"In Vegas, everybody's gotta watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The box men are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the box men. The pit bosses are watching the floor men. The shift bosses are watching the pit bosses. The casino manager is watching the shift bosses. I'm watching the casino manager. And the eye-in-the-sky is watching us all."
"In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all."
"Listen to me Anthony. I got your head in a fuckin' vise. I'll squash your head like a fuckin' grapefruit if you don't give me a name."
"I'm what counts out here. Not your fuckin' country clubs or your fuckin' TV shows. And what the fuck are you doin' on TV anyhow?"
"When it looked like they could get twenty-five years to life in prison just for skimming a casino, sick or no fuckin' sick you knew people were going to get clipped."
"The town will never be the same. After the Tangiers, the big corporations took it all over. Today it looks like Disneyland. And while the kids play cardboard pirates, Mommy and Daddy drop the house payments and Junior's college money on the poker slots. In the old days, dealers knew your name, what you drank, what you played. Today, it's like checkin' into an airport. And if you order room service, you're lucky if you get it by Thursday. Today, it's all gone. You get a whale show up with four million in a suitcase, and some twenty-five-year-old hotel school kid is gonna want his Social Security Number. After the Teamsters got knocked out of the box, the corporations tore down practically every one of the old casinos. And where did the money come from to rebuild the pyramids? Junk bonds. But in the end, I wound up right back where I started. I could still pick winners, and I could still make money for all kinds of people back home. And why mess up a good thing?"
“You want the Brooklyn Bridge, all you gotta do is ask for it. If I can’t buy it, I’ll steal it.”
“I’m sick of watching you try to put out that torch you carry for her with a lot of cheap hooch.”
“He used to be a big shot.”
“Hey, my name is Benny Blanco from the Bronx.”
“Who the fuck are you? I should remember you? What, you think you like me? You ain't like me motherfucker, you a punk. I've been with made people, connected people. Who've you been with? Chain snatching, jive-ass, maricon motherfuckers. Why don't you get out of here and go snatch a purse.”
“If you can’t see the angles no more, you’re in trouble.”
“The dream don’t come no closer by itself. We gotta run after it now.”
“There is a line you cross, you don’t never come back from. Point of no return.”
“I don't invite this shit, it just comes to me. I run, it runs after me. Gotta be somewhere to hide.”
“This picture is an indictment of gang rule in America and of the callous indifference of the government to this constantly increasing menace to our safety and our liberty.”
“In this business there’s only one law you gotta follow to keep out of trouble: Do it first, do it yourself and keep on doing it.”
“Someday you’re going to fall down in the gutter, right where the horses have been standing, right where you belong!”
“So beer ain’t good enough for you, huh?”
“Your hands ain’t so clean. You killed and liked it. You didn’t get them medals for holding hands with them Germans.”
“I wish you was a wishing well. So that I could tie a bucket to ya and sink ya.”
“I ain’t so tough.”
"In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women."
"I never fucked anybody over in my life didn't have it coming to them. You got that? All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one. Do you understand?"
"Fuck Gaspar Gomez! And fuck the fuckin' Diaz brothers! Fuck 'em all! I bury those cockroaches!"
"I'm Tony Montana! You fuck with me, you fuckin' with the best!"
“You can always tell the winners at the starting gate. You can always tell the winners, and you can tell the losers.”
“You know, if we’d listened to you, we’d still be rolling out drunks for a living!”
“I like the stink of the streets. It makes me feel good. And I like the smell of it, it opens up my lungs. And it gives me a hard-on.”
“Life is stranger than shit, that’s all. It’s a pisser.”
“All that we have left now are our memories.”
“It’d be a shame to see a lifetime of work go to waste.”
“I don’t feel I have to wipe everybody out . . . Just my enemies.”
“I loved baseball ever since Arnold Rothstein fixed the World Series in 1919.”
“Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money, more than power.”
“We’re bigger than U.S. Steel.”
“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.”
“You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little fucked up maybe, but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to fuckin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?”
“For us to live any other way was nuts. Uh, to us, those goody-good people who worked shitty jobs for bum paychecks and took the subway to work every day, and worried about their bills, were dead. I mean they were suckers. They had no balls. If we wanted something we just took it. If anyone complained twice they got hit so bad, believe me, they never complained again.”
“You know Spider, you're a fuckin' mumbling stuttering little fuck. You know that?”
“Now go home and get your fuckin' shinebox.”
“And that's the hardest part. Today everything is different; there's no action . . . have to wait around like everyone else. Can't even get decent food – right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce, and I got egg noodles and ketchup. I'm an average nobody . . . get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.”
“I believe in America . . .”
“It’s not personal . . . It’s strictly business.”
“Leave the gun, take the cannolis.”
“My father’s no different than any other powerful man—any man who’s responsible for other people, like a senator or a president.”