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My dad was rubbish at all other aspects of his financial life, but he's pretty good at paying the rent.
When I first arrived in Baghdad in January 2003, I thought I would soon rent a house and envisioned myself swimming in the Tigris to cool off after reporting in the city the caliphs called Madinit al-Salam, the City of Peace. A year later, I realized I wouldn't be taking any midnight dips - Madinat al-Salam no more.
If we don't like rent control, we ought to oppose it on political and social grounds - and not just by arguing that, thanks to smartphones and social networks, we can create new, more efficient markets for matching short-term renters with tenants.
'Rent,' for me, was a significant time in my life because it was my first break. It was my first professional job. I also met my husband in that cast, Taye Diggs.
I can pay my rent now. I guess I could always do that, but now I can get an apartment with heat.
You rarely pay the rent by doing Shakespeare or Ibsen.
I'm constantly warning people that are involved in my life that I can go busk and make a living. I can make my rent in New York City in the subway, I promise, if I'm forced to.
There have definitely been more than a few moments in my life where I'm wondering where the next paycheck will come from and how I'm gonna pay rent.
Even those among us who are lucky enough to love our jobs would have to admit that at least part of the reason we work is to earn money. In between all this work, we like to eat out at restaurants, go on trips, buy nice things, not to mention pay rent and meet the cost of living.
I own a home in Sweden, I rent in both Los Angeles and in Britain, and I'm constantly travelling.
You have to do whatever jobs you can to pay the rent.
My only ambition when I came to Hollywood was to pay my rent.
When the show is over we still have to pay our rent, we have to buy food. We have to do all the same things that you do.
Every summer, my grandparents would rent a house on Balboa Island. They had the house next to Bob Hope's. I've been going down there all my life, to that whole area.
I no longer have a style to maintain. I rent a little flat in Los Angeles, I don't take holidays, I don't dine out and I take cheap flights.
For every year past the age of 27, you need to take another step toward commitment somewhere in your life. Instead of freelancing, you get a staff job. Instead of renting, you buy. Fine, instead of couch-surfing, you rent.
In Europe, they're more demanding, the ones that rent the build ings.
It's funny... musical theater is what paid my rent and kept me going for the longest time.
I left home the day after I graduated from high school because I knew we weren't going to make any dough to pay the rent in music.
My ambition was to stop waiting tables. That was how I measured success: finally, I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent, and that was by being a stand-up comic. Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living.
I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent, then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do, what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren.
I've had to do all kinds of jobs to pay the rent. I've even worked in a Cornish tin mine.
I'm proud I've been able to pay my rent doing what I love because I hate real jobs.
'Rent' was my first professional job, ever.
I don't honestly know why they offered me the part in Rent.
John F. Kennedy
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