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View Quote There was this kid I grew up with - he was younger than me. Sorta looked up to me - you know. We did our first work together - worked our way out of the street. Things were good, we made the most of it. During Prohibition - we ran molasses into Canada - made a fortune - your father, too. As much as anyone, I loved him - and trusted him. Later on he had an idea - to build a city out of a desert stop-over for GI's on the way to the West Coast. That kid's name was Moe Green - and the city he invented was Las Vegas. This was a great man - a man of vision and guts. And there isn't even a plaque - or a signpost - or a statue of him in that town! Someone put a bullet through his eye. No one knows who gave the order - when I heard it, I wasn't angry; I knew Moe - I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead - I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we've chosen - I didn't ask who gave the order - because it had nothing to do with business!
View Quote If I could only live to see it, to be there with you. What I wouldn't give for twenty more years! Here we are, protected, free to make our profits without Kefauver, the goddamn Justice Department and the F.B.I. ninety miles away, in partnership with a friendly government. Ninety miles! It's nothing! Just one small step, looking for a man who wants to be President of the United States, and having the cash to make it possible. Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
View Quote What I am saying is, we have now what we have always needed, real partnership with the government.
View Quote Stupid thugs. People behaving like that with guns.
View Quote I'm going to take a nap. When I wake up, if the money is on the table, I'll know I have a partner. If it isn't, I'll know I don't.
View Quote Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money, more than power.
View Quote I want you all to enjoy your cake, so...enjoy.
View Quote I loved baseball ever since Arnold Rothstein fixed the World Series in 1919.
View Quote I'd give four million just to be able to take a piss without it hurting.
View Quote I don't trust a doctor who can't speak English.
View Quote [When asked by reporters why he has decided to move to Israel] I am a retired investor living on a pension, and I wished to live there as a Jew in the twilight of my life.
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