Found this excellent quote from the Elite Trader forums . In a response to one poster asking, " Why does everyone quote Jesse Livermore? He was a horrible trader, who blew up every couple of years. ", another forum member answered: " Simple. He was a pure artist of "the game." Artists always reach beyond their grasp. They sometimes succeed brilliantly. They sometimes fail tragically. But they never fail to inspire. " Speculation is an art form. And true artists, however flawed, never fail to inspire us. Subscribe to Finance Trend s by email or get new posts via RSS . You can follow our real-time updates on Twitter .