Saturday, October 27, 2007

A Blast From the Past: Criminal Minds

A little over a year ago, I posted quotes from the hit TV show Criminal Minds that related to trading. Surprisingly, it's been one of the site's most popular posts. It seems a lot of civilians (aka non-traders) search Criminal Minds quotes on google. Here is the post in it's entirety:

One of my favorite shows on television is Criminal Minds, which I feel is the smartest show on television. The quotes alone are worth the price of admission. Here are a few that could be applied to trading. Take a read and think about how each quote relates to trading. You can learn more about each author by clicking on the name.

Emerson said, "All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle."

Faulkner once said, "Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."

Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

Samuel Johnson wrote, "Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble."

Shakespeare wrote, "Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable." "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

Robert Oxton Bolton once wrote, "A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind."

Nietzsche wrote, "The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe."

Albert Einstein said, "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

"The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still the will be a scar left behind." French writer Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld. "

"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone." Rose Kennedy

Philosopher Kahlil Gibran wrote "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."

Gideon (character on show): "Try again. Fail again. Fail better."

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