Monday, August 23, 2010
50 Best Finance-Related Movie Quotes of All Time
1. Wall Street (1987)
"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good." -Gordon Gekko
2. Trading Places (1983)
"I had the most absurd nightmare. I was poor and no one liked me." -Louis Winthorpe III
3. Rogue Trader (1999)
"I, Nicholas Leeson, have just lost 50 million quid, in one day!" -Nick Leeson
4. Risky Business (1983)
"My name is Joel Goodsen. I deal in human fulfillment. I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night." -Joel Goodsen
5. Brewster's Millions (1985)
"I'm gonna teach you to hate spending money. I'm gonna make you so sick of spending money that the mere sight of it will make you wanna throw up!" -Rupert Horn
6. Scarface (1983)
"In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women. " -Tony Montana
7. Rain Man (1988)
"That will be $1.5 million please. I'll take it in cash, check or a transfer. I'm not greedy. I just want my half. " -Charlie Babbitt
8. Boiler Room (2000)
"Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesnt f***ing have any." -Jim Young
9. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
"A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing, always be closing." -Blake
10. American Psycho (2000)
"I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust." -Patrick Bateman
11. Pretty Woman (1990)
"You and I are such similar creatures, Vivian. We both screw people for money." -Edward Lewis
12. A Perfect Murder (1998)
"Rich people, they're different from you and me. Well, for one thing, they've got a lot more money..." -Bobby Fain
13. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Martin Frohm: "What would you say if man walked in here with no shirt, and I hired him?"
Christopher Gardner: "He must have had on some really nice pants."
14. Indecent Proposal (1993)
"Suppose... I were to offer you one million dollars for one night with your wife. " -John Gage
15. Fight Club (1999)
"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world." -Tyler Durden
16. The Bank Job (2008)
Terry Leather [on radio]: " We can smell the money, over."
Eddie Burton [on radio]: "Look, money may be your god but it ain't mine, alright? I want a warm bath and a cup of tea, over."
17. Ruthless People (1986)
"If you can't afford it, F***ING FINANCE IT!" -Ken Kessler
18. The Color of Money (1986)
"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned." -Fast Eddie Felson
19. Office Space (1999)
Lawrence: "What would you do [if you had a million dollars]?"
Peter Gibbons: "I would relax... I would sit on my ass all day... I would do nothing."
Lawrence: "Well, you don't need a million dollars to do nothing, man. Take a look at my cousin--he's broke, don't do s***."
20. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
"I'll tell you one thing, Fred, darling... I'd marry you for your money in a minute." -Holly Golightly
21. 21 (2008)
"You are only ever as good to me as the money you make!" -Micky
22. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Danny: "Theres a 95 pound Chinese man with a 160 million dollars behind this door."
Linus: "Lets get him out."
23. Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
"Didn't you take economics? You could have had me for $49.95." -transfer student to Ronald Miller
24. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Paula Abagnale: "Just tell me how much he owes and I'll pay you back."
Carl Hanratty: "So far, it's about 1.3 million dollars."
25. Mad Money (2008)
"They say money can't buy happiness but it sure as hell buys everything else." -Bob Truman
26. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
"They didn't even need any money. They had magic cards." -Rebecca Bloomwood
27. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
"I'll wager you anything you like that if American women stopped wearing brassieres, your whole national economy would collapse overnight." -J. Algernon Hawthorne
28. Sex and the City (2008)
"I like my money where I can see it, hanging in my closet." -Carrie Bradshaw
29. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
"I wouldn't sell my bike for all the money in the world. Not for a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars!" -Pee-wee Herman
30. American Gangster (2007)
Dominic: "How you feel about monopolies?"
Frank Lucas: "What, the game?"
31. Tootsie (1982)
"OK, I know this is going to disgust you, Michael, but a lot of people are in this business to make money." -George Fields
32. The Breakfast Club (1985)
"Did you work for the money to buy those earrings? Or did your Daddy buy those for you?" -John Bender
33. Three Amigos! (1986)
"No dough, no show." -Lucky Day
34. The Money Pit (1986)
"All you want to talk about is money, let's talk about love, and sex... forget love, let's just talk about sex." -Max Beissart (the Maestro)
35. Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
"Hooked up with a new company. Great benefits. They trade energy. It's called Enron!" -Garth
36. The Secret of my Succe$s (1987)
Brantley Foster: "How do I get to Litchfield?"
Barney Rattigan: "You'll find it. Just follow the smell of money."
37. Repo Man (1984)
"I DO want your money, because god wants your money. " -Reverend Larry
38. Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
"We've spent three-hundred-and-fifty million dollars, and we've come up with a turd with a tip?" -F. Ross Johnson
39. Other People's Money (1991)
"I love money more than the things it can buy... but what I love more than money is other people's money." -Lawrence Garfield
40. Coming to America (1988)
"And, baby, when I tell ya the boy has got his own money, I mean the boy has got his own MONEY!" -Cleo
41. Casino (1995)
"Running a casino is like robbing a bank with no cops around. For guys like me, Las Vegas washes away your sins. It's like a morality car wash." -Ace Rothstein
42. The Godfather (1972)
"I understand. You found paradise in America. You had a good trade, you made a good living. The police protected you and there were courts of law. So you didn't need a friend like me. Now you come and say 'Don Corleone, give me justice.' But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me 'Godfather.' You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder--for money." -Don Corleone
43. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
"The country club will have his old time cards. Records, W-2s with his name on them. Sir, if I ever get out, I'd never mention what happens here. I'd be just as indictable as you for laundering that money. " -Andy Dufresne
44. There Will Be Blood (2007)
"There are times when I look at people and I see nothing worth liking. I want to earn enough money that I can get away from everyone." -Plainview
45. The Sting (1973)
Doyle Lonnegan: "I put it all on Lucky Dan; half a million dollars to win."
Kid Twist: "To win? I said place! 'Place hit on Lucky D' That horse is gonna run second!"
Doyle Lonnegan: "There's been a mistake! Gimme my money back!"
46. Changing Lanes (2002)
"Money. You you think I want money? What I want is my morning back. I need you to give my time back to me. Can you give me back my time? Can you give my time back to me? Huh? Can you?" -Doyle Gipson
47. The Karate Kid (1984)
Daniel: "Hey, what kind of belt do you have?"
Miyagi: "Canvas. JC Penney, $3.98. You like?"
48. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
"Napoleon, you know we can't afford the fun pack. What, do you think money grows on trees in this family? Take it back! And get some Pampers for you and your brother while you're at it."
49. The Family Man (2000)
"That's because I'm a heartless bastard who only cares about money." -Lassiter
50. Jerry Maguire (1996)
"Show me the MONEY!!!" -Jerry Maguire
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