Frank Lucas: What is that you got on?
Huey Lucas: What? This?
Frank Lucas: Yeah, that.
Huey Lucas: This is a very, very, very nice suit.
Frank Lucas: That's a very, very, very nice suit, huh?
Huey Lucas: Yeah.
Frank Lucas: That's a clown suit. That's a costume, with a big sign on it that says "Arrest me." You understand? You're too loud, you're making too much noise. Listen to me, the loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.

Don't rub, blot it! You blot that shit!

Frank Lucas

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

The most important thing in business is honesty, integrity, hardwork... family... never forgetting where we came from.

Frank Lucas

The man I worked for had one of the biggest companies in New York City. He didn't own his own company. White man owned it, so they owned him. Nobody owns me, though.

Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas: See, ya are what ya are in this world. That's either one of two things: Either you're somebody, or you ain't nobody.

What's with this outfit? You know what it says? You wanna know what it says? Arrest me!

Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas: They tried to kill my Wife!
Frank Lucas: Who are they?... Huh?... Maybe it was one of your people?
Dominic Cattano: I don't know yet.
Frank Lucas: You don't know.
Dominic Cattano: No.
Frank Lucas: You don't know.
Frank Lucas: I tell you what I know maybe I should just uh, put five hundred guns out there on the street and just start shooting up some people just to make a point.

20 Percent.

Frank Lucas

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.

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American Gangster Quotes

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

Frank Lucas

20 Percent.

Frank Lucas