Finance quotes

26 finance quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines
  • “I watch the stock market channel all the time... I just watch because I suspect that anchor man of being an evil leprechaun... he can bullshit everybody else, but he ain't fooling me.”
    Steve Buscemi - Crazy Eyes
    [Tag:finance, lying, television]
  • “- Cosmo: Posit: people think a bank might be financially shaky.
    - Bishop: Consequence: people start to withdraw their money.
    - Cosmo: Result: pretty soon it is financially shaky.
    - Bishop: Conclusion: you can make banks fail.
    - Cosmo: Bzzt. I've already done that. Maybe you've heard about a few? Think bigger.”

    Ben Kingsley - Cosmo
    Robert Redford - Bishop
    [Tag:failure, finance, money]
  • “Think big, think positive, never show any sign of weakness. Always go for the throat. Buy low, sell high. Fear? That's the other guy's problem. Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the absolute carnage you are about to witness.”

    Dan Aykroyd - Louis Winthorpe III
    [Tag:experience, finance, money]
  • “Number one rule of Wall Street. Nobody... and I don't care if you're Warren Buffet or if you're Jimmy Buffet. Nobody knows if a stock is gonna go up, down, sideways or in fucking circles. Least of all, stockbrokers, right?”
    Matthew McConaughey - Mark Hanna
    [Tag:finance, ignorance]
  • “What do you mean, you're gonna pass. Alan, the only people making money passing are NFL quarterbacks and I don't see a number on your back.”

    Giovanni Ribisi - Seth Davis
    [Tag:finance, money]
  • “So if you've got a client who bought stock at 8 and now it's at 16 and he's all fucking happy, he wants to cash in and liquidate, take his fucking money and run home, you don't let him do that... 'cause that would make it real.”
    Matthew McConaughey - Mark Hanna
    [Tag:finance, happiness, money]
  • “- Jordan Belfort: [to the waiter] Oh, I'm good with water for now.
    - Mark Hanna: It's his first day on Wall Street. Give him time.”

    Leonardo DiCaprio - Jordan Belfort
    Matthew McConaughey - Mark Hanna
    [Tag:drinking, finance, job]
  • “- Calvin: These are stock certificates. They denote ownership in a company.
    - Adam age 11: Those look pretty. May I see them?
    - Calvin: Sure. They are yours. Your mother and I bought these for you before you were born to give you some money to help you out in your adult years. Unfortunately, they are all worthless now.”

    Christopher Walken - Calvin
    Douglas Smith - Adam age 11
    [Tag:finance, teaching, worth]
  • “- Mark Hanna: The name of the game, moving the money from the client's pocket to your pocket.
    - Jordan Belfort: But if you can make your clients money at the same time it's advantageous to everyone, correct?
    - Mark Hanna: No.”

    Matthew McConaughey - Mark Hanna
    Leonardo DiCaprio - Jordan Belfort
    [Tag:finance, money]
  • “How did the market close? Uh-huh. Well, roll over my amalgamated, split my utilities, and double my capital venture overlays. Now call me in an hour, and tell me what the hell I'm talking about!”

    John Turturro - Roland T. Flakfizer
    [Tag:finance, inability]
  • “There is no such thing as a no sale call. A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can't. Either way a sale is made.”
    Ben Affleck - Jim Young
  • “- Greg Weinstein: Even though you're not actually selling stock yet, I want you to remember the code we have here, okay? Did you see Glengarry Glen Ross?
    - Seth Davis: Yeah.
    - Greg Weinstein: Okay, do you remember 'ABC'?
    - Seth Davis: Yeah. 'Always be closing'.
    - Greg Weinstein: That's right. 'Always be closing'. 'Telling's not selling'. That's...” (continue)
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    Giovanni Ribisi - Greg Weinstein
    Giovanni Ribisi - Seth Davis
    [Tag:attitude, finance]
  • “- Shep Ramsey: They're here.
    - Charlie Wilcox: Who's here?
    - Shep Ramsey: A couple of leeches that make their living of the blood of others.
    - Charlie Wilcox: Investment bankers?
    - Shep Ramsey: Bounty hunters!”

    Hulk Hogan - Shep Ramsey
    Chris Lloyd - Charlie Wilcox
    [Tag:bankers, finance]
  • “Looking back the casino was the most legitimate business I had running, I looked my customers in the eye and I provided a service they wanted, now I don't even look my customers in the eye and I push them something they never asked for.”

    Giovanni Ribisi - Seth Davis
    [Tag:business, finance]
  • “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.”
    Michael Douglas - Gordon Gekko
    [Tag:americans, finance, worth]
  • You're assaulted financially, which is its own special kind of violence because it's directed at your kids. What school can you afford? How will that affect their lives? You're asking yourself, "Will that limit what they may become?". You feel your whole family's future's compromised, held hostage.

    Colm Feore - Richard Scruggs
    [Tag:family, finance, future]
  • “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.”
    Michael Douglas - Gordon Gekko
    [Tag:democracy, finance, instinct]
  • “There's no such thing as white-collar crime. And there's definitely no such thing as black-on-black crime. Crime is crime. Let me explain something to you. I don't care if you have a white collar or a tank top. If you rob me, I'm gonna whup your ass.”
    Bernie Mac - Mitch Gilliam
    [Tag:crime, finance, racism]
  • “- Sgt. Al Powell: What about the body that fell out the window?
    - Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson: Well, who knows? Probably some stockbroker, got depressed.”

    Reginald VelJohnson - Sgt. Al Powell
    Paul Gleason - Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson
    [Tag:death, depression, finance]
  • “- Max Sherman: I live where the money is. You don't think this NYC crowd would have anything to do with me unless I could move millions of bucks around, do you...? Does your wife work?
    - Lenny Brown: Yeah, she has a great job.
    - Max Sherman: Lucky for you.”

    Steven Hill - Max Sherman
    James Woods - Lenny Brown
    [Tag:finance, new york, working]
  • “What about the stock market? The universe of numbers that represents the global economy. Millions of hands at work, billions of minds. A vast network, screaming with life. An organism. A natural organism. My hypothesis: Within the stock market, there is a pattern as well... Right in front of me... Hiding behind the numbers. Always has been.”
    Sean Gullette - Maximillian Cohen
    [Tag:finance, numbers]
  • “- Gene Watson: I'm an accountant.
    - Mr. Huey: Well, don't denigrate yourself, my friend. Where would the government be without accountants, huh? They wouldn't know how hard they could squeeze us until we popped. Isn't that right?”

    Johnny Depp - Gene Watson
    Charles S. Dutton - Huey
    [Tag:finance, government]
  • “- Greg Weinstein: There's two rules you have to remember as a trainee, number one: we don't pitch the bitch here.
    - Seth Davis: What?
    - Greg Weinstein: We don't sell stock to women.”

    Nicky Katt - Greg Weinstein
    Giovanni Ribisi - Seth Davis
    [Tag:finance, rules, women]
  • “I can get it all back. I was a financial genius. 1 and 1 is 2. 2 and 2 is 4. 4 and 4 is three. I still got it!”

    Mel Brooks - Goddard Bolt
    [Tag:failure, finance, genius]
  • “Lieutenant Dan got me invested in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from him, saying we don't have to worry about money no more. And I said, that's good! One less thing.”

    Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
    [Tag:computer, finance, money]