[Updated 2020]

Did you know that the U.S. stock market is worth over $30 trillion? 

If you want a piece of that pie, you'll have to learn how to invest like a pro. One great way to pump yourself up is to watch movies and read books about some of the most iconic people who pursued the American dream.

Jordan Belfort's career in the stock market gained notoriety in the film The Wolf of Wall Street by Martin Scorsese; starring Leonardo Dicaprio in 2013. The movie create lifelong value of memes and now famous quotes from Jordan Belfort, Donnie Azoff, Naomi Lapaglia. Lets not forget the chest pounding of Mark Hannah [played by Matthew McConaughey]. Since the the release of The Wolf of Wall Street movie in 2013, the stock market has annual average rate of return of 13.6 percent!

Do you want some inspiration to get started? Keep reading for 10 of the best Wolf of Wall Street quotes.

1. "The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it." – Jordan Belfort

It doesn't matter where you came from, who raised you, or how they did it. What matters is your goal in life. If you want to have some Wolf of Wall Street money in your bank, tell yourself the story of how you did it, then make it a reality.

2. "Without action, the best intentions in the world are nothing more than that: intentions."
- Jordan Belfort

In the world of equity trading and money-making, intentions are worth nothing. It all boils down to action. So create a game plan and ensure you always do what you say you're going to do.

However, it's also important to adapt to changing circumstances if necessary. What's crucial is that you physically act rather than just hoping to act.

3. "97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who didn’t." – Jordan Belfort

If someone quits on their dreams, they become their own worst enemy. As long as you never give up and persist through thick and thin then you are already ahead of the game. This quote is one of the best in the Wolf of Wall Street script because it highlights that perseverance is the key to making lots of money.

4. "People don’t buy stock; it gets sold to them. Don’t ever forget that." ― Jordan Belfort

One way or another, everyone is out to make money. Even when you're buying stocks, your cash is going into someone else's pocket. It's important to visualize the intentions of other people and to picture the future as good as you can. That way you can be prepared for anything.

5. “I’ve got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live?” – Jordan Belfort

Like the fear of failure, the fear of success is a real thing. Hopefully this Wolf of Wall Street movie quote can serve as a reminder to never let yourself get in the way of your goals. Push ahead and strive to reach your dreams and beyond.

6. "Hard work beats talent. Every time!" - Jordan Belfort

The most known persons that have been successful, has put in the hard work to achieve that success. Also gonna learn from fuckin up something. Putting in the work each day is critical to reach one's goal. Learning from books or mentors is tools to reach your goals.

7. "There are two keys to success in the broker business; first of all you gotta stay relaxed, secondly you gotta always get high." - Mark Hannah

Keeping a cool and calm head, allows you to confidently focus, organize thoughts, plan and decide before making your trade/investment. Let's take the second part of Mark Hannah quote as celebrating the successes to keep the mind engaged and happy with europhia. Sober investing should be every person after seeing the effects it has. Don't be that jerk!

8.“OK, first rule of Wall Street. Nobody – and I don’t care if you’re Warren Buffet or Jimmy Buffet – nobody knows if a stock’s going up, down or fucking sideways, least of all stockbrokers, but we have to pretend we know.” – Mark Hanna

The stock market is very fluid and organic. Professional traders use technical analysis to estimate where the market is going to go. Being prepared is a key to their success. Whatever you do learn to technically sound in order to find the right winners and avoid the losers.

9.“Fugayzi, fugazi. It’s a whazy. It’s a woozie. It’s fairy dust. it doesn’t exist. It’s never landed. It is no matter. It’s not on the elemental chart. It’s not fucking real.” – Mark Hanna

I love this quote from Mark. In today's world, the get rich quick theme is even more prominent as you see the "how to be a millionaire" marketing at an all time high. Everybody wants to be a rich man/women; so do I. But we have to be mindful of the fake guru's and mentors out there. Ensure do your homework before paying for a guru or mentor's services

  1. Never send anyone dollars to trade for you
  2. Start with paper trading (simulation of trading on paper)
  3. Don't start with expensive courses, there is many that are free
  4. They teach and not just provide signals/watchlists
  5. Avoid person whom advertise wealth (its Fugayzi)
  6. No personal connection (one on one feedback)
  7. Beware of the "Quick & Easy Strategy" (scalping)

10.“Risk is what keeps us young.” – Joanna Lumley

This quote is a reminder of the capital at risk, every time you give your stockbroker dollars. It is success when you are able to manage the risk well (keep losses very minimal). It's the gut check in the game of moving dollars around on the trading floor whether by main street or wall street trading.

 Choose rich every time, you will better yourself for it. Anything to keep the 9-5 corporate job away.

These Wolf of Wall Street Quotes Will Inspire You to Get Rich

Now that you're motivated by these 10 Wolf of Wall Street quotes, you can be ready to take your wealth to the next level.

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