Mafia Quotes

By | 26.04.2022

Nothing personal, it’s just business. Otto Berman

Wherever there’s opportunity, the mafia will be there. Johnny Kelly

Best mafia quotes: I respectfully decline to answer because I honestly believe my answer might tend to incriminate me. Joey Gallo

No gangster is ever happy when he’s at peace. The main reason he’s in the business is to eliminate his enemies. Lorenzo Carcaterra, Gangster quotes

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. Frédéric Bastiat

I am an undisputed gangster. To me, that means playing by my own rules. Katherine Ryan

Abortion isn’t a lesser evil, it’s a crime. Taking one life to save another, that’s what the Mafia does. It’s a crime. It’s an absolute evil. Pope Francis

No one will ever kill me, they wouldn’t dare. Carmine Galante

If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter. John Gottman

I’m not mad, I’m proud o’ you. You took your first pinch like a man and you learned the two greatest things in life… never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut. Jimmy Conway

I’m from Indiana. I know what you’re thinking, Indiana… Mafia. But in Indiana it’s not like New York where everyone’s like, ‘We’re from New York and we’re the best’ or ‘We’re from Texas and we like things big’ it’s more like ‘We’re from Indiana and we’re gonna move. Jim Gaffigan

I never lie to any man because I don’t fear anyone. The only time you lie is when you are afraid. John Gotti

Never show anger at slight,Tell nothing.Earn Respect from everyone by deeds,not Words.Respect the members of your Blood Family.Gambling was Recreation,Not a way to earn a Living.Love your Father,your Mother,
your Sister but beware of Loving any other Woman than your Wife.And a Wife was a woman who bore your Children.And once that happened to You,your Life was Forfeit to give them their daily bread. Mario Puzo, The Last Don

Be careful who you call your friends. I’d rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies. Al Capone

Loyalty is beyond what anyone can explain, someone may claim to love you but still betray you, only a loyal person can stay with you even if it’s going to cost them their peace and joy. Bamigboye Olurotimi

Yet there are film stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra who never allowed the mafia to dictate terms to them. But starlets like Monica Bedi used the mafia connection to win stardom and is now paying heavily. Raza Murad

You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word. Al Capone

He’d always been a man who followed his head and not his heart.The heart was just a bloody motor.The head was meant to drive. Mario Puzo

I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid. John Gotti

Legislating morality doesn’t work (see: Prohibition). It produced the Mafia. John Densmore

There’s no such thing as good money or bad money. There’s just money. Lucky Luciano

Step one, accept she was a damn boss. Step two, hide all the knives, guns, and maybe the pillows, too. J.J. McAvoy, Ruthless People

Let me tell you something. There’s no nobility in poverty. I’ve been a poor man, and I’ve been a rich man. And I choose rich every f*cking time. Jordan Belfort

In all these years, I’ve always tried to emphasize and to promote the need to combat the Mafia. Because it is a cancer which is oppressive and which stifles everybody’s freedom and reduces the possibility for the areas in which it’s present to prosper and to develop. Sergio Mattarella

I can’t stand squealers, hit that guy! Albert Anastasia

Socialism is an alternative to capitalism as potassium cyanide is an alternative to water. Ludwig von Mises, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

There are only murderers in this room! Michael! Open your eyes! This is the life we chose, the life we lead. And there is only one guarantee: none of us will see heaven. John Rooney

The IRS! They’re like the Mafia, they can take anything they want! Jerry Seinfeld


If a man is dumb, someone is going to get the best of him, so why not you? If you don’t, you’re as dumb as he is. Arnold Rothstein

The other Dons in the room applauded and rose to shake hands with everybody in sight and to congratulate Don Corleone and Don Tattaglia on their new friendship. It was not perhaps the warmest friendship in the world, they would not send each other Christmas gift greetings, but they would not murder each other. That was friendship enough in this world, all that was needed. Mario Puzo, The Godfather

A guy told me one time… don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner. Neil McCauley

Keep your friends close but your enemies closer. Michael Corleone

There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia. Kurt Vonnegut

Judges, lawyers and politicians have a license to steal. We don’t need one. Carlo Gambino

The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens – tax livestock – labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters. Stefan Molyneux

The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun. Mario Puzo

‘Shantaram’ is fantastic. An Australian prisoner escapes & joins the mafia in India? Sign me up. I love stuff that is based on true stories. Hasan Minhaj

