Quotes About Rich People

Quotes tagged as "rich-people" (showing 1-30 of 35)
Coco Chanel
“There are people who have money and people who are rich.”
Coco Chanel

Glen Cook
“Rich men have dreams. Poor men die to make them come true.”
Glen Cook, Water Sleeps

Douglas Coupland
“People who advocate simplicity have money in the bank; the money came first, not the simplicity.”
Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief

Raymond Chandler
“There's always something to do if you don't have to work or consider the cost. It's no real fun but the rich don't know that. They never had any. They never want anything very hard except maybe somebody else's wife and that's a pretty pale desire compared with the way a plumber's wife wants new curtains for the living room.”
Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

Elaine Dundy
“[W]hat 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.”
Elaine Dundy, Elvis and Gladys

Albert Camus
“Remembrance of things past is just for the rich. For the poor it only marks the faint traces on the path to death.”
Albert Camus, The First Man

“Everywhere the weak execrate the powerful, before whom they cringe; and the powerful beat them like sheep whose wool and flesh they sell.”
Voltaire, Candide

John Scalzi
“Rich people show their appreciation through favors. When everyone you know has more money than they know what to do with, money stops being a useful transactional tool. So instead you offer favors. Deals. Quid pro quos. Things that involve personal involvement rather than money. Because when you're that rich, your personal time is your limiting factor.”
John Scalzi, Lock In

“The whole idea of "leaners" and "lifters" is the central teaching of the right wing ideologue, Ayn Rand, who penned books like The Virtue of Selfishness. It’s a self-serving crock. Rand found out the hard way. After a lifetime proselytising on behalf of the "producers" and denouncing anyone needing government assistance as "parasites," when Rand became old and sick, she discovered that even a bestselling author could not afford health care in the neoliberal US. She availed herself of Medicare and ended her life on what she had despised – social security.
~ an edited extract from "The Life of I: the new culture of narcissism" ~Anne Manne~”
Anne Manne

Sergio Troncoso
“Rich people don’t have to have a life-and-death relationship with the truth and its questions; they can ignore the truth and still thrive materially. I am not surprised many of them understand literature only as an ornament. Life is an ornament to them, relationships are ornaments, their “work” is but a flimsy, pretty ornament meant to momentarily thrill and capture attention. Why didn’t I reread my F. Scott Fitzgerald sooner? I might have saved myself some time.”
Sergio Troncoso, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays

Peter V. Brett
“Arther, what is first on the agenda?"
"The same as ever, Highness. Elections, land, and entitlements." Arther had learned to mask much of his distaste at that last word, but his lips still puckered as if it soured his tongue.
Entitlements. Leesha hated the word, too, but not for the same reason as Arther. It was a cold word, used by those with full bellies to bemoan feeding those without.”
Peter V. Brett, The Skull Throne

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Rich people read their bills. Poor people dread theirs.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

Louise Penny
“The only thing money really buys?...Space. A bigger house, a bigger car, a larger hotel room. First-class plane tickets. But it doesn't even buy comfort. No one complains more than the rich and entitled. Comfort, security, ease. None of them come with money.”
Louise Penny, A Rule Against Murder

“The only thing I like about rich people is their money.”
Nancy Astor the Viscountess Astor

Elizabeth Gaskell
“No, its the poor I tell you, and the poor only, as does such things for the poor. Don't think to come over me with th' old tale, that the rich knows nothing of the trials of the poor; I say, if they don't know, they ought to know. We're their slaves as long as we can work; we pile up their fortunes with the sweat of our brows, and yet we are to live as separate as if we were in two worlds..." Chap. 1, p. 12”
Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton

Ruta Sepetys
“Jo, they have a baby grand piano, but no one in the family plays. They have shelves of books they've never read, and the tension between the couples was so thick it nearly choked us."
"Let me tell you something 'bout those rich Uptown folk," said Cokie. "They got everything that money can buy, their bank accounts are fat, but they ain't happy. They ain't ever gone be happy. You know why? They soul broke. And money can't fix that, no sir. My friend Bix was poor. Lord, he had to blow that trumpet ten hours a day just to put a little taste in the pot. Died poor, too. You saw him, Jo, with that plate on his chest. But that man wasn't soul broke.”
Ruta Sepetys, Out of the Easy

“Getting rich is not real and staying rich is real.”
Sivaprakash Sidhu

Helen Oyeyemi
“She had a new bracelet on, stacked with emeralds brighter than her eyes. I hate rich people.”
Helen Oyeyemi, The Icarus Girl

Miguel Delibes
“Los ricos siempre se encariñan, cuando son ricos, por el lugar donde antes han sido pobres. Parece ser esta la mejor manera de demostrar su cambio de posición y fortuna y el más viable procedimiento para sentirse felices al ver que otros que eran pobres siguen siendo pobres a pesar del tiempo.”
Miguel Delibes

Lisa Bedrick
“Money almost always ends up disappointing.
Buying things to give lasing satisfaction is an illusion. Money can't buy happiness. The people with the most money are often times the MOST miserable people.”
Lisa Bedrick, On Christian Hot Topics

“There are two thinks that make people rich!
Enheritated or Educated. Remember education don't come with out motivation!”
Beta Metani'Marashi

Ruta Sepetys
“What if this is a horrible mistake?" I croaked.
"Oh, it'll be horrible fine, just a bunch of pretentious rich people with shelves of expensive books they've never read.”
Ruta Sepetys, Out of the Easy

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest riches are the gift of life, strength and wisdom.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“The Vikings thought they were big shots because they had boats. You know how obnoxious people get when they own a boat. They always want to go on the boat. "We're taking the boat out this weekend. It's supposed to be beautiful. Why don't you come? You never come. You're always working. You know how many people wish they would get invited to come on the boat? And you turn it down.”
Colin Quinn, The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America

“Who says that money don't matter?
If you are Rich all the world will know about you, if you are poor no one give a crap about what it's happening to you!
"Life It's Short, enjoy this moment.”
Ebelsain Villegas

V.C. Andrews
“Maybe that was what millions could do-- nail a satisfied smirk to one's face.”
V.C. Andrews, Petals on the Wind

“You will be called rich because someone else will be called poor.”
Yohann Dafeu

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