Quotation by Gertrude Stein

Is money money or isn't money money. Everybody who earns
it and spends it every day in order to live knows
that money is money, anybody who votes it to be
gathered in as taxes knows money is not money. That
is what makes everybody go crazy.... When you earn
money and spend money every day anybody can know the
difference between a million and three. But when you
vote money away there really is not any difference
between a million and three.
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), U.S. author. Originally published in Saturday Evening Post (June 13, 1936). "Money," How Writing Is Written, Black Sparrow Press (1974).
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