Top 50 Monthly Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Monthly Quotes from famous people such as Vaclav Smil, J. Michael Straczynski, Tavi Gevinson, Sonny Rollins, Russell M. Nelson, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Harvesting the biosphere is still the most fundamental

Harvesting the biosphere is still the most fundamental human activity. Without that, everybody’s dead, really. We could do quite well without microchips, or the business site of ‘Atlantic Monthly,’ the gated communities, Guccis, and high-growth GDP. But we cannot do without harvesting the crops and cutting down the wood.
Vaclav Smil
The problem with writing a monthly book is that you’re going through your work like a man running for a bus, red-faced and out of breath. There isn’t time for reflection or critical self-examination.
J. Michael Straczynski
I feel like now fashion is just part of how I think about everything. When I send out a mood board to our contributors every month about our monthly theme, there are photos from our fashion shows, but there are also film stills and album art.
Tavi Gevinson
I think what we need is a more welcoming mode from the people who put on a hundred million country-western shows on television. How about a monthly jazz show?
Sonny Rollins
Even more amazing than modern technology is our opportunity to access information directly from Heaven, without hardware, software, or monthly service fees.
Russell M. Nelson
Double-digit inflation is a terrible thing – and it got up to 14 or 15 percent on a monthly basis for a while, shortly after I became chairman of the Fed.
Paul A. Volcker
When a user signs up for Skillfeed, they get unlimited access to thousands of video courses and creative and technical skills, all as a part of one inexpensive monthly subscription. Instructors from around the world can apply to have their course from Skillfeed and earn money based on how much their courses are viewed.
Jon Oringer
Frankly, I don’t understand the monthly magazines that continue to publish news that is two months old and which has already been reported on ad nauseam online, including on their own websites.
Imran Amed
I do engage veterans. I meet with the veterans’ service organizations monthly. It’s a direct, no-holds-barred discussion. I travel to their conventions, where I speak to the veterans membership. I do travel. I’ve been to all 50 states. When I do, I engage veterans locally. So I get direct feedback from those veterans.
Eric Shinseki
Disclosure of the full monthly costs that consumers pay is the first step to ensuring that cable companies stop taking advantage of consumers.
Jeff Van Drew
While easy to understand, the income-based poverty line has limitations. Specifically, the median monthly household income measures only income without considering assets.
Carrie Lam
I advocate that schools should put a value on what a scholarship is worth and then pay the athlete monthly.
George Mikan
In the past, you’d have one magazine, it would arrive monthly, and that was your magazine. You’d devour it; you’d absorb all the knowledge in it; you’d read it over and over again.
Louise Wilson
I used to be a columnist for ‘Golf Monthly’ and have contributed articles for national newspapers based on the humour that is in abundance in the game, which is more than can be said of tennis.
Jasper Carrott
I love Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. I also love more cerebral poets like H.D. and Emily Dickinson. My parents subscribed to a monthly poetry periodical, and as a teenager I was introduced to Denise Levertov, who was an influence.
Francesca Lia Block
I grew up on monthly comics. My closet is full of monthly comics. I’ve always wanted to do a monthly comic, and while I’ve had a couple of offers, the timing has never worked out. Most superhero comics come into the world as monthly series, so we wanted the same for ‘The Shadow Hero.’
Gene Luen Yang
One reason I do the live shows – and the monthly speeches at public radio stations – is to remind myself that people hear the show, that it has an audience, that it exists in the world. It’s so easy to forget that.
Ira Glass
Clean energy isn’t just good for the planet; it’s good for consumers’ monthly utility bills and for the economy.
Kevin de Leon
One of my first paid gigs was writing psychology quizzes for ‘YM,’ a monthly teen magazine like ‘Seventeen.’
K. A. Applegate
When I first started editing a ‘Year’s Best’ volume in the ’70s, the job was pretty straightforward – there were three or four monthly magazines to read and a few original anthologies from trade publishers every year.
Gardner Dozois
Focusing on the long-term goal can be disheartening when you’re so far away from it, so it’s vital to have ongoing targets on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
Chris Hoy
Yearly data put the rest of the noise into perspective. Most of the weekly or monthly random up-and-down movements get smoothed out. Ultimately, this is where long-term investors should be focused.
Barry Ritholtz
Millions of Americans were duped by the federal government and the Federal Reserve into buying homes they could not afford and failed to count the cost. When the financial crisis of 2008 hit, they could not keep up the monthly mortgage payments and defaulted.
