Updated news on the Gambino, Genovese, Bonanno, Lucchese and Colombo Organized Crime Families of New York City.

Mobster Quotes

  • You can get much further with a kind word and a gun then you can with a kind word alone. ~ Al Capone
  • Q: "Willie, why do you rob banks?"
    A: "Cause that's where the money is." ~ Willie Sutton
  • There are three sides to every story. Mine, yours and the truth. ~ Joe Massino
  • At the end of the day we're all gonna die in jail ~ Vincent Basciano
  • A fish with his mouth closed never get's caught ~ [Unknown]
  • A little violence never hurt anyone ~ Benjamin Ruggiero
  • I'm in the Gotti family; my wife's the boss ~ John Gotti after being questioned by reporters whether or not he was the boss of the Gambino crime family
  • This life of ours, this is a wonderful life. If you can get through life like this, hey, thats great. But it's very, very unpredictable. There are so many ways you can screw it up. Paul Castellano
  • I've seen many lives destroyed. I've seen more people have problems with gambling than I have with drugs and alcohol. And there are some serious consequences if you get in over your head. ~ Michael Franzese
  • "If you have a lot of what people want and can't get, then you can supply the demand and shovel in the dough." ~ Lucky Luciano 
  • Once in the racket you're always in it.by Al Capone
  • Vote early and vote often.by Al Capone
  • I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.by Al Capone
  • I don't even know what street Canada is on.by Al Capone
  • Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.by Al Capone
  • I have built my organization upon fear.by Al Capone
  • My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.by Al Capone
  • Now I know why tigers eat their young.by Al Capone
  • Prohibition has made nothing but trouble. by Al Capone
  • This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.by Al Capone
  • When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality.
  • I never lie to any man because I don't fear anyone. The only time you lie is when you are afraid . John Gotti
  • I would be a billionaire if I was looking to be a selfish boss. That's not me. John Gotti
  • All I wanted was to be what I became to be. John Gotti
  • Be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order. John Gotti
  • Don't carry a gun. It's nice to have them close by, but don't carry them. You might get arrested. John Gott
  • If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter. John Gotti 
  •  "No one will ever kill me, they wouldn't dare" -Carmine Galante
  • "Get off the phone, n*%g$r" -Carmine Galante
  • "We don't break our captains. We kill them." -Vincent Gigante to Vic Amuso
  • "Goodfellas don't sue Goodfellas....goodfellas kill goodfellas." - Salvatore Profaci