Quotations About / On:
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).)
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).)
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.)
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.)
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).)
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).)
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).)
Money speaks, but it speaks with a male voice.
(Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist, critic. Pornography, ch. 1 (1981).)
The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
(James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Speech at Virginia Convention, June 20, 1788. W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 11, p. 164, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991).)
That's what I always say. Love flies out the door when money comes innuendo.
(Arthur Sheerman, U.S. screenwriter. Norman McLeod. Monkey Business (film) (1931).)