Scribes scribble about it. Singers salute it. Poets ponder it. We're talking money, honey. Do you know which celeb said what?
Which pop ''boy band'' crassly crooned, ''Money -- that's what I want''?
''If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.'' So said this slick one:
J. Paul Getty.
''I don't like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves,'' said this cool cat, who, judging by his mellow demeanor, must have been rolling in it.
''Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy,'' observed:
''Don't cling to fame. You're just borrowing it. It's like money. You're going to die, and somebody else is going to get it.'' Prophetic words, indeed, from:
''A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.'' Who said it -- and in relation to what?
Everett McKinley Dirksen, about the federal budget.
Anna Nicole Smith, about the money her late husband's family was trying to keep out of her hands.
Britney Spears, about the rising cost of her lavish sets and elaborate costumes.
What, famously, is the root of all evil?
Too much money.
The lack of money.
The love of money.
The lack of money and the love of money.
''Her voice was full of money.'' Whose words were said to be wrapped in wealth?
Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Tammy Faye Bakker.
''I believe we should all pay our income tax with a smile. I tried, but they wanted cash.'' Who's the clever quipster?
Puff Daddy -- now P. Diddy.
''Money does not pay for anything, never has, never will. It is an economic axiom as old as the hills that goods and services can be paid for only with goods and service.'' Sez who?
Albert Jay Nock.
J. Alfred Prufrock.
''The very rich are different from you and__'':
''You can't appreciate home till you've left it, money till it's spent, your wife till she's joined a women's club, nor Old Glory till you see it hanging on a broomstick on the shanty of a consul in a foreign town.'' This bit of wisdom is courtesy of:
Attention: ''Poverty iz the stepmother ov genius.'' Who thought up -- and charmingly misspelled -- this bit of heartening news?
-- Posted: Jan. 8, 2002