[Discussing her nail polish with Dolly Polito] There's something, the topcoat. It's like, perfumey, but there's also something, rotten. And I know that sounds crazy, but I can't get enough of it.

Rosalyn Rosenfeld

[saying grace] And please help Richard to marry Diane so that I may have grandchildren, and that the Pope may have more followers.

Richie's Mother

[Epilogue] We took down some very big guys. Some of whom, they were just doing business as usual, helping their communities or their states, but some of them knew they had larceny in their blood, and they even admitted it. But in all, it was six congressmen, one United States senator, and my friend Carmine Polito. We gave the two million back, so that Carmine got a reduced sentence, 18 months. The loss of his friendship would haunt me the rest of my life. When the story was written, Richie DiMaso's name was never mentioned. Syd and I, we moved in together. Rosalyn? She would always be interesting. Our conning days were behind us. You can fool yourself for just so long, that your next reinvention you better have your damn feet on the ground. We got a loan from a bank and were able to go gallery-legitimate. The art of survival, is a story that never ends.

Irving Rosenfeld

I'm like the fucking Vietcong, man, all right? I'm in and I'm out. I was there the whole time. You don't know it, all right? That's the fuckin' art of becoming somebody who people can pin their beliefs and their dreams on.

Irving Rosenfeld

Richie DiMaso: I know you think - look at me, hey, Edith - I know you think Irv loves you. I know you think you know him. You think that he sees the world as this cold, dark place. He cares about nobody but a very few people on a short list
Richie DiMaso: I don't like that you're in jail while he's going free, I don't like any of that, I want to help you. All the razzle-dazzle that he does? It's not good, it's not real; it's fake, it's not real. Who you are is who you are, between you and God. You and your soul; that's what matters, that's what counts, that's what I'm about. That's what I see in you. Tell me you didn't feel it the first time we saw each other? Am I crazy? I don't think so.
Richie DiMaso: I'm not supposed to be talking like this, but I don't care, I break the rules.
Richie DiMaso: Okay, Edith, Edith, I wanna help you. I like you.
Richie DiMaso: I like you.
Richie DiMaso: I like you.

Irving Rosenfeld: You're young. You're beautiful. You gotta go out and find somebody else. Get some friends. Alright?
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: I don't like going out. I get anxiety when I have to meet people. You know how hard that is.

When you are offered a favor or money, take the favor, not the money. Jesus said that, didn't he?

Irving Rosenfeld

The art of survival is a story that never ends.

Irving Rosenfeld

Did you ever have to find a way to survive and you knew your choices were bad, *but* you had to survive?

Irving Rosenfeld

If I really wanted to fucking bother you, this is what I would do.

Richie DiMaso

The car's a little dinged up, I'm a little stiff. But whatever I don't want to talk about it.

Rosalyn Rosenfeld

Rosalyn Rosenfeld: That's why I sent them
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: over there, because I know they were gonna knock some sense into you, and you were going to come up with a plan to get us out of all this.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: So thank god for me.

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American Hustle Quotes

Richie DiMaso: You got any other questions?
Paco Hernandez: Yeah, I think the name of this operation is offensive. This whole thing is racist. What, Abscam? "Arab-scam"? It's racist!
Irving Rosenfeld: Are you fucking kidding? What do you care? You're Mexican.

Sometimes, all you have in life are fucked-up, poisonous choices.

Rosalyn Rosenfeld

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