Woody Allen, Oscar Wilde and Spike Milligan as financial philosophers?
Yep, apparently. But they're in good company. Here, IFAonline has pooled together some of the best ever financial utterances. Enjoy.
"An economist forecaster is like a cross-eyed javelin thrower: they don't win many accuracy contests, but they keep the crowd's attention." Anon
"Teach a parrot the words 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist." Thomas Carlyle
"If all economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion." George Bernard Shaw
"The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on the weather forecasters." Jean Paul Kauffmann
"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today." Laurence J Peter
"There are people that have money and people that are rich." Coco Chanel
"When I was young I thought money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is." Oscar Wilde
"A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain." Robert Frost
"The real measure of wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money." Anon
"Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." Spike Milligan
"Money talks...but all mine ever says is goodbye." Anon
"Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears." Robert W Sarnoff
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