Quotations About / On:
Money speaks, but it speaks with a male voice.
(Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist, critic. Pornography, ch. 1 (1981).)
Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely.
(Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #349, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
The perfect pleasure: money is neither fattening nor immoral nor illegal.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.
(Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, p. 99 (1903), eds. Paul and Stanley (1909).
The epigram reappeared in Rowland, A Guide to Men, "Cymbals and Kettle-Drums" (1922).)
Mummy and Daddy are not poor, they just haven't any money. There's a difference.
(Ernest Pascal, and Walter Lang. Mytyl (Shirley Temple), The Blue Bird, in the house of the Luxurys (1940).
Based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck.)
One [New York] eatery is a remodeled diner that looks like what Busby Berkeley would have done if only he hadn't had the money.
(Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950), U.S. humorist. Metropolitan Life, part 2 (1978).
Berkeley (1895-1976) produced elaborate, greatly overdecorated musical numbers for many Hollywood films of the 1930s.)
The want of money is the root of all evil.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 310 (1951).
The aphorism, which has also been credited to Mark Twain, reappeared in Butler's novel, Erewhon, ch. 20 (1872).)
The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, "Untraced Notes," (1951).)
We shall never get people whose time is money to take much interest in atoms.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 133, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 160, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)