Quotes from the Movie Wall Street

It's all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation.

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. Like magic.

Gordon Gekko

This painting here? I bought it ten years ago for sixty thousand dollars, I could sell it today for six hundred. The illusion has become real, and the more real it becomes, the more desperately they want it. Capitalism at it's finest.

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

We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, price of a paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of that hat when everybody sits out there wonderin' how the hell we did it.

Gordon Gekko

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 part of it. Yeah, you got that killer instinct. Stick around pal, I still got a lot to teach you.

Gordon Gekko

Sell it all. What the hell, so we only make ten million.

Gordon Gekko

Where the hell are you? I am losing MILLIONS! You got me into this company and sure as hell better get me out or the only job you'll have on the Street is SWEEPING IT! You hear me, Fox?

Gordon Gekko

I'm tapped out Marv. American Express' got a hit man lookin' for me.

Bud Fox

Having sex with her was like reading the Wall Street Journal.

Bud Fox

You step out that door, and I'm changing the locks

Bud Fox

Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them.

Bud Fox

You're only the best money can buy, Darien

Bud Fox

I don't know. I guess I realized that I'm just Bud Fox... and as much as I wanted to be Gordon Gekko, I'll always be Bud Fox.

Bud Fox

I gotta live in manhattan to be a player. There's no nobility in poverty.

Bud Fox

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