Nephew: I don't wanna play baseball no more.
Huey Lucas: Frank, we got a problem.
Frank Lucas: [looks at his brother, then his nephew] Well, what do you want?
Nephew: I want what you got Uncle Frank. I wanna be you.

The number one fear of people isn't dying, it's public speaking.

Detective Richie Roberts

Frank Lucas is the most dangerous man walking the streets of our city.

Detective Richie Roberts

Judges, lawyers, cops, politicians. They stop bringing dope into this country, about a hundred thousand people are gonna be out of a job.

Detective Richie Roberts

I swear, I will pull out my gun and put a bullet in your fuckin' head!

Detective Richie Roberts

They tried to kill MY WIFE!

Frank Lucas

I got Harlem. I took care of Harlem, so Harlem's gonna take care of me.

Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas: It don't mean nothing to me for you to show up tomorrow morning with your head blown off.
Detective Richie Roberts: Get in line. That one stretches around the block.

Detective Richie Roberts: Good work Frank. You... want a drink or something? Celebrate?
Frank Lucas: You got any holy water?

It's not in my best interest to say this Frank, but quitting while you're ahead is not the same as quitting.

Chinese General

Rawlins: He's just a boy.
Trip: He a weak white boy, and beatin' on a nigger make him feel strong.

Trip: I ain't fightin' this war for you, sir.
Colonel Robert G. Shaw: I see.
Trip: I mean, what's the point? Ain't nobody gonna win. It's just gonna go on and on.
Colonel Robert G. Shaw: Can't go on forever.
Trip: Yeah, but ain't nobody gonna win, sir.

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