Baller Quote
June 21, 2011 2:01 PM   Subscribe

There is a quote somewhere that says something to the effect of, "The man who loses one dollar at a time goes home hungry. The man who blows it all in a big way eats for free." Any idea where that's from? Driving me nuts. It might be Heinlein. It feels a little like Bueller.
posted by ictow to Society & Culture (3 answers total)
Similar: "When you owe the bank a million dollars, the bank owns you. But when you owe the bank a billion dollars, you own the bank."
posted by Mr.Know-it-some at 2:04 PM on June 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I know the actual quote leans heavily on gambling as its reference for the metaphor. Either poker or craps or something like that.
posted by ictow at 3:53 PM on June 21, 2011

Best answer: "People who go broke in a big way never miss any meals. It is the poor jerk who is shy a half slug who must tighten his belt." - Heinlein, Time Enough For Love

posted by ictow at 4:12 PM on June 21, 2011 [2 favorites]

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