The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: More is lost by indecision than wrong decision.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: You know where I was yesterday when you called?... I was outside a whorehouse, while a guy that works for me was inside beating the shit out of a guy that owes me money. Broke his arm. Put a bullet in his kneecap.
Dr Jennifer Melfi: How'd that make you feel?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Wished it was me in there.
Dr Jennifer Melfi: Giving the beating or taking it?
Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bompensiero: Hey, Sil.
Silvio Dante: What?
Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bompensiero: "What". I've been gone a long time. Let me hear it.
Silvio Dante: [imitates Al Pacino] Just when I thought I was out, THEY PULL ME BACK IN!
Tony Blundetto: It's hard to believe. My cousin in the old man's seat.
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: It's like "Sun-Tuh-Zoo" says: a good leader is benevolent and unconcerned with fame.
Tony Blundetto: What?
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: "Sun-Tuh-Zoo". He's Chinese Prince prince Matchabelli.
Silvio Dante: Tzu, Tzu! Sun Tzu, you fucking ass-kiss!
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: Let's get back to Pie-O-My, it's sad that you lost something you loved. That being said, it is a horse.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: What the fuck's the matter with you?
Christopher: Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there.
[about his father]
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: The belt was his favorite child development tool.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: It's like taking a shit.
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: Ok. I actually like to think about it as a childbirth.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Trust me. It's like taking a shit.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: You're looking good. Looking better.
Corrado Erico 'Uncle Junior' Soprano: Tony, if you're gonna lie to me, tell me there's a broad in the car waiting to tongue my balls.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Hey, You want that, it's a phone call away.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Sil, break it down for 'em. What two business have traditionally been recession-proof since time immemorial?
Silvio Dante: Certain aspects of show business and our thing.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Cunnilingus and psychiatry brought us to this.
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: Are you still taking the lithium?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Lithium, Prozac. When's it gonna end?
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: We're trying to give a jolt to your system. Give it a... a little kick-start.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Why don't you kick me in the fuckin' head?
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: I know what you're going through must be painful.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: This isn't painful. Getting shot is painful. Getting stabbed in the ribs is painful. This shit isn't painful. It's empty... dead.
Livia Soprano: I wish the Lord would take me now.
[Christopher just got out of drug rehab]
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: So, what step are you at now?
Christopher Moltisanti: I did all the steps, except for the one where I'm supposed to go around and apologize to all the people I fucked over when I was using.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: ...I think maybe you shouldn't do that one. You know, let sleeping dogs lie.
Christopher Moltisanti: Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [to Silvio] All due respect, you got no fuckin' idea what it's like to be Number One. Every decision you make affects every facet of every other fuckin' thing. It's too much to deal with almost. And in the end you're completely alone with it all.
[Christopher is stoned]
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: I called you here, 'cause I got something to tell you. From now on, I'm gonna rely on you more and more, 'cause you're the only one I can fully trust. Sil and Paulie... they're old friends, but you're one thing they're not.
Christopher Moltisanti: What's that, T?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Blood. You're gonna lead this family into the 21st Century.
Christopher Moltisanti: Well, Tony, technically we're already in the 21st Century...
[Tony looks at him, confused]
Christopher Moltisanti: Forget about it. You won't regret this, T.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: If you can quote the rules, then you can obey them.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: What fucking kind of human being am I, if my own mother wants me dead?
Eugene Pontecorvo: The only thing I ever found in the street was my first wife.
Ralphie Cifaretto: I hate to do it, Artie. But I think I'm gonna pass.
Artie Bucco: Why not?
Ralphie Cifaretto: 'Cause if you don't pay me back, I ain't gonna be able to hurt ya.
Ralphie Cifaretto: ...and I know I'm the guy who's dating your mom,
Jackie Aprile Jr.: Dating?
Ralphie Cifaretto: Don't get fuckin' filthy about it.
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: [repeated line, when greeting someone or several people] What'd ya hear? What'd ya say?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Vito, you did tell the police you didn't know who did this, right?
Vito Spatafore: Please. I may be distressed, but I know how to keep my mouth shut.
Ralph Cifaretto: Unless there's a big tuna sandwich around!
Silvio Dante: You're only as good as your last envelope.
Livia Soprano: [at the dinner table talking about AJ's behavior] Oh his father was the same way. I practically LIVED in that vice principal's office.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Could we not?
Livia Soprano: Oh well you only remember what you want to remember. I must have had another son who stole a car when he was ten years old.
