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The quote as i remembered it was
Actor "Whats my motivation mr Deville?"
Which gets really interesting with the economics of buying mooks and adventuring. One adventure had someone holding an important hostage for... 50 gold. My second level character ducked into the kangaroos pouch, took out 100 gold pieces and tossed it to him. "Have a nice day, thank you for your help, we'll take it from here"
Back in the days, I can recall playing in a Rune Quest game where the hostage is being ransomed for ... 2 bottles of grain alcohol. The Mooks were a race called Trollkin (picture goblins) and the grain alcohol just made them drunk. When the PCs found out the cost of the alcohol (something like 2 gp - REALLY cheap) they just went to the ransom meeting with 4 bottles.
Problems ensued. The payoff was so going so easy the Trollkin suspected a double cross... and told PC A to drink some of the grain alcohol.
PC B: "He can't do that!"
Trollkin: "Ah-ha! I heard of stuff called poison before! I not so stupid!"
PC B: "Nah, he can't drink it 'cause it's Fireday! Against his religion to drink firewater on Fireday."
Trollkin: "oh... ok. Wait! you drink some!"
PC B: "sorry, can't do that... same religion!"
Trollkin: "wow! sorry dude, dumb religion!"