A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.
Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.
The best way to look stylish on a budget is to try second-hand, bargain hunting, and vintage.
It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.
George W. Bush
Look at our society. Everyone wants to be thin, but nobody wants to diet. Everyone wants to live long, but few will exercise. Everybody wants money, yet seldom will anyone budget or control their spending.
John C. Maxwell
The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.
If you want creativity, take a zero off your budget. If you want sustainability, take off two zeros.
If you compare NASA’s annual budget to explore the heavens, that one year budget would fund NOAA’s budget to explore the oceans for 1,600 years.
Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.
With every bathroom renovation, there are three areas that I focus on: budget, function and style.
Innovations in science and technology are the engines of the 21st-century economy; if you care about the wealth and health of your nation tomorrow, then you’d better rethink how you allocate taxes to fund science. The federal budget needs to recognize this.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I feel like the thing we can do is celebrate people doing great work and create more cultural momentum and awareness that this is an important thing in the world. So when the next economic crisis hits and people are talking about where to cut from the budget, science isn’t the thing.
When a church is spending more of its budget on media than shepherding, something is out of whack. We have gotten things twisted around.
Charles R. Swindoll
I have absolutely no regret about my vote against this war. The same questions remain. The cost in human lives, the cost to our budget, probably 100 billion. We could have probably brought down that statue for a lot less.
I feel that your ambitions should always exceed the budget.
Guillermo del Toro
Policy is no longer being written by politicians accountable to the American public. Instead, policies concerning the defense budget, deregulation, health care, public transportation, job training programs, and a host of other crucial areas are now largely written by lobbyists who represent mega corporations.
Deficits do not in themselves produce inflation, nor does a balanced budget assure a stable price level.
The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the public debt should be reduced and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled.
It is unfortunately true that our generation and that of your parents have left you with a big mess that will now be yours to clean up: wars, budget challenges, pollution, global warming, battles of health care, natural disasters. They’re all there for you. We’re willing those to you. Are you ready?
I will be Madame Frexit if the European Union doesn’t give us back our monetary, legislative, territorial, and budget sovereignty.
Marine Le Pen
Strong advocacy for education, health care and worker safety will be indispensable if they are to get their fair share of President Bush’s austere budget for the next fiscal year.
We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule.
It’s time to stop spending money we don’t have and balance the budget.
A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people.
My buildings are all on budget.
And, we have no such thing as a budget anymore. Our manager freaks when we show him the bill. We’re lavish to the bone, but all our money goes back into the product.
Getting older, I realize I’ve had a very fortunate life. I’ve had a budget that’s allowed me to do just about any silly little thing the mind could conjure up, and I’m still alive and here.
Because we don’t have a lot of light, because we have a very low budget, we have to adjust the speed of our camera to get the effect that we want. So sometimes this is the way we work, and the result of the filming becomes a kind of a style.
We’re facing a natural disaster in the middle of an economic disaster. The federal government has to balance its budget the way our families do.
‘Winter’s Bone’ really suited having a lower budget. It would be so hard rolling into a rural setting, a place where people are poor, and to be thinking you’ve got $10 million to make a piece of entertainment.
In order to have the success with ‘Empire,’ you have to have Fox; you have to have huge P&A. You have to have huge budgets for the show. I’m pretty confident that the budget of ‘Empire’ is six times what I’m spending on ‘Have And Have Nots.’
Bush has never sent over a balanced budget.
The cold harsh reality is that we have to balance the budget.
One: balance the budget now, not later. Two: Get Americans jobs by ending illegal immigration and making legal immigration harder. Lastly: Impose term limits.
We can’t get to the $4 trillion in savings that we need by just cutting the 12 percent of the budget that pays for things like medical research and education funding and food inspectors and the weather service. And we can’t just do it by making seniors pay more for Medicare.
Projects are usually undertaken to either solve a problem or take advantage of an opportunity. The probability that the project – even if precisely executed – will complete on time, on budget, and on performance is typically small. Project management is utilized to increase this probability. So in a sense, project management is risk management.
The thing for me is that ‘Thor’ was an indie film that just had a few more zeros on the budget. At heart, it is just a simple story about a guy trying to get home to deal with someone who has broken into his house. It’s just ‘After Hours,’ but set in space.
I stated that I’m a libertarian Republican, which means I believe in a series of issues, such as smaller government, constraint on budget deficits, free markets, globalization, and a whole series of other things, including welfare reform.
The national debt is totally unlike a family budget for about a gazillion reasons, not the least of which being that families cannot raise money by fiat or deflate the size of their debt unilaterally and that family members die instead of existing infinitely.
