Top 100 Index's Quotes

#1. When herding behaviour among investors ramps up, a stock's or index's growth rate can increase faster than exponentially, leading to more herding. This positive feedback brings the system to a tipping point. About two-thirds of the time, a crash results.

Didier Sornette

Index's Quotes #1273133
#2. Today's misery is real unemployment, home foreclosures and bankruptcies. This is the Obama Misery Index and its at a record high. Its going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work - its going to take a new president.

Mitt Romney

Index's Quotes #1083554
#3. Well, well," she murmurs as I back away.
She makes a rectangle with her index fingers and thumbs and looks at my skin through it.
"You're right," she says. "The boy's a living work of art.

David Almond

Index's Quotes #1090023
#4. You three looking for something specific?" Her voice was surprisingly melodious.
"Any sacrificial knives?" Hi raised an index finger. "Nothing too fancy, and I'll need a no-slip grip. Me and the coven have some goats lined up for Saturday's bonfire."
I could've kicked him. I think I tried.

Kathy Reichs

Index's Quotes #1013618
#5. I am a huge, huge, huge fan of index funds. They are the investor's best friend and Wall Street's worst nightmare.

Jonathan Clements

Index's Quotes #973750
#6. Building a portfolio around index funds isn't really settling for the average. It's just refusing to believe in magic.

Bethany McLean

Index's Quotes #955848
#7. Be in the world but not of the world.' The words are from Jesus. But I have not the slightest idea how to accomplish that or even if it's possible. The world will always poke you in the chest with its index finger.

Francisco X Stork

Index's Quotes #927387
#8. Height, weight and body mass index.' Gene was skimming ahead. 'Can't you do the calculation yourself?' 'That's the purpose of the question,' I said. 'Checking they can do basic arithmetic. I don't want a partner who's mathematically illiterate.

Graeme Simsion

Index's Quotes #910279
#9. If you look at the average age of a company on the Dow Jones index, it's something like 35 years or younger. In other words ... success is no indication of longevity.

Simon Sinek

Index's Quotes #897309
#10. I was so lucky. I was very broke and I was taking classes at Lee Strasberg's Institute and I saw a 3 X 5 index card on the bulletin board advertising for college-aged girls for a film. That was Animal House.

Karen Allen

Index's Quotes #886058
#11. The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.

Abigail Van Buren

Index's Quotes #877333
#12. The S&P is up 343.8 percent for 10 years. That is a four-bagger. The general equity funds are up 283 percent. So it's getting worse, the deterioration by professionals is getting worse. The public would be better off in an index fund.

Peter Lynch

Index's Quotes #858712
#13. There was nothing medieval people liked better, or did better, than sorting out and tidying up. Of all our modern inventions I suspect that they would most have admired the card index.

C.S. Lewis

Index's Quotes #760880
#14. "Now you can trade the S&P 500 Index in real time" was the slogan in the newspapers for the first ETF. What kind of nut would do that?

John C. Bogle

Index's Quotes #757959
#15. If you want to know what a man's character is really like ... ask him to tell you the living person he most admires - for hero worship is the truest index of a man's private nature.

Sydney J. Harris

Index's Quotes #727472
#16. The crazy thing is that when we go to somebody's house, what's better than looking at their bookshelves? Nobody's ever going to say, "Can I see the index to your Kindle?" It's so depressing and so unsexy. Sure, it's there, but nobody is going to get excited by that.

Jeanette Winterson

Index's Quotes #608828
#17. Written music is like nothing in the world - an index of time. The idea is so bizarre, it's almost miraculous: fixed instructions on how to recreate the simultaneous. How to be a flow, both motion and instant, both stream and cross section.

Richard Powers

Index's Quotes #604067
#18. I'm confused right now." I rub my sweaty palms on my knees.
Oak drags his index finger along my lower lip. "I know, baby. And scared?" I give a small nod. "I'm scared too. But let's work this out together. Let's see where it goes. We don't need labels or words. We just need to be together.

