“You don’t get rich in this business. You only attain new levels of relative poverty.” —
A trader to Michael Lewis after he expressed frustration at his first year salary at Salomon Brothers. He’d “only” made $90k more after his first year there than any other 26 year old he knew.
“I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It’s so fuckin’ heroic.” —George Carlin