“The possession that has given me the most pleasure is my cello and bow, which cost about £1,000… If a measure of a good investment is a ‘joy to pound ratio’, it’s got to be my cello.”

British Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran on her best investment, in The Sunday Times.

“I hate to say it – well no, I don’t hate to say it -I think I was the highest-paid guitarist in the world during that Reunion Tour. I got about S1m a night, and we did 150 nights. Someone’s got to do the job.”


Andy Summers, guitarist with The Police, quoted in The Daily Telegraph

“A real patriot is the fellow that gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.” Journalist Bill Vaughan, quoted in Forbes.

“I suppose it must have been during tne 1970s or 1980s when That’s Life! was popular. At one point, turned down £1m to move from the BBC to ITV. And if you want to know what it’s like to turn down a million pounds, you feel Stupid.”

TV presenter Esther Rantzen on the best financial year of her life, in The Mail on Sunday.

“People are like, ‘Oh, you’re only in it for the fame, you’re in it for the clout, you’re in it for the money’ Honey, I’ve dated billionaires my entire adult life, let’s keep it real.”

Actress and filmmaker Julia Fox, on her dating Kanye West, quoted in the Daily Mirror

“He was interested in everybody. When we’d come out of the stage door at the theatre, that’s where all the professional autograph seekers were. They were strong and l’d say They’re creepy’. Andy would be, like, ‘How can you say that? If I hadn’t become a successful artist, l’d be one of these people with my autograph book.”

Bob Colacello, on his friend Andy Warhol, quoted in The Times.

Kris Paterson is a writer for Whatjobs.com