Quotations About / On: GREED

  • 1.
    Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 2.
    The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
    (Stanley Weiser, U.S. screenwriter, and Oliver Stone. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), Wall Street (1987).)
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  • 3.
    There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.
    (Frank Buchman (1878-1961), U.S. evangelist. Remaking the World (1947).)
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  • 4.
    Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
    (Garrison Keillor (b. 1942), U.S. author. "The Meaning of Life," We Are Still Married (1989).)
  • 5.
    Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
    (Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 1 (1944, rev. 1951).)
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  • 6.
    Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
    (Erich Fromm (1900-1980), U.S. psychologist. Escape from Freedom, ch. 4 (1941).)
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  • 7.
    I got hungry. Greed made me blind.
    (Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).)
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  • 8.
    Greed is all right, by the way... I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.
    (Ivan F. Boesky (b. 1937), U.S. financier. Commencement address, May 18, 1986, School of Business Administration, University of. California, Berkeley. Boesky's words were later picked up in Oliver Stone's film, Wall Street (1987), spoken by Gordon Gecko. Boesky himself was later convicted of conspiring to file false documents with the federal government, involving insider trading violations, and agreed to pay $100 million in fines and illicit profits.)
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  • 9.
    He was warned. And now he's paid. Let him be buried with the other victims of human greed and folly.
    (Cyril Hume, and Fred McLeod Wilcox. Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), Forbidden Planet, to Alta, who is upset over Lt. Ostrow's death (1956).)
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  • 10.
    He was all for catharsis and purification, he dreamed of an aesthetic consecration that should cleanse society of luxury, the greed of gold and all unloveliness.
    (Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. From the essay "Suffering and Greatness of Richard Wagner," originally published as Leiden und Größe Richard Wagners in "Die Neue Rundschau," Berlin, Jahrgang 44, Heft 4 (April 1933). Essays by Thomas Mann, p. 199, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, Vintage (1957).)
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