2. "China is now Asia’s least equal society with 1% of the population controlling more than a third of the country’s wealth, most of which is tied up in property. Alarmingly, China’s property vacancy rate is estimated to be 22%, suggesting that 49m homes are sitting empty and have been bought by wealthy speculators. That equates to around 30% of all apartments sold in the past decade. How long can the bubble continue given such a large number of empty and expensive apartments?"
- John Mauldin, A Great Leap Forward?: Making Sense of China's Cooling Credit Boom
5. "A solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity."
- Quote by Mark Twain
7. "Reality's not strange, not unexpected.Reality doesn't reside in the hallucination of events. Reality is uneventfulness, vacancy, flatness. Reality is that nothing happens."
- Graham Swift, Waterland