The Gordon Gekko quote about greed from the original “Wall Street” movie has developed a life of its own over the years. It has become a go-to symbol for many people of what is wrong with the mindsets of the Wall Street money-machine elite.
“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies and cuts through to the essence of the evolutionary spirit.”
For all those brave souls currently contemplating a potential career on the front line of Capitalism, here are 11 quotes:
“Everyone has the brainpower to follow the stock market. If you made it through fifth-grade math, you can do it.” – Peter Lynch
“For twenty dollars I can tell you a lot of things. For thirty dollars I can tell you more. And for fifty dollars I can tell you everything.” – “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” (1985)
“Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” - Warren Buffett
“There’s not a lot of money in revenge.” – “Princess Bride” (1987)
“One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.” – William Feather
“The best way you hurt rich people is by turning them into poor people.” – “Trading Places” (1983)
“The United States have developed a new weapon that destroys people but it leaves buildings standing. It’s called the stock market.” – Jay Leno
“Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.” – Donald Trump
“Lesson number one: Don’t underestimate the other guy’s greed.” – “Scarface” (1983)
“I’m not greedy. I just want my half.” – “Rain Man" (1988)
“Money can’t buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.” – Spike Milligan
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