- "… I am not, and never have been, a Soviet agent."
- Letter to newspapers (1986)
- The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets, even if the blood is your own.
- A statement sometimes attributed to him, and also, more plausibly, to the first Baron Rothschild (as one of 1871); as quoted in Heads I Win, Tails I Win: Why Smart Investors Fail and How to Tilt the Odds in Your Favour (2016) by Spencer Jakab, p. 221
- When there's blood in the streets it's time to buy.