David Tepper quotes

  • The year showed me beyond a doubt that everyone practices cafeteria religion... But the important lesson was this: there's nothing wrong with choosing. Cafeterias aren't bad per se... the key is in choosing the right dishes. You need to pick the nurturing ones (compassion), the healthy ones (love thy neighbor), not the bitter ones.

  • The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.

  • Seated one day at the organ, I was weary and ill at ease, and my fingers wandered idly over the noisy keys. It seemed the harmonious echo from our discordant life.

  • Salvation, the prophets tell us, is preconditioned by repentance. The redeeming act of God waits upon man's initiative.

  • Jerusalem is a time bomb that I fear is just waiting to go off.

  • We're all waiting for the opportunity to do big films but you have to wait your turn - unless you get offered something like Twilight when you're 20! Otherwise, you just have to keep slogging away.

  • I'm waiting for the time when I fail - because we all fail - and I'm ready, I'll take up carpentry.

  • Sometimes miracles occur only when you jump in.

  • People who get Nobel prizes aren't necessarily the most imaginative of people. People who sometimes find a system, develop a system, do very useful work.

  • We can cry for years but sometimes gotta smile too.