No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he'll keep comin' back and back until one of you is dead.

Ace Rothstein

The bombing was never authorized, but I suspect I know who lit the fuse. And so did the powers that be.

Ace Rothstein

Don't fuck with me, Al! Don't make a fuck out of me! You want to embarrass me and make a fool out of me? You didn't gamble? Tell me you gambled the fuckin' money, I'll give you the fuckin' money to put the fuckin' heat on! Did you gamble? Huh?

Nicky Santoro

Al: A couple of guys, I owe them. So, that's what I did. I gave 'em the money. That's what I did.
Nicky Santoro: Yeah?
Al: Yeah.
Nicky Santoro: You call yourself a man? You know you're a lyin', low-life, motherfuckin' gambling degenerate prick? You know that's what you are? Two small kids at home. I gave you money to pay the fuckin' rent and buy groceries, put the heat on. You know your wife called Frankie and told him the fuckin' heat's off? Huh? And you didn't gamble that fuckin' money? You're gonna stand here and tell me that?

Vinny Forlano: He won't talk. Stone is a good kid. Stand-up guy, just like his old man. That's the way I see it.
Vincent Borelli: I agree. He's solid. A fuckin' Marine.
Americo Capelli: He's okay. He always was. Remo, what do you think?
Remo Gaggi: Look... why take a chance? At least, that's the way I feel about it.

Ginger: He called you right here.
Lester Diamond: I just talked to him.
Ginger: So he knows where you are. That means he's sending some guys over here probably right now.
Lester Diamond: Ginger, it means he's sitting by the phone like a dumb-bell, waiting for me to call him back. Now, I...
Ginger: That's... Yeah, he's sitting by the phone like a dumb-bell, just waiting for you to call him back. That's what he's...
Lester Diamond: He's sittin' by the phone...
Ginger: What do you think we're gonna do? He's probably got guys outside the fuckin' house!

Ace Rothstein: The guy is history as far as I'm concerned. History.
Phillip Green: You can't just fire him. Webb's his brother-in-law. He's County Commissioner.
Ace Rothstein: So what? Everybody out here with cowboy boots is a fuckin' county commissioner or related to a county commissioner. I'm fuckin' sick of it.

Ace Rothstein: [to Sherbert] I don't give a shit who he's connected to. Tell him to take his fuckin' feet off the table. What's he think this is, a goddamn sawdust joint?
Billy Sherbert: [to cowboy] Sir, would you mind taking your feet off the table and put your shoes on, please?
Cowboy: Yeah, I would mind. I'm havin' a bad night.
Billy Sherbert: Fuckin' asshole won't budge.

Don Ward: You might regret this, Mr. Rothstein.
Ace Rothstein: I'll regret it even more if I keep you on.
Don Ward: This is not the way to treat people.
Ace Rothstein: Listen, if you didn't know you're bein' scammed, you're too fuckin' dumb to keep this job. If you did know, you were in on it. Either way, you're out. Get out! Go on.

Amy Rothstein: I don't want to go to Europe. I want to go see The Elephant Man.
Lester Diamond: We're not gonna go see any fuckin' elephants, okay?

That's a lot of money to be counting out in public.

Billy Sherbert

I think in all fairness, I should explain to you exactly what it is that I do. For instance, tomorrow morning ill get up nice and early, take a walk down over to the bank and... walk in and see and uh... if you don't have my money for me, I'll... crack your fuckin' head wide open in front of everybody in the bank. And just about the time that I'm comin' out of jail, hopefully, you'll be coming out of your coma. And guess what? I'll split your fuckin' head open again. 'Cause I'm fuckin' stupid. I don't give a fuck about jail. That's my business. That's what I do.

Nicky Santoro

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