting goods are sold to the casual consumer.
Jochen Zeitz
As a businessman, I saw club tracks as a new franchise that could be profitable for years to come. It was like being in McDonald’s and realizing that even though cheeseburgers and fries sold big, you could also make money serving up McRibs, which are always available for a limited time only.
R. Kelly
In the first three years of Mint, from when it was founded to when it was sold, I can honestly say that in a sustainable way, I couldn’t have worked any harder on it.
Aaron Patzer
I started submitting stories for publication when I was about 15, but it was many years before I sold anything. I don’t make my living writing science fiction, so in that sense, I’m still not a pro.
Ted Chiang
People have been upset in the past about pay-per-view fights because they got sold a lie or an illusion that was not real.
Carl Froch
It was a strike against me that I didn’t wear baggy jeans and jerseys and that I never hustled, never sold drugs.
Kanye West
I was considered one of RCA’s brightest young people. Then one day, I found out we’d been sold. They didn’t even consult me.
Michael Heisley
I said we’re going to leave phones, and so we did. We sold it to Sony.
Hans Vestberg
I first sold a cartoon for five dollars. I was in the fifth grade.
Mort Walker
In the 70s I started doing my Big Night Out on stage when I was at art school. A friend of mine owned a comedy club and sold it to me. I worked out quite quickly that if I did the comedy myself I’d make more money.
Vic Reeves
When I was 8 years old, I sold garden seeds.
Jim Pattison
My parents let me get my outfit in the gayest place possible, the ‘International Male Catalog.’ They sold mostly speedos and thongs and clubwear, and I was like, I’m getting that sheer shirt with the dragon on it, and then those vinyl patent leather pants and the cheetah platform boots.
Willam Belli
I think the power of the platforms is outstripping the size of the audience. We can’t charge $150 for a game. And when the best-selling game of all time has sold only 20 million copies at $60, do the math!
Warren Spector
Oh, Michael Jackson is Michael Jackson. And no matter if he sold 40 million records off of one record and sold 15 off his last or whatever the counts may be, Michael Jackson will be Michael Jackson.
Tito Jackson
I had sold products in flea markets before and I thought a cleaning product would be a good idea. So, in 2006, I came up with the ShamWow! I had seen this type of product at fairs, but it wasn’t well marketed. And from there, I went to this factory in Germany that made them for me.
Vince Offer
I was very young at Manchester United, and I feel that I was just starting to find my feet when I was sold and Rooney was brought in.
Diego Forlan
My dad was a meat peddler who drove a refrigerated truck. He bought his meat in Sheboygan, Wis., and sold it to stores in the region. He was a terrific salesman. People loved and trusted him, and he never let anyone down.
Tony Shalhoub
We’ve got tremendous dumping of steel into our country and aluminum into our country – all manner of products being sold in our country at below cost, stealing American jobs or depressing wages.
Peter Navarro
My return was interesting because Bellator gave me a stage that was worthy of the return of Wanderlei Silva. I was the main event, sold out.
Wanderlei Silva
Vaults and caskets are not the law; they are the policy of individual cemeteries. Vaults prevent the settling of the dirt around the body, thus making landscaping more uniform and cost effective. As an added bonus, vaults can be customized and sold at a markup. Faux marble? Bronze? Take your pick, family.
Caitlin Doughty
We have been sold a Muslim boogeyman. We are buying into it, and we are terrified, and that terror is causing people to lash out at comedians like myself or women wearing hijabs, or anyone who seems to defend equality for Muslims worldwide.
Maysoon Zayid
I never sold any of my pieces. I had all the money I wanted. Then I would have lost my sculptures and just had more money.
Irving Harper
In the early 1800s, both Spain and Portugal disseminated the smallpox vaccine throughout the Americas via the ‘arm to arm of the blacks,’ that is, enslaved Africans and African-Americans, often children, who were being moved along slave routes as cargo from one city to another to be sold.
Greg Grandin
When I came on to ‘Iron Fist,’ it was really Colleen Wing that sold it for me. I thought it was a good opportunity to see a really strong female Asian American.
Jessica Henwick
Artists are political in the sense that they’ve subtracted themselves from the structure of the marketplace and are contributing something that’s not utilitarian. Even though books get sold, and I get advances, I get to look at society and think for a living.
Rachel Kushner
If you have sold the film rights to somebody, take your money and leave. If the producers need you, they will call you. But you have to be careful about who you are selling your book to, and ensure that it is not tampered with.
Ravi Subramanian
I have been a journalist, off and on, since I was 17. I was a copy boy for the ‘New York Times,’ when it had an edition in Paris, in 1963. I sold the paper in the streets by day and tore wire copy off the tele-printer for the editors making up the edition by night.