I’ve always said from starting off, ‘I don’t mind if I’m in a big budget film or a huge play or something small in London playing for 50 people, as long as I’m doing what I love doing for a living.’
What happened on ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith,’ I was given a big budget and given too many choices, and I made a lot of mistakes and missteps early on until I squandered all that extra money. But then, once my back was up against the wall, I made what I consider a really good movie.
You start a business, and you really don’t have much of a budget.
Texas Republican political leaders take perverse pride in how deeply they have cut our state’s education budget. Thousands of teachers have been pulled from classrooms, schools have closed and valuable programs have been canceled. In many places, districts are forced to choose between prekindergarten programs and English, algebra and art.
I lost 80 percent of my wealth and then gave away over half of the rest. So I’m a man of modest means now. But if you budget carefully and watch your expenditures, you can get by on a couple billion dollars.
I need Netflix to sort of wisen up and give me a staff and a budget, that would be fun.
I think what’s been lacking from our discussion for a long time is really that other part of what a Budget chair does, which is set the priorities for this country in terms of making sure we invest in the right places, in education, in job training, and to make sure we do a balanced approach moving forward.
NASA is an engine of innovation and inspiration as well as the world’s premier space exploration agency, and we are well served by politicians working to keep it that way, instead of turning it into a mere jobs program, or worse, cutting its budget.
The romantic person instinctively sees marriage in terms of emotions, but what a couple actually gets up to together over a lifetime has much more in common with the workings of a small business. They must draw up work rosters, clean, chauffeur, cook, fix, throw away, mind, hire, fire, reconcile, and budget.
Alain de Botton
As he assumes the awesome responsibilities of the presidency, Donald Trump has inherited a world on fire and a U.S. military weakened by years of senseless budget cuts. I am encouraged that he recognizes these problems and has pledged to rebuild the military.
Tak Fujimoto and I, when we started getting enough of a budget where we could afford the right lenses – ’cause we started out doing low-budget pictures together – we started experimenting with this subjective camera thing. And we kind of fell in love with the idea of using that as our close-up.
Geoffrey Howe’s Budget of 1981 is remembered for transforming the economy and delivering economic freedoms to families and businesses.
Build into each budget the cost of hiring and don’t lump yourself with capital investment.
Look, architecture has a lot of places to hide behind, a lot of excuses. ‘The client made me do this.’ ‘The city made me do this.’ ‘Oh, the budget.’ I don’t believe that anymore.
It was incredibly daunting for me to go from ‘Son Of Rambow’ to ‘Narnia’ because of the natural jump that there is that is dictated by budget, and the number of people working on it. Even though a lot more people saw ‘Son Of Rambow’ than we expected, a lot more people were always going to go and see ‘Narnia’.
I pledge to you today that as president, in my first budget, I will introduce the largest increase in special education ever.
We need a mayor who knows how to balance a budget, who understands the urgency of delivering all the services that a great city needs, who understand the need of working families.
Always changing genres, making very different films is a good idea. It’s a way of making yourself feel vulnerable again, getting back to that innocence. As is working within a circumspect budget.
Based on my own experience, when you’re going through adolescence you don’t know how the world works. You can’t set a story in the world you live in because you don’t know what a utility bill is, or how to budget your paycheck.
If you look at the studies coming out of the Congressional Budget Office, the number one thing that’s going to blow a hole in the deficit as we go forward 20, 30 years is government spending on healthcare.
Of course, tax revenues have ended up being substantially higher than they were at the time these dire projections were made, and we are very close now to having a balanced budget. All that has been very helpful.
We’re not going to scrap the budget and make up some totally new platform the day after the election. So it’s certainly willingness to compromise but we’re not going back on the fundamental things we’re running on in this campaign.
Balancing a nominal budget will solve nothing, and attempting to achieve such a spurious balance will produce much mischief.
Starship Troopers was great. It was great fun to work on something with blue screens and big budget special effects. Denise Richards was nice to look at too, of course.
Neil Patrick Harris
The Congressional Budget Office has been embarrassed repeatedly by making projections based on the assumption that tax revenues and tax rates move in the same direction.
You look at the U.S. budget deficit, and you cannot help but feel that this is a serious accident waiting to happen. And not just a serious U.S. accident, but a serious global accident.
I think that France has not made it clear enough recently to our German friends how important it is to introduce euro bonds as a tool against speculation. And how the necessary budget discipline needs to be accompanied by growth.
Rather than address the priorities of the middle class, the Ryan budget is an attack on American seniors, students, workers, and families – all for the sake of protecting loopholes for the wealthy and corporations that ship jobs overseas.