Mark Skousen
I have published in ‘The New Yorker,’ ‘Holiday,’ ‘Life,’ ‘Mademoiselle,’ ‘American Heritage,’ ‘Horizon,’ ‘The Ladies Home Journal,’ ‘The Kenyon Review,’ ‘The Sewanee Review,’ ‘Poetry,’ ‘Botteghe Oscure,’ the ‘Atlantic Monthly,’ ‘Harper’s.’
Paul Engle
This is a profession for me, but I started off as a self-publisher working on my own schedule and my own stuff before moving on to graphic novels with First Second Books, where there was definitely a schedule, but it was very different from monthly comics.
Gene Luen Yang
It was pure guesswork on my part back in 1979 as to whether I would have the stamina to write, pencil, ink, letter, tone, and fill the back of a monthly comic book for 26 years.
Dave Sim
Eliminating or substantially lowering just one major monthly expense can give you enough cushion to move into a more comfortable place financially.
Jean Chatzky
I have always ‘styled’ myself, but when I got pregnant with KJ and my body was changing monthly, I needed some serious help LOL.
Kim Zolciak-Biermann
During my training, we had monthly assessments. It was my first time doing makeup by myself, and I did not even know how to draw on the eyebrows. Since then, I started to look for makeup related videos on YouTube and naturally became more interested.
I belong to the Boston Biographers Group – and get my monthly ‘fix’ from them. Where else can I sit down for two hours with people who understand the challenge I face, daily, as a life-chronicler?
Nigel Hamilton
In fact, our monthly trade deficit figure is so huge it equals the entire annual budget of our Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans fought to make us free from foreign tyranny, but the new tyranny is taking a different form.
Marcy Kaptur
I play 'Just Dance' all the time - actually my girlfrie

I play ‘Just Dance’ all the time – actually my girlfriends and I have slumber parties where we actually do this on a monthly basis and make total fools of ourselves.
Brittany Snow
Consider a 15- or 20-year fixed-rate mortgage instead of a 30-year, if you can afford the monthly payments – they may not be as high as you think.
Suze Orman
There is no better way to quickly buoy hard-pressed homeowners than helping them take advantage of the currently record low fixed mortgage rates and significantly reduce their monthly mortgage payments.
Mark Zandi
A hedge fund manager whose clients demand monthly performance reports has different needs than any individual investors with a 20-year time horizon. The needs of that long-term investor differ markedly from someone who is retiring in three years.
Barry Ritholtz
We served on the editorial board of a literary monthly called Face in 1968 and 1969. He was a young writer, and I was also interested in broad cultural issues. We agreed on all major issues and became friends.
Vaclav Klaus
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.
John F. Kennedy
I found myself fascinated by neuroscience, attended a monthly lecture on brain science at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and was invited to become a member of a discussion group devoted to a new field: neuropsychoanalysis.
Siri Hustvedt
I have gone above and beyond to care for my child, including an agreed upon monthly stipend, a house, a car, insurance, school and other essentials for the baby and his mother as well as many other things, including toys and clothing.
Robinson Cano
Attacks on health facilities, health workers, ambulances, is now a reality that we observe on the ground – not on a monthly but on a daily or weekly scale in most of the conflicts in which we are engaged.
Peter Maurer
Don’t focus on weekly or monthly returns.
John Paulson
I am not bound to spend my precious days on Earth trying to keep up with the Joneses – because the Joneses are really just a bunch of folks in conference rooms changing ‘trends’ rapidly to create fake monthly emergencies for us.
Glennon Doyle Melton
I used to write a monthly column for the ‘New York Times’ syndicate. But I stopped because I found it really hard to have one extreme opinion a month. I don’t know how these columnists have two or three ideas a week; I was having difficulty having 12 things to say a year.
Salman Rushdie
We reflect on our successes and failures at monthly staff meetings.
Charles Best
The jazz clubs wind up having only rich tourists – the kids can’t come. If they do, then they spend their entire monthly allotments on a 45-minute set.
John Scofield
Following Greece’s defeat at the hands of Turkey in 1897, Greece’s fiscal house was entrusted to a Control Commission. During the 20th century, the drachma was one of the world’s worst currencies. It recorded the world’s sixth highest hyperinflation. In October 1944, Greece’s monthly inflation rate hit 13,800%.
Steve Hanke
All of the designs on Minted are crowd-sourced from a global community of independent designers. We hold monthly design and art challenges that anyone in the world is welcome to enter.
Mariam Naficy