Quotes by: Daniel S. Loeb
||Daniel Seth Loeb
December 18, 1961
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
||New York City, New York, U.S.
||Columbia University (B.A.)
||Hedge fund manager
||Third Point Partners LLC
||US$2.6 billion (May 2016) 
||Margaret Davidson Munzer (m. 2004)
||Ronald and Clare (nĂ©e Spark) Loeb
Perhaps I was always intensely curious, but my Columbia education gave me a framework and a perspective to investigate new things - things that could be put into a historical and philosophical lineage.
I fantasize that our politicians have been moved by the dialogues of Plato, and thus contemplate the ancient conflict of the sophists versus the lovers of truth.
I love reading Warren Buffett's letters, and I love contrasting his words with his actions. He's a very wise guy.
I really just started buying art as a passion. I never considered it an investment, but it ended up being a good investment.
I don't remember much about the specifics of the economics courses that I majored in - I apparently internalized the key concepts - but I still remember vividly the thrill of reading 'Don Quixote,' Epictetus, 'The Aeneid,' 'King Lear' and 'Candide,' and how contemporary the stories and ideas in these old and ancient texts struck me.
I've enjoyed collecting. I've enjoyed art ever since - I'll tell you when - I went to Columbia. I went to the Met, and I saw Poussin's 'Rape of the Sabine Women', and it's this incredible, epic, great, great painting.