What should I put on my checks?

So I’m ordering new checks. I decided to pay a bit extra for something that fits my personality. Thus, here is the design I will purchase:

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Now then, on this check, I can put a quotation of sorts right above the signature line. It can be up to two lines of 4 characters (including spaces).

Given a) The style of check I will be using, and b) the fact it IS a check and c) my personality, I have narrowed the choices down to the following.

“Death is more universal than life;
everyone dies but not everyone lives.”

Every society honors its live
conformists and its dead troublemakers.

“Speak not of my debts unless you mean
to pay them.” - English Proverb

“Why should the devil have all the good
tunes?” - Rowland Hill

“Be yourself, who else is better
qualified?” - Frank J. Giblin

“Music should never be harmless.”

  • Robbie Robertson

“Money is better than poverty, if only
for financial reasons.” - Woody Allen

“Money is something you got to make in
case you don’t die.” - Max Asnas

Normal is not something to aspire to,
it’s something to get away from.

“Alas! how deeply painful is all
payment!” - Lord Byron

“I would rather be remembered by a song
than by a victory.” - Alexander Smith

Okay, so I leave it to my fellow Dopers. Which quote of the above do you like best, taking into consideration where it will be used and whom will be using it?

Or do you, maybe, have something better? Please let me know, so I can start confusing and/or amusing my bank for years to come!

Yer pal,

hey, satan - i like the “speak not of my debts…” (and BTW, I think it was Luther who said the bit about the devil and good tunes - can Polycarp or Pickman’s fill us in?)

Not sure about which quote…but I have to say that I think I am warped for life after seeing the “Body Smells” collection of checks over at that site!

O p a l C a t

Probably not what you’re looking for, but how about…

“Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” - P.T. Barnum (1810-1891)


“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” - John F. Kennedy

I like the first quote you listed in the OP, it fits the design very well, and I gather your personality.

I like the third quote as well, and it is perfect for a checkbook. So I guess I’d need to decide if I want the quote to be appropriate to the checks or to the personality.

Not much help, eh?

We can put Smug’s first entry into the fray. However, the second one is too long - All I got to play with is two lines of 40 characters (including spaces). Not 4 characters as I wrote above… :slight_smile:

I’m going with either “Alas! How deeply painful is all payment!” or “Money is something you got to make in case you don’t die”.

You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.


I like the Byron quote.

I like the Byron quote, too.

Satan: Your real goal here would be to find something disturbing enough that at least some people will be afraid to cash your cheques. Then it’s like free money!

Maybe write a curse on it: May he who cashes this be cursed with phleghm of a thousand llamas.

I like:

A friend is someone who likes you even though you’re as ugly as a hat full of assholes.

My vote is for Byron.

It seems the most appropriate for above your signature.

they all seem to work pretty well.
Did you know you can make your own design? Draw it on paper for them. Cost a bit more the first time. Also, they don’t allow every design.

Oh Satan,this is so funny. I didn’t see your op very well,I thought it said what do I put on my cheeks?LOL. :smiley: It figures,all anyone can think about you now is your butt! ha Sorry.

I post not with the intent to hijack, but merely toss my two pennies into the barrel.

I must be the only person in the world who just gets plain old checks. I’m just going to be giving them away, you know? Why bother getting something fancy?

FTR, I’m the same with toilet paper and garbage bags…no reason to pay extra for
something you’re just going to be getting rid of.


“ChrisCTP-…the sweetheart of the SDMB…” --Diane
Chris’ Homepage: Domestic Bliss

However, I will spend extra for custom checks ONCE if it means they’re going to send me a really cool checkbook cover that I can use over and over again.

“ChrisCTP-…the sweetheart of the SDMB…” --Diane
Chris’ Homepage: Domestic Bliss

“Alas! how deeply painful is all
payment!” - Lord Byron

it fits perfectly :slight_smile:

Chief’s Domain - http://www.seas.ucla.edu/~ravi

I say stick with the classic… “Yer Pal, Satan.” or “By endorsing this this check you are hereby agreeing to sell your soul to Satan.”

I’d go with the proverb or with Lord Byron. A few others for your perusal, if I may:

“The trick is to stop thinking of it as ‘your’ money” (An IRS Auditor)

“We haven’t the money, so we’ve got to think” (Lord Rutherford)