In the mob you need to watch your back from attacks from friends and foes alike, as shown by these six “Sopranos” quotes that can get you killed. In the world of the mob, silence is golden, and being talkative is a quick way to meet your maker. Practice being on constant mute as you journey into a world where mob mentality has a whole new meaning.
"You got any idea what my life would be worth if certain people found out I checked into a laughing academy?" The only thing worse to tell your mobster friends would be that you’ve decided to pursue your life long dream of going to clown college. Sure you could throw out the argument that if they joined in, you all could fit into one small car. But you would have to so very loudly from the car trunk they put you in. Tony Soprano’s line would get him killed in a heartbeat, as he lives in a culture where weakness is fixed with a bullet to the head.
"Listen to me, the only reason I did this is because you're my nephew, and I love you. If it were anybody else, they would've gotten that intervention through the back of their f****ing head." Good old love of family shines bright in this “Sopranos” quote that could get you sent to your maker. Interventions often fail, but not in the mob as group therapy often gets replaced by a couple of very permanent bullets. A drug addiction is just another way to show weakness to your mob crew, but luckily for Chris Moltisanti, his Uncle Tony will protect him. Find any other mob guy with a jones for drugs and that guy is getting a lead cure.
"When you find him, I want him to suffer! You hear me, Sil? I want that mother f***er in agony!" Forget that Mars and Venus nonsense, the real difference between men and women is that a man would be content to kill a person who did them wrong, whereas women really like to add in that suffering element. Joanne Moltisanti’s command to Silvio ensures that death is a certainty for one of the assassins who shot her son Chris. This quote from the “Sopranos” is going to get you killed well before your time.
"I wish the Lord would take me now." Proclaiming your desire to shuffle off this mortal coil makes for a perfect “Sopranos” quote that can get you killed. Livia Soprano is the mother from hell who has no compunctions about making Tony Soprano’s life miserable. Family or not, grinding down a mob boss’ mood is a surefire way to find yourself fertilizing some daisies. She’s so hard on the psyche that she makes you want to buy some extra pillows so you can home school yourself on how to smother someone to death.
"Listen I want you to keep your eye on Pussy. There's something wrong with him. He's not himself." It’s great to have friends who care, but it’s terrifying to have mob friends who care. Off days for the people in “Sopranos” often end with a really cheap burial. Tony Soprano voices his suspicion as he orders Christopher to spy on Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero, and you can hear the grave start to call for Salvatore.
"I genuinely don't think there's anything to gain by keeping him around." This is the “Sopranos” quote that will get you killed without hesitation. You can feel the threat that underlies Silvio’s not so subtle intent. As the future victim of Silvio’s focus, Richie might as well buy a shovel and start digging a grave. Although Janice Soprano ends up killing Richie, it’s clear that Silvio was ready to bat clean up had he lived.