— John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
„Call me a queer. I'd rather hit than make love, money, or friends.“
— Mitch Hedberg American stand-up comedian 1968 - 2005
„It's never been for love of money. I thank God for it because it makes me a living. But I sing because I love it, not because of the dollar signs.“
— George Jones American musician, singer and songwriter 1931 - 2013
Billboard - 28 Oct 2006 - Page 48 https://books.google.com/books?id=KQ8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=It%27s+never+been+for+love+of+money.+I+thank+God+for+it+because+it+makes+me+a+living.+But+I+sing+because+I+love+it,+not+because+of+the+dollar+signs.&source=bl&ots=98m-74BYnT&sig=4S5wWfO72ZmDRBRCgUscFVFDd1Q&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6Ts3VfGnNIqfygOv4YGYDA&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=It's%20never%20been%20for%20love%20of%20money.%20I%20thank%20God%20for%20it%20because%20it%20makes%20me%20a%20living.%20But%20I%20sing%20because%20I%20love%20it%2C%20not%20because%20of%20the%20dollar%20signs.&f=false.
„Hamm: If I could sleep I might make love. I'd go into the woods. My eyes would see … the sky, the earth. I'd run, run, they wouldn't catch me.“
— Samuel Beckett Irish novelist, playwright, and poet 1906 - 1989
„The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon.“
— Angelina Jolie American actress, film director, and screenwriter 1975
„I'd love to write another song
Baby especially for you
I'd love to write another song
And feel things bright and new
In poetry I'd carve it well
I'd even make it rhyme
I'd love to write another song
Just to get some peace of mind.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
I'd Love to Write Another Song
— William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
— Rita Mae Brown Novelist, poet, screenwriter, activist 1944
„I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man.“
— Themistocles Athenian statesman -524 - -459 a.C.
As quoted in The Quotable Intellectual (2010) edited by P. Archer, p. 152 http://books.google.com/books?id=QnDvIsNKNIwC
„"Money! Money in Oz!" cried the Tin Woodman. "What a queer idea! Did you suppose we are so vulgar as to use money here?"
"Why not?" asked the shaggy man.
"If we used money to buy things with, instead of love and kindness and the desire to please one another, then we should be no better than the rest of the world," declared the Tin Woodman. "Fortunately money is not known in the Land of Oz at all. We have no rich, and no poor; for what one wishes the others all try to give him, in order to make him happy, and no one in all Oz cares to have more than he can use."
"Good!" cried the shaggy man, greatly pleased to hear this. "I also despise money — a man in Butterfield owes me fifteen cents, and I will not take it from him. The Land of Oz is surely the most favored land in all the world, and its people the happiest. I should like to live here always."“
— L. Frank Baum Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919
The Road to Oz (1909)
„None of my friends have any respect for me. … No, most of these people thought of me like... some money....“
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
„Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort is spent, rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal.“
— Donald Rumsfeld U.S. Secretary of Defense 1932
"Rumsfeld's Rules" January 12, 1974 http://library.villanova.edu/vbl/bweb/rumsfeldsrules.pdf