Tyrant started a thread about trading quotes, and most of the quotes people responded with were like lessons or rules. I was wondering if anyone had any good quotes about trading in general. Two that I like are: "For various reasons a commodity trader's career lasts an average of 19 months, less time than most players spend in the National Football League. The difference is that every day is game day in the markets. Traders don't wear helmets and shoulder pads. They wear ear plugs and chew Rolaids, quaff Pepto-Bismol and use Chloraseptic throat spray." Jeffrey Taylor and Warren Gefler "Buy (Ouch!) and Sell: The Commodity Pits Can Be Dangerous" The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 1993, p. A1 And "Here you don't have a title, a plaque on your door or an executive washroom. What you do have is independence." William Todd The Wall Street Journal, March 16, 1983, p. 24 Those are from http://www.bus.lsu.edu/academics/finance/faculty/dchance/MiscProf/DerivaQuote/Qt6.htm I like quotes like those a lot, so if anyone has any, please share.