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Raising Money Quotes


"I know about raising money." - Nancy Pelosi

"Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food." - Frank Howard Clark

"Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food." - Frank A Clark

"Physics isn't a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money." - Leon M. Lederman

"Hillary Clinton's raising the money from the people she wants to control." - Donald Trump

"We need a total ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections." - Donald Trump

"Physics isn't a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money." - Leon M. Lederman

"I have been raising money for the past 14 years for diabetes research." - John Ratzenberger

"With the amount of money I have, it's difficult raising children the way I was raised." - Adam Sandler

"People pigeonhole me - I'm known for raising more money than any man alive." - Terry Mcauliffe

"In the end, raising money is basically a matter of going out there and asking. There are no shortcuts." - Georgette Mosbacher

"When raising money, you want to look through the lens of 'What happens when things go wrong?'" - Ben Horowitz

"Every donation received is a potential negative ad. Vetting money is just as important as raising it." - Dick Morris

"It's all about raising more money. And they have to keep this alive, so Hillary [Clinton] got cheated." - Rush Limbaugh

"When I'm raising money, this fundraising, I'm thinking about the next fundraising. I'm thinking how I'm set up for it." - Reid Hoffman

"There are three things being a celebrity is good for: raising money for charity, dinner reservations and tee times." - Dennis Quaid

"Women candidates have two unique problems. They have trouble raising money and being taken seriously by the media." - Maureen Reagan

"I don't think anyone enjoys raising money, but for some reason I seem to have a knack." - Louis Susman

"Money begets money." - John Ray

"Money was the crux. Raising money to pay the cost of war was to cause more damage to 14th century society than the physical destruction of war itself." - Barbara Tuchman

"I know what happened to my foundation, from raising no money to raising $500m, serving three million people. Do we want to take that away? I don't think anybody says yes." - Lance Armstrong

"What we need is more money back in the hands of Americans of any economic standing and so raising taxes right now doesnt make sense." - Kevin Yoder

"Raising of money may indeed change the species, but with so much loss as the foreign pieces were raised unto, above their intrinsick value." - William Petty

"There's no need there to sit with the filmmaker for 11 years to develop the script, or go round the world raising money." - Tilda Swinton

"I have tried raising money by asking for it, and by not asking for it. I always got more by asking for it." - Millard Fuller

"There are a lot of white female-led startups that are raising money without a tech founder. At the core of it is value." - Kathryn Finney

"I am very proud to be the only candidate up here who does not have a Super PAC, who's not raising huge sums of money from Wall Street." - Bernie Sanders

"Bill Clinton's willingness to play the game when raising money in Arkansas for his election campaign suggests an insensitivity to conflict-of-interest rules." - Leonard Lurie

"What we need is more money back in the hands of Americans of any economic standing and so raising taxes right now doesn't make sense." - Kevin Yoder

"I'm for eliminating deductions and taking some of the money to buy down rates and put it on the debt. That's not raising taxes. That's solving a problem." - Lindsey Graham

"For the good producer, raising capital is about the last thing to worry about. If you're good, the money comes very easily." - Irwin Winkler

"The liberal groups spent months raising money so they could take down anyone President Bush nominated. But they have not been able to touch judge Roberts." - Michael Oxley

"We're not raising grass. We're raising boys." - Harmon Killebrew

"Raising the federal minimum wage won't just put more money in the pocket of low-income families - it also means they spend more money at the businesses in their neighborhoods. [Donald] Trump's against that as well." - Hillary Clinton

"We have to get rid of the constant fundraising that happens inside the Congress. Before, political parties used to raise money; now, individual members are raising money through the DCCC and the RCCC. It is absolutely corrupt." - Marcy Kaptur

"When I did 'Dancing With the Stars,' I got literally thousands of emails from people saying, 'We relate to you. I've been divorced. I'm raising kids on my own.' Or, 'You've had money. You've lost money.'" - Marie Osmond

