In the Hollywood adaptation of Fay Weldon's book 'The life and loves of a She-devil', the accountant character, Bob, says to Ruth, the title character:
"Life is made up of assets and liabilities. As a man I have four basic assets. One, a home that is my castle. Two, a family that is caring and devoted. Three, a successful career that I have worked very hard to maintain and, four, the freedom to enjoy the fruits of my labour. But when it comes to liabilities, I have only one. That's you Ruth."