Quotes About Money

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Christopher Marlowe
“Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.”
Christopher Marlowe

Brandon Mull
“Adamant," Doren said proudly, handing over the shield. "We fished it out of the tar pit where we found the shirt of mail."

"Probably all belonged to the same careless adventurer," Newel speculated. "Too much money, not enough talent.”
Brandon Mull, Keys to the Demon Prison

Tom Robbins
“Whenever a state or an individual cited 'insufficient funds' as an excuse for neglecting this important thing or that, it was indicative of the extent to which reality had been distorted by the abstract lens of wealth. During periods of so-called economic depression, for example, societies suffered for want of all manner of essential goods, yet investigation almost invariably disclosed that there were plenty of goods available. Plenty of coal in the ground, corn in the fields, wool on the sheep. What was missing was not materials but an abstract unit of measurement called 'money.' It was akin to a starving woman with a sweet tooth lamenting that she couldn't bake a cake because she didn't have any ounces. She had butter, flour, eggs, milk, and sugar, she just didn't have any ounces, any pinches, any pints. The loony legacy of money was that the arithmetic by which things were measured had become more valuable than the things themselves.”
Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

Pearl S. Buck
“Wang Lung sat smoking, thinking of the silver as it had lain upon the table. It had come out of the earth, this silver, out of the earth that he ploughed and turned and spent himself upon. He took his life from the earth; drop by drop by his sweat he wrung food from it and from the food, silver. Each time before this that he had taken the silver out to give to anyone, it had been like taking a piece of his life and giving it to someone carelessly. But not for the first time, such giving was not pain. He saw, not the silver in the alien hand of a merchant in the town; he saw the silver transmuted into something worth even more than life itself - clothes upon the body of his son.”
Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth
tags: money

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Making money isn't hard in itself,what's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting your life to”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Henry Hazlitt
“The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.”
Henry Hazlitt

William Shakespeare
“There is thy gold, worse poison to men's souls,
Doing more murder in this loathsome world,
Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

“Whomsoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.”
James Garfield

Jhumpa Lahiri
“...that in spite of living in a mansion an American is not above wearing a pair of secondhand pants, bought for fifty cents.”
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

Timothy J. Keller
“The early church was strikingly different from the culture around it in this way - the pagan society was stingy with its money and promiscuous with its body. A pagan gave nobody their money and practically gave everybody their body. And the Christians came along and gave practically nobody their body and they gave practically everybody their money.”
Timothy J. Keller

Richard Kadrey
“They can talk shit about each other behind the others' backs, but when it comes down to it, money is the one true race and everyone down here is the color of greenbacks and as tall as mountains.”
Richard Kadrey, Kill the Dead

Paul Auster
“The moon people do not eat by swallowing food but by smelling it. Their money is poetry - actual poems, written out on pieces of paper whose value is determined by the worth of the poem itself.”
Paul Auster, Moon Palace

Margaret Atwood
“I feel despised there, for having so little money; also for once having had so much. I never actually had it, of course. Father had it, and then Richard. But money was imputed to me, the same way crimes are imputed to those who've simply been present at them.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
tags: money

Shay Olivarria
“Every decision you make takes you one step closer to being wealthy ... or one step further away.”
Shay Olivarria

Caryll Houselander
“Powerful to alleviate, to delay, to camouflage, though money is, in the end it lets us down.”
Caryll Houselander, The Reed of God

Michael   Lewis
“What are the odds that people will make smart decisions about money if they don’t need to make smart decisions—if they can get rich making dumb decisions?”
Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Toba Beta
“It's no good to give money to anybody
who thinks money as the root of all evil.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Valentin Rasputin
“الرب أعطى النقود، والشيطان صنع ثقباً. وها هي نقود الرب تتسرب عبر ثقب الشيطان.”
Valentin Rasputin, المهلة الأخيرة

“This planet was a marketplace where evil tugged murderously at its chains. Its spies were everywhere. At windy corners where young girls with knowing children’s faces were selling flowers and matches, on the operating tables at the hospitals, in the slums, at railway stations, under viaducts.”
Paul Leppin, Blaugast : A Novel of Decline

“Dont struggle for salary.. DO struggle for Success..”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“إن من أسوأ وأدنأ الأشياء المتعلقة بالمال أنه قادر على شراء كل شيء حتى المواهب وستبقي هذه الحقيقة بقاء الحياة في هذا العالم. الأبله”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Henry A. Wallace
“In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself.”
Henry A. Wallace

Hermann Hesse
“On a strange and devious way, Siddhartha had gotten into this final and most base of all dependencies, by means of the game of dice. It was since that time, when he had stopped being a Samana in his heart, that Siddhartha began to play the game for money and precious things, which he at other times only joined with a smile and casually as a custom of the childlike people, with an increasing rage and passion. He was a feared gambler, few dared to take him on, so high and audacious were his stakes. He played the game due to a pain of his heart, losing and wasting his wretched money in the game brought him an angry joy, in no other way he could demonstrate his disdain for wealth, the merchants' false god, more clearly and more mockingly.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Samuel Johnson
“Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life . . . the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.”
Samuel Johnson
tags: money, time

Ben Elton
“People in that crowd want to make poverty history, but NOT if they have to pay for it themselves”
Ben Elton, Meltdown

Jamie O'Neill
“They do say money is the root of all evil."

I thought that was supposed to be the love of money."

There's neat for you. 'Tis them without it that loves it best.”
Jamie O'Neill, At Swim, Two Boys

George Gissing
“Money is time. With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise would not in any sense be mine; nay, which would make me their miserable bondsman.”
George Gissing

“There’s no such thing as free kittens.”
Brian P. Cleary, You Oughta Know By Now

Quentin R. Bufogle
“A friend told me that one day he and I would be rich and famous. I told him that I'd trade my half of the fame, for his half of the money.”
Quentin R. Bufogle

Northrop Frye
“Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it. I know no other country where accountants have a higher social and moral status.”
Northrop Frye

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