"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation" - C Everett Koop

"It's true that in chess as in politics, fund-raising and glad-handing matter." - Garry Kasparov

"I never understood using Kickstarter for commercial purposes. If you want to raise money for commercial purposes, I think you should give someone a dividend. They make money, then you make money. It should be an investment, whereas I think Kickstarter's true purpose is raising money for things that are in and of themselves justifying." - Kurt Braunohler

"You must spend money to make money." - Plautus

"I make money, money doesn't make me." - Chris Webber

"Success makes success, like money makes money." - Nicolas Chamfort

"I should say, the one thing you run into is, if you're trying to raise a round you have to decide, well, how much money are you trying to raise? And then you have to justify that to your investors, because they want to know why you [are] raising that much? Why aren't you raising either twice as much or half as much?" - David Plotz

"If you want to be an architect of change by raising great kids, God bless. If you want to do it by raising money for your kid's school, great. If you want to build a garden - whatever it is. Women like myself - they're complicated, and they have a lot of different interests and qualities within them." - Maria Shriver

"Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will benefit about 28 million workers across the country. And it will help businesses, too - raising the wage will put more money in people's pockets, which they will pump back into the economy by spending it on goods and services in their communities." - Thomas Perez

"We're kind of in the wild west, and, you know, it would be very difficult to run for president without raising a huge amount of money and without having other people supporting you because your opponent will have their supporters." - Hillary Clinton

"When I ran, I didn't have any money. Now, it requires raising hundreds of millions of dollars just to get the nomination, and I don't care to be involved in that process." - Jimmy Carter

"They were also very bountiful, especially the ladies. They were always raising money to buy skinny chickens for people who lived in tenements or organizing private schools that often went bankrupt." - John Cheever

"And you can't have a prosperous economy when the government is way overspending, raising tax rates, printing too much money, over regulating and restricting free trade. It just can't be done." - Arthur Laffer

"Depending on whom you ask, time is money, time is love, time is work, time is play, time is enjoying friends, time is raising children, and time is much more. Time is what you make of it." - Philip Zimbardo

"VeggieTales is something that, on paper, makes no sense at all. It is a series of children's videos where limbless, talking vegetables act out Bible stories. Try raising money with that pitch." - Phil Vischer

"Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given." - Mother Teresa

"Raising taxes doesn't create jobs, and this is a common sense thing. Washington doesn't get it. They believe if they take more money and send it to Washington, D.C. somehow they create wealth. It doesn't work." - Kevin Yoder

"Raising the debt ceiling is not additional spending. It is simply saying, you, the United States of America, can continue to borrow the money you need to pay the bills you have already rung up." - Jay Carney

"I'm always glad when people come together to help each other - whether they're raising money for somebody in a bad situation or making a creative piece like a song." - Ze Frank

"I know the game wasn't a classic, but the night was about more than that-it was about bringing back the memories and raising money for former heroes who have now fallen on hard times." - David Ginola

"We all know how powerful the web can be for raising political money. Well, if you're game, the Duke Cunningham Legal Defense Fund is apparently ready to accept your donation." - Joshua Micah Marshall

"Teaching is a truly noble profession. It's sad the amount of responsibility that teachers have today. They're not only teaching kids: they're raising kids, policing kids - and they don't make a lot of money." - Jesse L Martin

"It's very difficult for me to do fund raising for my own organization if I'm working for other companies because sponsors will say, 'Well, hey, man, if she's doing a ballet for Ballet Theatre, we'll give money to Ballet Theatre.'" - Twyla Tharp

"I think it's important that people know what raising the debt ceiling is. It's Congress giving permission to the federal government to borrow more money that we don't have, and we borrow it for the purpose of spending it." - Michele Bachmann

"And we've got to ask ourselves some very serious questions as to whether or not certain religious leaders, in terms of raising money - I hate to bring this up - are pushing hot buttons." - Tony Campolo

"There are so many startups out there raising money. I don't think this is a bad thing. It's a good thing. Entrepreneurship is in vogue. Innovators are innovating. Makers are making." - Fred Wilson

