Michael Burry Quotes

Why should I know Michael Burry?

Michael James Burry is an American physician, investor, and hedge fund manager. Burry was the first investor to recognize and profit from the impending subprime mortgage crisis. His story is depicted in the movie The Big Short where Christian Bale portrays him.

Born June 19, 1971

Best 10 Quotes by Michael Burry

“I don't believe anything unless I understand it inside out. And even if I understand something, it is not uncommon that I disagree with accepted view (even if it's a Nobel laureate).”

Michael Burry

“I hated discussing ideas with investors, because then I become a Defender of the Idea, and that influences your thought process.”

Michael Burry

“I have always believed that a single talented analyst, working very hard, can cover an amazing amount of investment landscape, and this belief remains unchallenged in my mind.”

Michael Burry

“I just really like to find my own ideas.”

Michael Burry

“If you are going to be a great investor, you have to fit the style to who you are.”

Michael Burry

“In essence, the stock market represents three separate categories of business. They are, adjusted for inflation, those with shrinking intrinsic value, those with approximately stable intrinsic value, and those with steadily growing intrinsic value. The preference, always, would be to buy a long-term franchise at a substantial discount from growing intrinsic value.”

Michael Burry

“It is ludicrous to believe that asset bubbles can only be recognized in hindsight.”

Michael Burry

“My natural state is an outsider, and no matter what group I'm in or where I am, I've always felt like I'm outside the group and I've always been analyzing the group.”

Michael Burry

“People want an authority to tell them how to value things, but they choose this authority not based on facts or results.”

Michael Burry

“The borrowers will always be willing to take a great deal for themselves. It’s up to the lenders to show restraint, and when they lose it, watch out.”

Michael Burry