We took care of Kennedy. Sam Giancana. Short mafia quotes

A cop’s JOB is to violently enforce upon the rest of us whatever arbitrary bullshit the political parasites declare to be “law.” It is, therefore, impossible to be a “law enforcer” and behave morally, for the same reason one can’t be a moral car-jacker. Larken Rose

Gangsters live for the action. The closer to death, the nearer to the heated coil of the moment, the more alive they feel. Lorenzo Carcaterra, Gangster

People call me a Modi bhakt now. I used to be a Marx bhakt. I was part of what I now call the intellectual mafia. I used to believe in it, and worked for it. My eyes opened up when I began to travel, and meet different kinds of people. Vivek Agnihotri

A boy has never wept…nor dashed a thousand kin. Dutch Schultz

I thought of how proud he was when he took the marks- cutting the skin of his throat in a long slash and then packing it with ashes until keloid scars rose up.

He called it his second smile. Holly Black, Red Glove

I don’t wanna be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me. Frank Costello

International affairs is very much run like the mafia. The godfather does not accept disobedience, even from a small storekeeper who doesn’t pay his protection money. You have to have obedience; otherwise, the idea can spread that you don’t have to listen to the orders, and it can spread to important places. Noam Chomsky

It takes many steppingstones, you know, for a man to rise. None can do it unaided. Joe Bonanno

God seemed to be having a hard time killing him, and he’d be damned if he was going to make the job easy for mere mortals. Mario Puzo

Somebody messes with me, I’m gonna mess with him. Al Capone

People love stories about the mafia: ‘The Godfather,’ ‘American Gangster.’ Jason Statham

Who cares about shit people say that they don’t have the balls to say to your face? Tony Soprano

I’m very proud of being Italian-American, but people don’t realize that the mafia is just this aberration. The real community is built on the working man, the guy who’s the cop, the fireman, the truck driver, the bus driver. Chazz Palminteri

Las Vegas turns women into men and men into idiots. Bugsy Siegel


If the bulk of the public were really convinced of the illegitimacy of the State, if it were convinced that the State is nothing more nor less than a bandit gang writ large, then the State would soon collapse to take on no more status or breadth of existence than another Mafia gang. Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty

All right, you proved your point. You broke into my vault. Congratulations, you’re a dead man. Terry Benedict

Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention. Douglas Horton

Murders came with smiles, shooting people was no big deal for us Goodfellas. Henry Hill

I want to kill this degenerate bastard brother of yours. But I am not selfish, I do not want to deprive you of that honor. William Balsamo, Crime Incorporated: The Inside Story of the Mafia’s First 100 Years

A true gangster can smell out a person’s strenghts and weaknesses in a matter of minutes, but what they can sense most of all, what their bodies are most attuned to, is the scent of fear. Lorenzo Carcaterra

Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don’t know what’s going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that’s not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA. Stanley Crouch

You know, Castle’s the kind of guy that when he meets somebody, that’s a connection for him. He remains connected to the people that he meets. That’s the kind of guy he is, be they criminals, gangster rappers, mafia guys, art thieves, whoever it is, he nurtures those relationships. Nathan Fillion

This life of ours, this is a wonderful life. If you can get through life like this and get away with it, hey, that’s great. But its very, very unpredictable. There’s so many ways you can screw it up. Paul Castellano

There were a lot of terms you had to learn, as opposed to the shylock business where all you had to know how to say was ‘Give me the fuckin money. Elmore Leonard, Get Shorty

From now on, nothing goes down unless I’m involved. No blackjack no dope deals, no nothing. A nickel bag gets sold in the park, I want in. You guys got fat while everybody starved on the street. Now it’s my turn. Frank White

Unless you are absolutely positive that your wife has no connection to the Mafia, even three or four times removed, do yourself a favor and do not bet her in a poker hand. Joseph D. Pistone

A newspaper man wrote an article that I had 300 million dollars, well, I wish I had a million dollars. Meyer Lansky

In particular, the State has arrogated to itself a compulsory monopoly over police and military services, the provision of law, judicial decision-making, the mint and the power to create money, unused land (“the public domain”), streets and highways, rivers and coastal waters, and the means of delivering mail…the State relies on control of the levers of propaganda to persuade its subjects to obey or even exalt their rulers. Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty

I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse. Vito Corleone

Are you ready for your first mission as a made man? Nicholas Sansbury Smith, Sons of War

Putin set out to build a mafia state. He didn’t set out to build a totalitarian regime. But he was building his mafia state on the ruins of a totalitarian regime. And so we end up with a mafia state and a totalitarian society. Masha Gessen

