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“How could I go on my travels without that sweet soul waiting at home for my letters?”
“I was seized again with a desperate longing for the absolute.”
“The more you don't do it, the more it's fun to read about.”
“On the floor of life the commodity is money. / You can buy and sell money, you can buy and sell absence of money, debt, which used to strike me as funny. / For some it's hedging, for most it's speculation. / In New York they've just introduced a futures contract in inflation. / (Pity it's not Bolivian inflation, which hit forty thousand per cent.)”
“... England that little gray island in the clouds where governments don't fall overnight and children don't sell themselves in the street and my money is safe.”
“One thing one learned from one's colonial masters. / One makes money from other people's disasters.”
“I'd begun to think you were a bit like God — / You make things happen but you don't exist.”
“So think a billion, that's a thousand million, and have you ever tried / To think a trillion? Think a trillion dollars a day. / That's the gross national product of the USA. / There's people who say the American eagle is more like a vulture. / I say don't piss on your own culture. / Naturally there's a whole lot of greed and / That's no problem because money buys freedom.”
Caryl Churchill, English playwright