To catch a fish, I got the gear
A rod, a reel, an' a case of beer
A fishin' boat to get me there
Twelve-dozen plugs and lures to spare!
There's just one thing that's bothering me,
I've added and subtracted 'till I can't see.
With all this equipment that I have found
A fish costs fifty bucks a pound!
— Anonymous American poem
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal."
"Oh well, someday someone’s going to find a stash of new EarthBounds and then buy a solid gold car."
Cyril: "Now, the govener’s not a bit stingy, and never does anything small.
The weasals gave him the red motorcar and he gave the weasals Toad Hall!"
Prosecutor: "A trade of Toad Hall, an estate worth 100 thousand pounds for a motorcar?"
Matt: Gaming takes money and dating takes money, so I had to give up gaming or give up dating, so I gave up dating.
Igor: Ah. Ok, wanna grab some lunch?
Matt: Can't. I had to give up food...
Player: A Potion Card can restore my Hokéycon's health! Or I can use an Energy Card to restore its powers! But how do I restore my bank account, after buying 2,500 cards?!
Judge: Sorry, there are some situations even a Hokéycon expert is powerless to fix!
"I have spent more money on comic books and superhero merchandise than I have on my wedding. I used to mow lawns to pay for comic books. Tim Burton's Batman was the first movie I remember seeing in an American movie theater. I own a M.O.D.O.K. T-shirt, a M.O.D.O.K. action figure, and a M.O.D.O.K. coffee mug. M.O.D.O.K. is not a bandwagon character. M.O.D.O.K. is the equivalent of a teardrop tattoo. You know somebody is hardcore if they're talking about goddamned M.O.D.O.K."
"Konami’s business model, I believe, adheres to the People Are Idiots So Let’s Rob Them Blind school of economics, whereas Valve is from the People Are Smart So Let’s Be Cool To Them school of economics. Imagine if Metal Gear Online was released as a standalone tomorrow, separate from MGS4 and sufficient by itself, and came complete with all three expansion packs, all 8 character slots, and the voice packs (for what they’re worth) for only $15. Don’t you agree that they would make a lot more money than they are with the game now? Not only would it generate a ton of new interest by making headlines, it would flood the game with fresh blood and revive whatever is left of the community. You’d also have to get rid of the requirement to create a Konami ID, and promise to actually patch it more than once every two years, of course. MGS4 itself is being sold for less than $20 nowadays, but somehow the online bundle found in the Konami Store has remained at an absurdly high price, begging the question of just how clueless and lazy they are."
—Terry Wolf, "Metal Gear Online vs. Team Fortress 2"
"When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes."
— Desiderius Erasmus