Here’s a selection of Gangster Quotes, covering topics such as movies, sayings, violence, life and inspiration.
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Behind the facade of elected government are a bunch of corporate controlled gangsters running the country.
Gangsta to us didn’t have anything to do with Al Capone and stuff like that. It’s just about living your life the way you want to live it. And you’re not going to let nothing stop you.
Now I’ve got the world swingin’ from my nuts And damn it feels good to be a gangsta!
She moved to get up, but the man held her down as her car exploded next. bree lifted her head and looked back at the wall of fire behind them. “well. We’re well and truly screwed now.
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’m in prison. But my heart and mind is free. Gangsta haters on the streets are doing more time than me. They need 30 police escorts with them every time they walk down the street.
Another deputy threw down a clear plastic trash bag with my orange jumpsuit. I reached for the bag and was knocked down to the floor with an overhead right, another shove, and I was inside the 4×6 room. The heavy white door was already closing behind me. The walls here were made of hard white rubber. There was a small shower head towards the back of the tiny cell and a grated hole in the middle of the floor | I assumed that the hold would be my toilet. The cell reeked of anguish.
Gary “Gunz” Govich
For those of you that truly believe there’s no such thing as the mafiya, I would be more than happy to sell you your own fast lane on the belt parkway, you know, so you can avoid the rush hour commute. The mafiya is real as a heart attack and, contrary to popular consensus, has been steadily growing in power since its inception in the 1920s. Italian organized crime just doesn’t operate out in the open anymore, former mayor rudy made sure of that.
Gary “Gunz” Govich
I don’t remember everything that was happening around me at the time, but gangster life was intoxicating and irresistible. It’s difficult to describe the feeling. It’s that jungle culture, the lion syndrome, the tarzan tag; the invincibility, the lure of living on the edge; having not just one woman but a whole brothel on your tail; the shooting irons, the fast cars and the endless supply of cocaine.
Gangsta rap often reaches higher than its ugliest, lowest common denominator, misogyny, violence, materialism and sexual transgression are not its exclusive domain. At its best, this music draws attention to complex dimensions of ghetto life ignored by most Americans. Indeed, gangsta rap’s in-your-face style may do more to force America to confront crucial social problems than a million sermons or political speeches.
Michael Eric Dyson
We were in the heart of the ghetto in Chicago during the Depression, and every block – it was probably the biggest black ghetto in America – every block also is the spawning ground practically for every gangster, black and white, in America too.
I don’t think my music really provokes that kind of energy that makes people want to grab AKs and rally through the streets. I don’t think my music is gangsta in that sense.
Where is Conor? He wanna fight with a bus. I want to fight with a real gangster. Iaquinta, thank you so much.
Shoot first, ask questions last. That’s how these so called gangsta’s last.
Waka Flocka Flame
I want her to engulf me in her blaze & scorch me until my darkness lies in ashes.
People want to classify and say, ‘OK, this is a gangster film.’ ‘This is a Western.’ ‘This is a… ‘ You know? It’s easy to classify and it makes people feel comfortable, but it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t really matter.
She wished jimena were here. Normally, they were inseparable, but this evening jimena had to do community service at children’s hospital. She worked with children undergoing rehabilitation for gunshot wounds. She read to them, played checkers, and showed them how to macramé. Jimena had been in a gangland sentenced twice to a youth authority camp for jacking cars. She would be there now, if a lenient judge hadn’t sentenced her to do commission service work instead. Jimena had been one badass homegirl before she understood her destiny.
What’s up, gangstas? It’s the M-I-Double-Tizzle.
To me, the 90’s signaled the end of glam rock, the beginning of gangsta rap, and hopefully the beginning and end of boy bands.
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 don’t think any gay dude is gangsta, period.
I can’t say enough good things about my band. I feel very fortunate that I found them when I did, very early in my career. Not only are they just great, nice guys; they’re some of the best musicians you’re likely to find. They do everything from gangsta rap to polka music and every genre in between. It’s amazing.
