Robert De Niro quotes
“I don't like to cause pain for no reason, because all my sadistic urges are satisfied when I cause pain for a good reason.”
“Before I ever ran a casino or got myself blown up, Ace Rothstein was a hell of a handicapper, I can tell you that. I was so good that when I bet, I can change the odds for every bookmaker in the country. I'm serious. I had it down so cold that I was given paradise on earth. I was given one of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas to run: The Tangiers...” (continue)(continue reading)
“The only thing is that the map, the map is not the territory.”
“Look what this fucking mutt did to my shoes.”
“Every man... every man has to go through hell to reach paradise.”
“Big motherfucker. Little motherfucker. Which motherfucker do you want?”
“- Nick: Have you lost your fucking mind?
- Max: Yes, years ago!”
“- Max: Sit down, Noodles. Make yourself comfortable. I'm glad you accepted my invitation.
- Noodles: Well, I was curious. So many important people in one place...
- Max: Yes. Well, the rats usually desert a sinking ship. But in my case, they appear to be flocking on board.”
“- Dr. Ben Sobel: Freud believed you're everyone in your dreams.
- Paul Vitti: Fuck Freud. After what you just told me, you know, I'm afraid to call my own mother on the phone!”
“I understand, I'm not your type, too many tattoos. Thing is, there isn't much to do in prison except desecrate your flesh.”
“- Hunter: He wanted me here to protect you. And you look like you needed protecting.
- Anne: From what?
- Hunter: You.”
“- Jack Walsh: Are you gonna propose to me?
- Joey: Propose?
- Jack Walsh: Propose! Because if you're not, quit starin' at me, ok?”
“Nicky's methods of betting weren't scientific, but they worked. When he won, he collected. When he lost, he told the bookies to go fuck themselves. I mean, what were they going to do, muscle Nicky? Nicky was the muscle.”
“- Salvy Batts: I don't want him to fuck me.
- Jake La Motta: I could do that easily.
- Salvy Batts: How ya gonna do that?
- Jake La Motta: Because I'll get youse both in a ring, I'll give youse both a fuckin' beatin', ya both can fuck each other.
- Salvy Batts: I get all full of blood.
- Jake La Motta: You're used to that.”
“It's a living thing, Brian. It breathes, it eats, and it hates. The only way to beat it is to think like it. To know that this flame will spread this way across the door and up across the ceiling, not because of the physics of flammable liquids, but because it wants to.”
“You don't know how to assess your competition because you haven't competed.”
“You can want in one hand and shit in the other, and see which one fills first.”
- Paul Vitti: Jelly, did they find that note?
- Jelly: No, but they will in a minute.
- Dr. Ben Sobel: Oh, and let me guess what it says? "Life is bullshit, I can't fucking take it no more! Signed, the Dead Guy".
- Jelly: That's good, Doc.
“There's nothing wrong with spying as long as you suspect foul play.”