No rich man is a patriot, no rich man is a friend. They have all only got one fatherland the Ritz-Carlton; and one friend the mistress they're promising to divorce their wives for.
When people are collecting gold they aren't doing business. ... Gold is constipation: even bankruptcy is more fluid. Gold isn't wealth: positions in markets are wealth.
The waste, the insane freaks of these money men, the cynicism and egotism of their life... I'll show that they are not brilliant, not romantic, not delightful, not intelligent.
Money goes where money is, money yearns where money is.
If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves, there wouldn't be enough to go around.
About myself - no. I'm unimportant, an observer, a wandering animal.
Gentlemen are overestimated, that is my experience.
Creation of something out of nothing is the most primitive of human passions and the most optimistic
A woman can't be, until a girl dies. . . . I mean the sprites that girls are, so different from us, all their fancies, their illusions, their flower world, the dreams they live in.
Intuition is not infallible; it only seems to be the truth. It is a message which we may interpret wrongly.
You want to be free and break new ground, speak your mind, fear no man, have the neighbours acknowledge that you're a good man; and at the same time you want to be a success, make money, join the country club, get the votes and kick the other man in the teeth and off the ladder.
Charm is a cunning self-forgetfulness.
I don't know what imagination is, if not an unpruned, tangled kind of memory.
All new money is made through the shifting of social classes and the dispossession of old classes.
A bank is a confidence trick. If you put up the right signs, the wizards of finance themselves will come in and ask you to take their money.
If misery spelled revolt, we should have had nothing but revolt from the beginning of time. On the contrary, it is quite rare.
A self-made man is one who believes in luck and sends his son to Oxford.
Philosophy is by the timid for the timid.
Life is nothing but rags and tags and filthy rags at that.
Every work of art should give utterance, or indicate, the awful blind strength and the cruelty of the creative impulse, that is why they must all have what are called errors, both of taste and style.
A woman is a hunter without a forest.
Women have been brought up much like slaves, that is, to lie.
Why is it every careerist tries to turn his mother into a Madonna--to prove his intellect is a virgin birth, papa had nothing to do with it? It's the sign of the misogynist.
It is a rule of creative ability that it does nothing of any value, while it is possessed by this afflatus of vanity.
It is most oppressive to be an aunt.
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