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Katharine Rayner Quotes

Katharine Ann Johnson

Katharine Rayner quotes: endearing views by the billionaire.

“Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it.”

“The wind of change, whatever it is, blows most freely through an open mind.”

“A good listener is not someone with nothing to say.”

“I am all for people having their heart in the right place; but the right place for a heart is not inside the head.”

“I suppose we all share this pipe-dream of being able to reach out a hand and find anything at will; what is amazing is that we think that good filing could somehow make it comes true.  On the contrary: putting a letter into a filing system is like releasing your ferret in the Hampton Court maze.”

“Filing is concerned with the past; anything you actually need to see again has to do with the future.”

“As anyone who has ever fallen foul of an airport, a conventional hospital or a bad restaurant knows, misery is made up of little things.”

“Too great a preoccupation with motives (especially one’s own motive) is liable to lead to too little concern for consequences.”

“The rule is not to talk about money with people who have much more or much less than you.”

“Being young is not having any money; being young is not minding not having any money.”

“The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any.”

“The main purpose of children’s parties is to remind you that there are children more awful than your own.”

“One reason you are stricken when your parents die is that the audience you’ve been aiming at all your life – shocking it, pleasing it – has suddenly left the theater.”

“It might be marvelous to be a man – then I could stop worrying about what’s fair to women and just cheerfully assume I was superior, and that they had all been born to iron my shirts.  Better still, I could be an Irish man – then I would have all the privileges of being male without giving up the right to be wayward, temperamental and an appealing minority.”

“It’s a pity more men are not bastards by birth instead of vocation.”

“It has long been my boast that I can read or eat anything.  But unfortunately, although I eat like a Hoover, I read so slowly that I am always on the smart book three years after everyone else has finished.”

“In my next life I want to be a pessimist.  Then other people could spend all their time cheering me up.”

Billionaires are amazing!”

Cory Johnson: your second cousin’s neighbor’s boyfriend’s side chick’s third-favorite writer. Believes, to stay woke, one needs a good night’s sleep. Worth $11 million. Calls THIS the best way to become a millionaire today.