COOPERMAN: 'We're going to win, but basically they've ruined my business'
- "It's frivolous, but we live in a very hostile environment. ... If you're 30 years old and this happens, you're out of business. If you're 73 and don't give a sh-- what it costs you and your reputation is important, basically you'll defend yourself to the end."
- "We're going to win, but basically they've ruined my business because people have a tendency to fire, aim, ready, but I can live with it. We're very liquid in our portfolio. We're not leveraged in any way."
- "God has been very good to me. ... If I should retire and get out of the business because of the government, I'll look at that as a positive message. There's nothing wrong about being a family office."
- "The idea of managing your own money — not being responsible to anybody — has a certain romantic ring to it. But I'm too stupid to do it."