Subtitled: Facebook is inexplicably down right now, and some of the information I was going to include in today's post was in my message folder on Facebook.
Sub-subtitled: Apparently, funny money quotes is my Plan B.
As I've mentioned before, I love pithy quotations. And of course, money, like love, is something about which everyone has an interesting opinion. So, here are some more of the best quotes about money that I have come across:
On spending money:
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." --Oscar Wilde (This is very funny, but thankfully it's not true.)
On the unfair distribution of wealth:
“If you want to know what G-d thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”
--Dorothy Parker (There's a reason why I love her.)
On the surest way to build wealth:
“I think the key indicator for wealth is not good grades, work ethic, or
IQ. I believe it's relationships. Ask yourself two questions: How many
people do I know, and how much ransom money could I get for each one?”
--Jarod Kintz (Who clearly shares my sick sense of humor).
“As much money and life as you could want! The two things most
human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a
knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”--J.K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
On the correlation between money and happiness:
“While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.” --Groucho Marx
On earning a living:
“Making money isn't hard in itself... What's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one's life to.” --Carlos Ruiz Zafón in
The Shadow of the Wind (which, by the way, is a fantastic novel.)
Tomorrow, Facebook should be back up (or else you will hear the primal scream of millions of teenagers [and twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings and everyone's parents, if you want to be honest] who are frustrated at their lack of social media). At that point, we'll return to our regularly scheduled programming.