Michael Ignatieff
I had forgotten until I looked up old notes that I sold the film rights of my first book, a life of Mary Wollstonecraft: there was a lunch, a contract, a small sum of money, then nothing.
Claire Tomalin
I made ‘Enemy’ to prep myself for ‘Prisoners.’ I had the need to direct something smaller in English before going to Hollywood. That’s the way I sold it to Warner because they asked me if I was berserk to make a movie right before.
Denis Villeneuve
We try and stay out of the corporate side of it. The band has never compromised. At some point in our career we could have made a certain type of record and sold millions of units, as they are called.
Adrian Smith
Biology is greener and, at scale, should be incredibly cost-effective: The cost of goods sold should be little more than the sugar water needed to brew almost anything.
Ryan Bethencourt
I can’t help thinking that if the American West were discovered today, the most glorious bits would be sold off to the highest bidder. Yosemite might be nothing but weekend homes for Internet tycoons.
Nicholas Kristof
A lot of times, we’re just sold these movies that are really cynically conceived and marketed, and they just want you there opening weekend, before everybody finds out it’s not so good.
Josh Radnor
I was sold by Middlesbrough to Liverpool for a record fee between two English clubs and then won European Cups at Anfield, but I couldn’t have been prepared for Rangers. I was a fan as a kid and attended a lot of European nights at Ibrox. I knew the club were big. But not how big.
Graeme Souness
A couple months before I got the audition for ‘Arrow,’ my husband and I had just sold everything we owned, packed our dogs and belongings into a truck, and moved to Los Angles with a prayer and almost no money. When I ended up booking the role, we both cried from joy and gratitude for a week straight.
Juliana Harkavy
For technology companies, information about what people do online is extremely valuable – it can be used to sell targeted advertising or sold to data clearinghouses.
Adam Cohen
I can make a joke pointing out that David Cameron told off Sri Lanka for human rights abuses committed with weapons Britain sold it – like Ronald McDonald calling you a fat bastard.
Frankie Boyle
Many small business owners want to pass their family legacy on to their kids and grandkids, but they are turned over to vulture funds because the family may be asset rich but lacks the cash to pay the estate taxes. I have met people who literally sold the farm to pay the taxes.
Stephen Moore
We are safer if there are not nuclear arsenals around the planet that can be utilized, stolen, sold to terrorists and others who would do harm.
Susan Rice
I’ve sold 11 of my books to Hollywood. There are all kinds of my books on shelves in Hollywood because the scripts didn’t capture the characters.
Michael Connelly
Just like the Internet disrupted the publishing industry, we’re going to see Bitcoin micropayments creating some very interesting opportunities for pay-as-you-go, pay-based-on-time online businesses and, frankly, some risks as well to the traditional business model as to how things get sold online.
Barry Silbert
There was no studio involved when we made ‘Stargate.’ It was financed through Le Studio Canal+ in France and, after the film was finished, it was sold to MGM. When the film was a success, MGM decided to do a television series based on the movie.
Dean Devlin
We’ve built a company that distributes a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need for every pair sold; that purchases carbon offsets; and that hosts mentoring programs at the office.
Neil Blumenthal
I think I became less literary after I sold more!
Nick Hornby
I learned some big lessons on my first film, a horror film which was never released in the U.S., even though we sold it to Harvey Weinstein for a lot of money.
Jonathan Levine
One good rule of thumb is to focus on those foods sold along the perimeter of a supermarket. Vegetables, fruits, fish, poultry, dairy products, and bread are generally positioned along the outer borders of grocery stores.
Margaret Cuomo
The major reform legislation, Dodd-Frank, was named after two guys bought and sold by special interests, and one of them should be shouldering a good amount of blame for the crisis.
Michael Burry
Ive never actually sold a Post-it note, but I think I might.
Grayson Perry
If you go through some big corporate change, it’s just not going to be the same. If we sold to Yahoo, they would have done something different; if you want to continue your vision of the company, then don’t sell because there’s inevitably going to be some change.
Mark Zuckerberg
I’ve been there and done all that, sold millions of records, and that doesn’t bring you peace.
Michael W. Smith
Most drugs sold in the U.S. are produced outside of the country, and if we can ensure supply-chain safety for these drugs, introducing more of them to the market quicker could mean major differences in the price of drugs, quality of life for patients, and for some Americans the difference between life and death.
Mike Braun
Frankly, a lot of candidates have no problem being sold to the highest bidder if it means they will win.
Jason Kander
Steichen bought my first photographs that I ever sold. He recognized the style from the school of Black Mountain. After that, it was about twenty years before I sold another photograph.
Robert Rauschenberg
I think that commercials can really ruin a song. You know that the person sold the song for a good deal of money, and that was the tradeoff. But, music and picture can marry in a beautiful way, and the reverse also.
