Gangster Quotes: A Glimpse into a World of Intrigue and Power
Unveiling the Essence of Gangster Culture
Gangster culture has long captured the imagination of people around the world, with its portrayal of a gritty underworld filled with intrigue, power, and rebellion. It represents a subculture that thrives on loyalty, honor, and ruthless ambition. In this article, we dive into the captivating world of gangsters and present a collection of insightful quotes that provide a glimpse into their mindset and lifestyle.
Gangsters, often operating outside the boundaries of the law, have been both feared and admired for their audacity, cunning, and unwavering determination. They navigate complex webs of power, wealth, and influence, leaving an indelible mark on history and popular culture. Their words reflect their unique perspective on life, loyalty, and the pursuit of their ambitions.
The Power and Intrigue of Gangster Wisdom
Throughout the annals of gangster history, charismatic figures have uttered words that resonate with both admiration and caution. Their quotes reveal insights into their code of conduct, their relentless pursuit of power, and the consequences of their chosen paths. Below, we present a collection of thought-provoking gangster quotes that offer a glimpse into their mindset and worldview.
I have been a part of four different genres – a political satire, gangster drama, thriller and period drama.
I’m an emotional gangster. I cry once every month.
I think American audiences like gangster movies. You know, it’s part of the culture.
Attitude is attitude, whether you’re a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?
The individualists stare into each other’s eyes and yet deny each other’s existence. We walk in circles, so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false, between the gangster’s whim and the purest ideal.
I play the role of a gangster’s wife in a web series, a cop’s wife in Hindi film ‘Vodka Diaries,’ a cop in ‘Adangathey’ and a gangster in ‘Saaho.’ So yeah, I have got all the roles covered.
I’m the number-one fan of gangster movies.
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.
I like gangster movies, personally.
Hip-hop was a big part of my life growing up, especially West Coast gangster rap.
I’ve got songs that’ll make a gangster cry.
I play a lot of hard men and gangsters, and I’m not like that at all.
Any distraction tends to get in the way of being an effective gangster.
Dancing in speakeasies was a job, and none of us knew for sure who were gangsters. No one told us, so how could we know? My mother used to come and take me home. We thought nothing of walking home together at two in the morning.
Playing gangsters is great. They usually dress you sharp. And you have a license to pretty much bully anybody. I mean, I wouldn’t dare do that at home. My wife will give me a back hander.
I love country music, but I also love gangster rap.
The Italian gangster thing has become a form of the modern-day Western.
Every human being has a bit of gangster in him.
I got into an argument with someone because I said I think 2Pac will be regarded as a great poet. They said he was just a punk gangster. People said the same thing about Francois Villon, and he’s now considered the best French Romantic poet of all time.
It was funny on ’24’ because I’m a Scots-Canadian, and I was working with the great Scottish actor Tony Curran, and we were both playing Russian gangsters.
Callum Keith Rennie
Some time after ‘Gangster Squad,’ after I’d made a couple other movies, I was like, ‘In retrospect that ‘Zombieland’ experience was about as good as it can get, both between the cast and the world of the movie and the way it was received.’ I was like, ‘We should probably do another ‘Zombieland.’
I don’t only like rap music. There’s everything from R&B to crazy gangster rap, hip hop… everything! But it all blends together nicely. It’s like a magical music rainbow.
The perpetuation of gangster rap has really put a negative image on the city of Compton… So I look forward to addressing that image, changing it and making it more accurate.
My father ran London Films. He made films like ‘The Red Shoes,’ ‘The Third Man.’ And he had had a long career in the film business, which was bifurcated with a career in intelligence. He had to deal with gangsters, and sometimes he would take me with him. Also, I went to school with their children.
Guys in our sport bump their gums quite a bit, and they get you to think they’re these huge tough guys… they’re these gangsters, that they’ll fight anybody, anytime. And then when you get in front of a person like me… the crickets start to come out. They don’t really wanna fight.
I feel as if I have been blessed to undergo a transformation from ‘gangster’ to ‘redeemed sinner with gangster proclivities.’
I have consciously not taken the role of a gangster, which has been offered to me far too many times.
Some of the gangster films I made – not so much the ‘Krays,’ because I’m really proud of that – but some of the films I made after that… There are a few of those movies I wish I’d never gone near. I’m proud of about 10 percent that I’ve ever done. If I never see the rest again I won’t mind.
Mulberry Street was the beating heart of the Italian-American experience, but you don’t find those gangsters now. I live with a bunch of yuppies and models.
Some music comes from a real place; some music comes from your imagination. It’s difficult to find out what’s real and what’s not, especially with the gangster stuff.
Hip-hop is not about crime. Hip-hop is not about being a gangster.
A lot of black actors will sit there and go, ‘Every role is about being a gangster’ – then they get an opportunity to write a script and they write about a gangster. You know… write about a superhero.
Westerns was why I got into the business. I grew up on a small farm in California and all I ever wanted to do was to play gangsters and cowboys in movies.
Basically, as everybody that has had a taste of the record business knows, they are gangsters and crooks.
I couldn’t get roles as bad guys. They could see John Travolta as a gangster but not me, really. But, you know, that’s just how things are.
In my world, of course, it don’t matter. You could be a gangster with a dress, you could be a gangster with baggy pants.
I think we have always had a fascination for gangs and gangsters, and I think we always will.
I prefer comedy, as I have to act while playing a gangster. I have to put in a lot of effort to turn into a gangster, as I am not like that in real life. In comedy, one doesn’t have to take up such stress.
I watch a lot of CNN and the Food Network. Now, I’m learning how to cook healthy – when I was a kid low-fat was a Chinese gangster.
Our country has been overtaken by murderous thugs… gangsters who lust after fortunes and power.
I have always been against the gangster as hero.
People love stories about the mafia: ‘The Godfather,’ ‘American Gangster.’
I knew so many gangsters, and I call on that experience with them for characters.
Gangsters lived in the neighborhood. They weren’t apart from it. Their relationships with people were both benevolent and scary.
The primary school I attended in Shanghai was a very liberal one, established by scholars who had return from an education in France. The children of leading families were enrolled there, including the son of a well-known man believed to be a top gangster of the underworld!
Charles K. Kao
The area of teenage life is not necessarily rarefied; we’ve all gone through that period. It’s not as rarefied as a western or a space adventure or a gangster film, but it has its own dynamic.
Gus Van Sant
When I was growing up, kids used to talk about snitching… It never extended as a cultural norm outside of the gangsters.
I look at old performance videos now, and it’s really funny – I thought I was such a gangster!
Playing the game, and unfortunately, playing the gangster game is very profitable.
I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat.
If you look at the movie ‘Belly,’ I identify with Sincere the most. I am a gangster. I love my lady to death. I’m not in the game for the wrong reasons. I’m not in the game for the glory. I’m in the game to survive so the people that I love could be straight. I’m a highly intelligent individual.
Our Bollywood industry works in such a way that when an actor is seen in a gangster’s role, he is offered similar roles.
You are not going to silence me. You are not going to silence America. You are literally like a little gangster thug. Rubio just threatened to silence me.
I am an undisputed gangster. To me, that means playing by my own rules.
It’s funny, because I’ve never thought of myself as a Hispanic actor, like in ‘American Gangster,’ I’m playing an Italian. I’ve always been fortunate enough to have been allowed to play all these diverse roles.
How many gangsters you know, from Al Capone up to John Gotti, been gay?
I’ve always loved the genre of gangster films.
Homeboy Industries is a healing center for broken children. I was a broken child, and they showed me how to put all those pieces back together. It’s not about being a gangster. It’s about being a man or a woman trying to recover and live better.