12+ quotes from Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Quotes from Kane and Abel

Jeffrey Archer ·  592 pages

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“If you have to pay a bill, always make it look as if the amount is of no consequence.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Kane and Abel


“Only three things mattered about a hotel: position, position and position.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Kane and Abel


“Never seek the wind in the field—it is useless to try and find what is gone.” Your”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Kane and Abel


“The grandmothers decided on William’s eighth birthday that the time had come for the boy to learn the value of money. With this in mind, they allocated him one dollar a week as pocket money, but insisted that he keep an inventory accounting for every cent he spent. Grandmother Kane presented him with a green leather-bound ledger, at a cost of 95 cents, which she deducted from his first week’s allowance. From then on the grandmothers divided the dollar up every Saturday morning. William could invest 50 cents, spend 20 cents, give 10 cents to charity and keep 20 cents in reserve. At the end of each quarter they would inspect the ledger and his written report on any unusual transactions.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Kane and Abel


“Don't ever make the mistake most New Yorkers do, of underestimating Chicago. They think it's only a postage stamp on a very large envelope, and they're the envelope.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Kane and Abel


“Steve mellon had told him that love was for poor suckers, and Richard had written on his steamed-up shaving mirror that morning, 'I must be penniless.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Kane and Abel


“Then one morning she woke to find him sitting on the edge of the bed, staring at her. She blinked at him. ‘Is something wrong, darling?’ ‘No. I’m just looking at my greatest asset, and making sure I never take it for granted.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Kane and Abel


“All seemed to be in order. The boy had two legs, two arms, ten fingers, ten toes. Richard”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Kane and Abel


“SHE ONLY stopped screaming when she died. It was then that he started to scream. The”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Kane and Abel


“my greatest asset, and making sure I never take it for”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Kane and Abel


“I was born near Slonim. I saw my home taken over by the Germans, my sister raped by the Russians and later I escaped from a Russian labour camp and was lucky enough to reach America. I'm not mad. This is the only country in the world where you can arrive with nothing and become a millionaire though damned hard work regardless of your background.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Kane and Abel


“Well done, Anne,’ she said, as if her daughter-in-law had won a minor rosette at a regatta. ‘All of us are so very proud of you.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Kane and Abel


About the author

Jeffrey Archer
Born place: in London, The United Kingdom
Born date April 15, 1940
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