„The last thing I want to turn into is a fat Hollywood jerk. I was brought up without much money and I was happy. I don't think that I will strive for money or success and end up greedy or big-headed. That only leads to unhappiness. I can still be down-to-earth and do this job as long as I enjoy it.“
„.. I believe it is a big mistake to think that money is the only way to compensate a person for his work. People need money, but they also want to be happy in their work and proud of it.“
— Akio Morita Japanese businessman 1921 - 1999
Fuente: Made in Japan (1986), p. 186.
„No, come to think of it, I don't think the Cure will end, but I can make up an ending if you want me to.“
— Robert Smith (musician) English singer, songwriter and musician 1959
Spin magazine 1989
„I don't mind if someone thinks I'm a sell out. I go to bed happy knowing I do what I do and I'm not doing anything for reasons of money, and if I were trying to pick up chicks, I'm doing a horrible job. And if I wanted to drive awesome cars, I'm doing a really bad job there too.“
— Patrick Stump American musician 1984
„My happiness is my business. I can see finality for myself, an end, an absolute end; but none for my business. There one has room to breathe, to grow, to expand, and the possibilities are boundless. One can go to places like the Congo, and organize, organize, organize, well, very big things indeed. But I don’t work at business only for the sake of money. I am not a lover of money as money and never have been. I work at business because business is life. It enables me to do things.“
— William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme English industrialist, philanthropist, and politician 1851 - 1925
William Lever, quoted in C. Wilson, The History of Unilever, London: Cassell, 1954, vol. 1, p. 187; Requoted in Witzel (2004: 166)
„I used to work in jobs I hated because I needed the money to buy a guitar. I know what it feels like to be depressed. On the other hand, I also know what it feels like to have money, to be successful, to be independent, but I can tell you that money and success never solve your problems.“
— Chris Cornell American singer-songwriter, musician 1964 - 2017
NYROCK: Interview with Chris Cornell, October 1, 1999 https://web.archive.org/web/20030919022841/http://www.nyrock.com/interviews/1999/cornell_int.asp,
On depression and suicide
„I dont' mind their having a lot of money, and I don't care how they employ it,
But I do think that they damn well ought to admit they enjoy it.“
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
"The Terrible People"
Many Long Years Ago (1945)
Contexto: People who have what they want are very fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it,
And I wish I could afford to gather all such people into a gloomy castle on the Danube and hire half a dozen capable Draculas to haunt it.
I dont' mind their having a lot of money, and I don't care how they employ it,
But I do think that they damn well ought to admit they enjoy it.
„I don't think the money people in Hollywood have ever thought I was normal, but I am dedicated to my work and that's what counts.“
— Angelina Jolie American actress, film director, and screenwriter 1975
„I have everything I want. I really can't think of any ambitions or things to strive for. I don't want to leave the house, I'm happy at home, I really am. I am.“
— Lana Del Rey American singer-songwriter 1985
"PM's favourite singer Lana Del Rey ignores the abuse", Evening Standard (24 January 2012), p. 13
„!-- I think everything depends on money. How much money does the administration want to put forth to do this kind of exploration. And I think the amount we're getting now is about what we're going to get in the future. I don't see that changing very much and so I think we'll take that money and use it to build a space station. Then we'll use it to make it a little better and then when money frees up of that amount, then we'll try to decide what we can do with that money then.
I don't think we're going to see a sudden jump in the budget other than inflation. It will keep going with inflation. So I don't see anything for a while. It's going to be an orderly movement and that's okay. That's the way history is. --> History has spurts and then is steady, and then maybe even backing up a step, and then forward again.“
— Alan Bean American astronaut and painter 1932 - 2018
„When people hear me sing…I want them to be happy, happy, happy. I don't want them thinking about when there's not any money, or when there's fighting at home. My message is always felicidad - happiness.“
— Celia Cruz Cuban singer (1925-2003) 1925 - 2003
On what she hopes for her audience in “CELIA CRUZ: AT THE TOP OF SALSA” https://www.nytimes.com/1985/11/19/arts/celia-cruz-at-the-top-of-salsa.html in New York Times (1985 Nov 19).
