I did spend $76,520 on hookers, booze and dancers. But mainly hookers. I was a little shocked initially, but then I realized I could claim most of it back as entertainment. It's true!
—Will Emerson, Margin Call
'Tis easier to suppress the first Desire, than to satisfy all that follow it.
—Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack (1751)
Hell, if marijuana was legal, I'd appear in a commercial for that, too.
—Billy Dee Williams responds to criticism for endorsing Colt. 45 malt liqour
"Most French historians today probably would concede that [Georges] Danton's finances do not stand up to close scrutiny. In 1789 he was a not especially successful lawyer loaded down with at least 43,000 livres in debts. In 1791 he paid off his creditors and bought an estate worth 80,000 livres without an ostensible improvement in his practice or the acquisition of another legitimate source of income. He probably took money from the court. But a politician may fatten his purse without betraying his country, and Danton certainly led the resistance to the invading armies after the overthrow of the monarchy on August 10, 1792."
— Robert Darnton, on Georges Danton
How Charlie hasnít officially changed his name to 'F.N. Hammered' is beyond me.
"There's too much money in my fucking hand!" Oh, don't worry, Johnny. Flip more people the bird, and the NFL's morality police will happily relieve you of that cash...I say all this as someone who likes Manziel. I would prefer to ignore the rather obvious fact that Johnny is here for the money and the girls, and just pretend he's some magical throwback that can turn it on when the game starts, like John Belushi hitting every line in a sketch after shooting 50 speedballs. But my inner football tightass knows this isn't how it works. My inner football tightass knows that Manziel is about to get his ass kicked.
—Drew Magary, "Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Cleavland Browns"
'Superbly well-to-do people tend to have much less of an impetus to work through things now,' Dr. Stone said. 'They have so many opportunities to seek gratification that theyíre not hurting in the same way. Iím thinking of a narcissistic and unmarried patient in his late 40s who, in another time and under most circumstances, youíd have said missed the boat. He could get gratification through his wealth and move from one model to another, so that he didnít really need to maintain a relationship.'
—Eric Konigsberg, "Age of Riches - Challenges of $600-a-Session Patients"