Gangster Quotes

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

Tupac Shakur
“Only God can judge me.”
Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete

J.J. McAvoy
“I swear to God . . .”
“God doesn’t come to this part of the house, so swear to me.” -Liam C”
J.J. McAvoy

Tarryn Fisher
“Also, gasping is for damsels, and I'm a gangster.”
Tarryn Fisher, F*ck Love

Lydia Lunch
“They feared Me
I feared Nothing.”
Lydia Lunch

Rich Cohen
“The way the kids of immigrants heard about America, you would think it was not down the stairs and out the door but still across the ocean, a distant place where everything is promised and, for hard work, everything is given. From the day he left his parents' house, Abe [Reles] had to know his father was right, that America promises everything, but he also had to know his father was wrong--America gives nothing. Those things that are promised, they cannot be worked for but must be taken, conned away with good looks, obsequiousness, mimicry; or traded for with bit of your soul or the morals of the stories your parents told; or tricked away with lies; or wrested away with brute force.”
Rich Cohen, Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams

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

“That's basically the gangster code. Just be yourself. Just be you, dog. The easiest way to get your card plucked around a gangster is to be a fake. If we feel like you're trying too hard, if you're trying to act like you're from the street, you're in trouble.”
Ice-T, Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption—from South Central to Hollywood

Lorenzo Carcaterra
“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

Jim Butcher
“If the Eagle Scouts had some sort of Sith equivalent, Marcone was it.”
Jim Butcher, Ghost Story

E. Jamie
“She moved to get up, but the man held her down as her car exploded next.
Bree lifted her head and looked back at the wall of fire behind them. “Well. We’re well and truly screwed now.”
E. Jamie, The Vendetta

Dani René
“I want her to engulf me in her blaze & scorch me until my darkness lies in ashes.”
Dani René, Crave

Caroline Walken
“From the WIP .... Behind The Fan coming soon.

"He was dangerous, he was nothing she needed and everything she wanted. Dark hair, tall and broad shouldered...the man was sin on earth to her.”
Caroline Walken

Neil Walker
“Continued remarks about John and Lisa being like Clarence and Alabama in True Romance or Mickey and Mallory in Natural Born Killers had lifted the atmosphere somewhat.”
Neil Walker, Drug Gang Takedown

Carla H. Krueger
“She was not alone in her respect for him. Because he is more than a boss to people. He’s a religion for non-believers.”
Carla H Krueger, The Social Worker

Gary Govich
“For those of you that truly believe there's no such thing as the mafiya, I would be more than happy to sell you your own fast lane on the Belt Parkway, you know, so you can avoid the rush hour commute. The mafiya is real as a heart attack and, contrary to popular consensus, has been steadily growing in power since its inception in the 1920s. Italian organized crime just doesn't operate out in the open anymore, former mayor Rudy made sure of that.”
Gary "Gunz" Govich, Career Criminal: My Life in the Russian Mob Until the Day I Died

Carlos Salinas
“Cuz even a gangsta rapper can find redemption
For the sins committed before revelation.”
Carlos Salinas, Got the Flow: The Hip-Hop Diary of a Young Rapper

“I don’t remember everything that was happening around me at the time, but gangster life was intoxicating and irresistible. It’s difficult to describe the feeling. It’s that jungle culture, the lion syndrome, the Tarzan tag; the invincibility, the lure of living on the edge; having not just one woman but a whole brothel on your tail; the shooting irons, the fast cars and the endless supply of cocaine.”
Jacques Pauw, Little Ice Cream Boy

Neil Walker
“We can bring in all the guns and drugs we need and bring out all the bodies of people we don’t.”
Neil Walker, Drug Gang Takedown

Gary Govich
“Another deputy threw down a clear plastic trash bag with my orange jumpsuit. I reached for the bag and was knocked down to the floor with an overhead right, another shove, and I was inside the 4X6 room. The heavy white door was already closing behind me. The walls here were made of hard white rubber. There was a small shower head towards the back of the tiny cell and a grated hole in the middle of the floor | I assumed that the hold would be my toilet. The cell reeked of anguish.”
Gary "Gunz" Govich

“The gangster is the man of the city,
with the city's language and knowledge,
with its queer and dishonest skills
and its terrible daring,
carrying his life in his hands like a placard,
like a club.”
Robert Warshow

Anam Iqbal
“...even if all they did was look at each other, it rattled her entire being because there was no thought or person or barrier between them. Not a single one. They were both thoroughly absorbed in every moment they spent together. It was terrifying. Like being swept away by a powerful wind, where your body rendered all its control to another force that could ignite as well as destroy you.”
Anam Iqbal, The Whyte Divide

Carter F. Smith
“Members of every major street gang, outlaw biker, and domestic extremist group have been found in a number of military branches.”
Carter F. Smith, Gangs and the Military: Gangsters, Bikers, and Terrorists with Military Training

Lynne Ewing
“She wished Jimena were here. Normally, they were inseparable, but this evening Jimena had to do community service at Children's Hospital. She worked with children undergoing rehabilitation for gunshot wounds. She read to them, played checkers, and showed them how to macramé. Jimena had been in a gangland sentenced twice to a Youth Authority Camp for jacking cars. She would be there now, if a lenient judge hadn't sentenced her to do commission service work instead. Jimena had been one badass homegirl before she understood her destiny.”
Lynne Ewing, Into the Cold Fire

Lynne Ewing
“Jimena sensed their fear. That brought a smile to her face. Her reputation was still so big that even tough enimigas wouldn't face her down.
She strutted past them, her heels snapping loudly on the sidewalk. She enjoyed the feel of their admiring eyes, their sideways glances and the wonder she saw on their faces. Jimena wasn't choloed out in khakis, a tight T, and long, boyfriend-borrowed Pendletons. She wore a slinky dress and ankle-breaking high-heels. The rain made the dress cling to her body, so they knew she wasn't strapping. No gun. Still, they were afraid to confront her.
This time she stopped for the red light, pausing to let the chicas know she didn't fear them. It felt good to be the toughest chola en el condado de Los Angeles. She was still down for Ninth Street, her old gang, but at age fifteen, already a veterana. A leyenda, her homegirls told her with pride. Jimena had been a real badass before she understood her destiny. She glanced at the scars and tattoos on her hand. What would the klika-girls do if they knew her true identity?”
Lynne Ewing, Night Shade

Lynne Ewing
“She had transferred to La Brea High School less than six months ago, and the guys there never did more than smile or ask her to dance. She could feel them looking at her when she walked down the hallways, but when she caught their glances, they looked away. Perhaps they saw the gangster in her eyes or in the curl of her lips. Veto had said she was like a jaguar; her show of teeth was a warning, not a smile. She was probably scaring the guys away without even knowing it.”
Lynne Ewing, Night Shade

Jennifer Samson
“Tim, playing ball with them [the Chicago mob] doesn’t mean you lost the game—it means you’re finally in the game.”
Jennifer Samson, Piece of Work

Dougie Brimson
“Billy walked up to the car and bent down to look inside.
‘Major Foster, what a pleasant surprise,’ he said sarcastically. ‘I’m glad you’ve popped round; it gives me the chance to tell you to f**k off.’
Foster smiled in response”
Dougie Brimson, In the Know

“I'm the girl you could call the ride or die.”
Serena Deena

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