My goal in creating Geek & Sundry was to create a community based around web video, and we’ve accomplished that, especially on our budget.
From a financial perspective, you have to think about what the film will generate in revenue so you can set a budget against it.
Even with not having a balanced budget at this time, I support tax cuts. That will help limit spending.
I served at a time when we had a strong economy, when we had deficits that we would die for today. I was able to propose a balanced budget, not over ten years, but over five years. I’m proud of that record.
If you’re opposed to the budget I submitted to the General Assembly, you’re for a tax increase.
Washington, D.C., could learn a few budget lessons from Florida. The contrast between our state and the nation’s capital is remarkable.
Because tax cuts create an incentive to increase output, employment, and production, they also help balance the budget by reducing means-tested government expenditures. A faster-growing economy means lower unemployment and higher incomes, resulting in reduced unemployment benefits and other social welfare programs.
If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children.
Coretta Scott King
The opponents of my budget propose taking $200 million out of our classrooms and instead spending it on a larger school employee pay raise. Our focus should be on making sure our children come first.
When I did ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, I had the idea on Monday and the following Tuesday it was in budget at Paramount. I couldn’t walk.
There is no budget for travel for a Shadow Foreign Secretary.
Europe’s budget plans are better designed: countries from France to Greece are raising retirement ages; others, from Britain to Germany, have created new organisations and rules to encourage fiscal probity. But Europe risks overkill.
Zanny Minton Beddoes
The costs of badly-run NASA projects are paid for with cutbacks or delays in NASA projects that didn’t go over budget. Hence the guilty are rewarded and the innocent are punished.
After I script the movie, I have to storyboard it out, I have to budget it, and I have to understand if I can afford all those visual effects or not.
I produce some of my music videos on a $200 budget. But I produce most of my videos on zero budget. I have a studio in my apartment – which is actually just a green screen I have tacked on my wall and some lamps to light everything.
Um, ‘Soul Food’… Another wonderful little movie that could. Here’s a film that, I think our budget was maybe $6 million. We shot it in Chicago in six weeks. I was so proud of the film, because it showed America that an African-American film about family could sell, could do well, could cross over and have true meaning.
Vivica A. Fox
My role in ‘Legally Blonde’ was really rewarding, because I had so much fun working on the movie. I’ve had really rewarding experiences on tiny low budget films that you’ll never see but where I had a cool time creating characters as well. I love almost all of the characters I’ve played.
I feel making a commercial movie is much more challenging because there’s so much you have to achieve within a certain period of time and budget.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
Having a Congress with a more diverse educational and professional background would serve the country well. And given the budget challenges facing America today, we might benefit from a few more cold, calculating problem solvers, and fewer courtroom impresarios.
To try and raise a budget for a film that is strictly for adults and both strong and graphic in content is not easy, especially when there is pressure to spend serious money on good special effects.
I’d rather spend my money on clothes. I have a budget. Why not want to look nice? It’s something I just value for myself. Instead of just spending money on cars and stuff, I’d rather buy clothes. It’s just something I like.
For one thing, one of the wonderful things that we now have is instead of the huge budget surpluses that President Clinton left us with, we now have these huge deficits that we’re going to be facing into the future.
Every family in America knows they have to do a budget. Every small business in America knows they have to do a budget. Every local government, every state, knows they have to do a budget.
I hope radio is more popular than it might seem. There aren’t that many radio plays on and I think they have a bit of a bad rep for being not very gripping or low budget or on at funny times.
We developed during the 1990s a series of budget process rules that helped us bring to heel these deficits, diminishing every year and moving the budget so into surplus.
Union Budget 2012 has supported industry’s long time demand to improve the provision and standards of education in the country.
Of course, when I was younger I always wanted to have the newest Air Force 1s but my budget wasn’t too good back then! I always stuck with the white or black AF1s.
I make work a bit like how you mix cocktails – with ingredients like budget, history and location.
There is no real justification for a requirement that a budget of any sort should be balanced, except as a rallying point for those who seek to hamstring government.
Connecticut would not be Connecticut if we cut $3.5 billion out of the budget. We are a strong, generous, hopeful people. We’d be taking $800 million out of education. You can’t do that in this state.
This Budget reflects a choice – not an easy choice, but the right choice. And when you think about it, the only choice. The choice to take the responsible, prudent path to fiscal stability, economic growth and opportunity.
I ended up getting to do a lot of student films – no budget: somebody just wrangled up a camera and went to shoot stuff – and it was fun. It was great.
