LOVE

“I knew I wanted to work on Wall Street and, once I made up my mind, I never though about any other career.  It was not work, it was joy.  I came to love the risk taking associated with trading and the rush that comes when the risk pays off” Michael Steinhardt

“I have had two loves in my life; one is the stock market, the other psychology” Leon Levy

“The most successful students are those that truly love what they are doing. Don’t go into this to make money.” Joel Greenblatt

“Good investors are data driven and enjoy the game. These are people doing what they love doing. It really is a game, a game they love.” Warren Buffett

"I love what I do.  I love the investing process - the problems and the puzzle-solving and testing my wits" Dan Loeb

"I love what I do. I do it because it's fun"  Stanley Druckenmiller

"I'm doing what I love doing" Paul Singer

“I like it, I love the big picture.  It’s what I love, it’s exciting” Ray Dalio

"I am at an age where I don’t have to work. I work because I love the business and I love the business because when you do get a creative idea, it’s really exciting." Ed Wachenheim

“I’ve been doing this for thirteen years. And I love it. I’m lucky to have the kind of life where the differentiation between work and play is absolutely zilch. I have no idea whether I’m working or whether I’m playing” Peter Cundill

"To me, making money is an interesting game.  The reason I continue is similar to why top golfers keep playing.  They're not doing it for the money; it's for the love of the sport" Warren Buffett

"For me, my love for investing was linked to my fascination with researching and learning in detail what was happening in different parts of the world. The least happy people I know are those stuck in jobs they don't love" Jim Rogers

"What motivates me first is my love for the business" Mark Kingdon

 "I’m 70 and in great health with enormous enthusiasm. I love what I’m doing." Steve Schwarzman

"I love this business" Julian Robertson

“I love what I do.  Follow the advice of Henry Ford .. ‘the best way to make money is not to think about making money”   Do what you love, love what you do. Because If you do what you love and love what you do, with a little bit of luck you’re bound to be successful.”  Leon Cooperman

“It isn’t work at all. I love it. I don’t want to acquire knowledge for knowledge sake, rather for wisdom’s sake” Frank Martin

"I love what I am doing and hope to be doing the same thing in 10 years time" Robert Vinali

"I also still love the intellectual challenge of understanding companies and industries, of figuring out what something is worth, of playing the psychological game well." Ricky Sandler

"I love what I do. I'm in the cockpit managing information, coming in from all over the world. I can hire people who help me understand it. I have friends and associates all over the world in every major financial capital. How many people are willing to take calls at 3am" Bruce Kovner

 “I get to do what I love to do every day” Warren Buffett

"The reason I gravitated towards running Pabrai Funds is that I love understanding businesses.  I love understanding how the jockeys who are running these businesses, how they think about them and what they are doing with them."  Mohnish Pabrai

"I love what I do and it's good to have the discipline of outside investors"  David Tepper

"I love the mental stimulation of investing and reading newspapers with investment ideas in mind.. I'm just enjoying myself while studying things, trying to look for a bargain, playing the game"  John Spears

"I don't work to collect money.  I work because I love what I'm doing" Warren Buffett

"I think you have to be in the business for the right reasons. It's really important to be very curious and have a passion for investing because there are so many people out there competing with you.  It's really important to love what you are doing"  Alex Sacerdote

"Don't look for the money.  Look for something you love, and if you're good, the money will come" Warren Buffett

"Frankly, if you don't love it, there are much better things to do with your life.  You can't trade because you think it is a way to make a lot of money.  That won't cut it.  No one who trades for the money is going to be any good" Colm O'Shea

"I simply love the markets.  Ever since I was a kid, I liked playing games whether it is chess, bridge, backgammon, poker, or sports.  I don't know a single great trader who doesn't share the same trait.  If doing this was about the money, I would have quit a long time ago" " Paul Tudor Jones

"Being a contrary investor - thinking and being ahead of the pack - is intellectually exciting and keeps me in love with the business" Ed Wachenheim

"I love what I do.  I love finding investments that people have missed.  I love the whole discussion and arguing cases with bright people, or reviewing an obscure company, or the best way to play that macro thematic on demand in that country.  And I just hate to take no for an answer" Pierre Lagrange

"We have been through challenging cycles in the past and we always figure it out.  That's the beauty of being in this business for more than 25 years.  You come to understand the movements in the markets.  There's never a dull moment and that's why I love it" Marc Lasry

"I have known plenty of investment professionals who didn't truly love the game and without exception they were all journeymen at best" Barton Biggs

"One should only be in this business if you love this business" Mohnish Pabrai

"Berkshire is my first love and one that will never fade: At the Harvard Business School last year, a student asked me when I planned to retire and I replied, "About five to ten years after I die."  Warren Buffett

“I tell young people all the time, you have to find something you love. If you don’t love it, find something else.  Because you can’t win a Nobel prize doing something you hate”  David Rubenstein

"The approach that worked for me was the title of a book written much later by my ex-sister-in-law, Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow" Ed Thorp

"I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to dedicate myself to work that I truly love." Ken Griffin

"Everything I've done has been because I've loved doing it, because it was enthralling" Sam Zell