4. "Standing amid the tan, excited post-Christmas crowd at the Southwest Florida Regional Airport, Rabbit Angstrom has a funny sudden feeling that what he has come to meet, what's floating in unseen about to land, is not his son Nelson and daughter-in-law Pru and their two children but something more ominous and intimately his: his own death, shaped vaguely like an airplane."
- John Updike, Rabbit at Rest
7. "Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit."
- Quote by Guy Debord
10. "money: a unit of account, a store of value - portable power."
- Niall Ferguson, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World