Quotes: Con Man
Wow, your business is so legit, it doesn't even have to look real!
— Fighter, 8-Bit Theater
Calm yourself, Crispin. Nothing is going to go wrong. You think about money in the old-fashioned way. Money is not a thing, it is not even a process. It is a kind of shared dream. We dream that a small disc of common metal is worth the price of a substantial meal. Once you wake up from that dream, you can swim in a sea of money.
— Reacher Gilt, Going Postal
It's almost as if he had a massive financial stake in scaring people into believing that the MMR vaccine was dangerous.
During his program, Beck also regularly encourages his listeners and viewers to buy gold. And while he doesn't advertise for Goldline directly during his scare tactic rants about how the economy is going to collapse, and gold will be the only thing with value after the liberal apocalypse, we are fortunate enough that once we're scared shitless, and desperate to buy gold, we get a convenient commercial by Glenn Beck himself, telling us that Goldline conveniently has gold for sale..
Jay: WWE are in a month-long, co-branding business venture with Susan G. Komen For the Cute, a breast cancer awareness group, a.k.a. a scam artist that only gives 21% of their money towards detection and research, y'know, despite "For the Cure" being in their name. Screening, mammograms. I won't belabor the point, but they can fuck right off.
—OSW Review, Ep. 44
Being the grandmaster of internet trolls he fully mastered the art of violent rhetoric and uses it to push his fanboys' buttons with practiced ease. He prefers to send his foot soldiers to fight the battle while he hides in his website, proving that he is a coward. His followers completely fail to realize how he also treats them as disposable men, making him a giant-ass hypocrite as well.
—Encyclopedia Dramatica on Men's Rights Activist Paul Elam
One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to show you a brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the Jack of Spades jump out of this brand-new deck of cards and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not accept this bet, because as sure as you stand there, you're going to wind up with an ear full of cider.
—Sky Masterson, Guys and Dolls