Gangster Quotes

“Godfather” or “Peaky Blinders”, we were inspired by either of the gangsters. The protagonist carries a bandit, tough, and racketeer


“Godfather” or “Peaky Blinders”, we were inspired by either of the gangsters. The protagonist carries a bandit, tough, and racketeer lifestyle.

Is the question is, do we have gangsters in our lives? Yes. Here is a quick checklist to identifying a gangster:

  • Sharp as weapon
  • Extreme crazy thinking
  • Always have a new way of working things out
  • Achieve success by hook or crook
  • Are rugged individuals
  • Extremely loyal to friends and family

All of us are so fascinated by their rollercoaster thug-life with an attitude of “nothing to lose.” They can sniff someone’s strengths and weaknesses right away. This scares people away from their villain-style confidence. Other major characteristics include:

  • Family is very important to them
  • Respects their partner
  • Authoritative

The wisdom they carry behind their outlawed life is valuable. Their wisdom has a thorough thought process depicting focused strategy. The quotations below on gangsters will certainly give you a rock-solid strategy in life.


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Their attitude is remarkably confident and outstanding. The quotations below will reveal it. On a lighter note, who knows, you might secretly be a gangster yourself.

“The word “gangster” comes from ‘free men’.”

Joshua Oppenheimer

“Only God can judge me.”

Tupac Shakur

“Great men are not born great, they grow great.”

Mario Puzo

“The gangster is the man of the city, with the city’s language and knowledge, with its queer and dishonest skills and its terrible daring, carrying his life in his hands like a placard, like a club.”

Robert Warshow

“That’s basically the gangster code. Just be yourself. Just be you, dog. The easiest way to get your card plucked around a gangster is to be a fake. If we feel like you’re trying too hard, if you’re trying to act like you’re from the street, you’re in trouble.”

Ice-T Ice

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

Mario Puzo

“A true gangster can smell out a person’s strengths and weaknesses in a matter of minutes, but what they can sense most of all, what their bodies are most attuned to, is the scent of fear.”

Lorenzo Carcaterra

“When you understand the mechanics of stress and master the techniques to manipulate someone’s fears and dreams, you will be powerful.”

Gregory Hartley

“I’m the girl you could call the ride or die.”

Serena Deena

“Facts can be bent to conform to any thesis.”

James Ellroy

“It’s always better to like a gangster from a distance anyway. Like a tiger cub in a cage. They always look soft and cute and warm behind those iron bars. Everybody’s happy, smiling, waving, taking pictures. But you take away those bars and all that goes away. All that’s left is the fear.”

Lorenzo Carcaterra

“They got the absolute freedom to choose what we want them to.”

Don Winslow

“No gangster is ever happy when he’s at peace. The main reason he’s in the business is to eliminate his enemies.”

Lorenzo Carcaterra

“Gangsters can create both security and riots.”

Joshua Oppenheimer

“You don’t let them knock you out, you make them knock you out. You make them break their hands knocking you out, you let them know that they’ve been in a fight, you give them something to remember you by every time they look in a mirror”

Don Winslow

“Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.”

Mario Puzo

“Let me say for the record, I am not a gangster and never have been. I`m not the thief who grabs your purse. I`m not the guy who jacks your car. I`m not down with the people who steal and hurt others. I`m just a brother who fight back.”

Tupac Shakur

“And the most dangerous place on earth— Is where you’re safe.”

Don Winslow

“Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.”

“When you compromise, you lose. When you seem to have compromise, you have taken a step towards winning”

“If you want street fight, let’s go. If you want boxing, I show you. But people think I am, like, gangster. No. Ring is different world. Very dangerous.”

Gennady Golovkin


Mafia family and bodyguards.

Family means the world to a gangster. If anyone messed up with their children, parents, or partner, they’re lethal to defend them. They have a very soft heart for them.

“A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.”

Mario Puzo

“The only redemption for having a bad father is being a good one”

Don Winslow

“A man who is not a father to his children can never be a real man.”

Mario Puzo

“Friends are not as important as family. Do not confuse the loyalty of friendship with the bond of blood.”

“The strength of a family like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.”

“Blood makes you related, and loyalty makes you family.”

“Be careful who you call your friends. I’d rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies.”


“Everybody needs love. There are a lot of guys that you think are hard-core gangsters, but all these guys’ weaknesses are women. Look at the movie Scarface. At the end of the day, all he wanted to do was to have kids with his woman.”