"The state of New York's got this group of people called smokers, and they know they're addicted, and despite all the efforts to make 'em quit, they know they can't. So they just see a pile of money when they see these people. And they think because they're addicted, they can't not buy the product, so they just keep raising taxes and raising taxes, and they expect people just to come up with the money from somewhere and pay it." - Rush Limbaugh

"Kansas had better stop raising corn and begin raising hell." - Mary Elizabeth Lease

"Donald Trump talks about how he's not going to be controlled by the moneyed interests. Do people understand that he's not giving money to his campaign, he's loaning it because he expects to get money back from those same big donors he decries right now? He's planning on running a general election based upon raising money from those very people." - Mitt Romney

"What's money without happiness?" - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Money isn't everything, Mortimer." - Ralph Bellamy

"Money is coined liberty." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Money isn't everything." - Proverbs

"Follow the money." - W Mark Felt

"I'm careful with money." - Craig Ferguson

"I'm happy without money." - Heath Ledger

"Money can't buy life." - Bob Marley

"Money money money money money money money money money. Let no one say it has no place in a love story. It has a particular place. It is something on the right shelf." - Daniel Handler

"I don't care if the Koch brothers or Soros spend their money to promote one candidate or another. I care about members of Congress spending 30%-70% of their time raising money from .05% of us. Change the way we fund elections and you change the corruption." - Lawrence Lessig

"Having a big budget, I have no problem with spending the movie. It's fantastic to have a big budget. It gives a lot of time. It gives a lot of freedom. What's difficult is raising the money beforehand, and then when the investor wants the money back, afterwards." - Jaco Van Dormael

"I wanted to get my movie noticed WITHOUT spending any ad money. So I made a bit of a spectacle. I recorded lots of podcasts. I bickered with hate groups. I criticized critics. I banged pots together. I did everything I could to raise awareness without raising any money to do so." - Kevin Smith

"As far as acting in films, there is not much out there that is very interesting to do. The ones that are interesting to me are independent films and they have trouble raising money. With people putting their money into blockbusters, there is not much left for the independents." - Karen Allen

"The question now is does Obama have any hope of raising money? I don't think he'll raise it out of the New York people, I don't think he's going to raise it out the Hollywood people, so where's the money going to come from for Barack Obama?" - Juan Williams

"Niggas wit no money act like money isn't everything." - Drake

"I need some money. You got any money?" - Daniel Negreanu

"Information about money is more important than money itself." - Walter Wriston

"It's a new year, new year, new money, money!" - Rick Ross

"Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse." - William Blake

"Health can make money, but money cannot make health." - Maria Edgeworth

"I started to earn money because we didn't have money." - Debbie Reynolds

"Bad money drives out good money from circulation." - Henry Dunning Macleod

"When everything is worth money, then money is worth nothing." - David Byrne

"If you want to run for the United States Senate, you hire a consultant who will do polling for you, who will tell you the kinds of television ads you should run, who will tell you that most of the money you raise has got to go into TV. Raising money, and then putting that money into the hands of consultants, who then put on TV ads - that's more or less what campaigns are about. We've got to change that." - Bernie Sanders

"Money is the best deodorant." - Elizabeth Taylor

"Her voice sounded like money." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Geological time is not money." - Mark Twain

"Remember that time is money." - Benjamin Franklin

"Put money in thy purse." - William Shakespeare

"Money writes books, money sells them. Give me not righteousness, O Lord, give me money, only money." - George Orwell

"Money, money, all is money! Could you write even a penny novelette without money to put heart in you?" - George Orwell

"Money makes a man laugh." - John Selden

"Take the money and run." - Woody Allen

"I want my money back!" - Margaret Thatcher

"Money doesn't grow on trees." - Proverbs

"God gave me my money." - John D Rockefeller

"I love to spend money." - Roberto Cavalli

"Money is only congealed snow." - Dorothy Parker

"Politics is not about money." - Paul Wellstone

"I don't care about money." - Lady Gaga

"Nothing wrong with making money." - Adam Levine

"There's little money in theatre." - Cyrus Broacha

"Money does not guarantee success." - Jose Mourinho

"To carry on war, three things are necessary: money, money, and yet more money." - Gian Giacomo Trivulzio

