“Good on ya, ladies. I’ll be happy to pay your fines for you. Keep it up.” Popstar Pink to the Norwegian Olympic beach handball team after the ruling body fined them for wearing “improper clothing”: shorts instead of bikini bottoms, quoted in Metro.
“Fifteen years ago, they would give us $25m and say we can make $50m at the box office, and then the DVD sales would come. Not any more.” Actor Matt Damon on the ascendancy of streaming platforms putting cinemas under pressure, quoted in The Sunday Times.
“Liking money like I like it is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.” Salvador Dali, quoted in Forbes.
“The Twitter-educated youth should sit with surviving traders sipping aged brandy, shut up, and learn.” Statistician and financial writer Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Twitter.
“People hate influencers. They are so angry at us making money. It could be something crazy like just me walking my dog, and people are just so angry”. Em Sheldon, an influencer on the online abuse they get, quoted in The Times.
“As a kid, l used to save my pocket money to buy Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire; was always Scraping around to find £7.50 for all three. I’d cut out every advert and file them by designer.” Emma Grede, founder and CEO of Good American, the US-based premium apparel label, quoted in the Evening Standard.
“The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” Jean-Baptiste Colbert, France’s finance minister under King Louis XIV, quoted on Forbes.
Kris Paterson is a writer for WhatJobs.com