We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Mafia Quotes from Tay Keith, Peter Benchley, Nelson DeMille, Masha Gessen, Hugh Grant. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Yo Gotti had some influence on me for sure. I would say Three 6 Mafia, too.
I didn’t invent the fear of sharks; it’s as old as mankind, and that – to take that responsibility would mean that Mario Puzo should take the blame for the Mafia.
There are Mafia families that have bought magnificent houses on the North Shore, although not yet the great estates because they don’t want that kind of high profile.
Putin set out to build a mafia state. He didn’t set out to build a totalitarian regime. But he was building his mafia state on the ruins of a totalitarian regime. And so we end up with a mafia state and a totalitarian society.
Some newspapers in Britain have become closer to these kind of mafia families. They wield an incredible power. They choose our governments, they choose our prime ministers, and they live above the law.
In Italy, it is difficult to see a film in the original language because the voice actors here are a mafia.
If you think about the traditional mafia stories we grew up on, it is always about the death of criminal organisations – things like the ‘Sopranos’ – the last vestiges of once proud families subsumed by the modern era.
Italy is a tough country to be a comedian in – I can’t invent stuff like this. Nearly eighty crooks in Parliament – that’s about one crook in twelve. It’s worse than Scampia, the most dangerous Naples slum, which is infested by the Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia. There, the criminals are only one in fifteen!
I never write about CIA conspiracies or the FBI or mafia or anything like that because I just don’t understand that world. But I think I do understand individual human harmfulness.
You’ll see an erosion of rock ‘n’ roll for sure… if you’re playing a mainstream festival, you don’t want to be the rock guy when everyone else is talking about Swedish House Mafia.
The people in Iraq lived essentially good lives. They had brilliant health and education systems. Saddam actually created an incredible infrastructure in a very difficult country, but they were a Mafia family. If you said anything against that regime or that family you would be killed instantly.
Unless you are absolutely positive that your wife has no connection to the Mafia, even three or four times removed, do yourself a favor and do not bet her in a poker hand.
The Mafia exists in the American imagination because we want it to exist.
My cousin put me on Three 6 Mafia and Playa Fly. My other big cousin put me on 8Ball and MJG.
When you hear ‘I Luv U,’ that’s me doing Three 6 Mafia. That actual track is a mix of ‘What’s Your Fantasy?’ by Ludacris and ‘Is That Yo Chick?’ by Jay Z. That’s my version of that track.
You know, Castle’s the kind of guy that when he meets somebody, that’s a connection for him. He remains connected to the people that he meets. That’s the kind of guy he is, be they criminals, gangster rappers, mafia guys, art thieves, whoever it is, he nurtures those relationships.
Economics taught in most of the elite universities are practically useless in my context. My country is dominated by drug economy and a mafia. Textbook economics does not work in my context, and I have very few recommendations from anybody as to how to put together a legal economy.
But I never imagined that I could ever have a career in music. I always thought it was like a mafia, that you had to sell your soul and know the right people and be in the right place.
I want to start the trans mafia one day.
As one of the founders of Three 6 Mafia, I would like to see the group get back together, you know. But I am definitely thinking about it and would like to see it happen.
I used to follow artistes like David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia a lot before making a full fledged career in EDM… their music inspired me too much.
My debut performance was on the railway tracks where I was asked to sing some Hindi songs in front of a mafia gang and around 20,000 more people were present. I sang in fear and danced too and luckily, they liked it.
Ultimately, I’d love to see a legacy company that has alumni that come out of it and go on to create other big things. A maple-syrup mafia, a HootSuite mafia.
In all these years, I’ve always tried to emphasize and to promote the need to combat the Mafia. Because it is a cancer which is oppressive and which stifles everybody’s freedom and reduces the possibility for the areas in which it’s present to prosper and to develop.
A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.
It was dangerous to hit the wrong kid in my neighborhood, because a lot of the guys I played with had fathers in the Mafia.
International affairs is very much run like the mafia. The godfather does not accept disobedience, even from a small storekeeper who doesn’t pay his protection money. You have to have obedience; otherwise, the idea can spread that you don’t have to listen to the orders, and it can spread to important places.
When I joined the industry there were mafia like Haji Mastan and Vardharajan. They had a healthy relationship with film stars. Their men never came calling for ‘petis’ and ‘khokas.’ In fact they used to felicitate film personalities.
I hate ‘Mafia Wars’.
I wasn’t aware of it at the time, but I was a big favorite with the Mafia.
Triple 6 Mafia and Mystikal in Atlanta was one of my first shows. I remember how sweaty and smashed up everybody was, and it was so punk rock.
