Elliott
Henry Thomas as "Elliott" in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982):
You could be happy here, I could take care of you. I wouldn't let anybody hurt you. We could grow up together, E.T.
Gordon Gekko
Gordon Gekko
Actor: Michael Douglas (age 43 in this movie)
Gordon Gekko's Memorable Quotes:
Gordon Gekko
The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko
Lunch is for wimps.
Gordon Gekko
When I get a hold of the son of a bitch who leaked this, I'm gonna tear his eyeballs out and I'm gonna suck his fucking skull.
Gordon Gekko
The richest one percent of this country owns half our country's wealth, five trillion dollars. One third of that comes from hard work, two thirds comes from inheritance, interest on interest accumulating to widows and idiot sons and what I do, stock and real estate speculation. It's bullshit. You got ninety percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own. We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it. Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it. You've got that killer instinct. Stick around pal, I've still got a lot to teach you.
Gordon Gekko
You're walking around blind without a cane, pal. A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
Bud Fox
Gordon Gekko
How much is enough?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.
Gordon Gekko
Mixed emotions, buddy. Like Larry Wildman going off a cliff in my new Maserati.
Gordon Gekko
What's worth doing is worth doing for money.
Gordon Gekko
I'm gonna make you rich, Bud Fox.
Gordon Gekko
I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.
Gordon Gekko
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.
Gordon Gekko
If you need a friend, get a dog.
Gordon Gekko
The most valuable commodity I know of is information.
Gordon Gekko
Greed captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
Gordon Gekko
I look at a hundred deals a day. I pick one.
Gordon Gekko
You see that building? I bought that building ten years ago. My first real estate deal. Sold it two years later, made an $800,000 profit. It was better than sex. At the time I thought that was all the money in the world. Now it's a day's pay.
Gordon Gekko
Cromwell
[at the Teldar Paper stockholder's meeting]Well, I appreciate the opportunity you're giving me Mr. Cromwell as the single largest shareholder in Teldar Paper, to speak. Well, ladies and gentlemen we're not here to indulge in fantasy but in political and economic reality. America, America has become a second-rate power. Its trade deficit and its fiscal deficit are at nightmare proportions. Now, in the days of the free market when our country was a top industrial power, there was accountability to the stockholder. The Carnegies, the Mellons, the men that built this great industrial empire, made sure of it because it was their money at stake. Today, management has no stake in the company! All together, these men sitting up here own less than three percent of the company. And where does Mr. Cromwell put his million-dollar salary? Not in Teldar stock; he owns less than one percent. You own the company. That's right, you, the stockholder. And you are all being royally screwed over by these, these bureaucrats, with their luncheons, their hunting and fishing trips, their corporate jets and golden parachutes.This is an outrage! You're out of line Gekko!Teldar Paper, Mr. Cromwell, Teldar Paper has 33 different vice presidents each earning over 200 thousand dollars a year. Now, I have spent the last two months analyzing what all these guys do, and I still can't figure it out. One thing I do know is that our paper company lost 110 million dollars last year, and I'll bet that half of that was spent in all the paperwork going back and forth between all these vice presidents. The new law of evolution in corporate America seems to be survival of the unfittest. Well, in my book you either do it right or you get eliminated. In the last seven deals that I've been involved with, there were 2.5 million stockholders who have made a pretax profit of 12 billion dollars. Thank you. I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a liberator of them! The point is, ladies and gentleman, 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. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much.
Gordon Gekko
Bud Fox
[Blue Star has gone from 24 to 16 1/2 in a very short time]Fox, where the hell are you? I am losing MILLIONS! You got me into this airline and you sure as hell better get me out or the only job you'll ever have on the Street is SWEEPING IT! You hear me, Fox?You once told me, don't get emotional about stock. Don't! The bid is 16 1/2 and going down. As your broker, I advise you to take it.Yeah. Well you TAKE IT!

