"It's very difficult in the technology space when you have been leapfrogged to prosper again."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."James Chanos on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."James Chanos on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."James Chanos on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."James Chanos on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."James Chanos on John F. Kennedy
"I've learned there's a big difference between a long-focused value investor and a good short-seller. That difference is psychological and I think it falls into the realm of behavioral finance."
"The Macau casinos have a wonderful business, it's taking in money from Chinese businessmen elsewhere who send it through junky companies to casinos to gamble. The growth continues and they have basically western managers and western accounting, so we trust the numbers a little bit more."