„Most rich people get rich by taking what they want without paying for it. It’s the way of the world.“

—  John Brunner, libro The Tides of Time

Fuente: The Tides of Time (1984), Chapter 5 (p. 83)

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„I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

Fuente: Everybody’s Autobiography (1937), Ch. 3

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„What is always overlooked is that although the poor want to be rich, it does not follow that they either like the rich or that they in any way want to emulate their characters which, in fact, they despise.“

—  Elaine Dundy, libro Elvis and Gladys

Elvis and Gladys (1985), Ch. 5 : A Romance, p. 55
Contexto: What is always overlooked is that although the poor want to be rich, it does not follow that they either like the rich or that they in any way want to emulate their characters which, in fact, they despise. Both the poor and the rich have always found precisely the same grounds on which to complain about each other. Each feels the other has no manners, is disloyal, corrupt, insensitive — and has never put in an honest day's work in its life.

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„You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.“

—  L. Ron Hubbard American science fiction author, philosopher, cult leader, and the founder of the Church of Scientology 1911 - 1986

Response to a question from the audience during a meeting of the Eastern Science Fiction Association on (7 November 1948), as quoted in a 1994 affidavit by Sam Moskowitz.
This statement is similar or identical to several statements http://www.bible.ca/scientology-1million-start-a-religion.htm Hubbard is reported to have made to various individuals or groups in the 1940s. Variants include:
The incident is stamped indelibly in my mind because of one statement that Ron Hubbard made. What led him to say what he did I can't recall — but in so many words Hubbard said: "I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is!"
L. Ron Hubbard to Lloyd A. Eshbach, in 1949; as quoted by Eshbach in his autobiography Over My Shoulder: Reflections On A Science Fiction Era (1983) ISBN 1-880418-11-8 .
Y'know, we're all wasting our time writing this hack science fiction! You wanta make real money, you gotta start a religion!
As reported to Mike Jittlov by Theodore Sturgeon as a statement Hubbard made while at the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society clubhouse in the 1940s.
Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be start his own religion.
As quoted in the Los Angeles Times (27 August 1978)
Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.
As quoted in the article "Scientology: Anatomy of a Frightening Cult" by Eugene H. Methvin. Reader's Digest (May 1980).
I always knew he was exceedingly anxious to hit big money — he used to say he thought the best way to do it would be to start a cult.
Sam Merwin, Editor of Thrilling Science Fiction magazine Winter of 1946-47; quoted in Bare-Faced Messiah, The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard (1987) by Russell Miller
Whenever he was talking about being hard up he often used to say that he thought the easiest way to make money would be to start a religion.
Neison Himmel, briefly a roommate of Hubbard in Pasadena during the fall of 1945, in a 1986 interview, quoted in Bare-Faced Messiah, The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard (1987) by Russell Miller.

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„I always like to say to people who want to be rich and famous, try being rich first. See if that doesn't cover most of it.“

—  Bill Murray American actor and comedian 1950

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„Let some people get rich first.“

—  Deng Xiaoping Chinese politician, Paramount leader of China 1904 - 1997

"Nanxun" (Southern Tour) of 1992. Quoted in The Economist http://www.economist.com/node/639652 (31 May 2001). A summarization of several quotations from Deng Xiaoping, known in Chinese as, "让一部分人先富起来", News of the Communist Party of China http://cpc.people.com.cn/GB/34136/2569304.html World Development Report 2009 https://books.google.com/books?id=ZkDE5CxAqHcC&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=%22some+areas+must+get+rich+before+others%22&source=bl&ots=ezli3nfD8W&sig=ACfU3U2wto-q9C3waDTgnGgB2xLgodbruA&hl=en&sa=X The Nanxun Legacy and China's Development in the Post-Deng Era https://books.google.com/books?id=jDJqDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA202&dq=%22to+get+rich+first%22&hl=en&sa=X.
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„Death is the most convenient time to tax rich people.“

—  David Lloyd George Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1863 - 1945

In Lord Riddell's Intimate Diary of the Peace Conference and After, 1918-1923 (1933)
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„Actually, the problem in the world is that there are too many rich people.“

—  Paul R. Ehrlich American scientist and environmentalist 1932

Americans plunder planet? http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TjAcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KHoEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6924,333924&hl=en, Associated Press, April 6, 1990.

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