Oil Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old oil quotes, oil sayings, and oil proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Oil is a lousy investment because it isn't an investment. It's just a bet--and it's a bet with a ticking time bomb attached to it.     

Dan Dicker

There is no free market for oil.     

T. Boone Pickens

Oil creates the illusion of a completely changed life, life without work, life for free. Oil is a resource that anaesthetises thought, blurs vision, corrupts.     

Ryszard Kapuscinski

The oil market is especially sensitive even to a hint of expansion or contraction in supply.     

James Surowiecki

Oil is ancient wealth in the ground.     

Harold Hamm

We aren't addicted to oil, but our cars are.     

R. James Woolsey, Jr.

Oil is like a wild animal. Whoever captures it has it.     

J. Paul Getty

Oil prices have certainly become a threat for the world economy.     

Rodrigo Rato

Oil demand is going to continue to grow as population grows.     

Rex Tillerson

We have to get the oil where the oil is.     

Ron Johnson

Oil has allowed us to think about economics as though energy doesn't matter.     

Andrew Nikiforuk

Oil is a very important component of economic growth.     

Maria Bartiromo