"Money, make money; by honest means if you can; if not, by any means make money." - Horace

"Money and man a mutual falsehood show, Men make false money, money makes men so." - Aleyn

"Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough." - E W Howe

"Re raising kids: Love, without discipline, isn't." - Malcolm Forbes

"I have no intention of raising taxes" - William J Clinton

"Effective fund-raising is based on relationships." - Jeffrey Deitch

"We rule out raising taxes this year." - Luis De Guindos

"The feminists taught us about consciousness-raising." - Richard Dawkins

"I used to love hand raising." - Chris Matthews

"Raising taxes won't create private sector jobs." - Marco Rubio

"Raising George Walker was not easy." - Barbara Bush

"I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok." - Shaquille O'Neal

"Most Americans stopped looking at what was happening through a variety of coping mechanisms - starting with women entering paid work and then everyone working longer hours and using their homes for raising equity and generating more money through debt. The typical household basically staved off the day of reckoning." - Robert Reich

"I've always played music and I've always been in bands and there have been periods in my life where the music has taken a much more front row seat than any acting. For a big period of time the acting work was really a way of raising money to fund my music. And then that all sort of changed around and that's fine." - Jim Sturgess

"A world where Congressmen spend 30 to 70 percent of their time raising money from a tiny, tiny fraction of the 1% is a world where that tiny, tiny fraction has enormous power. And it's that inequality in political power that enables this corrupted system to happen." - Lawrence Lessig

"The work is different in the sense that I haven't had to travel round the world raising money, or work from the genesis of the project. But the collaboration feels clear always, it's sort of my drug, I'm in it for the conversation. The conversation's the most important part of it." - Tilda Swinton

"Many people don't have the ability to be rich, because they're too lazy or they don't have the desire or the stick-to-itiveness. It's a talent. Some people have a talent for piano. Some people have a talent for raising a family. Some people have a talent for golf. I just happen to have a talent for making money." - Donald Trump

"It is the growing custom to narrow control, concentrate power, disregard and disenfranchise the public; and assuming that certain powers by divine right of money-raising or by sheer assumption, have the power to do as they think best without consulting the wisdom of mankind." - W E B Du Bois

"In Canada, I've had success raising money. I think I was fortunate enough. But today, I would have to write a very, very bad script not to be financed for the next one. I'm assured at least of the next one, but you're always [only] as good as your last film. I think it's true for anyone." - Philippe Falardeau

"I've laid out my economic plans. I want to grow the economy. That's why I have plans for jobs and raising incomes. I do want to go after bad actors on and off Wall Street, because I think companies that take money from federal, state, and local governments and then pick up and move should have to pay that back." - Hillary Clinton

"The fact remains that we're running a presidential campaign. And we're doing that through appearances like today, fund-raisers like today, where Donald Trump was in Texas, raising money, not just for the trump campaign, but, drumroll, please, for the RNC and the Republican committees, which benefits all these candidates that Paul Ryan is trying to protect." - Kellyanne Conway

"[Hillary Clinton] is now lost two times in a row, is the message that [Kellyanne] Conway was sending. But to the Clinton camp, the campaign's never over. It's gonna continue 'cause then you're raising money for the foundation. She's floating the fact she might run again in 2020." - Rush Limbaugh

"So on the demand side [for energy], there have been a variety of policies that globally have been way over $50 billion a year of tax credits, raising the price of electricity through things like renewable portfolio standards, so the total amount of money that's gone into sending a price signal to push up demand versus what would happen without it has been gigantic." - Bill Gates

"We're talking about should we increase taxes? Why not put a tax on carbon emissions. It would raise a lot of money, it would reduce the environmental damages in the future, it would solve so many problems, and it would be a much more constructive thing to do than to think about raising the income tax." - Robert F. Engle

