Money, money, money, mo-o-o-o-o-ony

The Carpetbaggers was the first big money I made. Money gave me a lot of freedom, but no matter how much you make there’s always somebody chasing your ass for more.” – Harold Robbins

Harold worked hard for his money and he always had a great time spending it. He felt it was the payoff for all the hard work. He saw money as something that should not be hoarded…that should not be selfishly clung to as though it was life itself…He lived “out loud”, so people were comfortable asking him for more money…more donations and more than he probably should have given…and here’s something else he did that was surprising. He never felt paying a 90% federal tax during an era when he was making huge sums of money was wrong. He lavished money on those he loved; his wives, ex-wives, children. He lavished moneyon anyone that came into his world of generosity. As I have said before, he would have given you the shirt off his back. So, for me, I’d rather live like Harold Robbins, giving from the heart with abandon. Do you think he would be surprised that in today’s world the fight is still about money and power and greed???

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~ by haroldrobbinsnovels on November 8, 2010.

One Response to “Money, money, money, mo-o-o-o-o-ony”

  1. I want information about HOPPING THE FENCE, i think Harold wrote it in 1966. This is the only thing he has written i have not read. Any information would be appreciated.

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