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Al Pacino's inspirational speech from Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday"

I've been attracted by this scene from Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday" for a while. I am not sure whether it is Al Pacino's magnificient acting, or the brilliancy of the text that attracts me the most.


I've found the text of the speech from the internet. Here's the most impressive part for me:
"You know, when you get old in life, things get taken from you.
That's, that's part of life.
But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff.
You find out that life is just a game of inches.
So is football.
Because in either game, life or football,  
the margin for error is so small.
I mean, one half step too late or to early,  
you don't quite make it.
One half second too slow or too fast,  
and you don't quite catch it.
The inches we need are everywhere around us.
They are in every break of the game,  
every minute, every second.

On this team, we fight for that inch
On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us
to pieces for that inch.
We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch.
Cause we know, when we add up all those inches
that's gonna make the fucking difference
between WINNING and LOSING
between LIVING and DYING."
I am a fan of state-of-the-art inspirational speeches, and would be so happy if you shared your favorite ones with me.

On hedge funds' huge advantage

Here comes another brilliant quote. It's from Julian Robertson, legendary hedge fund manager and founder of Tiger Management Co.:
"I think hedge funds have always had the huge advantage that they are the best way of paying the best money managers. And so the best money managers have matriculated to hedge funds, and I think that's why they are doing better than the rest of the crowd and they'll continue to."
Needless to say, I agree with Julian.

On risk and trading

Here is an excerpt on risk and trading from Curtis Faith, the author of the popular book "Way of the Turtle":
"The word risk can be defined as exposure to the consequences of uncertainty. Many traders try to control the uncertainty or to predict it. This doesn’t work. Like trying to predict the weather more than a few days in advance, predicting the markets is almost impossible. Instead of trying to control uncertainty, master traders focus their attention on timing and position sizing of their trades. The markets and what they do are not in your control. In contrast, what you do in response to what the market does is in your control. Reaction instead of prediction. This is the way of the master trader."
Brilliant, isn't it?