Gordon Gekko: Someone reminded me I once said "Greed is good". Now it seems it's legal. Because everyone is drinking the same Kool Aid.
Jacob Moore: If it weren't for people who took risks, where would we be in this world?
Jacob Moore: [from trailer] Is this a threat?
Gordon Gekko: Absolutely.
Gordon Gekko: They took my life - and when I got out - who's waiting for me? Nobody!
Gordon Gekko: Payback. Except I'm not in that business anymore - because the one thing I learned in jail is that money is not the prime asset in life. Time is.
Gordon Gekko: Stop telling lies about me and I'll stop telling the truth about you.
Bretton James: Consider the motorcycle part of your severance pay.
Jacob Moore: Fuck you!
Gordon Gekko: Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs? They get slaughtered.
Gordon Gekko: You know what they say, "Parents are the bone on which children sharpen their teeth."
Gordon Gekko: It's not about the money. It's about the game between people.
Jacob Moore: How's your day goin'?
Lewis Zabel: I told you- good day I'm okay, bad day I'm okay. Stop bugging me on my feelings. They're irrelevant.
Gordon Gekko: I tell you,the government's worse than a wife.
Gordon Gekko: They got all the power,they got half the money.
Gordon Gekko: Now they're working on getting the other half.
Gordon Gekko: Hey, hey, stay positive, pal.
Gordon Gekko: Most people, they lose,they whine and quit.
Gordon Gekko: But you got to be there for the turns.
Gordon Gekko: Everybody's got good luck, everybody's got bad luck.
Gordon Gekko: Don't run when you lose.Don't whine when it hurts.
Gordon Gekko: It's like the first grade, Jerry.
Gordon Gekko: Nobody likes a crybaby.