David Lynch
Shows have been sold out. It’s overwhelming, you know. I had no idea what to expect with this new sound and everything and just to see so many people just come out and embrace it, it’s overwhelming.
Vanilla Ice
I’m only a product like a cake of soap, to be sold as well as possible.
Charles Bronson
‘Lethal Weapon’ sold apropos of nothing when I was very young, but that was a very different market.
Shane Black
When I got the audition I looked up the Wheel of Time book series on Google and I saw that it has sold more than 90 million copies. I was like, Oh wow, this could be potentially massive.
Madeleine Madden
I was a bartender, a hot-dog vendor, a cook, sold magazine subscriptions.
John Rzeznik
Since he sold his team, Eddie Jordan has had nothing to do with F1 except for what he says in the press!
Felipe Massa
Flats are being sold for 1 lakh per square feet even though the poor can’t even afford one meal in the day. It’s an inhuman and insulting display of wealth, and I wanted my movie’s title, ‘City of Gold,’ as well as the title song to reflect that.
Mahesh Manjrekar
My dad didn’t graduate from high school, ended up being a printing salesman, probably never made more than $8,000 a year. My mom sold real estate and did it part time.
Al Franken
I sold my very first novel when I was 24 or 25 years old.
Kevin J. Anderson
I was born in ’82 and there were these bizarre wars, explained through mass media in ways that made no sense. I remember watching the Gulf War through night vision. That was sold and propagated as a showbusiness moment for the news.
Oneohtrix Point Never
In the ’90s, I went on eBay to buy some paddle tires for my four-wheeler ATV and couldn’t find any. When I did find a manufacturer that sold them, I bought 20,000 and had no problem reselling them. So the next time you get mad when you can’t find an item, realize there’s a market waiting to be explored.
Rick Harrison
Hank Williams, Hank Jr. and myself, if you check your history, you’ll see that they’ve always played in rowdy environments. Part of that is a lot of people are coming to forget their problems and not being told what to do for a couple of hours and not try to have anything sold to them or pushed on them.
Hank Williams III
I had bill collectors chasing me. We were skipping from town to town, not leaving forwarding addresses. The agent couldn’t find me when he sold my book. He finally found me.
Daniel Woodrell
I loved Internet businesses, having built and sold one. And I loved the financial business, despite the fact that it was almost all a scam.
James Altucher
As a person, I’ve been in the business since 1969, and I never remember getting an honest count based upon how many records been sold for Burning Spear.
Burning Spear
When you got a group like G-Unit… we sold millions of records, we got a lot of egos.
Tony Yayo
There are a lot of ways to be expressive in life, but I wasn’t good at some of them. Music, for instance. I was a distinct failure with the cello. Eventually, my parents sold the cello and bought a vacuum cleaner. The sound in our home improved.
Sam Abell
I did ‘I’d Do Anything,’ and then a play and then ‘A Little Light Music.’ I played jazz in a night club where nobody listened to me for two years. I sold cereal in a market for a while. I worked in a clothes shop in Brixton. But that’s the life of an actor. You never really know when your next job is coming.
Jessie Buckley
I like moral judgment to emerge from the reader. We are being sold a very simplistic morality by our leaders at a time when nuance and understanding are at a premium.
Hari Kunzru
I had immediate success in the sense that I sold something right off the bat. I thought it was going to be a piece of cake and it really wasn’t. I have drawers full of – or I did have – drawers full of rejection slips.
Fred Saberhagen
I worked for three years in a small IT firm in Chicago. I managed our client base, so I translated into human speak for our technicians. But our company was sold, and the atmosphere and the culture really changed, so I quit without having anything else lined up.
Allison Tolman
During the 19th century, Iranians lost vast territories in disastrous wars, and corrupt monarchs sold everything of value in the country to foreigners.
Stephen Kinzer
And so they pitched the show to me. It sounded like a good idea. We pitched the show back, and got it sold and got it on the air. And that’s kicking the tail.
Judge Mills Lane
I think I deliberately sold out a couple of times. I picked the songs that I thought would do well in the marketplace, even though I didn’t really love the song.
Eric Clapton
I’ve sold shows based on my standup twice to CBS, but they’ve never gone past the script stage. TV is very competitive.
Maz Jobrani
The problem with rich lists is… it is impossible to know what someone is worth until they have died and you have sold it.
Felix Dennis
Most women are not programmed to prefer a great career to a great man and a family. They feel they were sold a bill of goods at college and by the media.
Dennis Prager
Hard times is not being able to get a fight. Hard times is, knowing the company, waking up one day and seeing they been sold to your competitor, not knowing what you’re going to do. Where’s my contract at? Where’s my money? Where’s my security?
