„If all that I was actually going to be allowed to have by the media was money, loads of money, then fuck it … What I actually wanted was something quiet and simple: a writer's community and respect.“
„Maybe all poetry, insofar as it moves us and connects with us, is a revealing of something that the writer doesn’t actually want to say but desperately needs to communicate, to be delivered of. Perhaps it’s the need to keep it hidden that makes it poetic—makes it poetry.“
— Ted Hughes English poet and children's writer 1930 - 1998
Context: Goethe called his work one big confession, didn’t he? Looking at his work in the broadest sense, you could say the same of Shakespeare: a total self-examination and self-accusation, a total confession—very naked, I think, when you look into it. Maybe it’s the same with any writing that has real poetic life. Maybe all poetry, insofar as it moves us and connects with us, is a revealing of something that the writer doesn’t actually want to say but desperately needs to communicate, to be delivered of. Perhaps it’s the need to keep it hidden that makes it poetic—makes it poetry. The writer daren’t actually put it into words, so it leaks out obliquely, smuggled through analogies. We think we’re writing something to amuse, but we’re actually saying something we desperately need to share.
„I used that housing allowance money to fuck people. Are you satisfied? Because that's the answer you deserve.“
— Jair Bolsonaro Brazilian president elect 1955
'Tem que pegar o meu patrimônio. Esquece meus filhos', diz Bolsonaro http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/poder/2018/01/1949837-daqui-a-pouco-vao-querer-pegar-minha-mae-diz-bolsonaro.shtml. Folha de S.Paulo (11 January 2018).
— Simon Cowell English reality television judge, television producer and music executive 1959
On Americans who question his right to judge Americans since he is British Quoted in Bill Keveney, "Viewers 'Idol'-ize this saucy search for a superstar," USA Today (18 June 2002)
„What's the n-never-fail universal apology?"
"'I was badly misinformed, I deeply regret the error, go fuck yourself with this bag of money.“
— Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves
Context: “That’s not worth worrying about. If pressed I’ll use the never-fail universal apology.” “What’s the n-never-fail universal apology?” “‘I was badly misinformed, I deeply regret the error, go fuck yourself with this bag of money.’” Chapter 6 “The Five-Year Game: Change of Venue” section 1 (p. 313)
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
Thought and Word, viii
„I don't want to take my time going to work. I got a motorcycle and a sleeping bag and 10 or 15 girls. What the hell I want to go off and go to work for? Work for what? Money? I've got all the money in the world. I'm the king, man! I run the underworld, guy! I decide who does what and where they do it at! What am I gonna run around and act like I'm some teeny-bopper somewhere for somebody else's money? I make the money, man. I roll the nickels. The game is mine! I deal the cards.“
— Charles Manson American criminal and musician 1934
„I'd like to have money. And I'd like to be a good writer. These two can come together, and I hope they will, but if that's too adorable, I'd rather have money.“
— Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967
„In the end, everything came down to money. It came down to what a person actually did, as opposed to who they thought they were,...“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
Marilyn Bonner, Chapter 6, p. 94
„Sure every driver has his value and you want to be respected but again money is not something that drives me.“
— Lewis Hamilton British racing driver 1985
"Hamilton makes pledge to McLaren" http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/6275778.stm, BBC.co.uk, 6 July 2007
„I just don’t trust any of it. Every time I read something about how there’s been another ridiculous climb of the Dow Jones, there’s a part of me that goes, “This can’t be good.” None of this is real money. You know what I mean? It’s not like there’s actually more of anything. It’s just ideas. When people are getting richer and richer but they’re not actually producing anything, it can’t end well.
Even after 9/11, during the darkest moment of our recent history, the President told us, “Go shopping.” That’s how we were told to uphold American values; go out and fucking buy more shit. So what were we supposed to do?“
— Louis C.K. American comedian and actor 1967
Vanity Fair (2009) Louis C.K. starvation can be character building http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2009/03/louis-ck-starvation-can-be-character-building
„If all money capital invests in appropriation and none in actual production, than capitalism is not long for this world.“
— David Harvey British anthropologist 1935
Chapter 9, Money, Credit And Finance, p. 269
„Nothing lulls and inebriates like money; when you have a lot, the world seems a better place than it actually is.“
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Ничто так не усыпляет и не опьяняет, как деньги; когда их много, то мир кажется лучше, чем он есть.
— George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London
Context: For, when you are approaching poverty, you make one discovery which outweighs some of the others. You discover boredom and mean complications and the beginnings of hunger, but you also discover the great redeeming feature of poverty: the fact that it annihilates the future. Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry. Ch. 4
„But as they all say if we sell our home what will we have for it, money, and what is the use of that money, money goes and after it is gone then where are we, beside we have all we want, what can we do with money except lose it, money to spend is not very welcome, if you have it and you try to spend it, well spending money is an anxiety, saving money is a comfort and a pleasure, economy is not a duty it is a comfort, avarice is an excitement, but spending money is nothing, money spent is money non-existent, money saved is money realised...“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946