[In Bud's new office.]
Marv: Very nice. So what is it, *Mr.* Cocksucker now?
Gordon Gekko: Lunch is for wimps.
Bud Fox: I'm tapped out Marv. American Express' got a hit man lookin' for me.
Gordon 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.
Gordon 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.
Gordon 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?
Gordon Gekko: 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.
Gordon Gekko: Mixed emotions, buddy. Like Larry Wildman going off a cliff in my
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 abyssre'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.
Gordon Gekko: I'm gonna make you rich, Bud Fox.
Gordon 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
Gordon Gekko: I don't throw darts at a board. I bet on sure things. Read Sun-tzu
Art of War. Every battle is won before it is ever fought.
Gordon Gekko: If you need a friend, get a dog.
Gordon Gekko: The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better
word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through and
captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of it's forms -
greed for life, for money, knowledge - has marked the upward surge of mankind
and greed - you mark my words - will not only save Teldar Paper but that other
malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you.
Gordon Gekko: The most valuable commodity I know of is information.
Gordon Gekko: Greed captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
Gordon 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: Because it's wreckable, all right?
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.
Gordon Gekko: Yeah, not bad for a City College boy. I bought my way in, now all
these Ivy league schmucks are sucking my kneecaps.