The Bills were a youth subculture that thrived in Léopoldville (modern-day Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in the late 1950s, basing much of their image and outlook on the cowboys of American Western movies. Its name was taken from Buffalo Bill.
Famous quotes containing the word bills:
“Listen to me. You come into this town, and you think youre headed somewhere, dont you? You think youre gonna get there with a gun, but youre not. Get me. You know why, cause you got thousand dollar bills pasted right across your eyes. And someday youre gonna stumble and fall down in the gutter, right where the horses have been standin, right where you belong.”
—Ben Hecht (18931964)
“Our checks are pale. Our wallets are invalids.
Past due, past due, is what our bills are saying
and yet we kiss in every corner, scuffing the dust
and the cat. Love rises like bread as we go bust.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“Wags try to invent new stories to tell about the legislature, and end by telling the old one about the senator who explained his unaccustomed possession of a large roll of bills by saying that someone pushed it over the transom while he slept. The expression It came over the transom, to explain any unusual good fortune, is part of local folklore.”
—For the State of Montana, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)