Josh Barnett
The first year I sold a photo to was a lady who thought I was a chef, for some reason. I’ve no idea why.
Graeme Le Saux
These wrestlers aren’t organized. They have no union, no pension and no insurance. You meet wrestler after wrestler who sold out Madison Square Garden ten years ago, basically running on fumes today. There’s a lot of drama there.
Darren Aronofsky
Everybody know I sold out the Madison Square Garden and I most famous American Iranian in the world.
The Iron Sheik
The band has always stayed close to its fans and not sold out. That’s a very rare thing. I can see how rare that is having been outside of the band for eight years. Maiden has integrity. I think people appreciate that.
Adrian Smith
Right after ‘Desperate’ sold to China, we were the most watched show around the world at the time. That’s really something great to be a part of.
Felicity Huffman
I sold 2 million records on Loud, which was one-tenth of the size of Sony.
During holiday parties when people used to ask me what I did for a living, I would tell them I sold resort timeshares. That was an effective conversational nonstarter, until I met someone that actually did sell resort timeshares.
Dean Karnazes
I don’t have a real home. When I got ‘Avatar,’ I sold everything that I owned because I knew it was going to be a long journey. I’ve got two bags, and that was four years ago, and I’ve been working ever since, and I’ve still only got two bags – a bag of books and a bag of clothes. That’s about it.
Sam Worthington
I couldn’t stand not controlling my own product from how it’s manufactured to how it’s sold.
Mickey Drexler
I had a writing professor at Brandeis who told me I’d never make it – and when I sold my first novel a few years later, I sent him a copy!
Caroline Leavitt
I think of fashion as an art form as well as an industrial product – and something that has to be sold well and has to be of high quality.
Hussein Chalayan
My family has always supported me a thousand percent. My sister once sold her jewelry so I could pay for gas money to get up to New York for a show. And that’s amazing. But you get too much of that, you start depending on it.
Jay Pharoah
I was forced to leave my hometown, and Napoli sold me to Juventus.
Fabio Quagliarella
I hate negative songs; I won’t sing them. It doesn’t matter if it’s sold 2 million more albums.
Ricky Skaggs
io9 was the last standalone site that Gawker Media ever launched. It was born at a time when many of the company’s other famous sites, from Consumerist and Wonkette to Fleshbot and Idolator, were being sold off or shuttered.
Annalee Newitz
I’ve been in rooms where the creator has sold a show and then felt like the network didn’t buy the show they wanted. They bought a show they thought they could craft into the show they wanted.
Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Tatiana Alvarez, who also became a queen of the wheels of steel in L.A., has now sold her incredible cross-dressing, reverse ‘Tootsie’ story to Warner Bros. in Hollywood, and hotshot producers Mike Medavoy, Brian Medavoy and Erwin More have reunited to turn it into a movie.
Robin Leach
There have been artists who’ve sold out arenas one year, and the next they can’t fill a theatre. There’s always more to achieve.
Shawn Mendes
We won’t organize any black man to be a Democrat or a Republican because both of them have sold us out. Both of them have sold us out; both parties have sold us out. Both parties are racist, and the Democratic Party is more racist than the Republican Party.
Malcolm X
In my early 20s, there was a period when all I owned was about a dozen CDs and a crappy Discman. I’d listen to ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ album endlessly as I sat on off-peak trains jerking around the Sussex countryside to and from the asylum I worked in.
Frankie Boyle
If people know they’re being sold to, you can celebrate the sell.
David Droga
Other than things like toothpaste, I don’t buy anything that isn’t sold to me.
Stanley Marcus
Anything commodity-like will be sold online. The world is going to trade commodities like it trades stocks.
Howard Lutnick
I think my first story sold for $550. This was in 1954, and it seemed like quite a lot of money, and I said to myself, ‘Hey, I’m a professional writer now.’
John Updike
It’s difficult to say what I would be doing if I wasn’t a footballer, but I probably would have sold coal like my father. Studying was never my thing, and I would surely have ended up working with my dad.
Angel Di Maria
Files on iTunes – and thus iPods – are incompatible with everything else. Applications on iPhones may only be sold and uploaded through the iPhone store – giving Apple control over everything people put on to the devices they thought they owned.
Douglas Rushkoff
I’ve had business sense since I was very young. I sold chicken eggs when I was six.
Isabel dos Santos
I write songs with melodies, which have sold for decades.
Van Hunt
I was born in London in 1919. I first went to America in 1946 for a three-month holiday. Then I came back, worked here for almost a year sold up my home and went back on immigration in 1947.
George Shearing
Well, really the way worked was that I had probably built fifty robots before Mystery Science Theater, and I had sold them in a store in Minneapolis in a store called Props, which was kind of a high end gift shop.