Erin Watt

Index's Quotes #593100
#19. When you look at the results on an after-fee, after-tax basis over reasonably long periods of time, there's almost no chance that you end up beating the index fund.

David F. Swensen

Index's Quotes #567848
#20. Oi, mate," he said, jabbing his thick index finger square in the center of Richard's chest. "No need to get grabby, is there?

Stacia Kane

Index's Quotes #510803
#21. If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women's names.

Elaine Gill

Index's Quotes #411409
#22. The faculty know what they need to develop and they need to work with an administrator with the authority do get it done. To define everything in terms of these index numbers is ridiculous.

Henry Rosovsky

Index's Quotes #355094
#23. Never index your own book.

Kurt Vonnegut

Index's Quotes #353058
#24. The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual.

Philip G. Zimbardo

Index's Quotes #335654
#25. Onscreen, Foaly rubbed his eyelids with his index fingers.
Yeah, yeah. Here we go. Captain Short goes rogue once more. Hands up who's surprised. Anyone?

Eoin Colfer

Index's Quotes #323595
#26. The idea of parts of the body public fighting each other was like the idea of a man's punching himself in the face. It was a physical blasphemy that suited this era as an index of how far it had all gone.

Paul Cornell

Index's Quotes #319559
#27. I'm a very tactile learner, so I need analog index cards, moving them all about, trying out various sequences for the book's architecture.

Joshua Mohr

Index's Quotes #1592872
#28. That should be the measure of success for everyone. It's not money, it's not fame, it's not celebrity; my index of success is happiness.

Lupe Fiasco

Index's Quotes #1872557
#29. The worst kind of management seeks a single optimum, a one-scale index of efficiency, like the mindless scales of 1 to 10 for grading a woman's beauty or one to four stars for a movie's appeal.

James Fallows

Index's Quotes #1849700
#30. The Internet is a cauldron of anger every day, every year, election year or not, with unemployment at 10 percent or at two percent. It isn't exactly a good index of what's happening.

Charles Krauthammer

Index's Quotes #1817507
#31. A man's penmanship is an unfailing index of his character, moral and mental, and a criterion by which to judge his peculiarities of taste and sentiments.

Bill Vaughan

Index's Quotes #1764004
#32. [Telzey] took out a pocket edition law library and sat down at the table.
She clicked on the library's viewscreen, tapped the clearing and index buttons. Behind the screen, one of the multiple rows of pinhead tapes shifted slightly as the index was flicked into reading position.

James H. Schmitz

Index's Quotes #1729601
#33. The ocean flows of online information are all streaming together, and the access tools are becoming absolutely critical. If you don't index it, it doesn't exist. It's out there but you can't find it, so it might as well not be there.

Barbara Quint

Index's Quotes #1714920
#34. Art is always the index of social vitality, the moving finger that records the destiny of a civilization. A wise statesman should keep an anxious eye on this graph, for it is more significant than a decline in exports or a fall in the value of a nation's currency.

Herbert Read

Index's Quotes #1689603
#35. With her right index finger she slowly spells words on Grace's skin.
Don't let me go crazy.
The moon is pale and vast. The stars so sharp they almost hurt.

Helen Humphreys

Index's Quotes #1683453
#36. Deformity of the heart I call
The worst deformity of all;
For what is form, or what is face,
But the soul's index, or its case?

Charles Caleb Colton

Index's Quotes #1674011
#37. The degree to which one is sensitive to other people's suffering, to other (people's) humanity, is the index of one's own humanity

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Index's Quotes #1673785
#38. The average investor does significantly worse than a simple index ... It's literally because of the way our brains are wired.

James O'Shaughnessy

Index's Quotes #1656369
#39. There's this index that tallies up how much your movies have made, and if they haven't grossed a certain amount, then you're not bankable. I know I'm not Will Smith but, you know, my ranking's pretty low. The only studio picture I've done is 'Zodiac,' and that didn't perform that well.

