Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Warren Buffett on Life and Death

I hadn't heard this story before, but it is well worth sharing. I read it on Richard Russell's Dow Theory Letters (subscription required.)

As Russell tells the story, one day someone asked Buffett: "Warren, let's say you're dead and lying in your open coffin. What would you like someone to say as they gazed down into your open coffin?"

Warren thought a bit and replied: "I'd like them to say: 'Look, I think he moved!'"

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The only thing Warren Buffett has ever shown is that he can make money in the greatest bull market in history.

--Gray

Stuart Schneiderman said...

I agree with you... but I still think that his line about his coffin is worthy of some recognition.

Anonymous said...

Sounds apocryphal...I've never heard, or read, about that gigantic ass being much of a wit. I want better Plutocrats!

--Gray

Boghie said...

Mr. Scheiderman,
you've been Instalaunched...

Anyway, the sarcasm in Buffett's statement is perfect. It is the absolutely perfect answer to the question.

And, it is obvious that Gray has read nothing about Buffett. And, it is obvious Gray doesn't understand the equities market. The web is forever...