It’s tough for me to get rid of clothes. I grew up in a household with a limited budget and we really had to make our nice clothes last, and so now I’ll get free pairs of shoes and this, that and the other and I’ll be like, ‘Oh great!’; even though it stresses me out that I don’t have enough room to put them, I can’t throw them away.
Every project that you write about or read about, it goes through years of hard work. We write a screenplay; we design. Then you submit those and the budget, and it’s out of your hands.
Guillermo del Toro
As a mom of three young kids, it’s difficult to reserve a big chunk of time for shopping, so I try to get my gifts little by little throughout the year. I think this is especially helpful for those of us who are budget conscious.
I love films that are made with almost no budget.
I’ve been blessed with enough wealth that I can make a film myself up to a certain budget. So one way I thought I would reinvent myself was just to make these very small, personal films that I’ve financed myself.
Francis Ford Coppola
For me, no matter what movie I make, no matter what the genre or the budget, they all have the same theme at their core: fear of death and happiness about living.
I think that ‘Family Guy’ is hysterical. It’s edgy and hip – and they can do whatever they want to do because it’s animated and they’re not limited by budget.
We need to have a regulatory budget in America that limits the amount of regulations on our economy. We need to repeal and replace Obamacare, and we need to improve higher education so that people can have access to the skills they need for 21st century jobs.
A friend, Sean Cunningham, who went on to do ‘Friday the 13th,’ was given a small budget to produce a scary movie, and he told me to write something. I’d never seen a horror film in my life; I’d fallen in love with Fellini.
Attending party political conferences is an expensive business. Simply purchasing a charity rate visitor pass, spending a night or two in a budget hotel and getting an advance rail ticket will cost hundreds of pounds. If you want organise a fringe meeting or book at exhibition stall it will set you back thousands.
Eliminating some 3600 post offices – mostly rural – will save the USPS less than seven tenths of one percent of their operating budget, but nationally, a number of tribal communities will be hit.
A budget matters to people who worry about protecting and saving critical programs like Medicare and Social Security. A budget matters to younger workers who fear that more and more money will be taken from their paychecks to fund another generation’s spending spree.
I did ‘Are We There Yet?’ because I wanted to do a movie for my fans’ kids. Black kids don’t really see movies on this budget for them, starring them. And there’s so many white kids that love that movie.
I am not about to let the people who so mismanaged the state budget now try to manage local government.
Honestly, working with Eddie Murphy was mind-blowing just in terms of the budget alone. To see the respect he commands, to witness his presence, you understand why he and people like Martin Lawrence are stars.
Nicole Ari Parker
I don’t choose to make movies as small as the movies I’ve made. The combined budget of my two films is far under $5 million, but it’s just by necessity that it ends up being that way.
Compared to developed countries, or even to some major emerging countries, burdened by aging populations, financial crises, widening budget deficits, faltering faith in politics and growing social demands, Africa has become the world’s last ‘New Frontier:’ a kind of ‘it-continent.’
I believe Nebraskans appreciate the fiscal discipline I’ve brought to state government, balancing the budget without raising taxes and prioritizing education funding.
If a budget is designed to show our values, it’s clear where the majority stands: against opportunity, against education, and against America’s hard-working, tax-paying middle class.
Every episode of ‘True Blood’ is like shooting a low budget feature.
When Bill Clinton was in town, he sent over a balanced budget.
It’s insane to try to balance the budget.
Great product trumps all. You can have the biggest marketing budget, the biggest show, a perfect merchandising plan, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t mean anything if the design and quality of the product you are offering is not compelling.
The Pentagon budget, like all government spending, is an expression of priorities.
The government can access these funds but only following approval by the parliament to support our budget requirements and investments in infrastructure development, education, public health, and so on.
A budget is a reflection of our values, and as a member of the House Budget Committee, I work each year to ensure that our federal budget invests in programs that support working families, enhance our research and development capabilities, and ensure the safety and security of the American people.
Until the province is willing to look internally at their inflated budget, to engage the private sector, to exhaust every other available avenue, we can’t justify a series of costly new taxes on residents who are already telling us that they just can’t afford it.
I was upset about getting $40 haircuts, like, every month. That’s a lot of money, and so, man, that’s a lot of food. That’s a waste. No more. So I’m, like, letting it go so I have more food. My budget’s good for food now.
The term ‘cost shifting,’ as I use it, refers to those items in a university’s budget that used to be reimbursed by the federal government but are no longer paid for by them.
I’m not really trying to reach a big mass of an audience. My movies are done for a tiny, tiny budget, and that affords me to make them more personal.
The Germans argue – and I can fully understand them – that the euro countries must surrender their sovereignty, because that is the only way to implement budget discipline in a fiscal union.