What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.

— Woody Allen

Jaw-dropping Overpaid quotations

With respect to teachers' salaries .... Poor teachers are grossly overpaid and good teachers grossly underpaid. Salary schedules tend to be uniform and determined far more by seniority.

Corporate types love to pretend their life is exciting.

The whispers, fist-pumping and animated hand gestures are all designed to lift our job description from what it really is - that of an overpaid clerk

Jimmy Connors plays two tennis matches and winds up with $850,000, and Muhammad Ali fights for one bout and winds up with five million bucks. Me, I play 190 games--if you count exhibitions -- and I'm overpaid!

At the time we acquired Viacom, everyone said I had overpaid.

But even at today's depressed prices, that investment is worth billions. Everyone was saying MTV was a fad. I knew better.

People think top singers are overpaid, but opera houses have a top fee, which is a good thing. Of course concerts are different- everyone wants to make as much money as possible.

I've been meeting with Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino for years, trying to figure out how to fix the concert industry. We're all so overpaid. It's ridiculous. People stopped going to concerts because they can't afford them. The Rolling Stones are charging $650 per ticket! That just makes me speechless. I love the Stones, but I won't be attending.

If I got paid, it was no more than five dollars a column, and I still think I was overpaid.

The schoolteacher is certainly underpaid as a childminder, but ludicrously overpaid as an educator.

Sports fans have been mistreated for a long time.

They have overpaid for inferior food and they have had poor service.

It's a simple question of supply and demand.

But all of us are grossly overpaid. I think it's a ridiculous dispute.

To be truthful, I think golfers are overpaid.

It's unreal, and I have trouble dealing with the guilt sometimes.

I've realized as well after five years of being on the road that if I'm going to four or five months of my life to something even if I'm overpaid, it's four or five months of my life away from home, away from my son, away from family and friends. I better believe in it on some level even if it's a big movie.

It seems like everybody's perception of me is very bipolar.

To one group, it's overpaid, overrated; to another group, it's underpaid, underrated, underdog. It's funny to me because there's no real balance.

This high official, all allow, is grossly overpaid;

there wasn't any Board, and now there isn't any Trade.

I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor.

The honor is overpaid, When he that did the act is commentator.

Democrats, overpaid celebrities, the mainstream media that are so lazy, they are willing to endanger your lives, gamble with your life to try and score cheap political points!

"The caddie will only drink the more if overpaid," you say.

Indeed! and to what good purpose do you apply the money you grudge to the poor? Is there something nobler in your gout and dyspepsia than in my caddie's red nose?

I had been asked to open a nightclub in Atlantic City.

They offered me a ridiculous amount of money. They literally overpaid me. So I did one show a night. Then they asked me back by popular demand. So I went back. Then I said, "To hell with this." I was only doing it for the money, and I was doing easy routines. It's just too much work to get up every day and practice.

I got some good news earlier today before the show.

Thanks to Alex Rodriguez, I am no longer the most overpaid disappointment in New York City.

It's only a movie, and, after all, we're all grossly overpaid.

When I look at how fortunate I've been, being a musician.

.. my response to being overpaid is that I should pay it back to my community in some way.

Iraq may still have a decent outcome...but even if it becomes Switzerland, we overpaid for it.

Most of my experiences have been positive. I know I live a very good life. I'm severely overpaid, but there are people who are much more overpaid than I am. I've been very lucky, and I know that, because I see guys all the time who are struggling and can't make a dime, and they're much better actors than me.

All poets pretend to write for immortality, but the whole tribe have no objection to present pay, and present praise. Lord Burleigh is not the only statesman who has thought one hundred pounds too much for a song, though sung by Spenser; although Oliver Goldsmith is the only poet who ever considered himself to have been overpaid.

We need to move beyond the demonisation of overpaid traders ... In finance and economics, ill-designed policy is a more powerful force for harm than individual greed or error.

I've had a year out of work, more, and just toughed it out. There are those who think that all actors are overpaid. I beg to differ.

Bob Goodenow will kill me, but if we're going to be realistic about things, probably 75 per cent of the league is overpaid. But we're not paying ourselves. There are people giving it to us and no one is putting a gun to their heads. Something has to be done if we're going to fix this.

How's the game changed in my 15 years in the league? Well, we used to be called hard-working players. Now we're overpaid crybabies.

We were fractious and overpaid. Our mornings lacked promise. At least those of us who smoked had something to look forward to at ten-fifteen.