Bud Fox: Why do you need to wreck this company?
Gordon Gecco: 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.
Gekko: Lunch is for wimps.
Bud Fox: I’m tapped out Marv. American Express got a hit man lookin’ for me.
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.
Bud: How much is enough?
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.
Lou Mannheim: Man looks in the abyss, there’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 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.
Gekko: The most valuable commodity I know of is information.