November 3, 2009

“The rich are different” – and so are politicians and the French


F. Scott Fitzgerald: “The rich are different from you and me.”
Ernest Hemingway: “Yes, they have more money.”
       Their legendary quote-counterquote exchange


“The rich are different from you and me: they cheat more on their taxes.”
       Lynn Brenner
       American financial writer
       Newsday, April 2, 1995


“Politicians are different from you and me. The business of reaching for power does something to a man…he instinctively calculates each new situation and each new situation and each other man with the simplest question: What can this do for me.”
       Richard Reeves
       American presidential historian  
       in his book A Ford, not a Lincoln (1975) 


“The French are different from you and me, assuming, of course, that you're not French, in which case the French are different from me, and the Americans are different from you.”
       Leslie Nielsen
       Canadian actor and comic genius
       In his book The Naked Truth (1994)

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