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Stores are never nice to people. They're nice to credit cards.

J.F. LAWTON, Pretty Woman

The whole point of credit cards, the way they are rendered most profitable, is that we dig ourselves into debt and stay trapped there forever.


Credit cards act to obscure, reproduce, and exacerbate divisions of class, race, and gender by creating a credit relationship in which individuals and banks are paired in a patronizing, asymmetrical economy of debt. The illusion of choice and our own feelings of complicity hide the fact that debt is embodied domination, that the purpose of consumer credit is to keep you in debt perpetuity. You are not supposed to be able to pay enough to escape debt, but you are supposed to pay interest on time or be disciplined by higher interest, penalties, fees, and harping, dunning, threats, and infantilizing phone calls.


Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.

ROBERT ORBEN, Wall Street Journal, Mar. 17, 1980

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Money is just the poor man's credit card.

MARSHALL MCLUHAN, Understanding Media

The man who avoids debt doesn't have to worry about avoiding his creditors.

EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips & Quotes

Modern man drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on credit-card gas.

EARL WILSON, attributed, The Greatest Quotations of All Time

My wife just underwent plastic surgery. I cut up her credit cards.


Credit Cards quote

The thing about credit cards is that they assume an importance in our lives that takes them far beyond an innocuous piece of plastic in our wallet, directly to the heart of the way we live. For some of us, they're all about convenience; just another way to conduct financial transactions. These convenience-seekers use credit cards at will, pay them off each month and reap the rewards points. For these people, plastic is fantastic. For a large proportion of us, however, credit cards are the way we fill the gap between the lifestyle we can afford and the lifestyle we actually live. To these people, a credit card is a "frenemy", loved and hated in equal measure. The trouble is that once you get used to the idea of supplementing your income with someone else's cash, it becomes a difficult habit to break. So we love the card for its access to what we think of as "life", but hate it because those bills roll around with monotonous regularity, reminding us of our excesses.

ALLISON TAIT, Credit Card Stressbusters

The fact is, nearly 75 percent of Americans who use credit cards make only the minimum payment each month. At that rate (minimum payments) you could spend the next thirty years paying back a $3,000 credit card debt and give the financial institution $8,000 worth of interest. It's the principle of compound interest in reverse.

RAYMOND MCHENRY, McHenry's Quips, Quotes & Other Notes

Stores are never nice to people. They're nice to credit cards.

The handy thing about credit cards is that they're a great way to pay off your credit cards.

JIM KRAUS, The Laugh-a-Day Book of Bloopers, Quotes & Good Clean Jokes

People who recognize that money won't buy happiness are still willing to see if credit cards will do the trick.

E. C. MCKENZIE, 1800 Quotes, Quips, and Squibs

Nowadays it's not who wears the pants in the family, but who carries the credit cards.

EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips & Quotes

CREDITOR, n. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.

AMBROSE BIERCE, The Devil's Dictionary

Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won't be reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife did.

STEPHAN MOTWAY, Jokes, Quotes, and Other Assorted Things

Credit Cards quote

A batch of credit cards fattens a wallet before it thins it.

EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips & Quotes

A credit card sometimes adds to the high cost of living but more often to the cost of high living.

BOB PHILLIPS, Phillips Treasury of Humorous Quotations

No man's credit is as good as his money.

EDGAR WATSON HOWE, Country Town Sayings

You don't build wealth with credit card rewards and airline miles. You can't beat the credit card companies at their own game.

DAVE RAMSEY, daily tip, official Dave Ramsey website

A credit card is a convenient device that saves you the trouble of counting your change.

EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips & Quotes

Upscale young men seem to go for the kind of woman who plays with a full deck of credit cards.

BARBARA EHRENREICH, "The Cult of Busyness"

It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.

ANATOLE FRANCE, attributed, A Cynic's Breviary

In childhood, a library card takes you to exotic, faraway places; in adulthood, a credit card does.

EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips & Quotes


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