Joel Hodgson
I wish that there were more stringent laws to make guns sold anywhere that they’re legal harder to get.
Rosie O’Donnell
I grew up in an era where the record companies just sold records to everybody, and the whole family bought songs.
Tony Bennett
After I sold my screenplay adaptation of ‘Rain Fall’ to Sony Pictures, I had no more creative involvement.
Barry Eisler
It’s a blessing and a curse when your first big public album does so well. ‘Twentysomething’ sold four million copies – I think we were hoping to sell 80,000. And it’s still selling. In some ways, you’ll always be defined by that.
Jamie Cullum
I think Andy Kaufman is to comedy what the Velvet Underground was to music – it’s like, 80 thousand records sold, but everybody who bought one started a band.
Courtney Love
A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well because it was selling well.
Daniel J. Boorstin
The only regret I can have is that Inter sold a player that is now completely recovered. I said many times that I wouldn’t have left Inter without showing who I was. But then they sold me.
Fabio Cannavaro
Napoleon had been fighting this army of slaves and free people in Haiti and it depleted his forces. And after the Revolution, when the French were driven out, they stopped and sold this big chunk of North America to the Americans for very little money.
Edwidge Danticat
The things I have sold to film, I’ve sold because I was happy to rent out the right to adapt those works. Some things, I haven’t sold to film, because I was less interested in having no control over the adaptation.
Warren Ellis
Harlem was the main chance for the east end of New York, for eastsiders, as that real estate boom that took place in the 1890s – and it was a preposterous one where people bought and sold, and everything appreciated with each sale – and eventually, of course, the house of cards would crumble.
David Levering Lewis
A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker, took the lead in the council, and sold nearly all the Nez Perce country.
Chief Joseph
Like a lot of you, I grew up in a family on the ragged edges of the middle class. My daddy sold carpeting and ended up as a maintenance man. After he had a heart attack, my mom worked the phones at Sears so we could hang on to our house.
Elizabeth Warren
Children know when they are being sold a sanitised version of the world, and I think that’s a betrayal of the relationship between author and reader.
Morris Gleitzman
Decline III, I funded myself, from the studio money. That, and I sold a lot of drugs. Kidding. Don’t print that.
Penelope Spheeris
I came up with the idea for what later became Paychex in 1970 when I was working for Electronic Accounting Systems, a company that sold payroll processing to companies with 50 to 1,000 employees.
Tom Golisano
The alliance with air Berlin is attractive for me. I can use the whole sales network of the air Berlin and 24 percent of my own airline at air Berlin sold.
Niki Lauda
Even if I never sold another book, I’d keep writing, because the stories are here, in my head. Stories that just need to be told. I love watching a plot unfold, and feeling the surprise when the unexpected happens.
Tess Gerritsen
I sold some shares, but on a net basis, significantly increased my ownership.
Jeffrey Skilling
For I, hearing my Lord’s estate amongst many more estates was to be sold, and that the wives of the owners should have an allowance therefrom, it gave me hopes I should receive a benefit thereby.
Margaret Cavendish
I’d rather play with 10 people and just get penalized all the way until we have to do something else rather than play with 11 when I know that right now that person is not sold out to be a part of this team.
Mike Singletary
I had a little house, and I sold that and moved into a condo, then sold the condo… I kept downsizing and downsizing.
Sheryl Lee
Anybody who goes searching can find enough artistic things I’ve done that nobody can ever say I sold out.
David Allan Coe
With every story that TV covers, somebody – some corporation, some shareholders – are making money. That’s true whether covering Libya, Iraq, the tsunami in Japan, Osama bin Laden, whatever story there is. That day, the shareholders are making money off it. Every newspaper that’s sold, somebody’s making a dime.
Nancy Grace
When I first broke out, everyone was like, ‘OK, so is this a joke?’ They had to wait until I sold out shows before newspapers started writing about it.
Yung Lean
America is really happy to be sold something.
Keith Flint
The biggest insecurity I had was my singing. Even though I had sold 70 million records, there was this feeling like, I’m not good at this.
Jennifer Lopez
I was really lucky to have been raised in this really powerful matriarchy where my dad was around, but I was with my mom and my grandma most of the time. They were heavy influences on me. My mother has a career in technology; my grandma sold real estate.
Katherine Ryan
I am criticizing a culture that has sold the big lie that ‘Mom doesn’t matter.’
Mike Pence
I think caring too much about the economics starts affecting the creative aspect of the film. That is a dangerous process for a filmmaker. He should make his film without having to worry about how much it has cost or how much it will be sold for.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
When I did the record, I was coming off a time when my contract had been sold and the music industry had changed a lot. I didn’t understand how to make records for big labels. I was waiting for a new kind of record label to emerge.
