"I like things. Things, objects, artifacts, paintings, they all are exactly what they appear to be. They never change; they never disappoint. There's a purity to beautiful things that I've never been able to find in another human being."
"A man who has children gives hostages to fortune."
"Getting rich is easy; any fool can get rich. Many number of fools do. But being rich, that's something else. When a man becomes wealthy he has to deal with the problems of freedom. All the choices he could possibly want. An abyss opens up. I've watched that abyss. I've watched in ruin men, marriages, and, most of all, it ruins the children."
"Everything has a price. The great struggle in life is coming to grips with what that price is."
"If you can count your money, you're not a billionaire."
"He's got a good heart. He just keeps it up his ass most of the time."
"We should concern ourselves not so much with the pursuit of happiness but rather with the happiness of pursuit."
"The more we focus on our own personal happiness, the more it eludes us."
"He took comfort in the rich random patterns of his life."
"Now that I'm old, everything is 'so so'."