Quote of the Day 2010-9-23

Three quotes from the movie Wall Street!

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 wondering how the hell we did it.

You’re walking around blind without a cane, pal. A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.

I don’t throw darts at a board. I bet on sure things. Read Sun-tzu, The Art of War. Every battle is won before it is ever fought.

-Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko, Wall Street

Quote of the Day 2010-9-18

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.

-Soren Kierkegaard

Bonus trivia: Kierkegaard is regarded as the father of existentialism and his philosophies form the basis for both modern theology and modern atheism. For theology, he conceptualized religion as a “leap of faith” and matured the idea of God as the living spirit of freedom and human rights. But in making God objective, he also acknowledged the gap between faith and knowledge, making atheism a logical conclusion.

Quote of the Day 2010-9-13

See that? This is the favorite thing that I have on this Earth. And Rocky Marciano give me that. You know what it was? His cufflink. Huh? And now I’m givin’ it to you and it, it’s gotta be like a, like an angel on your shoulder see? If you ever get hurt and you feel that you’re goin’ down this little angel is gonna whisper in your ear. It’s gonna say, ‘Get up you son of a bitch ’cause Mickey loves you’. Okay?

-Mickey Goldmill, Rocky V