Matthew Sweet
Me and a few of my rowdy friends stole the wheels and tires off a brand-new limited-edition Lincoln Mark III that my manager, Merle Kilgore, had just bought. We left it up on blocks and then we sold his own wheels and tires back to him the next day.
Hank Williams Jr.
I grew up when comics were only sold in food markets and news stands, so the direct market is vital to me. The best way to make it stronger is if everybody buys my comics in multiple copies before they buy any others.
Gilbert Hernandez
There is no one like Toto in history in that we were both successful as session musicians and also had a band that sold so many million records.
Steve Lukather
Music’s always been at the heart of Apple. It’s deep in our DNA. We’ve sold Macs to musicians since the beginning of Macs.
Tim Cook
In the digital universe, our personal history and its sense of narrative is succeeded by our social networking profile – a snapshot of the current moment. The information itself – our social graph of friends and likes – is a product being sold to market researchers in order to better predict and guide our futures.
Douglas Rushkoff
We sold OkCupid to Match in January of 2011. In September of 2012, I became CEO of all of Match, which is the operating segment of IAC that contains all of the dating properties.
Sam Yagan
No one wants growth, constant expansion, physical swelling. Growth is not a human value; it’s a means to the ends of sufficiency and security. Once we have enough, no one wants more, unless it is sold to us as a cheap substitute for something else, something non-material.
Donella Meadows
I have never sold my story, done ‘Hello!’ magazine, any of that stuff. I’m not guilty of exploiting my private life for cash and then saying, ‘Oh, I don’t want to talk about my private life.’ I’ve never crossed that line.
Paul Merton
Fannie Mae has traditionally only bought and sold mortgages. But when a loan held by the company goes into foreclosure, Fannie Mae gains ownership of the underlying property until it is resold to new investors.
Charles Duhigg
I guess in America we’re so sold on this ideal of the perfect, well-adjusted family that is able to confront any conflict and, with true love and understanding, work things through. I’m sure they do exist, but I never knew any of them.
Alan Ball
I’ve sold my records outta shopping carts on the street.
GG Allin
In college, I wrote newspaper articles and songs. Then, on my 21st birthday, I sold my first book. It was a nonfiction book about women pirates – ‘Pirates in Petticoats.’ After that, I was a book writer for good.
Jane Yolen
I am not only the person who wrote and sold a novel while raising a houseful of biological and foster children; I am also the person who wrote a horrific young adult novel that never sold and gave up on a foster child I couldn’t handle – an experience that still haunts me.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
How could they call him wacko? He’s sold more records than anybody in history.
Joe Jackson
After leaving ImageMovers, I sold two pitches to Fox Atomic, which I then wrote for them.
Lauren Miller
In Britain, eponymous lifestyle branding as we know it started in the late 1960s, with two fascinating families – the Conrans and the Ashleys – who in increasingly brilliant settings and catalogues sold rather different visions of what the new ideal upper-middle-y life looked like.
Peter York
I’m in a business where no one cares about anything except how well your last collection sold.
Calvin Klein
We still have a very good core following, and the shows have been almost one hundred percent sold out.
Josh Silver
Socialists find me too far left; Trotskyites not far enough; ecologists say I am too happy eating foie gras, defending nuclear energy and GM plants; feminists find I am not enough of a woman; anarchists a petit-bourgeois who has sold out because I believe in universal suffrage.
Michel Onfray
Vanilla Ice sold ten million records. For him to be on MTV, it made me feel like it could be done.
Riff Raff
If you go to Hollywood, you’ve already sold out.
Bruce Campbell
As software began to be sold to people who would never consider themselves technical, it suddenly became clear that you needed people who spoke their language.
Marc Randolph
If I had written a book saying, ‘Ladies, your life is terrible,’ I would have sold three copies. It’s always better to laugh people into recognition.
Allison Pearson
I think the environmental movement has failed in that it’s used the stick too much; it’s used the apocalyptic tone too much; it hasn’t sold the positive aspects of being environmentally concerned and trying to pull us out.
Edward Burtynsky
The thing is, I don’t want to be sold to when I walk into a store. I want to be welcomed.
Angela Ahrendts
I just sold a farm in Missouri, and I own a ski lodge in Colorado with some Honolulu partners.
James MacArthur
It is such an unimaginable honor to be sharing the light yet again with Beyonce on her sold out Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. This is a blessing that I do not take lightly.
Luke James
Forty percent of all electronics sold are assembled by Foxconn.
Charles Duhigg
We’re living in our neoliberal, sort of late-stage capitalist culture where human beings are really like objects of production and consumption. We’re on our screens all the time; we’re kind of being sold at all the time.
