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Sep 18, 2014
No one earns a billion dollars. People earn $10 an hour, people steal a billion dollars.

Aug 03, 2014

How do you sleep at night?

Mad Men, S01E06 [video]

Roy: “So, what do you do, Don?”
Don Draper: “I blow up bridges.”
Midge: “Don’s in advertising.”
Roy: “No way! Madison Avenue? What a gas!”
Midge: “We all have to serve somebody.”
Roy: “Perpetuating the lie. How do you sleep at night?”
Don: “On a bed made of money.”

Simpsons, S06E18 [video]

Jay Sherman: How do you sleep at night?
Rainer Wolfcastle: On top of a pile of money with many beautiful ladies.
Jay Sherman: Just asking.

Jun 19, 2014
I’m just back out here to make enough money to disappear again.

Jun 18, 2014
Advertising is built on puffery — on, at heart, deception. And I don’t think anybody can go proudly into the next world with a career built on deception — no matter how well they do it.

Mar 20, 2014

Nov 24, 2013

The real ending to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Nov 10, 2013
Working on poems is like cheating on your husband: It’s what I really want to do but they won’t pay me for it.

Oct 27, 2013
Writing beats baling hay or going door-to-door for a living, but it’s still shockingly unenjoyable work.

Sep 12, 2013
Putting your money towards art, music, film, etc., even food, is a gesture of interest that you are making towards being shown something new. You are not purchasing a reliable product like pants. You are voting “yes” for mystery.

May 26, 2013
Harvey Weinstein tells Errol Morris how to sell the work. Brilliant.

Harvey Weinstein tells Errol Morris how to sell the work. Brilliant.

(Source: filmzu, via gwendabond)

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