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Paul Sorvino is an American actor, director, and writer, best known for his roles in classic movies like “Goodfellas” and “The Godfather: Part II”. Over the course of his career, Sorvino has delivered a number of memorable lines and witty remarks that have resonated with audiences. Here are over 50 Paul Sorvino Quotes.

I prepare for every role. I come into class with my homework under my arm.
When I was 25, I was in a show called 'Bajour,' and I was going to leave the show because I couldn't breathe. I couldn't sing, and I couldn't do the basic dance steps I had to do. Fortunately, two actors in the production - who were also yoga instructors - taught me some breathing exercises, and my asthma was cured that day.
I have such an image of a mafioso.
People see me in powerful roles. That's what people want to see. That's what I want to do.
Where the material is, that's where you go. I'm a workman: I go to work. I've done movies for nothing, literally nothing; I did 'Last I Heard' for next to nothing.
I don't know what would have been worse: If Mira had come home one day to say she was gay or an actress.
Technically, I'm a knight. My family goes back a thousand years in the Naples area. We're a titled, noble people.
I'm a warrior if you try to hurt my family. And anybody I see getting it in the neck out there, I'm right there to protect them. I'm a big, strong guy who knows what he's doing. I've stopped a lot of things in the street, and stopped a lot of people from getting hurt.
Ultimately, love conquers all, and gay or straight, don't we all want to believe that? I would that if this was to happen to me, and one of my kids had come and told me he or she was gay, I would say: If that's the only way you can live, then I love you.
There are many people who think I'm actually a gangster or a mafioso, largely because of 'Goodfella.'

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I'm a warrior if you try to hurt my family. And anybody I see getting it in the neck out there, I'm right there to protect them. I'm a big, strong guy who knows what he's doing. I've stopped a lot of things in the street, stopped a lot of people from getting hurt. - Author: Paul Sorvino
It is easy to tell confidence from pride. Confidence lifts, encourages, helps, and is full of gratitude. Pride demeans, mocks, destroys, and is bitter and resentful. - Author: Damon Throop
“Now the guy’s got Paulie as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Paulie. Trouble with the bill? He can go to Paulie. Trouble with the cops, deliveries, Tommy, he can call Paulie. But now the guy’s gotta come up with Paulie’s money every week, no matter what. Business bad? Fuck you, pay me. Oh, you had a fire? Fuck you, pay me. Place got hit by lightning, huh? Fuck you, pay me.”
“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 wiseguys, I wouldn’t have heard a thing. I would’ve been dead.” —Henry Hill
All right. Keep your eyes open. They're busting my balls about this bastard, all right? -Okay. -All right? -Yeah.
“For us, to live any other way was nuts. To us, those goody-good people who worked shitty jobs for bum paychecks and took the subway to work every day, worried about their bills, were dead. I mean, they were suckers. They had no balls. If we wanted something, we just took it. If anyone complained twice they got hit so bad, believe me, they never complained again.”
“Anything I wanted was a phone call away. Free cars. The keys to a dozen hideout flats all over the city. I bet twenty, thirty grand over a weekend and then I’d either blow the winnings in a week or go to the sharks to pay back the bookies. Didn’t matter. It didn’t mean anything. When I was broke, I’d go out and rob some more. We ran everything. We paid off cops. We paid off lawyers. We paid off judges. Everybody had their hands out. Everything was for the taking. And now it’s all over. And that’s the hardest part. Today everything is different; there’s no action… have to wait around like everyone else. Can’t even get decent food – right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce, and I got egg noodles and ketchup. I’m an average nobody… get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.”
Vinnie, don't put too many onions in the sauce. -I didn't put too much onions in, Paul.119. “Medium-rare … an aristocrat.” —Johnny Dio
“Never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.” —Jimmy Conway117. Okay, everybody, let's eat.
“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’d been wiseguys, I wouldn’t have heard a thing. I would’ve been dead.”
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There are many people who think I'm actually a gangster or a mafioso, largely because of 'Goodfella.' - Author: Paul Sorvino
Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears: We're Americans, we've never lost a war!
I'm not the American Nightmare. I am the American Dream! - Author: Donald Freed
Eddie Valentine: It matters to me. I may not make an honest buck, but I'm 100% American. I don't work for no two-bit Nazi.”
Sonny Bunz: He knows everything about it. I mean, he's in the joint 24 hours a day. I mean, another fucking few minutes, he could be a stool, that's how often he's in there.”
I like going this way. It’s better than waiting in line.” —Henry Hill
“Can you imagine what this man would be like had anyone ever loved him?”
Vinnie: I didn't put too much onions, uh, Paul. Three small onions. That's all I did.
“If you’re part of a crew, nobody ever tells you that they’re going to kill you. It doesn’t happen that way. There aren’t any arguments or curses like in the movies. See, your murderers come with smiles. They come as your friends, the people who have cared for you all of your life, and they always seem to come at a time when you’re at your weakest and most in need of their help.” —Henry Hill
Richard M. Nixon: The point of democracy is that even the son of a grocer can become President.”102. Some red wine. -Okay. Now we can eat.
I'm a curious person. I pursue things based on what sparks my interest. I'm not thinking about what role I play. I don't have to be a movie director or this or that. I just want to be part of projects and places that are of interest to me. - Author: Roman Coppola
“You’d be late for your own fuckin’ funeral … What the fuck you lookin’ at? Come on, make that coffee to go. Let’s go.” —Tommy DeVito
Connie Cipriani: We got 300 people coming here.97. Going Once, Going Twice98. “You mean—let me understand this, ‘cause, you know, maybe it’s me, I’m a little fucked up maybe, but I’m funny how, I mean, funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh? I’m here to fuckin’ amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?” —Tommy DeVito

