Quote o’ the Day

Industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt believed that spiritualists could contact the dead. One day, he decided to seek financial advice from his deceased friend Jim Fiske and asked a renowned spiritualist to organize a séance so he could talk to him. But during the proceedings, the spirit of Vanderbilt’s dead wife, Sophia, “contacted” her husband first. Vanderbilt was not as pleased as the spiritualist expected. “Business before pleasure,” he said firmly. “Let me speak to Jim.”