"...but you can make a killing."
I don't know if that's a direct quote, or if it's just how I remember it, but the thought is from today's author, if not the exact words. He was a UK writer, a novelist, playwright and celebrated curmudgeon. Since the last few authors have been so easy to identify, that's all I'm going to give you, except for this quote:
"I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it's a man or a dog; they're the best for every day."