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.

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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: 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.