Quotations About / On:
A fool and her money are soon courted.
(Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "First Interlude," A Guide to Men (1922).)
Unlike art and sex, money always arouses interest.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Money has no country.
(Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Jules Bertillon, in House of All Nations, sc. 26 (written 1938, published Angus and Robertson, 1988).
Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.
(J.P. (James Patrick) Donleavy (b. 1926), Irish-American novelist. Playboy (Chicago, May 1979).)
Medicine: "Your money and your life!"
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
A budget takes the fun out of money.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Money comes to life as it is spent.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
What's worth doing is worth doing for money.
(Stanley Weiser, U.S. screenwriter, and Oliver Stone. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), Wall Street (1987).)
The passion for money is never fickle.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Well, they hired the money, didn't they?
(Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. Comment, 1925. Quoted in The Wit and Wisdom of Calvin Coolidge, ed. John H. McKee (1933).
On a proposal to restructure European war debts. In They Never Said It (Paul F. Boller, Jr. and John George, 1989), it is noted that Coolidge's biographer, Claud M. Fuess, failed to find any evidence that Coolidge spoke these words, though his wife observed, "I don't know whether he said it, but it is just what he might have said.")