The real metric of success isn't the size of your bank account. It's the number of lives in whom you might be able to make a positive difference.
— Naveen Jain

Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.
Dave Barry metrics quote

Canadians can easily 'pass for American' as long as we don't accidentally use metric measurements or apologize when hit by a car.
— Doug Coupland

I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of 'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'
— Brian Ferneyhough

You're never going to get the amount of CO2 emitted to go down unless you deal with the one magic metric, which is CO2 per kilowatt-hour.
— Bill Gates