80th Richest Person in the World Ronald Perelman Quotes

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Ronald Perelman quotes and sayings

  • I am placed in situations with opportunities in those situations that others are not. I don’t believe that that is happenstance. I believe that there is a God that has a plan for me.
  • You can only be a control freak when you have weak people around you.
  • I believe that God plays this enormous role in my life. And I believe that it’s my obligation to give back and to follow the rules that were set. And it also gives me an enormous sense of my own place.
  • Once I decide to take on a role it’s because I find that guy to be really interesting to watch and very compelling to play. And from that point on I can no longer judge him. I can only take on his point of view in order to play him effectively. And his point of view is often not mine.
  • I was the night foreman of a galvanizing factory, which is hot and smelly and dirty and miserable.
  • I was always fascinated by the decision-making process and the managerial process and just business in general.
  • Music plays a very important role in my life. I’m a frustrated musician. I play the drums.
  • But we’re not God. We’re humans, and at the end of the day we have to march to the beat of a certain kind of drum. And if you step outside too far into thinking you’re some sort of deity that can transcend law and order, then you’ve crossed a line.
  • The reality is that I surround myself with very smart, very strong people – including my ex-wives.
  • I think that people will always want music; I think that the form that they will get it in, or distributed to them from, and the price they pay for it is what’s up in question.
  • Any time there’s a lot of pressure, it’s life and death, you go toward this very dark kind of humor. Soldiers do it. Cops do it.
  • If someone comes into your house and does fked-up things to your kids and your wife, you’re going to be capable of things you never imagined. Because it’s in there. It might be lying dormant, but it’s there.
  • And so I believe that God plays this enormous role in my life. And I believe that it’s my obligation to give back and to follow the rules that were set. And it also gives me an enormous sense of my own place and an enormous sense of stability.