“Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion.” Giannina Braschi.

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John Wiley & Sons, Inc. = The Economist Book of Business Quotations, edited by Bill Ridgers, compiles the wit and wisdom of great thinkers such as Cicero, Confucius, and Aristotle to cartoon characters such as Homer Simpson and Dilbert. This collection features brilliant, zany, serious and pithy quotes on money, management, business, gambling, banking, economics, debt, capitalism, jobs, and wealth from a colorful cast of characters in politics, business, music, arts, sports, literature, philosophy and entertainment, including Benjamin Franklin, Vaclav Havel, Winston Churchill, Warren Buffet,  Lloyd Blankfein, John Cleese, Samuel Beckett, Henry Miller, Giannina Braschi, Albert Einstein, Arthur Miller, Brian Eno, Vince Lombardi, Jay Leno, Bob Dylan, PT Barnum, Oscar Wilde, and Vincent Van Gogh. Editor Bill Ridgers is a business writer and business education editor at The Economist.

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The quote “BANKS ARE THE TEMPLES OF AMERICA. THIS IS A HOLY WAR. OUR ECONOMY IS OUR RELIGION” comes from the following scene in United States of Banana by Giannina Braschi

“I saw the hand of man holding the hand of woman. They were running to escape the inferno—and just when the man thought he had saved the woman—a chunk of ceiling fell—and what he had in his hand—was just her hand—dismembered from her body. Now we no longer have the Renaissance concept of the Creation of Man—those two hands reaching out to each other on the Sistine Chapel—the hand of God and the hand of man—their fingers almost touching—in unity of body and soul. What we have here is a war—the war of matter and spirit. In the classical era, spirit was in harmony with matter. Matter used to condense spirit. What was unseen—the ghost of Hamlet’s father—was seen—in the conscience of the king. The spirit was trapped in the matter of theater. The theater made the unseen, seen. In the Romantic era, spirit overwhelms matter. The glass of champagne can’t contain the bubbles. But never in the history of humanity has spirit been at war with matter. And that is what we have today. The war of banks and religion. It’s what I wrote in Prayers of the Dawn, that in New York City, banks tower over cathedrals. Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion. When I came back to midtown a week after the attack—I mourned—but not in a personal way—it was a cosmic mourning—something that I could not specify because I didn’t know any of the dead. I felt grief without knowing its origin. Maybe it was the grief of being an immigrant and of not having roots. Not being able to participate in the whole affair as a family member but as a foreigner, as a stranger—estranged in myself and confused—I saw the windows of Bergdorf and Saks—what a theater of the unexpected—my mother would have cried—there were only black curtains, black drapes—showing the mourning of the stores—no mannequins, just veils—black veils. When the mannequins appeared again weeks later—none of them had blond hair. I don’t know if it was because of the mourning rituals or whether the mannequins were afraid to be blond—targets of terrorists. Even they didn’t want to look American. They were out of fashion after the TwinTowers fell. To the point, that even though I had just dyed my hair blond because I was writing Hamlet and Hamlet is blond, I went back to my coiffeur immediately and told him—dye my hair black. It was a matter of life and death, why look like an American. When naturally I look like an Arab and walk like an Egyptian.”

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