Top 25 Auction Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Auction Quotes from famous people such as Virginia Postrel, Alexander Gilkes, Munira Mirza, Michael Israel, Tom Selleck, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

If you default on your Visa bill, nobody comes to repos

If you default on your Visa bill, nobody comes to repossess your refrigerator or auction off your shoes. The biggest penalty you’ll face is trouble getting future credit.
Virginia Postrel
I always have my lucky gavel in case I have to do an auction on short notice.
Alexander Gilkes
Studying art history is actually one of the few ways of getting a good job in the arts sector. It’s hard to be a museum curator without it, work in any senior position in an auction house or gallery, or become a serious art critic.
Munira Mirza
By the time I’m done with my show, I’m in Never-Never Land. Usually I leave the room for the auction and try to chill out.
Michael Israel
Stand up and pledge with me: A government of the United States is not on the auction block. And America is not for sale!
Tom Selleck
I’m a bit of a vault of secrets. I’m a victim of English reserve, which is slightly in contrast to how I communicate when I auction.
Alexander Gilkes
One of these days, when I get tired of it all, I’ll keep six guitars and the amps I’m using, and I’ll have a big old auction for charity.
Joe Bonamassa
I really love muscle cars. I don’t think people might realize that about me. I really want to go to an auto auction and blow my life savings on a Camaro. They have such design around them, such panache.
Alex Guarnaschelli
This first print run of the first edition of my first novel, ‘When The Lion Feeds.’ back in 1964, is so rare it can fetch several thousand pounds at auction. I always wanted to be an author, and I decided to write about what I knew.
Wilbur Smith
Women artists, no matter how well recognized they are, are seldom given solo exhibitions or featured in significant group shows. They are never top-ranked in auction choices.
Agnes Gund
I love collecting things from auction – we Brits really are hoarders and collectors.
Jonathan Anderson
When Robert Benton was doing the movie ‘In the Still of the Night,’ I’d choreographed the auction scene and supplied the paintings and had a bit part – I was bidding against Meryl Streep.
Arne Glimcher
Despite all the efforts of art dealers, the number of Rembrandts existing at a given time is limited; yet such paintings are commonly disposed of by auction.
Ronald Coase
My first ball I ever got from a Big League player I actually got to purchase in Dodger Stadium in a silent auction, was Reggie Jackson.
Pedro Martinez
Auctions create greater price discovery and liquidity, resulting in a very meaningful final auction price. If you were building a securities exchange today, an auction would be a core feature.
Tyler Winklevoss
Natural resources must be so distributed, by way of auction or otherwise, that they serve a larger public purpose.
Kapil Sibal
My first car, I got it in an auction at my temple. It was an ’86 Volvo that I got for 500 bucks, and then wound up throwing $10,000 into the stereo system and put TVs in the foot rests. It was the most ridiculous Volvo you’d ever seen, but I had never had money before and I was out of my mind.
Shia LaBeouf
Nothing will teach you more about perceived value than taking something with literally no value and selling it in the auction format. It teaches you the beauty and power of presentation, and how you can make magic out of nothing.
Sophia Amoruso
I’m not a big TV guy, but I love either ‘Auction Hunters’ or those repo shows on truTV. It’s really just glorified ‘Jerry Springer’ is all it is. Every now and then, it’s just mindless entertainment. We’ll be on the bus, and we’ll laugh at it. Those are my guilty pleasures.
Eric Church
I don’t pay attention to auction prices. Nothing interests me less. One of the benefits of not being an artist is I don’t have to navigate the social hierarchies of the art world as a person of desire. I don’t need anything. I live in a different way.
Rachel Kushner
Is Amazon truly the best online buying experience? Absolutely not. Is eBay the best platform for auction? Probably not. Are dating sites like really a reflection of the way people date? Probably not.
Danny Rimer
With this job people want so much from you and of course I understand, but if you don’t keep that back, then what have you got left? If you auction off parts of your life you are left with nothing but a bag of money and no soul.
Tom Bateman
You can auction coal blocks. All natural resources of government should be auctioned.
Subramanian Swamy
To dissociate politicians from capitalists is slightly disingenuous, to put it mildly. U.S. lawmakers are competitive and auction themselves to the highest bidder via the lobby system.
Tariq Ali
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
H. L. Mencken