That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
I don’t think the money people in Hollywood have ever thought I was normal, but I am dedicated to my work and that’s what counts.
Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don’t give some value to friendships and it can be depressing.
My children were taught at an early age how money works and that it comes from hard work. They’ve been on a commission – not an allowance – since they were little. They learned that if they worked around the house, they got paid. If they didn’t work, they didn’t get paid.
Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.
If a man has wealth, he has to make a choice, because there is the money heaping up. He can keep it together in a bunch, and then leave it for others to administer after he is dead. Or he can get it into action and have fun, while he is still alive. I prefer getting it into action and adapting it to human needs, and making the plan work.