Chloe Sevigny

Index's Quotes #1629726
#40. The willingness to sacrifice on the part of workers and members is perhaps the key practical index of whether you have become a movement or have become institutionalized.

Timothy Keller

Index's Quotes #314778
#41. Liv held out her right index finger. "I've got a splinter that I can't get out. It's killing me and affecting my duty."
"Uh-huh." I examined the minuscule speck that could be dirt.

Maria V. Snyder

Index's Quotes #1561478
#42. Hey!" I wave my index finger in his face, "No shitting on pop music. Everyone needs some light, fun, sexy pop music. It's summer, and that right there, is the perfect summer song. It's hot."
"You're right, it is hot," he says, scanning my body with his eyes.

Hilaria Alexander

Index's Quotes #1509638
#43. 35% Vanguard U.S. Bond Index (Symbol VBMFX) 35% Vanguard Total U.S. Stock Market Index (Symbol VTSMX) 30% Vanguard Total International Stock Market Index (Symbol VGTSX)

Andrew Hallam

Index's Quotes #1384010
#44. It's 2006, why are they still using the index finger?

Karl Pilkington

Index's Quotes #1374150
#45. 'The Prince's blunt candor has been a scandal for 500 years. The book was placed on the Papal Index of banned books in 1559, and its author was denounced on the Elizabethan stages of London as the 'Evil Machiavel.' The outrage has not dimmed with time.

Michael Ignatieff

Index's Quotes #1341393
#46. The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.

Cyril Connolly

Index's Quotes #1310297
#47. Christopher Lynch has made the best and the first careful translation of Machiavelli's Art of War. With useful notes, an excellent introduction, an interpretive essay, glossary, and index, it is a treasure for readers of military history and Renaissance thought as well as for lovers of Machiavelli.

Harvey Mansfield

Index's Quotes #1275950
#48. There's something called the 'Washington Read,' which is the habit of many locals to go into a bookstore, pull a book off the shelf, rifle through the index to see if they're in there.

Mark Leibovich

Index's Quotes #1238505
#49. The mommy-porn genre currently sweeping the book industry and the Babylonian excess of most television shows probably fall within the historical norm in our culture's sleaze index and are not omens of the imminent collapse of civilization, though if I were not so busy, I might start building an ark.

Dean Koontz

Index's Quotes #1237746
#50. If you just analyze, historically, the chances of getting two quarters of more than a 5 percent gain in the dollar index, it has happened only two times since the '70s, so it's very rare.

Jens Nordvig

Index's Quotes #1195813
#51. Of all the parts of your body, be most vigilant over your index finger, for it is blame-thirsty. A pointed finger is a victim's logo.

Joseph Brodsky

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#52. Thus, an index built for vector space retrieval cannot, in general, be used for phrase queries. Moreover, there is no way of demanding a vector space score for a phrase query - we only know the relative weights of each term in a document.

Prabhakar Raghavan

Index's Quotes #52252
#53. Lick my finger so I can scan your table of contents- fuck the index- I yearn to ride your story line.

Brandi L. Bates

Index's Quotes #143295
#54. If you don't find it in the index, look very carefully through the entire catalogue.

Sears, Roebuck And Co.

Index's Quotes #132203
#55. The Glycemic Index is one the best tools for fat loss. It measures how quickly foods breakdown into sugar in your bloodstream.

Al Sears

Index's Quotes #127895
#56. It is when the colors do not match, when the references in the index fail, when there is no decisive precedent, that the serious business of the judge begins

Benjamin Cardozo

Index's Quotes #124179
#57. It's bad enough that you have to take market risk. Only a fool takes on the additional risk of doing yet more damage by failing to diversify properly with his or her nest egg. Avoid the problem-buy a well-run index fund and own the whole market.

William J. Bernstein

Index's Quotes #123209
#58. Poetry is the fiery index to the genius of the age.