Livia Soprano: Yeah, he could barely see over the steering wheel.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: You got any idea what my life would be worth if certain people found out I checked into a laughing academy?
[while playing hearts]
Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiro: I've eaten more queens than Lancelot.
Feech La Manna: What's yours is your Pauly, but what ain't, belongs to anybody else.
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: Oh, what do you know about what belongs to who? You been in prison for twenty years.
Feech La Manna: Which entitles me to earn!
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: Which entitles you to shit! In my book, you get points for staying out.
Feech La Manna: Then it's a good thing, Paulie, that your book doesn't mean oogatz to me!
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: It wasn't like it was friggin' Cobain! It was just a little suicidal gesture, that's all.
Silvio Dante: My daughter got off on this feminist rant. She told me it's demeaning for a girl to be working at the Bing. The fact that these girls make $1500 a week has no bearing with my principessa.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [about his father] He'd been in prison. He was away when I was a little kid. They told me he was in Montana, being a cowboy.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: When you're married, you'll understand the importance of fresh produce!
Janice Soprano: [as she's talking with Tony while sucking marrow out of a soup bone] God, I love marrow, just like Ma. Remember Ma with a bone? It sounded like half-price day at a liposuction clinic.
[a union leader won't go along with one of the Sopranos' schemes. Bobby is sent to fix the situation]
Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri: How's it going? You're the head of the union aren't you?
Union Leader: Yeah, I am. Who are you?
Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri: Just a casual observer. You know, I've been following the situation, and I gotta tell you, it doesn't make much sense to me. I mean you recently got an offer, for a lot of money. And, if you don't get paid, you can't feed your family. I presume you got a family. I'm a family man myself, and I gotta tell you I'd rather take two shots to the back of the fucking head than not be able to feed my family.
[makes a gun with his hand and points it to the back of his own head]
Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri: One... Two... To the back of the head. You think about that.
Carmine 'Little Carmine' Lupertazzi: The Soprano family has always been a little pushy.
Carmine Lupertazzi: Family? They're a glorified crew!
John 'Johnny Sack' Sacrimoni: Whatever they are, Carmine, they make us a lot of money.
FBI agent: We've had every one of Tony Soprano's phones bugged for four years, but the guy says less than Harpo Marx.
Christopher Moltisanti: So, you won't talk about this to anybody?
Black Thug: I got the mouth of a statue, nigga.
'Little' Carmine Lupertazzi Jr.: The fundamental question is, will I be as effective as a boss like my dad was? And I will be, even more so? But until I am, it's going to be hard to verify that I think I'll be more effective.
Corrado Erico 'Uncle Junior' Soprano: How much White Castle did you have?
Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri: I had none. I swear.
Corrado Erico 'Uncle Junior' Soprano: I can SMELL it.
Christopher Moltisanti: Whatever you do, do not engage Silvio in conversation.
Juror #9: So, let's keep in touch. Call me when your grandson is born.
Female Juror: When he's born, I wouldn't want to be thinking about you.
Junior Soprano: The joint, not like in the old days. Fuckin' animals in there.
Feech La Manna: It's all about setting the precedent.
[Three of Tony's capos enter a room angrily]
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: I thought I was the only one Junior could make look like that.
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: [to a friend, about men] Sure. You want someone who's sensitive to your needs, but still decisive enough for the occasional grope in the closet.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [repeated line when accused of favoritism] I'm not running a popularity contest.
Adriana La Cerva: Ralph was asking if Tony was at the club. Why? Is he gonna be?
Christopher: You don't know what this guy did for me.
Adriana La Cerva: Yeah I do.
Christopher: Not just getting my stripes, something I can't talk about. Something that was ruining my whole life and he made it right. For what I owe him, I would follow that man into hell.
Several characters: Get the fuck outta here!
Silvio Dante: Chrissie, I hear you're doing good with the gambling.
Christopher Moltisanti: You kidding me? With the money I made, I could go work at Denny's for the rest of my life.
Silvio Dante: Yeah, like they would ever hire you.
Corrado Erico 'Uncle Junior' Soprano: We go way back to when Moses wore short pants.
Livia Soprano: [repeated line to Tony Soprano Sr. after he complains about her and other aspects of his life] oh poor you...
Several characters: [repeated line, encouraging them to think positive and optimistic if they're currently disappointed, depressed, or sad] keep your dick up
Christopher Moltisanti: In my thoughts, I use the technique of positive visualization.
