Quotes by: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Being an economist is the least ethical profession, closer to charlatanism than any science.
I don't go to the doctor except when I'm very ill, and when I go to India, I drink a drop of local water.
We humans lack imagination, to the point of not even knowing what tomorrow's important things will look like.
People employed in financial institutions are rarely interesting and even more rarely likable.
Most so-called writers keep writing and writing with the hope, some day, to find something to say.
The next time you experience a blackout, take some solace by looking at the sky. You will not recognize it.
If you are an Arabic-speaking, Greek-Orthodox going to a French school it makes you deeply sceptical if you have to listen to three different accounts of the Crusades - one from the Muslim side, one from the Greek side and one from the Catholic side.
I've been telling anyone willing to listen that banks have a tendency to sit on time bombs while convincing themselves that they are conservative and nonvolatile.