When Target gets hacked, I don't hear people saying, 'Hey, was it Kohl's? Was it Wal-Mart?' It doesn't matter. There was a hack; you deal with it.

In normal times, investors should pay more attention to the credit markets because it's the energy by which everything is driven. It's the oil in the engine.

I work hard, and I haven't done badly in life. But I pretty much came from very modest roots... I go home on my train; I cut my own grass... I don't have anything against people that are more elite, but it's just not who I am or what I'm about.

I think health care is a mess. I think that, as a free market person, you can't even have that discussion unless you know what the service costs.

While the vandals are on the street corners, the Tea Party conservatives, they're working state houses, the governorships, the mayorships, the Senate, the House.

At the end of the day, the markets are my passion.

I don't think that there is a beer summit in the cards for me at the White House.

Look at the Weimar Republic and their hyperinflation in the early '20s. It didn't happen overnight. I've used the analogy, it's a lot like soybeans: you plant 'em, you wait. Conditions take some time. You need some sun; you need some water, but ultimately things start to grow, and are we in that phase or not?

I've talked about commodity price volatility in the past: go back to the tape... I never said it was about inflation.

I'm very happy at CNBC. It's the passion, it's the movement - there's a lot of moving parts. And spontaneous TV and spontaneous debates... I don't know that there's anyone that enjoys their job more than I do.

One thing that served me well with clients was that you back your winners and you back your losers.

This is America. Dissenting voices will continue to voice their dissent. Because they've read the operating instructions for the United States of America, and it's their right.

Around 1999, CNBC offered me a full-time post, and I'm the happiest I've ever been.

I think hacking's important. Most Americans should worry about it no matter what side of the aisle you're on.

People ask me if I'm the father of the Tea Party movement... I was the spark... that started it.

Challenging leaders is as American as it gets.

Printing money - is it really the answer? ... If we just print a million dollars for every man, woman, and child in the country and handed it to them, won't that fix everything? Because in order to really look at printing - I like to take everything to the extreme.

I'm pretty darn happy with my day job.

This country is a republic.

I remember I had a professor in college. I wrote a great paper. Could never please this guy. But it made me better.

If you trade in paper, the notion of many who trade gold - the Ayn Randers - if the financial world comes to an end, they're going to have the gold. If you're playing in ETFs, you're going to have a piece of paper.

I like free markets, but I do like fair markets.

How many muni areas have actually defaulted, by the way? Just a question.

We are a republic, very inefficient. If you want a really efficient form of government, you have a king or a dictator. And in the end, you hope it's a benevolent one. But then you could get things done. There's no lurching; there's no bumps. That's the cornerstone of checks and balances.

How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage?

There's so much compromise in politics. I'm not a good compromiser.

We cannot collect enough taxes to catch up with spending. Do I know a solution? Not really. Do your politicians know a solution? Does our commander-in-chief offer a solution? Absolutely not.

I don't understand it and haven't understood in this world of technology: where every building has a camera, every ATM has a camera, why don't we have cameras on police officers?

Maybe we should shut Wall Street down for 24 hours, see how everybody who blames Wall Street for everything likes that. Maybe we should shut energy down for 24 hours, see how people like that.

Let me see the 'Cuban missiles on the island' picture. Trump needs to see it before networks need to see it.

We need to understand that in the end, if we're going to make a positive difference in the future, we can't have election cycles where one side, the middle and the right side, they talk trash.

Most of the mainstream coverage of most of the crisis - the economy, the road to get here, and the Tea Party - has been very much lacking.

The markets are the world's greatest Rubik's cube. And I love solving puzzles.

Think Apple, think the FBI. We are living 'Atlas Shrugged.' Why is it so important? Because I would hate for the country to have that rhetorical question: Where is John Galt, who is John Galt? John Galt is all of us.

Markets are unforgiving, and sometimes they move for reasons we can't possibly foresee.

I've said from day one, when Donald Trump gets in there, he's going to make an equal number of Republicans unhappy as Democrats unhappy.

The unique thing about our country is that we don't get behind politicians, politicians get behind us.

When I was an institutional broker in a former life, I was a believer in the merits of using technical analysis. I found that it was a very useful tool that complemented the much more mainstream tools generically referred to as fundamental analysis.

If the country is ever attacked as it was on 9/11, we all respond with a sense of urgency.

People with 401(k)s need to be very conservative. Picking bottoms should be for insiders and traders.

The last place I'm ever going to live or work is D.C.

I come from immigrant grandparents. The country would not be what it is if it wasn't for the immigrants in this country.

What about stocks? You got to buy them. What if they break? You have to buy the dips.

The jobs outlook in the U.S. isn't very good. And it's really about young people.

I have a daughter for a while that didn't have insurance. She gets a different price than people who have insurance.

A Treasury Secretary or a President should be out here not fighting S&P, not grabbing the other coach and slapping him around, taking the umpire behind the barn. He should be getting the team psyched to overcome.

All the way back to 2010, the takeover of Congress, there is an unnerved part of the public that understands the history of Hillary Clinton. We've seen her for decades. They understand Donald Trump. There's no disclosure needed there. The sour grapes that we are experiencing isn't going to make a better tasting wine for the Democrats in the future.

I try to avoid political ties.

We have mountain of debt that isn't going away and all the problems are here to stay, and anybody who tells you that is a good thing ought to get out of the business of helping the government down the road.