Tony Soprano: Oh, poor baby. What do you want, a Whitman's Sampler?
Angelo Garepe: Rusty, I think he bangs his wife in installments.
Tony Blundetto: To think, when I got out of the joint, I thought an airbag was Paulie Walnuts!
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [Repeated line] Skip the preambles...
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [he's in denial over Pussy wearing a wire] It's fuckin' JIMMY!
Corrado Erico 'Uncle Junior' Soprano: [repeated punch line to a joke] Since Moses wore short pants.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [repeated line when Dr. Melfi uses medical terminology he doesn't understand] English?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [repeated line to AJ] Focus on the good times.
A.J. Soprano: So, a prick says to another prick...
Carmela Soprano: [to Tony] See what happens when you swear at the dinner table?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Look, maybe I am wrong, but you have really changed since the old man died. First, Lorraine Caluzzo. Then you sink this idiot's boat. This not the John I knew.
Mikey Palmice: Junior Soprano's the new boss and he ain't respectin' old arrangements.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [repeated line when someone attempts to challenge his authority] what? You're going to argue with me now?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: It's okay. It's okay.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [repeated line to persuade someone to acknowledge the actual issue to be discussed that's being avoided] let's dispense with the 500 pound elephant in the room.
Corrado Erico 'Uncle Junior' Soprano: [repeated line when irritated or angry at someone or something] Cocksucker!
Janice Soprano: [while having an argument with him] there's a lot of things I can say that I'm not gonna say
Several characters: [Repeated line in annoyance or anger to different people all on different occasions, in Italian slang translated into a variation of take it in the ass or stick it in your ass] vaffanculo
Several characters: [repeated line when greeting a "friend of ours"] There he is.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [repeated line to Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri, refering to Janice] you want more responsibility? Start by controlling your wife.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [Repeated line to Dr. Melfi during their therapy sessions] I got the world by the balls and I can't stop feeling like a miserable prick.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [repeated line to Dr. Melfi when she suggests his possible Oedipus complex] Oh come on, I do not want to fuck my mother.
Several characters: [repeated line, jokingly, sarcastically when stating the resemblance and similarities from one real person to another fictitious person] Over here.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [Repeated line] You go about and pity yourself.
John 'Johnny Sack' Sacrimoni: [repeated line when answering the phone] speak!
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [repeated line after recovering from his gun shot wound] Each day is a gift.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [Repeated line line to different people all on different occasions, describing his admiration for Gary Copper] The strong, silent type. That was an American, He just did what he had to do.
Several characters: [Repeated line, implying there's no purpose in living] what's the fuckin point?
Carmela Soprano: [Repeated line when she feels someone unjustly shifts the blame onto her] oh, so it's my fault
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [Repeated line to Dr. Jennifer Melfi, referring to psychoanalysis] it's a jerk off
Several characters: [Repeated line when being rushed to do something or say something, or when told to do something in a hurry] take it easy...
Corrado Erico 'Uncle Junior' Soprano: [asking her if she'll let him kiss them on the cheek] give me that cheek.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [repeated line, implying et cetera] whatever the fuck!
Several characters: [repeated line when left in a situation they didn't intend to be in or left with an option they didn't choose] what are you gonna do?
Feech La Manna: [repeated line before telling others stories of what it was like being a gangster in his prime] in my day...
Christopher Moltisanti: [repeated line when introducing himself and greeting other members at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting] Hi I'm Chris, I'm an alcoholic and an addict.
A.J. Soprano: [repeated line, sarcastically when someone complains to him] Poor you.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [to Dr. Melfi, referring to his estranged relationship with his mother] she's dead to me.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [repeated line, implying no one is making money when crime families are at war with each other] when guys are on mattresses, they're not out earning
Phil Leotardo: [repeated line, referring to The Soprano crime family] They're a glorified crew
Corrado Erico 'Uncle Junior' Soprano: [repeated line when complaining when too many people are coming in and out of his home] what is this? Fuckin' Grand Central Station?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [repeated line and his one condition to Feech La Manna after when he requested to rejoin the family after being released from prison] as long as you don't step on anyone's toes
Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bompensiero: [repeated line, referring to his back injury] my back was for shit, you know that!
Corrado Erico 'Uncle Junior' Soprano: [repeated line to emphasize and exaggerate the comparison of the time span between two people or two objects] Since Moses wore short pants.
Corrado Erico 'Uncle Junior' Soprano: [to sarcastically emphasize when a certain event occurred] Since Moses wore short pants