The Top Three Quotes of the Day in the World of Finance

by Derek Loosvelt | September 24, 2008

“It's nice to have a lot of money, but you don't want to keep it around forever. I prefer buying things. Otherwise it's a little like saving up sex for your old age.”
-Warren Buffet, in an interview with CNBC following the announcement of his deal with Goldman Sachs, when was asked about all the money he’s invested in the past nine months—some $24 billion

“It’s the longest Hail Mary pass in the history of either football or Marys.”
-Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, to a group of reporters outside the House chamber, on John McCain delaying the first presidential debate this Friday with Barack Obama

“It’s like trying to force the Grand Rabbi of Jerusalem to eat bacon on Yom Kippur.”
-Barney Frank on Paulson’s refusal (he has since relented) to agree to allow CEO salary restrictions onto his $700 billion bailout package

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