— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks (1949)
Contexto: Readers will immediately divine that this was written before the advent of the credit card. After this invention grasped commerce in its clutch, Marchbanks found that unless he had one he was without Fiscal Credibility; if he had no debts he did not exist. Modern man is a debtor, or he is nothing, and money becomes more and more illusory.