Quotations by Donald Trump
Donald Trump, American business executive and entrepreneur
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, United States) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. He is the CEO of the Trump Organization, a US-based real-estate developer, and the founder of Trump Entertainment, which operates several casinos. He received a great deal of publicity following the success of his reality television show, "The Apprentice" (in which he serves as both executive producer and host for the show). He is the son of Fred Trump who was a wealthy real estate developer based in New York City. (Source: Wikipedia)
A friend called me up the other day and talked about investing in a dot-com that sells lobsters. Internet lobsters. Where will this end? The next day he sent me a huge package of lobsters on ice. How low can you stoop?
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected.
Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.
As long as your going to be thinking anyway, think big.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry.I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
Do you mind if I sit back a little? Because your breath is very bad.
Every time you walk down the street people are screaming, 'You're fired!'
Everything in life is luck.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
I don't make deals for the money. I've got enough, much more than I'll ever need. I do it to do it.
I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it's time America was run like a business.
I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.
I mean, there's no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush. "You're fired" is a very strong term.
I think Les Moonves is the most highly overrated person in television.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
I wasn't satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.
I'm a bit of a P. T. Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big.
It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
Nobody but a total masochist wants to be criticized.
One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
The 1990's sure aren't like the 1980's.
The first thing the secretary types is the boss.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Well, real estate is always good, as far as I'm concerned.
Well, yes, I've fired a lot of people. Generally I like other people to fire, because it's always a lousy task. But I have fired many people.
What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.
When I build something for somebody, I always add $50 million or $60 million onto the price. My guys come in, they say it's going to cost $75 million. I say it's going to cost $125 million, and I build it for $100 million. Basically, I did a lousy job. But they think I did a great job.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big?