We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1936). Epifania, in The Millionairess, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 6, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1973).)
(Madonna [Madonna Louise Ciccione] (b. 1958), U.S. singer and actress. As quoted in People magazine, p. 74 (August 30, 1993).
At the time she said this, the popular performer's worth was estimated at $100 million, and she claimed to have taken "only three brief vacations in 10 years.")