Babette Deutsch

Index's Quotes #118252
#59. I had a salad. If I were to say that today's tomatoes were an index of the decline of Western man I should be thought a crank but nations do not, I think, ascend on such tomatoes.

Russell Hoban

Index's Quotes #118206
#60. I wish you would add an index rerum, that when the reader recollects any incident he may easily find it.

Samuel Johnson

Index's Quotes #117832
#61. There is nothing like widespread poverty to boost a country's equality index.

Bob Tyrrell

Index's Quotes #110271
#62. I am proud of Edinburgh's status as a financial centre, but where is it on the index of global financial centres? Sixty-fourth. Below Hamilton, Casablanca and Mauritius. London, by contrast, is second only to New York. That's a link worth keeping.

Rory Bremner

Index's Quotes #82732
#63. Is this you trying to cheer me up?"
"What are you ... going ... to do about it?" I asked. "Your Wussiness?"
He touched his index finger to my forehead. His voice was rough. "Tap. You're out, Ass Kicker.

Ilona Andrews

Index's Quotes #75921
#64. For the vast majority of those who are obese - those with a Body Mass Index over 30 - their size is their choice. They choose to take in more calories than they burn. They choose to take in high fat calories over low-fat ones. They choose to fad diet, if they choose to diet at all.

John Ridley

Index's Quotes #61225
#65. Index investing outperforms active management year after year.

Jim Rogers

Index's Quotes #147929
#66. I read a lot of books. Here are the books I'm using for my 9/11 project. [Wright gestures to three six-foot-long shelves of books.] As I read them I highlight certain passages. Then I have an assistant write down each quote on an index card and note where it came from.

Lawrence Wright

Index's Quotes #44090
#67. A woman holds dreadful power over a man who is in love with her but she should realize that the quality and force of his love is the index of his potential contempt and hatred.

John Steinbeck

Index's Quotes #42861
#68. The Ocean Health Index is like the thermometer of the ocean. It will allow us to take the temperature to know what is going on at the global level, trying to integrate different impacts, including overfishing, invasive species, coastal development, and climate change.

Enric Sala

Index's Quotes #39180
#69. After a lifetime of picking stocks, I have to admit that Bogle's arguments in favor of the index fund have me thinking of joining him rather than trying to beat him. Bogle's wisdom and common sense are indispensable ... for anyone trying to figure out how to invest in this crazy stock market.

Jim Cramer

Index's Quotes #30203
#70. Under certain conditions, index numbers may do very useful service as an aid to investigation into the history and statistics of prices; for the extension of the theory of the nature and value of money they are unfortunately not very important.

Ludwig Von Mises

Index's Quotes #24846
#71. Half-way through the labour of an index to this book I recalled the practice of my ten years' study of history; and realized that I had never used the index of a book fit to read.

T.E. Lawrence

Index's Quotes #23842
#72. Modern Art is being used to index me. Surely it was a source but photographers have influenced Modern Art quite as deeply as they have been influenced, maybe more. Anyway painters don't have a copyright on M. A. We were all born in the same upheaval.

Edward Weston

Index's Quotes #12915
#73. Women, as most susceptible, are the best index of the coming hour.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Index's Quotes #6449
#74. I like to do matrices. One option per line, different facets for each column. Salary, location, happiness index, failure index, and all that.

Marissa Mayer

Index's Quotes #2852
#75. When Lafayette met him in 1775, the first volume of Raynal's 1770 History of the Two Indies had already been banned, which is to say it was a popular success, the Catholic Church's Index of Forbidden Books being the unofficial bestseller list of the day.

Sarah Vowell

Index's Quotes #2600
#76. Sig idly stuck her index finger in her cup of steaming-hot coffee and stirred it. I couldn't decide it it was mildly erotic or mildly disgusting.

Elliott James

Index's Quotes #2385
#77. Language is the chief means and index of a nation's progress.

