Money is a very strange concept. There will be points in the forthcoming months when you might not have the change in your pockets to get the bus into town at the same time as your are talking to people on the on the telephone in terms of tens of thousands of pounds. Some of the following might seem contradictory, but in matters of money they often are. We spoke earlier about how being on the dole gives you a clearer vision of how society works. What it doesn’t do is give you a clear idea of how money works.
After you spend any time on the dole, you resign yourself to the economic level your life is at and cope - or things start to slide. The rent goes into arrears. The electricity goes unpaid. The gas board threatens to cut you off. When this starts happening a paranoia begins creeping in telling you modern society is geared toward working against the individual and YOU in particular. The late eighties reaction to this is invariably to realise that the only way out is for you to become suddenly very rich and none of this will matter any more. You will start to fantasize about becoming very wealthy and how shortly it will happen to you. You only have to make the smart move, find the right key, make the right contract, be discovered for what you are. Your fantasy will be fueled by everything.
Nobody wins the pools. There is no such thing as a fast buck. Nobody gets rich quick. El Dorado will never be found. Wealth is a slow build, an attitude to life. I’m afraid that the old adage that if you look after the pennies the pounds will look after themselves is always true.
That being said, you must be willing to risk everything - that’s everything you haven’t got as well as everything you have got - or nothing will happen.
— Bill Drummond, KLF - The Manual: How to Have a Number One Hit the Easy Way