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February 11, 2022

Doug Ford and other top money-related quotes

Maybe it’s the conservative in me, but this quote from Doug Ford yesterday cracked me up.

1317230_dollar_sign Ford, the brother of bloated, right-wing Toronto mayor Rob Ford, was being confronted and berated by an Ontario Coalition Against Poverty protestor in the Big Smoke when he quipped, “Get a job.”

I dunno. I guess it’s a simple comeback, but I thought it was just superb. Ford denied the jab, of course, but 680 News caught it on tape (listen here). And, on the Friday before a weekend, Dougie Ford’s Dangerfield-like sting gives us a great chance to count down other great money-related quotes.

Any list like this should start, and maybe end, with Gordon Gekko’s omnipresent “Greed ... is good,” but it’s hardly the only financial line that endures.

A few of the other tops, in honour of Toronto’s mayor’s brother:

1) “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” – Woody Allen
2) “Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex. You thought of nothing else if you didn’t have it and thought of other things if you did.” – James Arthur Baldwin
3) “What’s a soup kitchen?” – Paris Hilton
4) “Cocaine is God’s way of saying you’re making too much money.” – Robin Williams
5) “I used to have a drug problem, but now I have enough money.” – David Lee Roth
6) “The trick is to stop thinking of it as ‘your’ money.” – Unnamed IRS auditor
7) “I was so poor growing up … if I wasn’t a boy … I’d have (had) nothing to play with.” – Rodney Dangerfield
8) “Money is the best deodorant.” – Elizabeth Taylor

And, finally, Yogi Berra:

9) “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

What’s your favourite money-related quote or piece of advice?

By Jason Buckland, MSN Money



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