Brian De Palma’s 1983 classic story of Tony Montana and his rise to power in 1980’s Miami, starring Al Pacino, has given fans numerous “Scarface” quotes, with each fan having a favorite. The film influenced millions of viewers and is full of memorable lines. Here are the best “Scarface” quotes from one of Al Pacino’s most memorable performances.
Tony Montana: “I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.” This seemingly incongruous statement tells us a lot about Tony Montana. Evidently he is a complex man.
Tony Montana: “What you lookin' at? You all a bunch of f*ckin' a&*holes. You know why? You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your f*ckin' fingers and say, 'That's the bad guy.' So... what that make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through! Better get outta his way!” This “Scarface” quote from the infamous “restaurant" scene has been parodied, repeated, and imitated by wanna-be bad guys, comedians, and your average Joe.
[to Sosa's assassins] Tony Montana: “You wanna f*ck with me? Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!” A tough guy all the way to the bitter end, Tony reminds his would-be assassins that when you mess around with Tony Montana, “you f*ckin' with the best!”
Omar: “And chico, if anything happens to that buy-money, eee pobrecito... my boss is gonna stick your heads up your a%&e faster than a rabbit gets f*cked.” When Omar gives Tony and Manny their instructions before their first “job” in Miami he can’t resist one final warning.
Tony Montana: “In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.” Tony schools his partner on how things work in America as they check out girls by the beach.
Tony Montana: “I never f*cked anybody over in my life didn't have it coming to them. You got that? All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don' break them for no one.” This is perhaps one of the most repeated “Scarface” quotes.
Tony Montana: “The only thing in this world that gives orders... is balls.” Tony explains to Frank why Frank is unfit to be in charge.
Alejandro Sosa: “I only tell you once. Don't f*ck me, Tony. Don't you ever try to f*ck me.” Sometimes when South American drug lords tell you things it’s a good idea to take notes.
Tony Montana: “Who put this thing together? Me, that's who! Who do I trust? Me!” Increasingly paranoid, Tony begins to suspect friends, family, newscasters, bankers, and even cable vans of trying to get him.
Tony Montana: “Chi Chi, get the yeyo.” Tony Montana always has his business on his mind even when his associates forget. He never hesitates to give an order.