Riches to Rags Quotes


[Autobiographies] are all the same - it's always rags-to-riches or I-slept-with-so-and-so. Damned if I'm going to say that. Deborah Kerr

My life has often been described as 'from rags to riches' but in fact, the Ross's were never raggedy. Diana Ross

Well, that's baseball. Rags to riches one day and riches to rags the next. But I've been in it 36 years and I'm used to it. Casey Stengel

The oat is the Horatio Alger of cereals, which progressed, if not from rags to riches, at least from weed to health food. Waverley Root

Unfortunately I have no rags-to-riches story to tell. Money never played a big role for me. My parents just had it. Stelios Haji-Ioannou

Adam had once told Gansey, "Rags to riches isn't a story anyone wants to hear until after it's done. Maggie Stiefvater

The American dream was not, at least at the beginning, a rags-to-riches type of narrow materialism. Charles A. Reich

The ultimate idea of rags-to-riches success in America is the Hollywood movie star. Marin Ireland

There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty. George Farquhar

Your incredible brain can take you from rags to riches, from loneliness to popularity, and from depression to happiness and joy - if you use it properly. Brian Tracy

The American dream of rags to riches is a dream for a reason - it is hard to achieve; were everyone to do it, it wouldn't be a dream but would rather be reality. Robert Fulton

Gypsy [Rose Lee] is as unique as she is timeless. Her story is classic Americana, and the strangest rags-to-riches saga you'll ever read; I like to call it Horatio Alger meets Tim Burton. Karen Abbott

The faith that anyone could move from rags to riches - with enough guts and gumption, hard work and nose to the grindstone - was once at the core of the American Dream. Robert Reich

In A Midnight Carol Patricia Davis illuminates the dark and brilliant humanity of Charles Dickens - the man who lived a rags-to-riches life more remarkable than any of his stories. Richard Lederer

We are the rags to riches story, okay, the Robertson's are. Okay? We had very humble beginnings. Everybody's trying to figure out what, what's behind it, and all the Robertsons say, 'Hey, it's divine intervention.' Me personally, okay, God's gonna take 'Duck Dynasty' where he wants it to go, okay, and to the people that he wants it to go to. Si Robertson

You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you. Brian Tracy

I got to sing solo in the junior choir when I was 10 or 11 and won a competition, and my sister's piano playing improved to a certain level. One time my sister and I worked together. The first song we ever sang in High School was Rags to Riches by Tony Bennett. Gordon Lightfoot

While some multimillionaires started in poverty, most did not. A study of the origins of 303 textile, railroad and steel executives of the 1870s showed that 90 percent came from middle- or upper-class families. The Horatio Alger stories of "rags to riches" were true for a few men, but mostly a myth, and a useful myth for control. Howard Zinn

My life has been sensationalised into a rags to riches story. Jonathan Rhys Meyers

My life has often been described as 'from rags to riches,' but in fact, the Rosses were never raggedy. Diana Ross



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