Wall Street quotes,Wall Street (1987)
Director: Oliver Stone,Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie
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. 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 killer instinct. Stick around pal, I've still got a lot to teach you.
Stop going for the easy buck and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others.
Money's only something you need in case you don't die tomorrow…
The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
If your enemy is superior, evade him. If angry, irritate him. If equally matched, fight, and if not split and reevaluate.
If you need a friend, get a dog.