100+ Quotes About Gangster From Famous Authors

Quotes About GangsterGangsters were mostly involved in illegal activities such as drug trafficking and robberies, and some people became rich as a result. However, gangster lifestyle was not just about making money; it was about power, respect, and status. It was also known as a violent culture.

Gangsters wrote about their experiences, and there were many famous gangsters who had their own quotes. Some of the famous gangster quotes include “Kill or be killed,” and “I have no morals.”

So, we will discuss some of the most popular quotes about gangsters from famous authors to help you understand the gangster mindset.

Best Quotes About Gangster

quotes about gangsters

“There are many people who think I’m actually a gangster or a mafioso, largely because of ‘Goodfella.” – Paul Sorvino

“In my world, of course, it don’t matter. You could be a gangster with a dress, you could be a gangster with baggy pants.” – Young Thug

“When you understand the mechanics of stress and master the techniques to manipulate someone’s fears and dreams, you will be powerful.” – Gregory Hartley

“First you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women.” —Matt Groening

“I’m currently making changes in my life. If you don’t hear from me, you’re one of them.” —Unknown

“The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.” —Stanley Kubrick

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“It is the rule of law alone which hinders the rulers from turning themselves into the worst gangsters.” —Ludwig von Mises

“We did not get any money from the early records. It was all taken by crooked managers. It is just a gangster’s paradise.” —Robert Wyatt

“No gangster is ever happy when he’s at peace. The main reason he’s in the business is to eliminate his enemies.” —Unknown

quotes about gangster love

“I think we have always had a fascination for gangs and gangsters, and I think we always will.” —Ross Kemp

“When you understand the mechanincs of stress and master the techniques to manipulate someone’s fears and dreams, you will be powerful.” —Gregory Hartley

“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

“There’s no such thing as good money or bad money.There’s just money.” —Unknown

“A real gangster fights for his community and his people.” —Unknown

“See, ya are what ya are in this world. That’s either one of two things: Either you’re somebody, or you ain’t nobody.”

“Listen to me very carefully. There are three ways of doing things around here: the right way, the wrong way, and the way that I do it. You understand?” – Ace Rothstein

“Goodfellas, never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.”

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“And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.” – Lord Acton

“I think we have always had a fascination for gangs and gangsters, and I think we always will.” – Ross Kemp

“Some of your worst gangsters are guys who were very low-key.” – Mickey Rourke

“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 (Robert De Niro)

quotes about gangster life

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

“The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.” – Frank Lucas

“To me, being a gangster was better than being president of the united states.” —Unknown

“I am going to make him an offer he cant refuse.” —Unknown

“Americans accept that gangsters are running the government.” —Tim Robbins

“Some call me a gangster of love.” —Steve Miller

“I rule with my head.” —Bernardo Provenzano

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“Every human being has a bit of gangster in him.” —Binyavanga Wainaina

“I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.” —Unknown

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

“You are either at the table or on the menu.” —Unknown

“Some people are not your friends; they’re just scared to be your enemy.” —Unknown

quotes american gangster

“I went through my darkest times alone so I’m sorry if i act like i don’t need anyone.” —Unknown

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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“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

“I don’t wanna be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.” – Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson)

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

“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 (Robert De Niro)

motivational gangster quotes about life

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

“Power wears out those who don’t have it.” —Giulio Andreotti

“Some of your worst gangsters are guys who were very low-key.” —Mickey Rourke

“Find me on the corner disobeying the law.” —Unknown

“Any distraction tends to get in the way of being an effective gangster.” —Terence Winter

“I have learned more in the streets than in any classroom.” —Unknown

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

“All right, you proved your point. You broke into my vault. Congratulations, you’re a dead man.” – Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia)

“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, Gangster

gangster movie quotes

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

“Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.” – Michael Corleone

“To me, being a gangster was better than being president of the united states.”

“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

“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

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

“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

“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 (Paul Newman)

“It’s better to live one day as a lion than a hundred years as a lamb.” —Unknown

“When I say I’m going gangster, I’m working really hard at something.” —Lisa Lampanelli

“As far back I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster.” —Unknown

“My Biggest Problem? I notice everything.” —Unknown