American Gangster

American Gangster quotes

49 total quotes (ID: 28)

Det. Richie Roberts
Elwsorth "Bumpy" Johnson
Frank Lucas
Multiple Characters


This is the problem. This is the way it is now: You can't find the heart of anything to stick the knife.


This is the problem. This is what's wrong with America. It's gotten so big you can't find your way.

What matters in business is honesty, integrity, hard work, loyalty, and never forgetting where you came from. You are what you are and that's one of two things. You're nothing ... or you're something. Understand what 'm saying?

Won't get any informants. Not inside. It's like a Sicilian family. Like he's structured his own family the same way to protect himself. Being with Bumpy long as he was, he would have been around Italians a lot. Enough to learn that much.