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Virtual Reality: Fame & Fortune February 7, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Joke, People.

I’m not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. I’m a billionaire. – Howard Hughes

Having more money doesn’t make you happier. I have 50 million dollars but I’m just as happy as when I had 48 million. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself. – Harrison Ford

Donald-DirectorHollywood must be the only place on earth where you can be fired by a man wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball cap. – Steve Martin

I don’t believe in astrology. I am a Sagittarius and we’re very skeptical. – Arthur C Clarke

If life were fair, Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead. – Johnny Carson

No man is a failure who is enjoying life. ~ William Feather

Aah . . . that’s better!

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1. Jill Weatherholt - February 7, 2015

Great quotes, Nancy. The last one says it all. Now, I’m off to enjoy life! Have a great weekend. 🙂

nrhatch - February 7, 2015

I feel the same, Jill. Striving to attain objects of status is all for naught if we cannot access the peace and contentment within.

Have a wonderful weekend.

2. Pix Under the Oaks - February 7, 2015

I am with Jill.. the last quote says it all! We are off to get ready to enjoy family day at The Mama’s! Enjoy your Florida-dah-dee weekend… 😎

nrhatch - February 7, 2015

Exactly! If we aren’t content and happy in the life we’re living, what’s the point?

Enjoy family day at The Mama’s!

3. Kate Crimmins - February 7, 2015

Isn’t it funny how it’s always the people with tons of money who say it’s not important?

nrhatch - February 7, 2015

That’s why I love that quote ~> once we have “enough” (for food, clothing, and shelter), additional $$$’s have decreasing marginal utility since we can’t buy happiness, peace, and contentment.

So all this striving for More, More, More results in Less.

4. Hariod Brawn - February 7, 2015

Brilliant Nancy! I’m a sucker for a funny quote so as I said last time ’round – “keep ’em coming!”

Can I leave you with another Woodyism?

“Basically my wife was immature. I’d be at home in the bath and she’d come in and sink my boats.”

nrhatch - February 7, 2015

Where better to find peace, contentment, joy, and happiness than in the bath, while floating our boats?

As long as we remain awake and aware to the ever present danger of torpedos! :mrgreen:

Hariod Brawn - February 7, 2015


5. Val Boyko - February 7, 2015

Fun post! Thanks for sharing Nancy. Love the Arthur C Clarke one!

nrhatch - February 7, 2015

That quote made me smile BIG!

We are often unaware of the dichotomy between what we think we think and what we actually think. 😎

ericjbaker - February 7, 2015

Too true, Nancy. My id offends my super-ego at least once a day.

nrhatch - February 7, 2015

Super-egos can be so damn touchy. I ‘id you not! 😛

6. Behind the Story - February 7, 2015

I don’t think I’d notice the difference between 48 and 50 million dollars either.

Most of us are too busy trying to make a living and live a good life to become millionaires.

nrhatch - February 7, 2015

What always amazes me is that millionaires go bankrupt because they spend beyond their means. Silly rabbits!

7. Barb - February 7, 2015

William Feather nailed it!

nrhatch - February 7, 2015


There is a Tibetan saying: “at the door of the miserable rich man sleeps the contented beggar.” The point of this saying is not that poverty is a virtue, but that happiness does not come from wealth ~ it comes from setting limits to one’s desires, and living within those limits with satisfaction. ~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama

8. Grannymar - February 7, 2015

I’m with William Feather. For me, the best things in life are free!

nrhatch - February 7, 2015

Yes! Here’s to accessing the bottomless wellspring of happiness within.

9. livelytwist - February 7, 2015

Having more money doesn’t make you happier. From 48m to 50m . . . perspective 🙂

nrhatch - February 7, 2015

How many millionaires are striving to accumulate MORE, failing to see that Enough is Enough?

Just stop running away by running after. Stand still, be quiet.
~ Nisargidatta Maharaj

10. JOriginal Muse - February 7, 2015

🙂 🙂 😀

nrhatch - February 7, 2015

Well said, J!

11. NancyTex - February 7, 2015

Yes to the William Feather quote!

nrhatch - February 7, 2015

That quote is a feather in his cap!

12. Silver in the Barn - February 7, 2015

God, I love Steve Martin. And even though Ahhh-nold is not my favorite guy, that was pretty durn funny. Thanks for the smiles, Nancy!

nrhatch - February 7, 2015

Agreed x 2, Barbara. Arnold’s quote is absurdly funny. And Steve is always a treat!

“Writer’s block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.”
― Steve Martin

Silver in the Barn - February 7, 2015


13. kellie@writingmoment - February 7, 2015

Not sure who said something about ‘if you are rich you are eccentric, if you are poor you are crazy’, always makes me smile, the Schwarzenegger quote seems a little ‘eccentric’. Thanks for the smiles, love the last quote 🙂

nrhatch - February 8, 2015

Haha! Good quote ~> the wealthy get more latitude on the “Sane to Nuts” meter.

I added Feather’s quote to the end ~ it seems to be the favorite.

14. Three Well Beings - February 8, 2015

I do think Johnny Carson’s comment is pretty funny! But I definitely agree with others that enjoying life is indeed success. It seems to me that you know that very well, too. 🙂

nrhatch - February 9, 2015

I am and remain convinced that we are here to be Happy ~> that happiness is the goal behind all goals, and that the type of happiness we’re after is the “happy for no reason” inner happiness that bubbles up in tandem with inner peace and contentment.

The “happy just to be alive” feeling we get when we are imbued with a sense of well-being “just because” we’re here. Now.

15. Kathy @ SMART Living 365.com - February 9, 2015

Hi Nancy! Ah…don’t you love the irony of some of these? As they say, where ever we go, there we are!

nrhatch - February 9, 2015

Thanks, Kathy. Irony and absurdity abound . . . wherever we are.

16. Tiny - February 9, 2015

Very funny quotes, Nancy! But there’s a truth to the saying that money doesn’t bring happiness. It can even bring a heart attack when 50 million today could be only 40 tomorrow. God grief…as there’s no sense of “enough” in the lavishness.

nrhatch - February 9, 2015

Exactly! Getting off the perpetual Merry-Go-Round (of More, More, More) 17+ years ago was the best decision we ever made.

Tiny - February 9, 2015

We’re in the same boat…of simple happiness.

nrhatch - February 9, 2015


17. Tammy - February 9, 2015

Those were funny!

nrhatch - February 10, 2015

Residents of Hollywood are often oddly amusing.

18. jannatwrites - February 10, 2015

Funny quotes! Some of them are perhaps a skewed view of reality, but entertaining anyway 🙂

nrhatch - February 11, 2015

Both skewed and screw loose!

19. Don - February 13, 2015

I remember once looking at a beautiful wild flower in an empty and wide expanse of veld (not sure what the word is in American 🙂 – prairie maybe). There it was blooming simply because that was what it did – blooming for no one, or thing or cause, just blooming. It was one of the most ego-less things I’ve seen and I’ll never forget it. Great post Nancy.

nrhatch - February 13, 2015

Yes . . . a flower just grows!

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