„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.
„There are, first of all, two kinds of authors: those who write for the subject’s sake, and those who write for writing’s sake. The first kind have had thoughts or experiences which seem to them worth communicating, while the second kind need money and consequently write for money.“
— Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860
„That is a profound revelation of the difference between capitalist and pre-capitalist societies; and when capitalism came into contact with the still largely communal African societies, it introduced money relations at the expense of kinship ties.“
— Walter Rodney Guyanese politician, activist and historian 1942 - 1980
„Any man who spends his income, whether large or small, benefits the community by putting money in circulation.“
— Arthur Kekewich British judge 1832 - 1907
In re Nottage (1895), L. R. 2 C. D. , p. 653.
„We are not asking for a penny piece of Community money for Britain. What we are asking is for a very large amount of our own money back, over and above what we contribute to the Community, which is covered by our receipts from the Community.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Press Conference after Dublin European Council (30 November 1979) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/104180 when she was trying to renegotiate Britain's EEC budget contribution at the EEC Summit in Dublin. Often quoted as "I want my money back".
„Since money belongs to the community … it would seem that the community may control it as it wills, and therefore may make as much profit from alteration as it likes, and treat money as its own property.“
— Nicole Oresme French philosopher
Ch. 22: Whether the community may alter money.
„The nation’s economy is not just the sum of its individuals. It is an interwoven context that we all share. To stabilize that communal landscape, sometimes you have to shower money upon those who have been foolish or self-indulgent. The greedy idiots may be greedy idiots, but they are our countrymen. And at some level, we’re all in this together. If their lives don’t stabilize, then our lives don’t stabilize.“
— David Brooks 1961
David Brooks. "Money for Idiots," http://archive.li/EzXTi The New York Times, 19 February 2009.
„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).
— David Levithan, Six Earlier Days
„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)
„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
— 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)
„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
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
Thought and Word, viii