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  • Max: Secretary Bailey: (checking his pocket watch) It's 10:25. And I've got nothing left to lose. When you've been betrayed by a friend, you hit back. Do it.
    David "Noodles" Aaronson: You see, Mr Secretary... I have a story also, a little simpler than yours. Many years ago, I had a friend, a dear friend. I turned him in to save his life, but he was killed. But he wanted it that way. It was a great friendship. But it went bad for him, and it went bad for me too. Good night, Mr Bailey.
    David "Noodles" Aaronson: I hope the investigation turns out to be nothing. It'd be a shame to see a lifetime of work go to waste.
    ‐ Submitted by Libero S (16 months ago)

  • David "Noodles" Aaronson: Today they asked us to get rid of Joe, tomorrow they ask me to get rid of you. Is that okay with you? 'Cause it's not okay with me!
    ‐ Submitted by Caesar M (2 years ago)

  • Deborah: Age can wither me, Noodles. We're both getting old. All that we have left now are our memories. If you go to that party on Saturday night, you won't have those anymore. Tear up that invitation.
    ‐ Submitted by Caesar M (2 years ago)

  • Sharkey: You ever think of setting yourselves up in business? All those trucks used to haul liquor, soon be selling them for nothing. I'm talking about hundreds of vehicles controlled by a national organization. And supported by a powerful union headed by Jimmy. Whatever you ask, there's no way he can turn you down.
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • Cockeye: Newspaper guys never know what the fuck they want.
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • Young Peggy: You better stop squeezing me or I'm gonna poop in my pants!
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • Young Noodles: You'll put up and you'll shut up! You hear nothing, and you see nothing! Just like you did for Bugsy!
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • Max: Being inside can change you. I'd already made the deal with Frankie to get rid of Joe. With a man like Frankie Minaldi you don't say yes, and then no. I could not take the chance that you'd change your mind. You understand.
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • Carol: He laughs at you. He makes fun of you. He says Eve has got you by the balls. Every time you walk past this place, you shit in your pants. You'd do anything for the cops to pick you up, so you wouldn't have to do this. Well then, do it. Do it! Put him in jail. Put him in jail. Not long, just long enough so he can get the idea out of his mind. If you can't stand being away from him, put yourself there too. Better off than being dead. You know what to do. And if you don't, I will.
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • David "Noodles" Aaronson: Yeah, well, I read about your troubles in the newspapers. But a man in your position, with all your power and all your privileges, has to assume a certain amount of responsibility a certain amount of risk.
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • Deborah: There's an exit back this way. Noodles, go through it. Keep walking. Don't turn around. Please, Noodles, I'm begging you, please.
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • David "Noodles" Aaronson: You did. You're terrific.
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • David "Noodles" Aaronson: It's true I have killed people, Mr. Bailey. Sometimes to defend myself, sometimes for money. And many people used to come to us. Business partners, rivals, lovers. Some of the jobs we took, and some we didn't. Yours is one we would never touch, Mr Bailey.
    Max: Is this your idea of revenge?
    David "Noodles" Aaronson: No. It's just the way I see things.
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • Dominic: Bugsy's coming! Run!
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • David "Noodles" Aaronson: All right, shut the fuck up! Now listen very carefully: call off your dogs and let the strikers work it out with the bosses.
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • David "Noodles" Aaronson: I like the stink of the streets. It makes me feel good. And I like the smell of it, it opens up my lungs. And it gives me a hard-on.
    ‐ Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

  • Jimmy O'Donnell: We're gonna need you guys today.
    ‐ Submitted by Peter G (3 years ago)

  • David "Noodles" Aaronson: What's that?
    Max: It's a dream. A dream I've been dreaming all my life. I swear to God, you and me together, we can make it come true!
    David "Noodles" Aaronson: What is it?
    Max: The Federal Reserve Bank. It's the biggest step we can take, Noodles!
    David "Noodles" Aaronson: You're really crazy.
    Chauffeur: Don't you ever say that to me! Don't ever say that to me again!
    ‐ Submitted by Mladen N (3 years ago)

  • Fat Moe: What have you been doing all this time?
    David "Noodles" Aaronson: Going to bed early.
    ‐ Submitted by Brian D (3 years ago)

  • Max: I love you Johnny.
    ‐ Submitted by Peter L (3 years ago)

  • Young Noodles: It's true I have killed people, Mr. Bailey. Sometimes to defend myself, sometimes for money. And many people used to come to us. Business partners, rivals, lovers. Some of the jobs we took, and some we didn't. Yours is one we would never touch, Mr Bailey.
    ‐ Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)

  • Police Chief Aiello: I'm the chief of police, not the chief of the people.
    ‐ Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)

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