Max Richter
Enoki mushrooms, a tasty variety commonly sold in grocery stores, were one of the first mushrooms studied for preventing cancer.
Paul Stamets
Who cares about how many albums you’ve sold when you have sold out arenas and you’re making money?
Maria Brink
Bantam Press. And they commissioned me to write it. And when that was completed, they sold it to Harper and Row. And then I put it out to every movie studio in town. And they all turned it down.
William Peter Blatty
I’ve been into cars my whole life, I’ve always bought and sold a few here and there on the side, as kind of a hobby.
Richard Rawlings
The American media produce a product of very poor quality. Its information is not reliable, it has too much chrome and glitz, its doors rattle, it breaks down almost immediately, and it’s sold without warranty. It’s flashy, but it’s basically junk.
Michael Crichton
I thought, if I go to China, I might find food to eat. The only reason to escape was to find a bowl of rice. And I was trafficked and sold in China.
Park Yeon-mi
I never looked at ECW as wrestling. I always considered it more of a theology. I don’t know whether I had or didn’t have a messianic complex during that time. But I bought into the movement as much as, if not more than, anybody else. If I sold anyone on the religion of extreme, I was its number-one customer.
Paul Heyman
When I was 7, I came up with the idea of ‘charm socks.’ My mom would take me to buy bags of plastic charms, we would sew them on frilly white socks, and I sold them at school.
Sara Blakely
It’s great that in the German language I’ve sold almost 30 million books. Isn’t that amazing?
Ken Follett
I was born and raised in Rogers Park in Chicago. My father sold furniture, and my mother was a Chicago public school teacher and proud member of the Chicago Teachers Union for decades.
Jan Schakowsky
I always sold other peoples’ fashions, so I wore jeans and t-shirts, and I put on what they needed to sell, and I’d sell it. So as far a nurturing my own style, it took me quite a long time to do it.
Brooke Shields
If you go to Sundance, the experience that I’ve had there as a viewer is… there’s like a hundred movies there, and you’ve got to figure out what movies are sold out, what can you see. Sometimes you go to see movies that you don’t know anything about because it just works into your schedule.
Tim Heidecker
I did telemarketing for years, starting at the age of 16, just selling steak knives to old people. Old people go through a weird amount of steak knives. I also sold straight meat over the telephone.
Adam DeVine
Hollywood loves pre-validation. Even if someone has a property that was first published as a comic book that sold only 5,000 copies, for Hollywood, that is a stamp of approval. ‘Oh, it was already published in another medium? Must be good!’ They get assurance from knowing that someone else already took the risk.
David S. Goyer
Guys like Todd Bridges never overcame being a child star. You can’t have any big failures. I’ve always felt regular. I played organized ball at the rec league. At 13, they told me I sold 3 million copies. I didn’t know what that meant.
Bow Wow
My first tour sold out in Glasgow, and they were one of the loudest. I couldn’t hear myself.
Rita Ora
I made a record in 1996 called ‘Animal Rights’ that was a very difficult, very dark punk-rock record. Of all the records I’ve made, it’s my favorite one. It’s also the one that got the worst reviews and sold the worst.
Every gun sold should require a background check, period.
Gary Ackerman
Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music.
Billy Joel
If you go to the supermarket and buy a package of food and look at the photo on the front, the food never looks like that inside, does it? That is a fundamental lie we are sold every day.
Martin Parr
I mean Iggy and The Stooges first couple of albums I think sold twenty five thousand between the two of them you know and so to talk in terms of an underground I mean you have to go really to the independent labels and things like that.
Lester Bangs
We are living in a country that has taken the short view on everything. We have sold our future.
Steve Miller
If we look at ‘Borderlands,’ I can’t honestly say that there is anything about how well the game sold that I’m disappointed about.
Randy Pitchford
I’ll be the first to admit it – after the first episode, I wasn’t sold on Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor of ‘Doctor Who,’ with the bewildered Clara following behind like a lost puppy, haphazardly flinging aggression around like cream pies in a ‘Three Stooges’ marathon.
Rob Manuel
The only lottery I’ve ever won was a $100 scratch-off card at age 16, and the 7-Eleven clerk who sold it to me said I was too young to claim my winnings.
Laura Moser
I was never totally sold on this idea that I’m just a musician. I wanted to be the Tim Burton of music.
Oneohtrix Point Never
I think all women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols. That’s what our purpose is in this business. You’re merchandised, you’re a product. You’re sold and it’s based on sex. But that’s okay. I think women should be empowered by that, not degraded.
Megan Fox
It’s so different now coming out as a new artist today than it was when I came out almost ten years ago. Now, it’s all about singles, it’s really quick, it’s online. I came out when people sold records and they still do today but – I don’t know what the key is.