Swami Vivekananda

Index's Quotes #204672
#78. If you take your thumb and your index finger and look right where they meet - go ahead and do that now - and relax your hand, you'll see a crinkle, and then a wrinkle within the crinkle, and a crinkle within the wrinkle. Right? Your body is covered with fractals.

Ron Eglash

Index's Quotes #299651
#79. Is the diameter of your index finger equal to or greater than the diameter of a super absorbency tampon?

Julie Cross

Index's Quotes #297249
#80. many companies rank low on the customer satisfaction index because their employees are discouraged, disillusioned, and uninspired.

Carmine Gallo

Index's Quotes #282327
#81. Any diet can be made healthy or at least healthier - from vegan to meat-heavy - if the high-glycemic-index carbohydrates and sugars are removed, or reduced significantly.

Gary Taubes

Index's Quotes #259181
#82. Never give up on learning because what you put up there in your brain," he indicated my head with his index finger, "the Communists won't ever be able to take away from you.

Teodor Flonta

Index's Quotes #258119
#83. There is no index of character as sure as the voice.

Benjamin Disraeli

Index's Quotes #252982
#84. With me and my girl, I'm number one - and she's the index finger. We're the same, but I go where she points.

Jarod Kintz

Index's Quotes #248895
#85. I recognized Meg's swirly handwriting and crooked my index finger into the side of the envelope to rip it open. There was no letter. Just a picture.
A picture of Meg holding a picture of me.
The word HOME echoed through my body like a rifle shot.

Laura Anderson Kurk

Index's Quotes #243096
#86. Artemis Fowl grinned right back at him and pointed his index finger to the sky ... from the tip of this finger sprang a small blue spark that exploded like a tiny firework.
"I know magic can be stolen," said Artemis. "Because I stole some myself.

Eoin Colfer

Index's Quotes #237811
#87. Mr. Gonzalez watched Mr. Zalatimo probing his long index finger high into one of his nostrils. What would this one do? His feet tingled with fear.

John Kennedy Toole

Index's Quotes #226068
#88. I'm from Berkeley, California, so I'm fully trained in socialism and all, but basically what they teach you there is markets are efficient and we can't beat them, so we might as well index.

Louis Navellier

Index's Quotes #217495
#89. The assistant, a young man with a single-digit body mass index, looks ill at ease. He visibly struggles to control his urge to snatch the box out of Ove's hands.

Fredrik Backman

Index's Quotes #306039
#90. The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be.

Louis De Bernieres

Index's Quotes #203151
#91. I've spent my life comparing myself to everyone around me. I've made it an art form. I've developed detailed systems to calculate where I stand, based on GPA, body mass index, fashion, popularity, family income, etc. Based on this criteria, I have always fared somewhere in the safe middle.

Amy Reed

Index's Quotes #197368
#92. Theories that diseases are caused by mental states and can be cured by will power are always an index of how much is not understood about a disease.

Susan Sontag

Index's Quotes #193582
#93. A man's behavior is the index of the man, and his discourse is the index of his understanding.

Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Index's Quotes #186565
#94. Discipline is an index to doctrine.


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#95. If I were in charge of the government, I would index the minimum wage to inflation, so that way, everybody knows what they can count on.

Fred DeLuca

Index's Quotes #176064
#96. I certainly think that the best book in the world would owe the most to a good index, and the worst book, if it had but a single good thought in it, might be kept alive by it.

Horace Binney Wallace

Index's Quotes #175941
#97. What is nature? An encyclopedic systematic index or plan of our spirit. Why should we be content with the mere catalogue of our treasures - let us examine them for ourselves - and work with them and use them in diverse ways.


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#98. Consistently rated the most peaceable of all countries in the world by the Global Peace Index, Iceland has reduced its military expenditure to zero, has no armed forces, and has reduced the inequality gap between rich and poor.

Scilla Elworthy

Index's Quotes #157487
#99. Speech is the index of the mind.

Seneca The Younger

Index's Quotes #149930
#100. All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Index's Quotes #148308

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