Billionaire investor Warren Buffett uttered these gems during a chat with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and business school students at the University of Washington:
“They say success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get. I don’t know which one applies in this case, but I do know I wouldn’t be doing anything else. … I always worry about people who say, ‘I’m only going to do this for 10 years. I really don’t like it very well. And then I’ll do this …’That’s a little like saving up sex for your old age. Not a very good idea.”
And: “Can you really explain to a fish what it’s like to walk on land? One day on land is worth a thousand years of talking about it, and one day running a business has exactly the same kind of value.”
Also: “I tap dance to work, and when I get there I think I’m supposed to lie on my back and paint the ceiling. It’s tremendous fun.”
—Adapted from Winning Nice, Dawna Stone with Matt Dieter, Center Street/Hachette Book Group USA.