[shouts]

*Right in the ass you fucking scumbag cocksucker!*It's two minutes to closing, Gordon. What do you want to do? Decide.[calms down] Dump it.
Bud Fox
Gordon Gekko
Why do you need to wreck this company?Because it's WRECKABLE, all right? I took another look at it and I changed my mind!
Gordon Gekko
Ever wonder why fund managers can't beat the S&P 500? 'Cause they're sheep, and sheep get slaughtered.
Bud Fox
Gordon Gekko
This is really a nice club, Mr. Gekko.Yeah, not bad for a City College boy. I bought my way in, now all these Ivy league schmucks are sucking my kneecaps.
Bud Fox
Gordon Gekko
[meeting alone together in Central Park]Hiya, Buddy.

[nods as the both walk up to face one another]

Gordon.

[with a smirk on his face]

Sand bagged me on Bluestar huh? I guess you think you taught the teacher a lesson that the tail can wag the dog huh? Well let me clue you in, pal. The ice is melting right underneath your feet.

[punches Bud and grabs him by the coattails]

Did you think you could've gotten this far this fast with anyone else, huh? That you'd be out there dicking someone like Darien? No. You'd still be cold calling widows and dentists tryin' to sell 'em 20 shares of some dog shit stock. I took you in.

[hits him again]

A NOBODY!

[and again]

I opened the doors for you! Showed you how the system works! The value of information! How to *get it*! Fulham oil! Brant resources! Geodynamics! And this is how you fucking pay me back you COCKROACH?

[hits him once again and Bud falls to the ground]

I GAVE you Darien. I GAVE you your manhood. I gave you EVERYTHING!

[calms down, then takes out his handkerchief and throws it to Bud to clean off the blood]

You could've been one of the great ones Buddy. I looked at you and saw myself. Why?[getting up] I don't know. I guess I realized that I'm just Bud Fox.

[firmly]

As much as I wanted to be Gordon Gekko, I'll *always* be Bud Fox.

[tosses back the handkerchief and walks away]

Gordon Gekko
Well you take it, right in the ass you scumbag cocksucker.
Gordon Gekko
This is the kid, calls me 59 days in a row, wants to be a player. There ought to be a picture of you in the dictionary under persistence kid.
Gordon Gekko
It's not always the most popular person who gets the job done.
Gordon Gekko
You stop sending me information, and you start getting me some.
Gordon Gekko
It's all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation.
Gordon Gekko
[after Bud lost $100,000 on a 'dog' stock]I guess your Dad isn't on the Board of Directors of *that* company, is he?
Gordon Gekko
If you're not inside, you're *outside*!
Gordon Gekko
Jesus, if this guy owned a funeral parlor nobody would die!
Carl Fox
Gordon Gekko
"There came into Egypt a Pharaoh who did not know."I beg your pardon, is that a proverb?No, a prophecy. The rich have been doing it to the poor since the beginning of time. The only difference between the Pyramids and the Empire State Building is the Egyptians didn't allow unions. I know what this guy is all about, greed. He don't give a damn about Bluestar or the unions. He's in and out for the buck and he don't take prisoners.
Gordon Gekko
You gonna tell me the difference between this guy and that guy is luck?

[points at a bum and businessman]

Gordon Gekko
I want to know where he goes, what he sees, I want you to fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle.
Gordon Gekko
Sir Larry Wildman. Like all Brits, he thinks he was born with a better pot to piss in.
Gordon Gekko
[awed by the morning light]I've never seen a painting that captures the beauty of the ocean, at a moment like this.
Darien Taylor
Gordon Gekko
I don't want him to ever know, you understand?Mum's the word.

[after a pause]

You and I are the same, Darien. We are smart enough not to buy in to the oldest myth running; love. Diction created by people to keep them from jumping out of windows.

[laughs]

You know sometimes I miss you...
Gordon Gekko
That's the one thing you have to remember about WASPs: they love animals and hate people.
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