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American Gangster Quotes

  • Dominic Cattano: Success. It’s got enemies. You can be successful and have enemies or you can be unsuccessful and have friends.


  • Frank Lucas: There's your 20 percent.


  • Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson: This is the problem. This is what's wrong with America. It's gotten so big, you just can't find your way. The grocery store on the corner is now a supermarket. The candy store is a McDonald's. And this place, a super-fucking discount store. Where's the pride of ownership, huh? Where's the personal service? You see what I mean? Shit. I mean, what right do they have, of cutting out the suppliers, pushing out all the middlemen, buying direct from the manufacturer? Sony this, Toshiba that. All them Chinks putting Americans out of work. That's the way it is now. You can't find the heart of anything to stick the knife.


  • Chinese General: Quitting when you are ahead is not the same as quitting.


  • Frank Lucas: Even a fool gets to be young once.


  • Richie Roberts: It was the right thing to do
    Richie Roberts: It was the right thing to do.


  • Frank Lucas: You're either somebody or you're nobody.


  • Richie Roberts: The number one fear of people isn't dying, it's public speaking.


  • Frank Lucas: This is my home. My country. Frank Lucas don't run from nobody. This is America.


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