“- Adam Gibson: Who gets to decide who lives or dies? You?
- Michael Drucker: You've got a better idea?”
“I think it is high time that Mr. Bunbury made up his mind whether he was going to live or die. This shilly-shallying with the question is absurd!”
“I live by my own code.”
“- Joe Profaci: I say we make Charlie Luciano head of our National Commission. Who agrees?
- Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano: You want it, Al? It's yours.
- Al Capone: No, I want you to do it. It's just that Julius Caesar never took no vote.
- Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano: That's why Julius Caesar ended up dead in the street.”
“It is at the end of a man's life when he realizes how important his decisions were at the beginning.”
“In a shark attack, or any other major tragedy, I guess the important thing is to get eaten and die, in which case there's a funeral and somebody makes a speech and everybody says what a good guy you were. Or get better, in which case everyone can forget about it. Get better or die. It's the hanging around in between that really pisses people off.”