54+ Best Gangster Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational gangster quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Gangster Quotes

A true gangster can smell out a person’s strenghts and weaknesses in a matter of minutes, but what they can sense most of all, what their bodies are most attuned to, is the scent of fear. – Lorenzo Carcaterra

Be careful who you call your friends. I’d rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies. – Al Capone

The Italian gangster thing has become a form of the modern-day Western. – Armand Assante

Let me say for the record, I am not a gangster and never have been. Im not the thief who grabs your purse. Im not the guy who jacks your car. Im not down with the people who steal and hurt others. Im just a brother who fight back. – Tupac Shakur

Gangsters lived in the neighborhood. They weren’t apart from it. Their relationships with people were both benevolent and scary. – Ruby Dee

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. – Mario Puzo

A gangster must always be prepared to kill a friend. It is one of the many open secrets of the business, since it is the truest test of his ability to rule and command the respect of his crew. – Lorenzo Carcaterra

Attitude is attitude, whether you’re a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know? – Paul Walker

Playing the game, and unfortunately, playing the gangster game is very profitable. – Quincy Jones

The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room. – Frank Lucas

Gangsta rappers can’t fight, so they rap about guns. – Sean Price

You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. – Al Capone

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. – Frank Lucas

Everybody’s a gangster until a gangster walks in the room. – Anonymous

Every human being has a bit of gangster in him. – Binyavanga Wainaina

A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide. – Mickey Mantle

I’m not an educated man, but I’ve read some history. Every kingdom comes up bloody. Every castle is built on a pile of bones. When I came out here, LA was nothing. Back east I was a gangster, out here I’m god. – Mickey Cohen

Isolation from power makes men look for a mob in which they can be strong. – Herbert Gold

Gangster is the truest friend I can ever ask for. – Sylvester Stallone

War is a thug’s game. The thug strikes first and harder. He doesn’t go by rules and he isn’t afraid of hurting people. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Everybody who comes from the gangster life – they want what that man in the suburbs wants. Nice family. Nice house. Nice cars. Bills paid. Kids in school. Food on the table. Nothing more. – Ice Cube

Any distraction tends to get in the way of being an effective gangster. – Terence Winter

A lot of my friends are gangsters. Not like gangsters – well, yeah, all sorts of levels of criminality – but not the types that are preying on innocent people. I have no interest in the type of criminality that has no respect for collateral damage. – Charlie Hunnam

Shoot first, ask questions last. That’s how these so called gangsta’s last. – Waka Flocka Flame

It is a rule of law alone which hinders the rulers from turning themselves into the worst gangsters. – Ludwig Von Mises

I don’t want my kids saying, ‘My dad was a gangster, so I need to be a gangster. I would rather mine say, ‘My dad was a stunna, so I need to be a stunna. – Young Thug

No gangster is ever happy when he’s at peace. The main reason he’s in the business is to eliminate his enemies. – Lorenzo Carcaterra

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class. – Al Capone

The Mafia exists in the American imagination because we want it to exist. – Pete Hamill

Americans accept that gangsters are running the government. – Tim Robbins

The Mafia is a question every time an Italian raises his head. – Mario Cuomo

Civilization is drugs, alcohol, engines of war, prostitution, machines and machine slaves, low wages, bad food, bad taste, prisons, reformatories, lunatic asylums, divorce, perversion, brutal sports, suicides, infanticide, cinema, quackery, demagogy, strikes, lockouts, revolutions, putsches, colonization, electric chairs, guillotines, sabotage, floods, famine, disease, gangsters, money barons, horse racing, fashion shows, poodle dogs, chow dogs, Siamese cats, condoms, peccaries, syphilis, gonorrhea, insanity, neuroses, etc., etc. – Henry Miller

The gangster is the man of the city, with the city’s language and knowledge, with its queer and dishonest skills and its terrible daring, carrying his life in his hands like a placard, like a club. – Robert Warshow

There are many people who think I’m actually a gangster or a mafioso, largely because of ‘Goodfella. – Paul Sorvino

The classy gangster is a Hollywood invention. – Orson Welles

I think we have always had a fascination for gangs and gangsters, and I think we always will. – Ross Kemp

The only difference between the Government & the Mafia is that the Mafia actually turns a profit. – Anonymous

I think we’re fascinated by gangsters and that whole lifestyle and crossing the line. We get sort of stuck in our normal lives, if you will, and you want to be bigger than life and I think people somehow live through these sorts of characters. – Denzel Washington

Every man is a mob, a chain gang of idiots. – Jonathan Nolan

The harm done by ordinary criminals, murderers, gangsters, and thieves is negligible in comparison with the agony inflicted upon human beings by the professional do-gooders, who attempt to set themselves up as gods on earth and who would ruthlessly force their views on all others – with the abiding assurance that the end justifies the means. – Henry Grady Weaver

The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun. – Mario Puzo

I’m currently making changes in my life. If you don’t hear from me, you’re one of them. – Gangster Quotes

Every human being has a bit of gangster in him – Binyavanga Wainaina

To me, being a gangster was better than being president of the united states. – Gangster Quotes

When you’re a kid and you see gangsters living the life, you kind of want to be like that. – Jaume Collet-Serra

Even gang members imagine a future that doesn’t include gangs. – Greg Boyle

Just because I’m here for you all the time doesn’t mean you can take me for granted. – Gangster Quotes

Mafia is the best example of capitalism we have – Marlon Brando

I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me. – Gangster Quotes

A thug only understands you when you speak his language – Alexander Lukashenko

I asked god for a bike, but I know god doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness. – Al Pacino

The mob is man voluntarily descending to the nature of the beast. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes I wonder if love is worth fighting for and then I remembered your face and I’m ready for war. – Wiz Kalifa

A street thug and a paid killer are professionals – beasts of prey, if you will, who have dissociated themselves from the rest of humanity and can now see human beings in the same way that trout fishermen see trout. – Willard Gaylin

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