The rich were dull and they drank too much or they played too much backgammon. They were dull and they were repetitious. He remembered poor Julian and his romantic awe of them and how he had started a story once that began, "The very rich are different from you and me." And how someone had said to Julian, "Yes, they have more money."
Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), U.S. author. Collected in The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories (1938). "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," Esquire (New York, Aug. 1936).
In its original publication, "Julian" was named as F. Scott Fitzgerald, who had written in his 1926 story "The Rich Boy": "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me" (also see F. Scott Fitzgerald's comment under "rich, the").