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A Deal with the Devil
“As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster.”
I have such an image of a mafioso. - Author: Paul Sorvino
“I will permit this colored man to speak. But speak one word of the Commie party, or one word in code, and I will blow his head off.”
“If you’re part of a crew, nobody ever tells you that they’re going to kill you, doesn’t happen that way. There weren’t any arguments or curses like in the movies. See, your murderers come with smiles, they come as your friends, the people who’ve cared for you all of your life. And they always seem to come at a time that you’re at your weakest and most in need of their help.”
David "Mo" Rutherford: I hope you got a gun on you, Charlie!
Both therapy and friendship possessed the common denominator of discovering a self ... - Author: Dorothy Gilman
People see me in powerful roles. That's what people want to see. That's what I want to do. - Author: Paul Sorvino
“One day, some of the kids from the neighborhood carried my mother’s groceries all the way home. You know why? It was outta respect.” —
“I know there are women, like my best friends, who would have gotten out of there the minute their boyfriend gave them a gun to hide. But I didn’t. I got to admit the truth. It turned me on.” —Karen84. “I swear to my fucking mother, if you touch her again, YOU’RE DEAD.”85. “Now go home and get your fuckin’ shinebox.”
“- Eddie Valentine: If the Feds take me, I'm taking you with me. I'm gonna tell you everthing.
“I didn’t want to get blood on your floor.”
Have a good time. Take some time for yourself. Relax. Sit in the sun. Take a couple days off. -We'll have a good time. -Enjoy yourselves.
“I’m gonna go get the papers, get the papers.” —Jimmy Two-Times
Lips Manlis: Big Boy, ain't we pals?
“I’m in construction… I’m a union delegate.”
I prepare for every role. I come into class with my homework under my arm. - Author: Paul Sorvino
“You know, we always called each other Goodfellas. Like you’d say to somebody: ‘You’re gonna like this guy, he’s all right. He’s a goodfella. He’s one of us.’ Do you understand? We were goodfellas, wiseguys.”
Neville Sinclair: C'mon, Eddie. I'm paying you well. Does it really matter where the money comes from?
I don't know anything about the restaurant business. Nothing. All I know is to sit down and order a meal, not how to make a restaurant.
From the reader's point of view, punctuation provides a map for one who must otherwise drive blindly past the by-ways, intersections, and detours of a writer's thought. - Author: Mina P. Shaughnessy
An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox. - Author: Francois Truffaut
Balance is the key to a long and happy life. - Author: Janet Gallagher Nestor
“That’s the hardest part. Today, everything is different. There’s no action. I have to wait around like everyone else. I can’t even get decent food. Right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce and I got egg noodles and ketchup. I’m an average nobody. I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.” —Henry Hill
Henry Kissinger: If a Rockefeller can't be the President of the United States then what is the point of democracy?

