Quotes from the Movie Boiler Room

I read this article a while back that said that Microsoft employs more millionaire secretaries than any other company in the world. They took stock options over Christmas bonuses. It was a good move. I remember there was this photograph of one of the groundskeepers next to his Ferrrari. Blew my mind. You see shit like that, and it just plants seeds, makes you think it's possible, even easy. And then you turn on the TV, and there's just more of it. The 87 million dollar lottery winner. That kid actor that just made $20 million on his last movie. That internet stock that shot through the roof. You could have made millions on it if you'd just got in early. And that's exactly what I wanted to do: get in. I didn't want to be an innovator. I just wanted to make the quick and easy buck. I just wanted in.

Seth Davis

Notorious B.I.G. said it best: Either you're slinging crack rock, or you got a wicked jump shot.' Nobody wants to work for it anymore. There's no honor in taking the after school job at Mickey D's. Honor's in the dollar, kid. So I went the white boy way of slinging crack rock. I became a stock broker.

Seth Davis

Notorious B.I.G. said it best: Either you're slinging crack rock, or you got a wicked jump shot.' Nobody wants to work for it anymore. There's no honor in taking the after school job at Mickey D's. Honor's in the dollar, kid. So I went the white boy way of slinging crack rock. I became a stock broker.

Seth Davis

Now, now, listen to me. 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?

Greg

Okay, do you remember 'ABC'?

Greg

Yeah. 'Always be closing.'

Seth

That's right. 'Always be closing.' 'Telling's not selling.' That's the attitude you wanna have, okay.

Greg

(Phone rings) Hello?

Seth

Hi, Mr. Dahvis, this is Ron from the Daily News. How you doin' this morning?

Ron from the Daily News:

It's Davis, and I'm not interested.

Seth

Okay, I'm sorry to have bothered you. Have a nice day.

Ron

Wait a minute. Wait, that's your pitch? You consider that a sales call?

Seth

You know, I get a call from you guys every Saturday and it's always the same half assed attempt. If you guys wanna close me, you should sell me.

Seth

All right. Start again.

Seth

Okay. Hi, this is Ron from the Daily News. How you doin' this morning?

Ron

Shitty. What do you want?

Seth

It's not what I want, sir. It's what you want.

Ron

Ron, now we're talkin'. All right. What are you selling me?

Seth

I'm offering you a subscription to the Daily News at a substantially reduced price. We're trying to reach out to people that have never had home delivery before.

Ron

Yeah, I guess so.

Ron

All right, well, I can handle that. So, tell me, why should I buy your paper? I mean, you know, why... Why shouldn't I get the Times or the Voice, you know?

Seth

Well, the Village Voice is free, sir, so if you want it, you should certainly pick it up. But the Daily News offers you something no other paper can: a real taste of New York. We have the best features, more photographs than any other daily in New York and we have the most reliable delivery in the city. Now what do you think?

Ron

You know what I think, Ron? I think that was a sales call. Good job, buddy.

Seth

So you gonna buy a subscription?

Ron

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