22+ Best John Gotti Quotes: Exclusive Selection

John Joseph Gotti Jr. was an Italian-American gangster who became boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Profoundly inspirational John Gotti quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous John Gotti Quotes

If I was home I’d throw him off a … building. … I mean that’s the only thing they understand. — John Gotti

How much nonsense and lies you gonna get away with this guy before he really does do something with your people? … You’ve gotta be taken to task. I mean, you’re there to inform the public, not to lie to the public, you know what I mean? — John Gotti

I think the brand mark would be sincerity, — John Gotti

If they’re gonna get you, they wanna get you, … And they use Machiavellian technique. The ends justify the means. That’s what this low-life country is all about, John. That’s the reason they have me in Marion, John. — John Gotti

Don’t carry a gun. It’s nice to have them close by, but don’t carry them. You might get arrested. — John Gotti

I’m happy. I’m financially ruined, but what are you gonna do? — John Gotti

I think you’d be better off with a lawyer who has no conflict problems. — John Gotti

You’re calling the shots around here. I explained to this f*ck*ng moron more than two weeks ago, before I got sick … — John Gotti

I’m OK, It would be the first free lawyer I’ve ever spoken with. — John Gotti

I am thankful to finally be reunited with my wife and five children, … I did my time in prison and moved on with my life. I hope and pray that everyone will try to understand that my past is behind me and to please focus on my future and what I do from here on out. — John Gotti

If I ever used my client’s name in a question he would take care of me, … I took it as a threat. — John Gotti

Let’s just say the government is telling the truth and I’m the boss, … Let’s just say the government is telling the truth and this guy is the boss. … I would have to tell this guy that I made my son. … This is the government feeding this — — punk . — John Gotti

He’s getting personal, I want to get personal, — John Gotti

I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid. — John Gotti

Well we know the whole situation’s full of lies, Dad. That’s just the way it is. — John Gotti

My wife was a major obstacle. She said, ‘If you do it, we’re through. We need you in this house. — John Gotti

I ain’t seen her in seven years, but she’s a doll, a precious little kid. — John Gotti

Always be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order. — John Gotti

You guys are going to have to do a piece of work for the family, — John Gotti

I’m a man’s man. I’m here to take my medicine, — John Gotti

If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter. — John Gotti

If you look it up on the Internet, it is cancer, … They refer to it as noninvasive cancer. — John Gotti