If there is a will, there is always a way my friend. Richard Kuklinski

Other kids are brought up nice and sent to Harvard and yale.Me?I was brought up like a mushroom. Frank Costello

I discovered that the world of the finest restaurants was something akin to the world of the Mafia. Marco Pierre White

I stuck the drill in his chest and his legs, on the side of his head. I ripped his hair out. John Veasey

There’s a proverb, a maxim, that runs, ‘The dead man is dead; let’s give a hand to the living.’ Now, you say that to a man from the North, and he visualizes the scene of an accident with one dead and one injured man; it’s reasonable to let the dead man be and to set about saving the injured man. But a Sicilian visualizes a murdered man and his murderer, and the living man who’s to be helped is the murderer. Leonardo Sciascia, To Each His Own


Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse. Frank Abagnale Sr

We don’t think only men can be powerful and strong. Behind the heads of the Mafia, the leaders of culture, there are always very strong women. European culture is a matriarchy, especially in the south. The women have a lot of power. Stefano Gabbana

You know what I’ll do? I’ll get a knife and cut out his tongue, and we’ll send it to his wife. John Stanfa

When the media enjoy such excessive profits from this mass hysteria, what incentive do they have to restrain it? T. Rafael Cimino, The Heir Apparent

The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room. Frank Lucas

Professional wrestling was almost like a secret society when I started, like a Mafia, and it would destroy the Sheik to see how much that has changed. Rob Van Dam

You weren’t supposed to walk away no more. You fucked me, and that was the worst thing you ever did. Tommy Agro

You can always tell the winners at the starting gate. You can always tell the winners, and you can tell the losers. Noodles, Once upon a time in America

You’re not driving home if it’s late, though. I am accustomed to dropping my women off at their door,” he snickered because he knew she’d blush and he wanted her to, “and sometimes I put them to bed. S.W. Frank, Alfonzo

When you love someone, you’ve gotta trust them. There’s no other way. You’ve got to give them the key to everything that’s yours. Otherwise, what’s the point? And for a while, I believed, that’s the kind of love I had. Ace Rothstein

Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances. Steve Allen

I have killed no men, that, in the first place, didn’t deserve killing. Mickey Cohen

I was pleased by Bella’s presence since I was four. She was… she was something else for me. Sem Thornwood, Deadly Nightshade

The same liberty that protects me also protects members of the Mafia. Barbara Amiel

And while the rain swept across the desolate countryside like a cleansing force, they made love to each other – their union not that of heated bodies in need of release, nor that of kindred spirits in certainty of love, but that of broken souls in search of solace. Laureline Ducros, Spy Dust

You ain’t a lawyer no more, Dave. You a gangster now. On the other side. A whole new ball game. You can’t learn about it in school, and you can’t have a late start. Carlito

He swirled his drink and stared off into the crowd, terribly satisfied. “Have you ever seen a face so weirdly symmetrical? Put our man Luca Catenacci on a poster for…Sicilian cologne. Those genes? With the whole Vitelli-Marzano thing you’ve got going?” He issued a low whistle. “Unstoppable. Abigail C. Edwards, And We All Bled Oil

All I have in this world is my balls and my word, and I don’t break them for no one. Tony Montana

I always tell everyone wrestling is like the mafia, once you get in, you can’t get out. Gail Kim

If I have no need for you, I have no use for you. J. Denison Reed, Clifford’s War

You need more than guts to be a good gangster. You need ideas. Rocket, City of God

When I’m back in New York – and this is a terrible thing to complain about – I eat a lot more really, really good food than perhaps I’d like to. So many of my friends are really good chefs. It’s kind of like being in the Mafia. Anthony Bourdain

The hip hop industry is most likely owned by gays. I happen to think there’s a gay mafia in hip hop. Not rappers – the editorial presidents of magazines, the PDs at radio stations, the people who give you awards at award shows. Fat Joe

I was terrible at lying, or maybe Alessio was so good at seeing lies. Sem Thornwood, Deadly Nightshade

No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep comin’ back and back until one of you is dead. Ace Rothstein

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday. Russell Baker

The family that eats together maintains a successful interstellar criminal organization together! Amie Kaufman, Gemina

I asked god for a bike, but I know god doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness. Al Pacino

When I came up, one of my favorite groups and producers was Three 6 Mafia. Metro Boomin

Declan says, “Keep going, idiot. My knife hasn’t been bloodied in four days. One more day and it’ll be a record, and I can’t have that. J.T. Geissinger, Beautifully Cruel

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