Oh, poor Pearl Buck! She has no more bounce than a boiled potato.Katherine Anne Porter: Quoted from the journals of GlenwayWestcott, in Robert Phelps andJerry Rosco (eds) Continuous Lessons (1990).
The buck doesn't even pause here. SeeTruman 869:45.Donald Thomas Regan: 1987 Of his job. In the NewYorkTimes, 31 Jul.
The buck starts here. SeeTruman 869:45.Alan Greenspan: Sign on his desk. Quoted in Bob Woodward The Agenda (1994).
The buck stops here.harry s. truman: Motto displayed on a sign on his desk. Quoted inWilliam Safire Safire's New Political Dictionary (1993).
the streams buck like rams in a tent / whips crack and from the hills come the crookedly combed /shadows of the shepherds. /black eggs and fools’ bells fall from the trees. / thunder drums and kettledrums beat upon the ears of the donkeys. / wings brush against flowers. / fountains spring up in the eyes of the wild boar.hans arp: a Dada poetry line from his poem 'Der Vogel Selbdritt' Hans Arp; first published in 1920: Gesammelte Gedichte I (transl. Herbert Read), p. 41
I'm makin ducks' shed much tears, I buck queers, I don't have it all upstairs but who the fuck cares? The Big L be lighting niggas like incense, getting men lynched, to win tits, I'm killing infants for ten cents 'Cause I'm a street genius, with a unique penis, got fly chicks on my dick that don't even speak English A Tec-9 is my utensil, Fillin' niggas with so much lead they could use they dick for a pencil I'm known for snatching purses, and bombing churches, I get more pussy by accident than most niggas get on purpose I got drug spots from New York to Canada, cause Big L be fucking with more keys (kis) than a janitorbig l: "Da Graveyard", Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous, 1995
I got more riches than you, fuck more bitches than you, only thing I haven't got is more, stitches than you, fuckin punk, you ain't a leader, what? nobody followed you; you was never shit, your mother shoulda swallowed you Shut your mouth up before I buck lead and make a lot of blood shed, turn your tux red, I'm far from broke got enough bread, And mad hoes: ask Beavis I get nothin' but head (Butthead) You lame-ass nigga, no dough, always on the train-ass nigga, Canal street, 10-karat-chain-ass nigga, you got fucked upstate, you cupcake, how many dicks can your butt take? I ran through every bitch in my path, I was fuckin' chicks in the ass when I was six-and-a-half I'ma take you out ya misery, and after this they gonna put you in the Social Study book, 'cause you Historybig l: "98 Freestyle Full", (1998)
Buck's efforts on behalf of equality included tireless support for women's rights. She promoted modern birth control and called her friend Margaret Sanger "one of the most courageous women of our times," a person whose name "would go down in history" as a modern crusader for justice. In the 1930s and 1940s, Buck also spoke out repeatedly in support of an Equal Rights Amendment for women, at a time when opposition to it included the majority of organized women's groups.pearl buck: Peter Conn in "Rediscovering Pearl Buck" from Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography (1996)
He was just Ron and I kinda liked him, mostly because he wrote well, and I never felt he took all that Scientology nonsense seriously but knew how to make a good buck, and he liked me, and... well, he was a friend who died.harlan ellison: Introduction to Angry Candy (1988)
I watched and tried to figure out what he would have done. I was only sure of one thing: he wouldn't have left something like that sit there in the day room with his name tacked on it for twenty or thirty years so the Big Nurse could use it as an example of what can happen if you buck the system. I was sure of that.ken kesey: "Chief, in Ch. 29
Rocky is a poor Italian boy from a poor Italian family, and he appreciates the buck more than almost anybody. He's only got two halfway decent purses so far, and it was like a tiger tasting bloodrocky marciano: Al Weill, Marciano's manager, as his young fighter was moving toward a title shot 
My parents approached me to go to rehab... So I ran away. I just took off running. I went to a friend's house and I went pretty buck wild. I was snorting Demerol, OxyContin. I don't really remember much.jack osbourne: MTV.com Jack Talks About His Addiction and Recovery
There have been people who have tried to exploit me. You get chancers out there who just want to make a quick buck, but as long as you tune into them and who they are ... The best thing I've learned is, if you're going out, never go out alone - you leave yourself vulnerable. If you've got someone else there you trust, they can say, be wary of that person. I probably used to be too trusting of people.daniel radcliffe: Guardian interview, Saturday 4 July 2009
It's easy to fight when everything's right And you're mad with the thrill and the glory; It's easy to cheer when victory's near, And wallow in fields that are gory. It's a different song when everything's wrong, When you're feeling infernally mortal; When it's ten against one, and hope there is none, Buck up, little soldier, and chortle!Robert W. Service, Carry On.
