Buffett: "You could take all the gold that's ever been mined, and it would fill a cube 67 feet in each direction. For what that's worth at current gold prices, you could buy all -- not some -- all of the farmland in the United States. Plus, you could buy 10 Exxon Mobils, plus have $1 trillion of walking-around money. Or you could have a big cube of metal. Which would you take? Which is going to produce more value?
"Spending a few hours in the presence of the man was life-changing for me. In that, he is really a remarkable individual. Both in terms of his intelligence and his intensity. And meeting with him one on one really enabled me to absorb and internalize some of the the ways in which he is in the world."
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