„Me? I'm loyal and honest, and I'm a good person. I call a spade a spade. Money doesn't make me; I make money. Without money, I'd be the same person.“

2010s, 2015, Interview with Jim Gray (September 2015)

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„Call me a queer. I'd rather hit than make love, money, or friends.“

—  Jack Tatum All-American college football player, professional football player, defensive back, safety, College Football Hall of Fa… 1948 - 2010

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„I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade.“

—  Menander Athenian playwright of New Comedy -342 - -291 v.Chr

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„Yes, I'm sure it makes people more money, and money is nice, but it has very little to do with telling good and true and useful stories.“

—  Caitlín R. Kiernan writer 1964

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Kontext: [On test audiences and alternate endings on DVDs] Seeing these two endings, knowing that the studio most likely chose the one that would close the film after polling test audiences, makes me a little ill. What if I did that with my novels? What would you think of me, if I were to so subvert the act of storytelling and mythmaking in an effort to make more money (by, I might add, perverting democracy)? Okay, at the end of Low Red Moon, I can kill Chance, or I can let her live. Which ending do you prefer? Check the box, and let us know. Should Orpheus make it back to the surface without looking to see if Eurydice is truly following him, or should he look? Should the mouse pull the thorn from the lion's paw, or should he mind his own damned business? I can only hope that it is self-evident that this process is as alien and destructive to art as anything ever could be. Yes, I'm sure it makes people more money, and money is nice, but it has very little to do with telling good and true and useful stories.

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„I'd not only be cheating myself, but I'd be cheating my teammates if I continued to make the money that I was making and wasn't producing or putting out to the level of payment that I was receiving. That's just me.“

—  Marshall Faulk All-American college football player, professional football player, running back, Pro Football Hall of Fame member 1973

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„GG Allin: If you think I'm into this for the money you're dead wrong because I'm not doing this for the money. I'm doing it because it lives inside of me.“

—  GG Allin American singer-songwriter 1956 - 1993

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„The impression was gaining ground with me that it was a good thing to let the money be my slave and not make myself a slave to money.“

—  John D. Rockefeller American business magnate and philanthropist 1839 - 1937

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—  Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849

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„I'm not making any money doing this, I'm purely doing it out of ego.“

—  Paul Tracy Canadian racecar driver 1968

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„They've spent alot of money on me. I'm ashamed.“

—  Ned Vizzini, buch It's Kind of a Funny Story

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„(I'm) swiming in the money come and find me, Nemo“

—  Drake Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor 1986

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"I'm a rapper turned singer and you can tell that he smoke, but I don't need my vocal cords all I hit are C notes."
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"I am the topic of conversation this a celebration lets toast to the fact that I moved out my mama basement to a condo downtown cause it's all about location I sit and drink wine and watch Californication of life."
"Say Something," Timbaland Presents: Shock Value 2 (2009)
"I'm on my Disney shit, goofy flow/ on records I'm Captain Hook, and my new car is Rufio/ Damn, where my roof just go?"
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„I'm here to make money and get laid,
Yeah I'm a star but I'll fade.“

—  Robbie Williams British singer and entertainer 1974

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„I'll give you leave to call me anything, if you don't call me "spade."“

—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745

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—  Rajneesh Godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement 1931 - 1990

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„We believe that failing to call a spade a spade is not scientific.“

—  Leo Strauss, buch Thoughts on Machiavelli

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