TacOps is a unit which breaks into homes and offices to plant bugging devices. They get into mafia hangouts, they go into embassies, they go into terrorist hangouts, and they describe themselves as court-sanctioned burglars.
When we were doing ‘The Sopranos’, I used to love that about it. There were rules, Mafia codes you had to go by, but the code is ridiculous. It’s a code among sociopaths.
I came to think that nobody from England could draw American comic books, because they were clearly all done by this sort of Mafia, all these guys with Italian and Irish names who had the whole thing sewn up. It was actually seeing a comic book drawn by Barry Smith, who was about my age, and English.
I lost 30 pounds to play my character in ‘The Mexican’, but people don’t take to skinny mafia men, and I don’t feel right when I’m thin.
Mafia guys are all just insecure people who want their money. They’re like little seven-year old kids when they don’t get their way. I knew guys like that growing up in New Jersey.
I’m a big fan of Tiesto, and Swedish House Mafia are awesome. I absolutely want to work with them.
Violence, as it is for the mafia and most other criminal organizations, was bad for pirate business. By doing battle with prey, pirates risked damage to their own ships and injury to their crews. It also made them bigger targets for law enforcement.
‘Our thing’ is turning into ‘my thing’ within the Mafia, just as the larger American society is facing the new realities of the ‘me generation.’
Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don’t know what’s going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that’s not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA.
I don’t think I will do a Mafia character again. I want to get away from the violence a little bit, because it is starting to bother me personally.
It’s very easy to copy Swedish House Mafia, or Avicii, or Skrillex, or whatever. People listen too much to each other and are too much inspired by each other.
In the Nordic countries, there are hardly any societal problems, but we writers are bloodthirsty people like anyone else, so we have to quench this thirst with literature. If you live in a mafia state with lots of violence on the streets, you tend to write beautiful poetry.
The United States didn’t ban Italian immigration in the 1920s because a small minority of Italians became members of the Mafia, and the country is a richer place for it.
One of the frustrations of the Republicans is that they have been mostly unsuccessful in equating the word Clinton with Mafia, which, to them, seems so head-smackingly obvious.
Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.
People call me a Modi bhakt now. I used to be a Marx bhakt. I was part of what I now call the intellectual mafia. I used to believe in it, and worked for it. My eyes opened up when I began to travel, and meet different kinds of people.
I always tell everyone wrestling is like the mafia, once you get in, you can’t get out.
There is no single field of activity, not a single institution, free of the most brutal sort of corruption. Russia has bred a world-class mafia.
One thing I take great pride in is that my case was the one that started the decline of the Mafia.
As soon as I understood what was going on in San Francisco, which was in 1965 and ’66, I immediately left Chicago where I was working in a nightclub that was being shaken down by the mafia and the police for payments. I mean, it was a real thug world.
I often talk about the PayPal mafia out of San Francisco, people that were in PayPal and got out of PayPal and continue to reinvest in other start-ups and create a huge pay-it-forward type of network there.
At North Hollywood High School, I was shunned by everyone. I would sit down in the cafeteria, and students would get up from the table and walk away. They thought I was from the Mafia.
I like Maroon 5, Swedish House Mafia and others.
Legislating morality doesn’t work (see: Prohibition). It produced the Mafia.
One thing I would like to see in Vancouver and Canada is something similar to the PayPal mafia. They were all early employees of PayPal. They all had monster exits with PayPal, and they were able to take their winnings and form a syndicate that co-invests.
I was Donnie Brasco, the Mafia guy, in character. But in my head, I was a special agent. I never lost sight of who I was or why I was there.
My father’s best friend, Georgie Terra, was an Italian guy. The children and the cousins and nieces and nephews were children of the Mafia. Those were the children he grew up with. If you want to go to a safe neighborhood, go to where the Mafia is.
I lived in mafia neighborhoods off and on when I was a kid. If you were in Little Italy, in East Harlem, in Brooklyn… Those neighborhoods were, in those years, dominated by mafia families. You knew it and you felt it, you know?
Abortion isn’t a lesser evil, it’s a crime. Taking one life to save another, that’s what the Mafia does. It’s a crime. It’s an absolute evil.
Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances.
The Monkees are like the mafia. You’re in for life. Nobody gets out.
We don’t think only men can be powerful and strong. Behind the heads of the Mafia, the leaders of culture, there are always very strong women. European culture is a matriarchy, especially in the south. The women have a lot of power.
The racing bug is never going to go away. It’s like the Mafia.
Three 6 Mafia have been around for a long time; we’ve made a lot of music. Anybody’s music can influence anybody. I’ve heard people say that our music has influenced such and such, and it could be true, and it could not.
When I came up, one of my favorite groups and producers was Three 6 Mafia.