"Wouldn't it be just great if somebody could actually get elected without having to spend all that time raising money? Wouldn't it be great if somebody could get elected president without having to pay all the donors back? Wouldn't it be fabulous if somebody could get elected president without this giant due bill?" - Rush Limbaugh

"Central banks have gotten out of the central banking business and into the central planning business, meaning that they are devoted to raising up-if they can-economic growth and employment through the dubious means of suppressing interest rates and printing money. The nice thing about gold is that you can't print it." - James Grant

"I hate raising money. It diverts you from what your real task is: to be a representative. You're diverted into preservation when you really want to spend your time and energy making a better state and a better country - which is the reason you ran in the first place." - Shelley Moore Capito

"We Hoosiers hold to some quaint notions. Some might say we 'cling' to them, though not out of fear or ignorance. We believe in paying our bills. We have kept our state in the black throughout the recent unpleasantness, while cutting rather than raising taxes, by practicing an old tribal ritual - we spend less money than we take in." - Mitch Daniels

"My mom was a single mother, raising my sister and me. My mom has an incredible talent for living in the world without traditional structure, and her friend, who was in advertising, put me in a commercial when I was five. It was just to make money." - Gaby Hoffmann

"'La Lupe' is my passion project. I've done it as a one-woman show, but I'm raising money to turn it into a film. It's a story of a Cuban singer who became the Queen of Latin Soul, the first woman on the N.Y. salsa scene." - Lauren Velez

"It is no secret that those of us in the Northwest believe the Administration's proposal to drive up the cost of electricity in our region is not only misguided, but also will not achieve the intended goal of raising money for the treasury." - Greg Walden

"It was not easy for my mother, being a struggling actress and raising a child. We were these two sort of vagabonds, never knowing where the money was going to come from. She always says she couldn't afford a babysitter, which is why she put me on the stage." - Christina Applegate

"Honestly, when I had the idea to make 'An Inconvenient Truth,' and I was going out and raising the money, and I said, 'I want to make a movie about Al Gore's slide show, will you give me a million dollars?' People thought I was insane, looked at me cross-eyed." - Lawrence Bender

"For future Snowdens, we want to show there is an organization that will do what we did for Snowden - as much as possible - in raising money for legal defense and public advocacy for whistleblowers so they know if they come forward there is a support group for them." - Sarah Harrison

"As a chef, I had started working with groups like Share Our Strength and various local food banks in New York, raising money for hunger-related issues. And not only me, but the entire restaurant industry has been very focused on this issue." - Tom Colicchio

"Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs." - Michael Badnarik

"The Bush administration, they had two blue ribbon commissions about infrastructure finance that recommended a lot more money, and additionally the gas tax being increased. We couldn't get them to accept being able to move forward. Since President Obama's been in office, there has been, to be charitable, a lack of enthusiasm for raising the gas tax." - Ray LaHood

"Those public employee union bosses think they already control the legislators, they already control everyone up there in Sacramento, and now, because they have the money, they want to control all of you, .. They want to raise your taxes. It's all going in that direction - raising your taxes. But I'm here as your warrior, remember that. I want to protect you." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"In an era when party fundraising is badly tainted, dinners are a really good way of raising cash for campaigning. Lots of people giving very small amounts of money through ticket sales and raffle prizes: yes, it's much harder work than big donations, but I think it's a more democratic and transparent way of fundraising." - Lucy Powell

"There's nothing wrong with raising venture capital. Many lean startups are ambitious and are able to deploy large amounts of capital. What differentiates them is their disciplined approach to determining when to spend money: after the fundamental elements of the business model have been empirically validated." - Eric Ries

"When we talk about the kind of folks whose lives will be made better by raising the minimum wage, we're not talking about a couple teenagers earning extra spending money to supplement their allowance. We're talking about providers and breadwinners. Working Americans with bills to pay and mouths to feed." - Thomas Perez



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