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Johnny Dio: How do you like your steak?
Guy Cipriani: Good, they come here, they eat, they drink, they sing, they go the fuck home! Sorry!”
To judge a man means nothing other than to ask: What content does he give to the form of humanity? What concept should we have of humanity if he were its only representative? - Author: Wilhelm Von Humboldt
“I like this one. One dog goes one way, the other dog goes the other way.”
Ultimately, love conquers all, and gay or straight, don't we all want to believe that? I would that if this was to happen to me, and one of my kids had come and told me he or she was gay, I would say: If that's the only way you can live, then I love you. - Author: Paul Sorvino
Neville Sinclair: Who are they going to believe? A cheap crook, or the number-three box-office star in America?”
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There is nothing we fear so much as the unknown, and the Surgeon was not going to enlighten her. - Author: Joseph Finder
Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears: 'Nam? We lost that war at home, sonny.”
When you find the person that you settle down with, I guess you mellow. They are taming you, aren't they? Or you're taming them. - Author: Stella McCartney
Steve Burns: You've got to be kidding. Yeah, you're...”
Paul Cicero: You know anything about this fucking restaurant business?
Capt. Edelson: Let me ask you something... Have you ever had your cock sucked by a man?
"Chocolate Chip" Charlie W. Hobbs: You are not thinkin' about goin' after it!
Technically, I'm a knight. My family goes back a thousand years in the Naples area. We're a titled, noble people. - Author: Paul Sorvino
Paul Cicero: Vinnie, don't put too many onions in the sauce.
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Capt. Edelson: Ever been porked? Or had a man smoke your pole?
"Chocolate Chip" Charlie W. Hobbs: The only thing Chocolate Chip Charlie knows better than fighting is running.
“You’re a real jerk. You wasted eight fuckin’ aprons on this guy. I don’t know what the hell’s wrong with you. I gotta toughen this kid up.” —Tuddy Cicero
“Now the guy’s got Paulie as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Paulie. The trouble with a bill, he can go to Paulie. The trouble with the cops, deliveries, Tommy, he can call Paulie. But now the guy’s gotta come up with Paulie’s money every week, no matter what. Is business bad? Fuck you, pay me. Oh, you had a fire? Fuck you, pay me. The place got hit by lightning, huh? Fuck you, pay me.”
Johnny Dio: Three onions? How many cans of tomatoes you put in there?
“- Steve Burns: They told me that there was some... special assignment... and that I was right for it.
Your destiny lies in your hands and can be molded with each passing day by the choices you make - Author: Sunday Adelaja

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Henry Hill: [narrating] I felt he used too many onions, but it was still a very good sauce.
“Try not to kill more than two or three people today, okay?”
You know anything about this _ing restaurant business?
‘Something about the Brittany Higgins saga stinks to high heaven’: Cory Bernardi
I don't know what would have been worse: If Mira had come home one day to say she was gay or an actress. - Author: Paul Sorvino
"Chocolate Chip" Charlie W. Hobbs: How many times am I supposed to tell you my hands are lethal weapons?
“You’re a pistol, you’re really funny. You’re really funny.”
Yeah, yeah, yeah, come on, come on! Come on! Let him go!
You know how many guys were arrested last year for impersonating a cop? There's more guys out there impersonating cops than there are cops.
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Big Boy Caprice: No pals in this business, Lips. You taught me that.”
David "Mo" Rutherford: I hope you're right, 'cause if that thing tries to kill me, you kill me..
Big Boy Caprice: Look what you did to your pretty tuxedo.
 “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.”
You're not gonna get a divorce. We're not animali.
You need to assess yourself on a yearly basis and see how far you have gone and what you still need to work on - Author: Sunday Adelaja
“Nobody told us there was two America: the real one, United State, and the fake one, Canada. Then, to make matter even worse, there's two Canada: the real one, Ontario, and the fake one, Quebec.”
What do you mean? You mean the way I talk? What?
“Why don’t you go fuck yourself, Tommy?”
“You know, we always called each other good fellas. Like you said to, uh, somebody, ‘You’re gonna like this guy. He’s all right. He’s a good fella. He’s one of us.’ You understand? We were good fellas. Wiseguys.”
Nobody says that you can't do what you wanna do.
“For us to live any other way was nuts. Uh, to us, those goody-good people who worked shitty jobs for bum paychecks and took the subway to work every day, and worried about their bills, were dead. I mean, they were suckers. They had no balls. If we wanted something, we just took it. If anyone complained twice they got hit so bad, believe me, they never complained again.”
Where the material is, that's where you go. I'm a workman: I go to work. I've done movies for nothing, literally nothing; I did 'Last I Heard' for next to nothing. - Author: Paul Sorvino

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