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Famous quotes containing the word billion:

    Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey production—only to produce a race of bed-wetters!
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)

    SING a song of ‘sistence
    Pocket full of Eye
    Two billion Turtle-doves
    Mourning in a sty
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Even one billion Chinese do not a superpower make.
    John Lukacs (b. 1924)