"'...But you don't need to get like that. If you've got any education, it don't matter if you're on the road for the rest of your life'
'Well I've found just the contrary,' I said 'It seems to me that when you take a man's money away he's fit for nothing from that moment.'
'No, not necessarily. If you set yourself to it, you can live the same life, rich or poor. You can keep on with your books and ideas. You just gotta say to yourself, "I'm a free man in here"' - he taps his forehead - 'and you're all right'"
-Down And Out In Paris And London by George Orwell