It is possible to be overprivileged, and certainly to be underprivileged, but not, it seems, to be privileged just right.
You never find people endeavoring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
Every discipline attempts to transfer sovereignty from the consumer to the producer; “professionalism” is our name for a successful coup.
You can have nice things, or you can let everybody use them.
To lose one’s money folly used to be enough; today it also requires ambition.
Most of us have finally learned to stop glamorizing poverty; now if we could only learn to stop glamorizing wealth.
So many arguments won, and still no spoils.
We are rich, and adapted to be poor, and thus miserable.
We despise capitalism, democracy, and technology not for giving us what we want, but for showing us what we want.
Money makes all things possible, such as not caring about money.
It is difficult, when you are poor and obscure, to persuade anyone of your indifference to wealth and fame.