Old Americana vintage gangster stuff has a fantastical feel; it feels less dirty in a way. It feels like the opera of crime.
Tim, playing ball with them [the chicago mob] doesn’t mean you lost the game—it means you’re finally in the game.
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.
I’m an emotional gangster. I cry once every month.
Gangsta rappers, they call them. Not nearly as gangsta as the things that inspire them.. you know, a gangsta government that we operate under.
I’m not a gangster, bro.
Gangsta rappers can’t fight, so they rap about guns.
But, Eminem… No, I’ve loved rap for a long time, especially when it got out of its first period and became this gangsta rap, ya know this heavy rap thing? That’s when I started to fall in love with it. I loved the lyrics. I loved the beat.
No gangster is ever happy when he’s at peace. The main reason he’s in the business is to eliminate his enemies.
I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
I originally got my name after a gun because the way I rap; a gangster gave me the name in 1988.
…even if all they did was look at each other, it rattled her entire being because there was no thought or person or barrier between them. Not a single one. They were both thoroughly absorbed in every moment they spent together. It was terrifying. Like being swept away by a powerful wind, where your body rendered all its control to another force that could ignite as well as destroy you.
I was always raised on cowboy films, and then when I could start making choices about the movies I wanted to watch I found myself wanting to watch gangster films which were slightly more sophisticated than the baseline stuff that was in westerns.
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.
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.
I am a gangsta, Ms. Katie. I don’t take nothing from no one. I do what I wanna do.
A gangster must always be prepared to kill a friend. It is one of the many open secrets of the business, since it is the truest test of his ability to rule and command the respect of his crew. To eliminate a sworn enemy requires little more than opportunity, luck and the willingness to pull a trigger. But to end the life of someone once considered close, regardless of any previous betrayal, requires a determination that few men possess.
If the eagle scouts had some sort of sith equivalent, marcone was it.
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.
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, smilimg, waving, taking pictures. But you take away those bars and all that goes away. All that’s left is the fear.
I swear to god . . .” “god doesn’t come to this part of the house, so swear to me.” -liam c.
They feared me because i feared nothing.
When you understand the mechanincs of stress and master the techniques to manipulate someone’s fears and dreams, you will be powerful.
I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.
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I saw the dudes who would be the gangsta, big-time guys on the block, but would also be dedicated fathers. It was kind of weird to see that dual story that everybody has.
Having a persona people recognize, it’s the thing that probably gets you paid the most – but it’s also the thing that virtually every actor in the world doesn’t want. ‘Cause, like, no one would believe me if I wanted to play something ultra-realistic, like a gangster or something.
The way the kids of immigrants heard about america, you would think it was not down the stairs and out the door but still across the ocean, a distant place where everything is promised and, for hard work, everything is given. From the day he left his parents’ house, abe [reles] had to know his father was right, that america promises everything, but he also had to know his father was wrong–america gives nothing. Those things that are promised, they cannot be worked for but must be taken, conned away with good looks, obsequiousness, mimicry; or traded for with bit of your soul or the morals of the stories your parents told; or tricked away with lies; or wrested away with brute force.
She was not alone in her respect for him. Because he is more than a boss to people. He’s a religion for non-believers.
Carla H Krueger
You don’t have to be a gangster rapper to be successful. You can do anything.
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.
We should remember what a rapper like Tupac Shakur was doing, to a certain degree, who came from an experience of politicization very close to being a “Panther Baby”. He knew, he came from that experience of the Black Panthers, and accounting for all his contradictions and process of growth, he achieved politically through gangsta rap things that no conscious rapper has achieved, such as establishing political, ethical, and moral codes between Crips and Bloods in the United States.
After a show, I’ll get the 16-year-old white kid whose lip is pierced, his head is shaved and his parents hate him, and the young gangster from the screwed-up ‘hood, and they say that now they realize there’s someone out there who thinks like they do.