„I am an easy going person. I don't sing for money or fame. I was brought up in an environment where I was taught to love and respect music, not consider it a business.“
— Shreya Ghoshal Indian playback singer 1984
Opinion about music http://www.hindustantimes.com/music/i-don-t-sing-for-money-or-fame-shreya-ghoshal/story-8vgJ5F1u77DfpVBcTF8R2J.html - Archived http://web.archive.org/web/20170307222836/http://www.hindustantimes.com/music/i-don-t-sing-for-money-or-fame-shreya-ghoshal/story-8vgJ5F1u77DfpVBcTF8R2J.html
„No amount of money changes what I do between 'action' and 'cut'… Before I got into the industry, I never imagined I'd have anywhere near the money I have now… I don’t need any more. It's not that I don’t want the money, it's just that I would have been really happy sitting on a beach or surfing every morning… I never had money, and I was very happy without it. When I die, my money's not gonna come with me. My movies will live on – for people to judge what I was as a person. I just want to stay curious.“
— Heath Ledger Australian actor 1979 - 2008
Interview remarks quoted by Honie Stevens, "Squaring the Ledger" https://archive.is/20121206021747/www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22763328-5006011,00.html, The Daily Telegraph, November 18, 2007.
„People say: «Why don't you give it up?» I don't think they quite understand. I'm not doing it just for the money, or for you. I'm doing it for me. “
— Keith Richards British rock musician, member of The Rolling Stones 1943
„I want not to panic. I want to be comfortable in my body and my life. I don't want to keep thinking that I don't belong here, that I have ended up on the wrong planet, completely alienated.“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
„The truth is that I have lived on an even keel. I don't go down, and I don't go up. I believe in living above the line. Above the line is happiness and love, you know. Below the line is all sadness and destruction and unhappiness. And I don't go down below the line for anything.“
— Agnes Martin American artist 1912 - 2004
„I break away from all conventions that do not lead to my earthly success and happiness.
I raise up in stern invasion the standard of the strong!“
— Anton LaVey, libro The Satanic Bible
Book I, Section I
The Satanic Bible (1969)
Contexto: In this arid wilderness of steel and stone I raise up my voice that you may hear. To the East and to the West I beckon. To the North and to the South I show a sign proclaiming: Death to the weakling, wealth to the strong!
Open your eyes that you may see, Oh men of mildewed minds, and listen to me ye bewildered millions!
For I stand forth to challenge the wisdom of the world; to interrogate the "laws" of man and of "God"!
I request reason for your golden rule and ask the why and wherefore of your ten commandments.
Before none of your printed idols do I bend in acquiescence, and he who saith "thou shalt" to me is my mortal foe!
I dip my forefinger in the watery blood of your impotent mad redeemer, and write over his thorn-torn brow: The TRUE prince of evil — the king of slaves!
No hoary falsehood shall be a truth to me; no stifling dogma shall encramp my pen!
I break away from all conventions that do not lead to my earthly success and happiness.
I raise up in stern invasion the standard of the strong!
I gaze into the glassy eye of your fearsome Jehovah, and pluck him by the beard; I uplift a broad-axe, and split open his worm-eaten skull!
I blast out the ghastly contents of philosophically whited sepulchers and laugh with sardonic wrath!
„Success on that scale don't make for happiness. Look at Asquith. Why does he drink? I wouldn't want you to end up a drunkard like that.“
— Susan Howatch, libro The Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune (1984), Part 1: Robert
„I love money! Just because it's free doesn't mean I don't like money. And actually I've made more money this way than any distributor said I could possibly make, which isn't much because independent distributors are notoriously without money. So the most money any distributor told me I could possibly hope to make on this film, total, maximum, in my wildest dreams was $50,000, and they said much more realistic would be $10,000 or $25,000 and the biggest advance I was offered, I think, was $20,000 and that's for locking up all the rights.“
— Nina Paley US animator, cartoonist and free culture activist 1968
Power to the Pixel (2009)
„I don't think Mr. Harriman is very rich. He has not as much money as I have. I have all I want and Mr. Harriman has not.“
— John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
memorial volume Edward Henry Harriman http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/writings/edward_henry_harriman.aspx (1911)