Quotations About / On: MONEY

  • 71.
    Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.
    (Martin Amis (b. 1949), British author. Einstein's Monsters, introduction (1987).)
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  • 72.
    ...Fielding lived when the days were longer (for time, like money, is measured by our needs).
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 15, 1871-1872. Henry Fielding (1707-1754) was an important British novelist.)
  • 73.
    The American Dream is really money.
    (Jill Robinson (b. 1936), U.S. novelist. As quoted in American Dreams, part 1, by Studs Terkel (1980). The daughter of movie producer Dore Schary, Robinson had grown up rich in Hollywood.)
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  • 74.
    Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.
    (Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. author. Gilbert Osmond, in The Portrait of a Lady, ch. 35 (1881). Speaking of Isabel Archer's fortune.)
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  • 75.
    ... money trials are not the hardest, and somehow or other, they are always overcome.
    (Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 15 (1913). Recalling a period of severe economic stress when she had six young children; serious illnesses were afflicting the family; her husband's employment was uncertain; and Texas, where they were living, was being rent by the Civil War.)
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  • 76.
    Books are the money of literature, but only the counters of Science.
    (Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #102, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
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  • 77.
    But it takes a lot of money to live freely by the sea.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).)
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  • 78.
    When money disappears, we soon understand the power of absence.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 79.
    When it comes to money nobody should give up anything.
    (Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Samuel Rubb, in Miss MacKenzie, vol. 2, ch. xix, London, Chapman and Hall (1865).)
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  • 80.
    To understand someone, find out how he spends his money.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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