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"You've heard of the Golden Rule, haven't you? 'Whoever has the gold makes the rules.'"
— Jafar, Aladdin
"I prey on the innocent. It's how I made my fortune, and, quite frankly, it's fun."
— John Bradshaw Layfield, WWE Monday Night Raw
"They say money doesn't buy happiness. That phrase should end with 'just kidding'."
— Daniel Tosh
"There is no wall that is high enough to stop a horse with a cart filled with gold."
— Philip II of Macedon
"See, if he was poor, we'd call him crazy. But since he was rich, we just called him sir."
— Earl about Chubby Sr., My Name Is Earl
"Y'know what money can buy? A solid gold gun. That shoots diamond bullets."
"There are many things you'll never understand. This is one of them."
[Holding a stack of dollars while looking at Frank's drawn gun]
"You see, Frank, there are many kinds of weapons. And the only one that can stop that is this. Now, shall we get back to our little problem?"
— Morton, Once Upon a Time in the West
"And it's very very funny when you've lots and lots of money to be horrible to those with none"
— The Chorus of the New York Upper Crust, How to Make your Own Gilbert and Sullivan Opera
Helena: I'm quite happy to finish my time and pay my debt to society.
Peggy Peabody: Helena, for God's sake, pull yourself together. You're a Peabody.
Helena: What difference does that make?
Peggy Peabody: Peabody's don't have debts, darling. Not to anyone. And certainly not to society.
— The L Word, "Lady of the Lake"
"Your Holiness," said a Sentry quietly and respectfully, "A diplomat from the Scottish Empire requests an audience."
"Send him in, please," smiled Alferius, looking forward to this. The Scots had been mad enough to have their Cardinal vote against his predecessor, and then him! Now would come the grovelling, as their barely reconciled Empire desperately tried to keep clear of excommunication once more. Well, Alferius had plans for them, and he didn't think the Scots were going to like any of them. Now that he was Pope, there was no force short of God that could prevent him from having his own way, and HE was the one who decided what God "thought".
The doors closed behind the Scottish Diplomat as he entered, and Alferius recognised Gille Calline The Balleol, a well known and well liked Diplomat who had dined with and maintained good relationships with Pope Stephanus. What he didn't recognize was the fixed expression of determination on the Diplomat's face, or the large sack he carried with him. Gille strode purposefully across the length of the office to the massive desk behind which sat the Pope, cursing himself for not standing earlier and now placing himself in a weak looking position. But he needn't have bothered, the normally subtle and careful Gille was acting under Prince Edmund's orders today, and he was anything but subtle.
"Your Holiness," he grunted, upending the sack he held and pouring a massive pile of florins onto the desk, "You have no problem with the Scottish Empire."
And Alferius, well known for his rather "uncatholic" tastes, stared at the money for only a few seconds before saying, "I have no problem with the Scottish Empire."
Abbie Carmichael: The laws for the rich are different.
Jack McCoy: What laws for the rich?
"Fuck you! I shoot money!"
— Million Gunman, No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle
"Like they say, you can't be too rich, or too evil!"
— Bowser Koopa, Super Mario World
"Crime is for poor people. You don't have to rob a bank when you own it."
Eames: We need at least a good ten hours.
Saito: Sydney to Los Angeles. One of the longest flights in the world. He makes it every two weeks.
Cobb: He must be flying privately.
Saito: Not if there was unexpected maintenance with his plane...
Arthur: It would have to be a 747.
Cobb: Why is that?
Arthur: Because on a 747 the pilot is up top, and the first class cabin is in the nose, so no one would walk through. But you'd have to buy out the entire cabin. And the first class flight attendant.
Saito: I bought the airline.
[Everyone looks at Saito incredulously]
Saito: (awkward) It seemed neater.
Cobb: Looks like we have our ten hours.
Money, it's a hit
Don't give me that do goody-good bullshit...
—Pink Floyd, "Money"
"No! I never lose! I'm too rich to lose!"
— Remy Buxaplenty, The Fairly Oddparents storybook "Scout's Honor"
"I'm incredibly rich, so no one will think of pressing charges."
"It's a shame rich megalomaniacs are immune from the law. Otherwise, we could just call the police."
— Yugi, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series
"When I think of the good things that life has to give,
I'm reluctantly forced to agree
That the number of people who know how to live
Is restricted, quite simply, to me.
For life is like cricket - we play by the rules -
But the secret which few people know,
Which keep men of class well apart from the fools
Is to think up the rules as you go."
"Whose peace do the Goldcloaks enforce when the Hand proclaims one king and the Queen other? [Laughs] The man who pays them."
"You and I both know the real power in this world ain't magic - it's MONEY! Buckets of it."
—Doctor Facilier, The Princess and the Frog
"Ian rolled his eyes. Laws were for poor people."
— Operation Trinity, The 39 Clues
Those of you I havenít been in contact with, please hear me out. Iím paying twice what Calvert is for a yearís salary, and Iím paying it all upfront. Look to the other team captains if you donít believe me. Fish, Minor, Richards, Meck, Iíve talked to them, and theyíve agreed.