31+ Best Pablo Escobar Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist who founded and was the sole leader of the Medellín Cartel.

Famous Pablo Escobar Quotes

Life is full of surprises, some good, some not so good. – Pablo Escobar

All empires are created of blood and fire. – Pablo Escobar

In modern business, it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing. – Pablo Escobar

There are two hundred million idiots, manipulated by a million intelligent men. – Pablo Escobar

I can replace things, but I could never replace my wife and kids. – Pablo Escobar

I’ll never surrender. – Pablo Escobar

There can only be one king. – Pablo Escobar

Only those who went hungry with me and stood by me when I went through a bad time at some point in life will eat at my table. – Pablo Escobar

The thing about war is, it’s just bad for business. And when you got a bull’s eye on your back, your rivals get bold. – Pablo Escobar

We have to create a presence so disruptive they’ll want nothing but peace. – Pablo Escobar

Everyone has a price; the important thing is to find out what it is. – Pablo Escobar

I’m a decent man who exports flowers. – Pablo Escobar

Sometimes I feel like God…when I order someone killed – they die the same day. – Pablo Escobar

There’s cash buried everywhere. The guerillas, the paramilitary, the narcos… Everybody’s burying cash. – Pablo Escobar

Las mentiras son necesarias cuando la verdad es muy difícil de creer. – Pablo Escobar

I’m sometimes accused of drug trafficking. It’s an activity that for the time being, historically, shall we say has been declared illegal. It’s illegal at the moment, but in the long run and in the future, we’re going to show that it will head toward legalization. – Pablo Escobar

The bad guys need to get lucky every time. The good guys just need to get lucky once. – Pablo Escobar

To have power does not mean that one can abuse the poor. – Pablo Escobar

I prefer to be in the grave in Colombia than in a jail cell in the United States. – Pablo Escobar

look, I’m not a rich person. i’m a poor person with money – Pablo Escobar

Dirty money is in all economic sectors of the country. – Pablo Escobar

When you kill someone, you lose all your leverage the moment they’re dead. Now, you take someone’s children away from them, you’d be amazed what they’d do to get them back. – Pablo Escobar

Just like that, and honest man blinked. – Pablo Escobar

Sometimes I am God, if I say a man dies, he dies that same day. – Pablo Escobar

I have always considered myself a happy man. I’ve always been happy, I’ve always been optimistic, I’ve always had faith in life because I think the most difficult times always bring something. It brings experience, and it’s the greatest thing to have in life. – Pablo Escobar

The men of always aren’t interested in the children of never. – Pablo Escobar

I’m sometimes accused of drug trafficking. It’s an activity that for the time being, historically, shall we say has been declared illegal. It’s illegal at the moment, but in the long run and in the future, we’re going to show that it will head toward legalization. – Pablo Escobar

Geniuses are always branded as crazy. – Pablo Escobar

The purpose of war is peace. – Pablo Escobar

I am Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria. My eyes are everywhere. That means you guys can’t move a finger in all of Antioquia without me knowing about it. Do you understand? Not a finger. One day, I’m going to be president of the Republic of Colombia. So look, I make deals for a living. Now, you can stay calm and accept my deal, or accept the consequences. – Pablo Escobar

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