Quotes on Money, RSS

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    I can’t express anger. That’s one of the problems I have. I grow a tumor instead.

    Woody Allen
     
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    I am myself impressed by the great social advantages of increasing the stock of capital until it ceases to be scarce.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    [Conservatives] offer me neither food nor drink — intellectual nor spiritual consolation… it leads nowhere; it satisfies no ideal; it conforms to no intellectual standard, it is not safe, or calculated to preserve from the spoilers that degree of civilization which we have already attained.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems — the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behaviour and religion. .

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    All production is for the purpose of ultimately satisfying a consumer.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    Capitalism is “the astonishing belief that the nastiest motives of the nastiest men somehow or other work for the best results in the best of all possible worlds.”

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    Professional investment may be likened to those newspaper competitions in which the competitors have to pick out the six prettiest faces from a hundred photographs, the prize being awarded to the competitor whose choice most nearly corresponds to the average preferences of the competitors as a whole.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    Leninism is a combination of two things which Europeans have kept for some centuries in different compartments of the soul — religion and business. We are shocked because the religion is new, and contemptuous because the business, being subordinated to the religion instead of the other way round, is highly inefficient.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    I realized that jobs suck, but if you could get up at 6 a.m. and bake your own breakfast, that is very satisfying. I learned the value of giving people little delights [while working at the bagel shop]. Those small details and experiences are the reason why people like luxury cars. They are full of those little delights. You can do the same thing with any business. With a Web and iPhone app, I try to find new and tiny ways to delight my customers. They may not notice, but it helps drive goodwill and makes your product remarkable.

    Marco Arment, Instapaper founder
     
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    It Is okay for artists to make money…No, really, it’s okay.

    Robert D. Austin and Lee Devin
     
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    On the whole, money does artists much more good than harm.

    Robert Hughes
     
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    Q. Does it bother you that people want to own his work not for its value as art but for its financial value? A. No. I think if you’re a good artist, you make things to survive that. When an artwork leaves me, it has to go on its own journey, so I make sure it’s pretty robust. When I was young, when I made a series of the spot paintings, I’d always imagine throwing one on the ground outside the studio, leaving it on the pavement. And I’d think, if it was still there in the morning, it was shit. If someone walking home from the pub didn’t think, ‘I’ll have that’, it wasn’t worth making.

    Damien Hirst
     
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    He (Elvis) always listened to that still, small voice inside. At the end of a show in Milwaukee, he was walking off stage when he stopped to take off a black diamond ring worth $40,000 – and that was in 1976. He just threw it into the audience and walked off without even looking to see who caught it. He said that a voice inside told him that someone out there needed that ring.

    Larry Geller (Elvis’ Hairdresser)
     

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