Oliver Stone

A Quote by Oliver Stone on zero-sum, lose, loser, win, competitive, competition, compete, winner, winners, and losers

The zero-sum game: that's the way it is if you're a competitive person and you see capitalism in that way. Zero-sum game implies winners and losers which I don't agree with. Somebody has to win and somebody has to lose, it all comes back to zero (minus eight, plus eight). But I don't agree with that because all boats can rise on a rising sea. Good films can help other films to be open. There's a different psychology at work. If you're overly competitive, you'll be exclusionary and say it's a zero-sum game (I must get eight and he must lose eight). Gekko simplifies it down to a painting. He says he bought this painting or this building for X and he sold it for Y and he made that profit and he assumes that somebody else got beat, but that's not necessarily true. You don't always lose.

Oliver Stone

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/win-win-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Oliver Stone on fighting, good, hell, listening, men, and revenge

Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, and why we died. All that matters is that today, two stood against many. Valour pleases you, so grant me this one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, the HELL with you!
(co-written by Robert E. Howard, John Milius, Frank Summer)

Oliver Stone

Source: Conan the Barbarian (1982 movie)

Contributed by: Zaady

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