She had transferred to la brea high school less than six months ago, and the guys there never did more than smile or ask her to dance. She could feel them looking at her when she walked down the hallways, but when she caught their glances, they looked away. Perhaps they saw the gangster in her eyes or in the curl of her lips. Veto had said she was like a jaguar; her show of teeth was a warning, not a smile. She was probably scaring the guys away without even knowing it.
People love stories about the mafia: ‘The Godfather,’ ‘American Gangster.’
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“he was dangerous, he was nothing she needed and everything she wanted. Dark hair, tall and broad shouldered…the man was sin on earth to her.
Jimena sensed their fear. That brought a smile to her face. Her reputation was still so big that even tough enimigas wouldn’t face her down. she strutted past them, her heels snapping loudly on the sidewalk. She enjoyed the feel of their admiring eyes, their sideways glances and the wonder she saw on their faces. Jimena wasn’t choloed out in khakis, a tight t, and long, boyfriend-borrowed pendletons. She wore a slinky dress and ankle-breaking high-heels. The rain made the dress cling to her body, so they knew she wasn’t strapping. No gun. Still, they were afraid to confront her. this time she stopped for the red light, pausing to let the chicas know she didn’t fear them. It felt good to be the toughest chola en el condado de los angeles. She was still down for ninth street, her old gang, but at age fifteen, already a veterana. A leyenda, her homegirls told her with pride. Jimena had been a real badass before she understood her destiny. She glanced at the scars and tattoos on her hand. What would the klika-girls do if they knew her true identity?.
We gotta flip the script on what a gangsta is – if you ain’t a gardener, you ain’t gangsta.
Attitude is attitude, whether you’re a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?
Only god can judge me.
I’m not a gangsta rapper. I rap about things that happen to me. I got shot five times. People was trying to kill me.
Never was a gangsta, till I graduated to one.
A true gangster can smell out a person’s strenghts 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.
I’m a gangster, and gangsters don’t ask questions.
Also, gasping is for damsels, and i’m a gangster.
Accosting somebody in public can be regrettable. Accosting a gangster can be hazardous.
When this ugly gangster told Joe Glaser that he must take the name of Armstrong down, off of the marquee, and it was an ‘order from Al Capone,’ Mr. Glaser looked this cat straight in the face and told him these words: ‘I think that Louis Armstrong is the world’s greatest, and this is my place, and I defy anybody to take his name down from there.’
I’m a culinary gangsta with a very spiritual side, so when I was introduced to the ‘spiritual gangster’ line, I had to have it.
The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun.
If you are black on television, you are probably going to be some kind of thug, gangster, or portrayed in a negative light. If you are some type of Muslim, you are going to be blowing stuff up. If you are Hispanic, you are going to be some type of gangbanger. I’ve felt like this for years.
Part of my affinity with urban music comes from being on ‘Kids Incorporated,’ ‘cos we used to sit around and listen to Chaka Khan and Prince, and I got influenced by all that. Then gangsta rap got started, and I was infatuated with that – maybe that’s why I’m fascinated by guns.
The classy gangster is a Hollywood invention.
Well, follow who you want to follow. It depends on what your fantasies are. You understand. People have different fantasies in life. The suburban culture. Always dream of being gangstas.
I was raised in Chicago and I guess that was one of the special breeding grounds for gangsters of all colors. That was the Detroit of the gangster world. The car industry was thugs.
Cuz even a gangsta rapper can find redemption for the sins committed before revelation.
If the KKK was smart enough, they would’ve created gangsta rap because it’s such a caricature of black culture and black masculinity.
The older you get, the deadlier you have to be and you use age to your advantage. You make it a strenght. 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.
Playing the game, and unfortunately, playing the gangster game is very profitable.
Members of every major street gang, outlaw biker, and domestic extremist group have been found in a number of military branches.