A still from the film Citizen Kane.

When you talk about the business world, you will find many English biographical films based on many famous personalities. Today, we pick seven quotes that have inspired us. These have been taken from the Hollywood’s greatest business films.

“Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.”

Frank Abagnale Sr, Catch Me If You Can (2002)

“Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?”

Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

“There’s no such thing as too far. You understand? You push everything as far as you can. You push and you push and you push until it starts pushing back. And then you push some goddamn more.”

Walter Abrams, Two For The Money (2005)

“There is no such thing as a no sale call. A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can’t. Either way a sale is made, the only question is who is gonna close? You or him? Now be relentless, that’s it, I’m done.”

Jim Young, Boiler Room (2000)

“I started out mopping the floor just like you guys. But now…now I’m washing lettuce. Soon I’ll be on fries; then the grill. And pretty soon, I’ll make assistant manager, and that’s when the big bucks start rolling in.”

Maurice (Louie Anderson), Coming to America (1988)

“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.”

Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)

“It’s no trick to make a lot of money, if what you want to do is make a lot of money.”

Berstein (Everett Sloane), Citizen Kane (1941)

What, according to you, are other thoughts, character-portrayals or dialogues that inspire you and make you want to quit the mediocre and go for the best. Share with us your list of quotes from your favourite films, books and personalities.


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