quote by Ben Affleck

They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby!

— Ben Affleck

Passioned Boiler quotations

I've never owned a pair of jeans, but I had a fantastic denim boiler-suit and it got a lot of wearing.

I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.

Truth is beautiful and divine, no matter how humble its origin;

it is the same in the musty boiler-room as it is in the glorious stars of heaven.

Let the fires go out in the boiler room of the church and the place will still look smart and clean, but it will be cold. The Prayer Room is the boiler room for its spiritual life.


Truth is beautiful and divine no matter how humble its origin.

If you can't meditate in a boiler room, you can't meditate.

Some men do think I'm a psycho bunny-boiler.

A sale is made on every call you make.

Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can't. Either way a sale is made, the only question is: Who is gonna close?

Anybody tells you that money is the root of all evil doesn't have any.


Bunny boiler is now part of our language, and I'm proud of that.

The United States is like a gigantic boiler.

Once the fire is lit under it, there's no limit to the power it can generate.

I thought of a remark . . . that the United States is like a 'gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate.' Being saturated and satiated with emotion and sensation, I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful.

We went to - I guess it was a legitimate boiler room, and I sat in front of this guy who literally was on the phone with two people at once. They call it double fisting.

I used to do boiler room telemarketing for a living, like hardcore fraud stuff that gets busted on 60 Minutes every week.


I do not waste my time writing pot-boilers: the pot must be boiled, and even my pot au feu has some chunks of fresh meat in it. ...I have no time to boil myself down; and anyhow I could not do so and preserve all the necessary nutriment and the flavoring on which the digestibility depends.

REVOLUTION, n. A bursting of the boilers which usually takes place when the safety valve of public discussion is closed.

Is to throw together events from my own life, fictionalizing to add color—it’s a pot boiler really, but I think it will show how isolated a person feels when he is suffering a breakdown . . . I’ve tried to picture my world and the people in it as seen through the distorting lens of a bell jar.

Id love to spend more time on the Isle of Man.

I love the anonymity of putting on a boiler suit and going down to buy parts for the compressor. And Norman Wisdoms a neighbour; I salute him occasionally.

Why is there always one bloke in these boy bands who looks like he came to fix the boiler and somehow got bullied into joining the group?


God's away, God's away, God's away on business. Business!

The Internet is global and seemingly omniscient, while iPods and phones are all microscopic workings encased in plastic blobjects. Compare that to a steam engine, where you can watch the pistons move and feel the heat of its boilers. I think we miss that visceral appeal of the machine.

We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

I have always fancied that the end of the world will be when some enormous boiler, heated to three thousand millions of atmospheric pressure, shall explode and blow up the globe. ... They [the Americans] are great boilermakers.

Some consultants are like the bottom half of a double boiler: They get all heated up but don't know what's cooking.


Change happens in the boiler room of our emotions... so find out how to light their fires.

People assume I'm a boiler ready to explode, but I actually have very low blood pressure, which is shocking to people.

My wife Jennifer Todd, who's a producer.

She runs Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's company, and she produced Memento, and Boiler Room, and Prime, and Across the Universe... and Alice in Wonderland... She's really smart, and very helpful. That was nice, because I was super neurotic and worried.

I actually live right near a high school and I always walk by.

..I live in a high school. I actually live in the boiler room of a high school at night. When I see high school guys now I'm actually like, 'Thank f - king God I'm not in high school anymore because they look like they could kick the living s - t out of me.'

Writers aren't like plumbers. If you're a plumber, you fix one person's boiler in the morning, then you go and fix another in the afternoon. I didn't want to write a book unless I had something new to say - and it was good to live a little in between.


Writers collect stories of rituals: John Cheever putting on a jacket and tie to go down to the basement, where he kept a desk near the boiler room. Keats buttoning up his clean white shirt to write in, after work.

Custom is custom: it is built of brass, boiler-iron, granite;

facts, reasonings, arguments have no more effect upon it than the idle winds have upon Gibraltar.

Sex in the nineties is boring. The problem is that it has gone from an active act to a spectator sport. We watch people make love on television and in films. We call 900 numbers to hear what someone would do to us if they weren't sitting in a boiler room of other dirty talkers reading from a prepared script.

Your children are not the same. Not at all. Each one is unique. There are no "boiler plate" clauses that fit all children. They are like snowflakes with their own patterns and their own shapes and their own sizes.

It is important to learn from other women.

We have a lot to offer and to learn from each other out of our separate and common experience. The sisterhood (including the boilers - the old chooks!) is important to me. The dialogue between women is a rich field, but change does not come without a lot of reading, asking, listening, risk taking and hard work.

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