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The word “million” has to be one of the handiest in the English language. It conveys with elegant simplicity a number that is, at once, tangible and inconceivably large. Which means that anyone can use it to convey a wide range of thoughts, in any number of ways—including some of history’s most quotable people…

Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.

—Walt Whitman


If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds ten million to the box office.

—George Lucas


The company accountant is shy and retiring. He’s shy a quarter of a million dollars…that’s why he’s retiring.

—Milton Berle


You can get a million comments about how beautiful you look and how awesome you are, but the one comment that says they hate you and you’re ugly is the one that sticks.

—Kendall Jenner


When I take action, I’m not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It’s going to be decisive.

—George W. Bush


The President has only 190 million bosses. The Vice President has 190 million and one.

—Hubert H. Humphrey


Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.

—Arnold Schwarzenegger


I’ve kind of fashioned my life after a Slinky. Bend me in a million shapes, and eventually I’ll spring back to what I originally was.

—Sylvester Stallone


One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.

—Josef Stalin


Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

—Robert F. Kennedy