| 3 years ago||class of '09 - away - #22|
~Triple I~ said:
"Lunch is for wimps."
"The richest one percent of this country owns half our country's wealth, five trillion dollars. One third of that comes from hard work, two thirds comes from inheritance, interest on interest accumulating to widows and idiot sons and what I do, stock and real estate speculation. It's bullsh*t. You got ninety percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own. We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it. Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it. You've got that k!ller instinct. Stick around pal, I've still got a lot to teach you."
Bud Fox: How much is enough?
Geeko: It's not a question of enough, pal. It's a zero sum game, somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred from one perception to another.
"What's worth doing is worth doing for money."
"You see that building? I bought that building ten years ago. My first real estate deal. Sold it two years later, made an $800,000 profit. It was better than s3x. At the time I thought that was all the money in the world. Now it's a day's pay."
"It's not always the most popular person who gets the job done."
"You gonna tell me the difference between this guy and that guy is luck?"
[points at a bum and businessman]
and my favorite...
"Ever wonder why fund managers can't beat the S&P 500? 'Cause they're sheep, and sheep get slaughtered."
Thanks to the great Gordon Gekko, I became a Trader. Never looked back since. People vilified Gekko, but dude was the real deal.