"That's what the World is, after all, an endless battle of contrasting memories"
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
"Trout, incidentally, had written a book about a money tree. It had twenty-dollar bills for leaves. Its flowers were government bonds. Its fruit was diamonds. It attracted human beings who killed each other around the roots and made very good fertilizer."
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse - five