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Goodfellas quotes

67 total quotes

Henry Hill
Jimmy Conway
Karen Hill
Multiple Characters
Paulie Cicero
Tommy DeVito

View Quote Tommy: Just don't go busting my balls, Billy, okay?
Billy Batts: Hey, Tommy, if I was gonna break your balls, I'd tell you to go home and get your shine box. [to his friends] Now this kid, this kid was great. They, they used to call him Spit Shine Tommy.
View Quote Tommy: No more shines Billy
Billy Batts: What?
Tommy: I said, no more shines Billy Maybe you didn't hear about it, you've been away a long time, I didn't go up, didn't tell ya.
Billy Batts: Ah..
Tommy: I don't shine shoes anymore.
Billy Batts: Relax, would ya. What's got into you? I haven't seen you in a long ****ing time, and I'm breaking your balls a little bit, I'm only kidding with ya.
Tommy: Well, sometimes you don't sound like you're kidding, you know, there's a lotta people here.
Billy Batts: I'm only kidding with ya.
Tommy: It's OK.
Billy Batts: I don't mean to offend you.
Tommy: I'm sorry.
Billy Batts: I'm sorry too.
Tommy: It's okay.
Billy Batts: Salut, Tommy.
Tommy: [to the bartender] Can we get some drinks? Everybody, drinks on the house.
Billy Batts: [Takes a drink] Now go home and get your ****ing shine box.
Tommy: [Smashes his drinking glass] Mother****in' mutt! You big piece of shit! You big ****in' tough guy!
View Quote [after Karen points gun at him while he's sleeping] I got enough to worry about getting whacked on the street! I gotta come home for this! I should ****ing kill you!
View Quote [laughing] He shot him in the foot 'cause he told him to go **** himself!
View Quote [over the intercom] This is Karen Hill, I want to talk to you. Hello? Don't hang up on me. I want to talk to you. You keep away from my husband, you understand me? Hello? Answer me! I'm going to tell everybody that walks in this building that in 2R, Rossi, you're nothing but a whore! [gets on phone] Is this the superintendent?... Yes, sir, I would like you to know that you have a whore living in 2R. Rossi, Janice Rossi. He's my husband. Get your own god damn man!
View Quote [to Henry, after his first arrest] You broke your cherry!
View Quote [to Henry] Everybody gets pinched. But you did it right. You told 'em nothing and they got nothing...I'm proud of you. You took your first pinch like a man and you learned the two greatest things in life. Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.
View Quote [to Sonny] You think you're the only one? I talk to them a million times. They don't listen. What could I do? If there was something I could do, don't you think I would do it? Tommy's a bad kid. He's a bad seed. What am I supposed to do, shoot him?
View Quote And when the cops, they assigned a whole army to stop Jimmy, what'd he do? He made 'em partners.
View Quote As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. To me, being a gangster was better than being President of the United States.
View Quote But still I couldn't hurt him. How could I hurt him? I couldn't even bring myself to leave him. The truth was that no matter how bad I felt I was still very attracted to him. Why should I give him to someone else? Why should she win?
View Quote By the time I grew up, there was thirty billion a year in cargo moving through Idlewild Airport and believe me, we tried to steal every bit of it. It was an even bigger money-maker than numbers and Jimmy was in charge of it all. Whenever we needed money, we'd rob the airport. And to us, it was better than Citibank.
View Quote Don't buy anything. Don't get anything. Nothing big. Didn't you hear what I said? You're going to get us all ****in' pinched, that's why. What are you, stupid?
View Quote Even before I first wandered into the cabstand for an after-school job, I knew I wanted to be a part of them. It was there that I knew that I belonged. To me, it meant being somebody in a neighborhood that was full of nobodies. They weren't like anybody else. I mean, they did whatever they wanted. They double-parked in front of a hydrant and nobody ever gave them a ticket. In the summer when they played cards all night, nobody ever called the cops.
View Quote For a second, I thought I was dead, but when I heard all the noise I knew they were cops. Only cops talk that way. If they had been wise guys, I wouldn't have heard a thing. I would've been dead.