Robert De Niro movie quotes

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Robert De Niro quotes
  • “There's nothing more ironic or contradictory than life itself.”
    Robert De Niro
    [Tag:life]
  • “It don't take much strength to pull a trigger but try getting up every morning day after day and work for a living, let's see him try that, then we'll see who the real tough guy is, the working man is the tough guy.”

    Robert De Niro - Lorenzo
    [Tag:crime, working]
  • “Now you're insulting my intelligence; what you think I am, a fuckin' idiot? You know goddamn well that someone had to get into those machines and set those fuckin' reels. The probability of one four-reel machine is a million and a half to one; the probability of three machines in a row; it's in the billions! It cannot happen, would not happen,...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
  • “- Whispers DiTullio: To tell you the truth, I'm a little concerned.
    - Frank Sheeran: [narrating] Whenever anybody says they're a little concerned, they're very concerned.
    - Whispers DiTullio: As a matter of fact, I'm really more than a little concerned.
    - Frank Sheeran: [narrating] And when they say they're more than a little concerned, they're...” (continue)
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    Paul Herman - Whispers DiTullio
    Robert De Niro - Frank Sheeran
    [Tag:concern, despair]
  • “Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt.”
    Robert De Niro - Sam
    [Tag:certainty, doubt]
  • Nobody's gonna love you the way I loved you. There were times I couldn't stand it any more. I used to think of you. I'd think, "Deborah lives. She's out there. She exists". And that would get me through it all. You know how important that was to me?

    Robert De Niro - Noodles
    [Tag:love]
  • “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.”
    Robert De Niro - Noodles
  • “Retirement is an ongoing, relentless effort in creativity. You can try yoga, like to cook, bought some plants, took classes in Mandarin. Believe me, I've tried everything. I just know there's a hole in my life and I need to fill it... soon.”

    Robert De Niro - Ben
  • “- Jonathan Mardukas: You ever had lyonnaise potatoes? They are these types of potatoes that are sautéed but then they have this onion thing added to them, and they are really, really delicious. They work well with any, uh, chicken or pork dish. You know I could set you up with lyonnaise potatoes for the rest of your life.
    - Jack Walsh: Why don't...” (continue)
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    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:vegetables]
  • “- Jonathan Mardukas: Come on, cigarettes are killers.
    - Jack Walsh: So are women.”

    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
  • “- Fat Moe: Take the money and run, Noodles. What's keeping you here?
    - Noodles: Curious...”

    Larry Rapp - Fat Moe
    Robert De Niro - Noodles
    [Tag:curiosity, money]
  • “You know who gave Hitler his power? The clerks and the bookkeepers, the civil servants. I have this one weakness: I believe in a just God. I always seem to err on the side of democracy. No matter what anyone tells you there'll be no one you can really trust. I'm afraid when all is said and done we're all just clerks too.”

    Robert De Niro - Bill Sullivan
    [Tag:mistake, power, trust]
  • “The Navy Diver is not a fighting man, he is a salvageexpert. If it is lost underwater, he finds it. If it's sunk, he brings it up. If it's in the way, he moves it. If he's lucky, he will die young, 200 feet beneath the waves, for that is the closest he'll ever get to being a hero.”
    Robert De Niro - Master Chief Billy Sunday
    [Tag:heroes, navy]
  • “- Rodrigo Mendoza: For me, there is no redemption.
    - Father Gabriel: God gave us the burden of freedom. You chose your crime. Do you have the courage to choose your penance?”

    Robert De Niro - Rodrigo Mendoza
    Jeremy Irons - Father Gabriel
  • “I know life is short, whatever time you get is luck. You want to walk? You walk right now. Or on your own... on your own you choose to come with me. And all I know is... all I know is there's no point in me going anywhere anymore if it's going to be alone... without you.”
    Robert De Niro - Neil McCauley
    [Tag:life, love]
  • “She'll never divorce him. She'll kill him but she won't divorce him.”
    Robert De Niro - James Conway
    [Tag:divorce, killing]
  • “They're war slogans. We remember the slogans, we can't even remember the fucking wars. You know why? That's show business. Naked girl covered in Napalm. 'V for Victory'. Five Marines raising the flag. You remember the picture 50 years from now, you'll have forgotten the war. The Gulf War, smart bomb falling down a chimney. 2500 missions a day,...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Robert De Niro - Conrad Brean
  • “- Jonathan Mardukas: There's good and bad everywhere, don't you think?
    - Jack Walsh: Eh, well, I'd say there's bad everywhere. Good I don't know about.”

    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:badness]
  • “No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And if you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he'll keep comin' back and back until one of you is dead.”
    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
  • “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.”
    Robert De Niro - Lorenzo
    [Tag:life, sadness, talent]
  • “- Rodrigo Mendoza: Father, I've come to ask you to bless me.
    - Father Gabriel: No. If you're right, you'll have God's blessing. If you're wrong, my blessing won't mean anything.”

    Robert De Niro - Rodrigo Mendoza
    Jeremy Irons - Father Gabriel
  • “Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat, if you feel the heat around the corner.”
    Robert De Niro - Neil McCauley
  • “- Detective Belsik: There were people who saw him.
    - Lorenzo: Well, they're wrong. He don't know nothin'.
    - Detective Belsik: Listen, Mr. Anello, we could do things the nice way or we could do things the hard way. Alright?”

    Mitch Kolpan - Detective Belsik
    Robert De Niro - Lorenzo
    [Tag:choice, police]
  • “War is no game, Peter. Only kids and fools and generals think that. War hurts and kills and is misery.”
    Robert De Niro - Ed
    [Tag:misery, war]
  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
    Robert De Niro - Ed
    [Tag:chance, luck]
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