Stein Quotes in Lord Jim (1965)
Stein: [to Jim] You have too much pride in your humility.
Stein: It might interest you to know that some men can never become heroes, and some heroes can never become men.
Lord Jim: Some are lucky enough to become both.
Stein: Who says they are lucky?
Stein: I do not trust a man who does not respect money.
Stein: You must face the truth.
Lord Jim: Truth? What is the truth? I've been a so-called coward and a so-called hero, and there's not the thickness of a piece off paper between them. Maybe cowards and heroes are just ordinary men, who for just a split second do something that is out of the ordinary. That's all.
Stein: [to Steven as he enters his office for the first time that day, referring to their bond investments overseas] The spreads are "blowing out" and the way things look in Europe, it could turn into a real bloodbath.
Steven: So, what are we talking?
Stein: We're talking at least a hundred and fifty basis points.
Hansen: Bundesbank will have to tag along, so your Yen and other positions are going to get hammered.
Steven: So, what's our exposure?
Nolan: Based on my preliminary model?
Steven: Yes, no frills.
Nolan: [implying the worst-case scenario for their investments] Think Chernobyl.
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