Christopher Stocks


What money can’t buy

I’ve been feeling down about my ever-declining income for ages now, but this quote from William Gaddis’s freewheeling Carpenter’s Gothic, which I finally got round to reading this week, cheered me up no end.

‘…money like that’s supposed to mean you can buy the best, best food, best cars, friends, lawyers brokers all these God damn doctors but the money attracts the worst so that’s what they buy, they buy the worst and the worst scare off the best…’

Maybe there’s something to be said for being hard-up after all.