Well, God knows he don't need any brains to buck barley bags. But don't you try to put nothing over, Milton. I got my eye on you.john steinbeck: George; "buck" here means to work at lifting and throwing the sacks of barley.
The buck stops here!harry s. truman: This saying, also popularized by Truman, was on a sign on his desk, but did not originate with him. According to the Truman Presidential Library, it was sent to him nearly two months after the Hiroshima atomic bombing.
Each Bond-street buck conceits, unhappy elf; He shows his clothes! alas! he shows himself. O that they knew, these overdrest self-lovers, What hides the body oft the mind discovers.John Keats, Epigrams, Clothes.
Our discombobulated lives need to sink some anchors in numerical stability. (I still have not recovered from the rise of a pound of hamburger at the supermarket to more than a buck.)stephen jay gould: "A Time to Laugh", p. 82; originally published as "A Happy Mystery to Ponder: Why So Many Homers?" in The Wall Street Journal (2001-10-10)
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. ... Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.barack obama: Knox College Commencement Address (4 June 2005).
We, the American People, are enormously wealthy. You know that? Who owns all of those trees in the national forests? (This is not a rhetorical question.) We do! Who owns all of that off-shore oil you read about in the newspaper, huh? We do! Who owns all of those minerals under the federal lands? We do! It’s public property, you know. But we elect people to go to Washington who are those assholes? what have we gotten ourselves into now? they go to Washington, they lease off what we own, public property, to private companies to sell us back our own stuff for the sake of a greasy buck. That’s dumb.utah phillips: The Past Didn't Go Anywhere, Righteous Babe Records (1996)
Be the poor silly ass And you'll always travel first class. Give 'em quips, give 'em fun, And they'll pay to say you're A–1. If you become a farmer, you've the weather to buck. If become a gambler you'll be struck with your luck. But jack you'll never lack if you can quack like a duck. Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown.Cole Porter: "Be A Clown"
Under the influence of politicians, masses of people tend to ascribe the responsibility for wars to those who wield power at any given time. In World War I it was the munitions industrialists; in World War II it was the psychopathic generals who were said to be guilty. This is passing the buck. The responsibility for war falls solely upon the shoulders of these same masses of people, for they have all the necessary means to avert war in their own hands. In part by their apathy, in part by their passivity, and in part actively, these masses of people make possible the catastrophes under which they themselves suffer more than anybody else. To stress this guilt on the part of masses of people, to hold them solely responsible, means to take them seriously. On the other hand, to commiserate masses of people as victims, means to treat them as small, helpless children. The former is the attitude held by genuine freedom-fighters; the latter the attitude held by the power-thirsty politicians.wilhelm reich: Section 3 : Work Democracy versus Politics. The Natural Social Forces for the Mastery of the Emotional Plague;Variant translation: Under the influence of politicos, the masses blame the powers that be for wars. In the first world war it was the munition magnates, in the second the Psychopath General. This is shifting the responsibility. The blame for the war belongs only and alone to the same masses of people who have all the means of preventing wars. The same masses of people who — partly through indolent passivity, partly through their active behavior — make possible the catastrophes from which they themselves suffer most horribly. To emphasize this fault of the masses, to give them the full responsibility, means taking them seriously. On the other hand, to pity the masses as a poor victim means treating them like a helpless child. The first is the attitude of the genuine fighter for freedom, the latter is the attitude of the politico.
The hatred Americans have for their own government is pathological, if understandable. At one level it is simply thwarted greed: since our religion is making a buck, giving a part of that buck to any government is an act against nature.gore vidal: "The State of the Union", Esquire magazine, (May 1975)
Moore is making a fortune out of his anti-Americanism. And I don't blame the guy for making a buck, but he's not serious.Michael Moore: John Rhys-Davies on Scarborough Country MSNBC (18 May 2004)