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Describing investment philosophyŚnot worrying about the market's ups and downs

We don't care about the bumps; what matters are the overall results.

- Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's annual report (2000)

Describing the circus

The circus comes as close to being the world in microcosm than anything I know; in a way, it puts all the rest of show business in the shade.

- E. B. White, "The Ring of Time"

Describing a rampaging elephant

It had already destroyed somebody's bamboo hut, killed a cow and raided some fruit-stock and devoured the stock; also it had met the municipal rubbish van and, when the driver jumped out and took to his heels, had turned the van over and inflicted violences upon it.

- George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant"