Amsterdam Vallon quotes

Lord, place the steel of the Holy Spirit in my spine and the love of the Virgin Mary in my heart.

It's a funny feeling being taken under the wing of a dragon. It's warmer than you'd think.

New York loved William Tweed... and hated him but for those of us trying to be thieves, we couldn't help but admire him.

If you get all of us together, we ain't got a gang, we've got an army.

When you kill a king, you don't stab him in the dark. You kill him where the entire court can watch him die.

Jenny was a Bluget, a girl pickpocket and a turtledove. A turtledove picks out a fine house, disguises herself as a housemaid and robs you blind. It takes a lot of sand to be a turtledove.

In the end, they put candles on the bodies so's their friends, if they had any, could know them in the dark. The city did this free of charge. Shang, Jimmy Spoils, Hell-cat, McGloin, and more. Friend or foe, didn't make no difference now. It was four days and nights before the worst of the mob was finally put down. We never knew how many New Yorkers died that week before the city was finally delivered. My father told me we was all born of blood and tribulation, and so then too was our great city. But for those of us what lived and died in them furious days, it was like everything we knew was mildly swept away. And no matter what they did to build this city up again... for the rest of time... it would be like no one even knew we was ever here.

  »   More Quotes from
  »   Back to the