Avril Lavigne
My first business deal was with my mother. I invested in chickens. I sold the eggs to my mother.
Joel McCrea
When I was growing up, the brands that were most powerful were people brands, like Michael Jackson or Madonna. They stood for something that, perhaps, wasn’t wholly who they were, which then became an image that they sold. That’s still a brand to me.
Bozoma Saint John
When Eric Clapton cut ‘After Midnight,’ he sold so many records and it was so big at the time, I decided that I would pursue the songwriting thing. I was 34 years old at that time. I’d been down the pike and back before I had any success at all.
J. J. Cale
I keep growing my fan base. My last project ‘Heartless’ sold more mixtapes than some big artists on major label albums.
Moneybagg Yo
We built Bonobos, with more than a few dozen customers and counting, and the industry we were disrupting didn’t seem to care. Then we ‘sold out’ to Walmart. Abracadabra. The red carpet rolled open.
Andy Dunn
John Glenn’s father, known as Herschel, was mostly deaf from injuries in World War I. To help out at home, young Glenn sold rhubarb all over town from the family garden.
Bill Dedman
I made a series of wrong decisions about moderately recent books, and I’ve sold the rights to studios for ridiculous amounts of money and the films have never been made. That’s the saddest thing of all, because they’re locked up and no one else can make them.
John le Carre
My maternal grandfather owned a grocery store that also sold kosher meat. He did well.
Dick Van Dyke
My little joke that I make whenever I talk about my show is that the way I sold the show to Netflix is ‘I’m exactly like Anthony Bourdain, if he was afraid of everything.’
Philip Rosenthal
I do have a fundamental concern about us losing control of our own destiny, and this is not just about the euro. You can expand and extend it into the whole constitutional issue. The British people have been suckered with regard to how the whole currency and constitutional issues have been sold to them.
Lloyd Dorfman
I built bridges and worked for the army and SAS in Vietnam and Zimbabwe. I also sold watches and Jaguars in the Philippines and Singapore. In 1977, I returned to civil engineering and was posted to Muscat.
Bob Christo
The way this whole novel thing came together was, I sold them one bill of goods and then didn’t communicate very well. I am like Captain Run-on Sentence.
Ahmet Zappa
With great artists like Elvis, sometimes the songs weren’t the greatest thing about him. When I tried to perform some of the songs, I noticed some of the tunes weren’t all that brilliant, but it was the performance that sold them.
Imelda May
In our early days, being recognized on any list of great companies was hard to imagine. There were times when we sold the office furniture to make payroll.
Bobby Kotick
I have never made a cent off a record in my life. I have never recouped enough, and I never sold enough. When people see you have a song on MTV, they think you are doing well – but you know, the way the traditional label deal was set up, it is really hard for an artist, unless they sold a lot, to see anything.
Jill Sobule
Taxes have been complicated. Every single time I spend a Bitcoin, it’s a taxable event. It’s like I bought and sold an asset. It counts as an investment, with a short- or long-term capital gain or loss.
Olaf Carlson-Wee
The Band never really played big concert tours. We never sold millions and millions of albums.
Levon Helm
It was Yves Saint Laurent who realised the high-end design houses could make a lot more money if they sold more accessible clothing than the usual couture, when he opened his pret-a-porter store, Rive Gauche, in 1966.
Dawn O’Porter
There was supposedly no point showing ‘Nightbreed’ to critics because the people who see these movies don’t read reviews, in brackets, even if they can read at all! Immediately it was disqualified from serious criticism. Therefore, it had to be sold to the lowest common denominator.
Clive Barker
Playing in sold out arenas several nights a week is something I have never experience before. I want to experience that. I want to experience that in my first year and build on that.
Andrew Bogut
When you go with individuals who have violated the Constitution in any fashion, you have sold your soul to them.
Derrick Grayson
In the first year, 1988, I wrote and sold 3 novels.
Stephen R. George
I don’t need validation, recognition or praise. What I need are facts and the facts are that one of my books gets sold, somewhere in the world, every second.
Lee Child
I sold a million books because I have a lot of fans, not because people hate me.
Tucker Max
I want to write, direct, produce, but in steps. I want to take steps. I don’t want to just jump in because I sold a lot of records and just feel like I can jump into the movie world. Naw, I want to learn the movie world like I learned the music world.
Snoop Dogg
My father made bridal dresses, which he sold wholesale, and always wanted me to join him. He looked upon what I did as precarious and frivolous – except that he loved it when my name was in the papers.
Denis Norden
I have never solicited nor received money from Iraq for our campaign against war and sanctions. I have never seen a barrel of oil, never owned one, never bought one, never sold one.
George Galloway