Michael Lewis Quotes

Michael Lewis Quotes

If you’ve got a dozen pitchers, you need to speak 12 different languages.

The sheer quantity of brain power that hurled itself voluntarily and quixotically into the search for new baseball knowledge was either exhilarating or depressing, depending on how you felt about baseball. The same intellectual resources might have cured the common cold, or put a man on Pluto.

the lesson of Buffett was: To succeed in a spectacular fashion you had to be spectacularly unusual.

Steal from those beneath you; attack those above you.

Memory loss is the key to human reproduction. If you remembered what new parenthood was actually like you wouldn’t go around lying to people about how wonderful it is, and you certainly wouldn’t ever do it twice.

What are the odds that people will make smart decisions about money if they don’t need to make smart decisions - if they can get rich making dumb decisions?

You invite a few players in to start a game of Texas Hold'em by telling them that the deck doesn't have any jacks or queens in it and that you won't tell the other people who come to play with them. How do you get people into the casino? You pay the brokers to bring them there.

Years later he would say that when he'd decided to become a professional baseball player, it was the only time he'd done something just for the money, and that he'd never do something just for the money ever again. He would never again let the market dictate the direction of his life.

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