Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one consider that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.
If you're a young Mafia gangster out on your first date, I bet it's real embarrassing if someone tries to kill you.
Meadow: Are you in the Mafia?
Tony: I'm in the waste management business. Everybody immediately assumes you're mobbed up. It's a stereotype, and it's offensive. There is no Mafia.
"I'm like King Midas in reverse. Everything I touch turns to sh*t."
- Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) THE SOPRANOS
Richard: Ask any American to describe an Italian-American in this country, invariably he's going to reference "The Godfather," "Goodfellas..."
Jason: Good movies.
Richard: ...And the rest are going to say 'pizza.'
Jason: Good movies to eat pizza by.
YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF..... You think that Dom Perignon is a Mafia leader.
Al Capone (1899-1947) Chicago mob boss.
This is virgin territory for whorehouses.
~Re: suburban Chicago, The Bootleggers (Kenneth Allsop), Ch.16~
I don't even know what street Canada is on.
~Attrib. Dinner party Apr. 1929~
I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.
~The Bootleggers (Kenneth Allsop), Ch.11~
They can't collect legal taxes from illegal money.
~Capone (J. Kobler), Ch.9~
They don't call that guy "Bugs" for nothin'!
~Re: Rival gangster Bugs Morran, Feb 14, 1929 (The St. Valentines Day Massacre)~
Willie Sutton robbed banks. When asked why, he replied: "Because that's where the money is". Sutton's ingenuity in executing robberies in various disguises earned him the nicknames "The Actor" and "Slick Willie". He escaped from prison in 1932 and 1947. His name was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives in 1950. Sutton was captured in 1952 and sent back to prison to complete his one life sentence plus 105 years. Due to ill health, he was released from Attica in 1969. Sutton died in 1980 at the age of 79.