Master P


Elegant Mobster Males Enjoying Expensive Vices Such As Cigars And Whiskey

Gangsters have very few close friends, and they value friendship for all their lifetimes. They are very careful in making bonds precisely because they cannot trust everyone. Like-mindedness in a friendship is considered a very important trait.

“Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.”

Mario Puzo

“A gangster’s survival depended not on the destruction of his enemies but on the strength of his allies.”

Lorenzo Carcattera

“A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults”

Mario Puzo

“Real friendship is visible in the time of troubles, and prosperity is full of harmony.”

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time, we fall.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“People who are attracted to you because of your pretty face or beautiful body won’t be by your side forever. But the people who can see how beautiful your heart is will never leave you.”


Outlines of dangerous guys outside

Gangsters are known for their thug and tough lifestyle. While they have a close eye on enemies with the strongest allies, loyalty becomes a very important value of their lives. All their important business matters and other work, loyalty is above all.

“There are things that have to be done and you do them and you never talk about them. You don’t try to justify them. They can’t be justified. You just do them. Then you forget it.”

Mario Puzo

“He had no tolerance for acts of betrayal or cruelty …. A man totally in the moment, who knew only to respond to the action with an action. He was a pure gangster”

Lorenzo Carcaterra

“He knows that a man who would never have the weakness to set a great evil into motion doesn’t have the strength to stop it once it’s moving. That the hardest thing in the world isn’t to refrain from committing an evil, it’s to stand up and stop one.”

Don Winslow

“There are three types of people in this world: Ones you wish you had, Ones you will always have, and ones you once had.”


“You cannot say ‘no’ to the people you love, not often. That’s the secret. And then when you do, it has to sound like a ‘yes’. Or you have to make them say ‘no.’ You have to take time and trouble.”

Mario Puzo

“Loyalty is the strongest glue that makes a relationship last for a lifetime.”

“Our principles are highest; honor, solidarity and vengeance. We know there’s no justice for us except we earn it. We earn respect.”

“Loyalty isn’t grey. It’s black and white. You’re either loyal completely, or not loyal at all.”

“A lot of my friends are gangsters. Not like gangsters – well, yeah, all sorts of levels of criminality – but not the types that are preying on innocent people. I have no interest in the type of criminality that has no respect for collateral damage.”

Charlie Hunnam

“Don’t trust their words, but their actions because they will prove why their words are meaningless.”


Black and chrome gun pistol and money dollars background high contrasted with vignetting effect

Gangsters’ thirst for money never dies. Money isn’t just a valuable asset for them, but it’s freedom. They will never let an opportunity go without seizing the deal.

“The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun.”

Mario Puzo

“The older you get, the deadlier you have to be and you use age to your advantage. You make it a strength. Most of us are more dangerous the longer we live. If we didn’t care about dying when we were young, we’re not going to be too concerned about it when we have two feet in our grave.”

Lorenzo Carcaterra

“You can’t make history all the time. Sometimes the best you can do is make money.”

James Ellroy

“Rich or dead. There’s worse choices.”

Don Winslow

“Like many executives in the corporate world, a gangster is consumed with an insatiable desire to possess what belongs to someone else.”

Lorenzo Carcaterra

“If the pot is boiling over, use a long spoon. If the house is on fire; warm yourself.”

“No gangster is ever happy when he’s at peace. The main reason he’s in the business is to eliminate his enemies.”

Lorenzo Carcaterra

“Like poetry, money affects people, although it’s just paper.”

“Everybody who comes from the gangster life – they want what that man in the suburbs wants. Nice family. Nice house. Nice cars. Bills paid. Kids in school. Food on the table. Nothing more.”

Ice Cube

“Gangsters don’t look like gangsters anymore – they look like businessmen.”

Dean Riesner

“It’s hard to tell whether there is more guns or flowers at a gangster’s funeral. I would rather have the undertaker’s privilege with some high-class gang, than to have a seat on the Stock Exchange.”

Will Rogers

You are generally very fascinated by the gangsters on media screens. You really adore their action and surprising strategies, which win the enemies. This isn’t just limited to our media screens, but gangsters are generally very thorough people in real life.

The quotations listed above would have given you certain confident tips to consider for your focused life ahead, especially about making allies, valuing friendships, and loyalty above all.

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