This is from the movie, Sabrina. It’s one of my favorite movie quotes and it deserves to be more widely known than it is.
The quote –
Bogart – Making money isn’t the main point of business. Money is a by-product. –
Holden: David -What’s the main objective? Power? –
Bogart – Ah! That’s become a dirty word.
Holden – What’s the urge? You’re going into plastics. What will that prove?
Bogart – Prove? Nothing much. A new product has been found, something of use to the world. A new industry moves into an undeveloped area. Factories go up, machines go in and you’re in business. It’s coincidental that people who’ve never seen a dime now have a dollar and barefooted kids wear shoes and have their faces washed. What’s wrong with an urge that gives people libraries, hospitals, baseball diamonds and movies on a Saturday night?