[In Bud's new office.]
Gekko: Lunch is for wimps.
Bud Fox: I'm tapped out Marv. American Express' got a hit man lookin' for me.
Gekko: When I get a hold of the son of a bitch who leaked this, I'm gonna tear his eyeballs out and I'm gonna suck his fucking skull!
Carl Fox: Stop going for the easy buck and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others.
Gekko: 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 bullshit. You got ninety percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own.
Gekko: You're walking around blind without a cane, pal. A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
Bud: How much is enough?
Gekko: Mixed emotions, buddy. Like Larry Wildman going off a cliff in my new Maserati.
Bud Fox: Sun-tzu: If your enemy is superior, evade him. If angry, irritate him. If equally matched, fight, and if not split and reevaluate.
Lou Mannheim: Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.
Lou: The main thing about money, Bud, is that it makes you do things you don't want to do.
Bud: If you step out that door, I'm changing the locks.
Bud Fox: Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them.
Gordon Gekko: If something's worth doing it's worth doing for money.
Gekko: I'm gonna make you rich, Bud Fox.
Gekko: I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.
Gekko: I don't throw darts at a board. I bet on sure things. Read Sun-tzu, The Art of War. Every battle is won before it is ever fought.
Gekko: If you need a friend, get a dog.
Gekko: Greed - you mark my words - will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the U.S.A.
Gekko: The most valuable commodity I know of is information.
Gekko: Greed captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
Gekko: I look at a hundred deals a day. I pick one.
Gordon Gekko: 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 sex. At the time I thought that was all the money in the world. Now it's a day's pay.
Bud Fox: Why do you need to wreck this company?
Gordon Gekko: The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works.
Gordon Gekko: Ever wonder why fund managers can't beat the S&P 500? 'Cause they're sheep, and sheep get slaughtered.
Bud: This is really a nice club, Mr. Gekko.
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