"Economists often like startling theorems, results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."Joseph Stiglitz on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."Joseph Stiglitz on Aldous Huxley
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."Joseph Stiglitz on Audrey Hepburn
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest."Joseph Stiglitz on Confucius
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."Joseph Stiglitz on Michael Jordan
"I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed, and debated intensely."
"My teachers helped guide and motivate me but the responsibility of learning was left with me, an approach to learning which was later reinforced by my experiences at Amherst."
"Macroeconomic policy can never be devoid of politics: it involves fundamental trade-offs and affects different groups differently."