Quote by Jackson Pollock
Bums are the well-to-do of this day. They didn't have as far to fall.
This quote suggests that individuals who were once affluent but have lost everything and become homeless are in a relatively privileged position compared to those who have always struggled financially. It implies that despite their current circumstances, the homeless people who were once well-off had less distance to "fall" in terms of social status and economic hardship. This may be seen as a commentary on the inherent inequality in society and how the concept of success and wealth is relative.
I was very glad that Mr. Attlee described my speeches in the war as expressing the will not only of Parliament but of the whole nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless and, as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it, and if I found the right words you must remember that I have always earned my living by my pen and by my tongue. It was a nation and race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.