“You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot further with a smile and a gun. A smile, a gun, and a Brute get you the key to the city. —Al “Scarface” Capone, Interview, 1930”
“When I get those types, the men who just need to control everything, to tell everybody else what to do, I stick it in and break it off. I’m fighting for freedom.”
“She had not liked the German at first, but she decided that that was just because he had shot her to death.”
“It was a rare man you could trust with either a Thompson or a general ledger.”
“Everybody thought they were in the right. The evilest bastards he had ever met had still thought of themselves as the good guys.”
“There is no Jesus here these days just Come all you fucking lads. I’ll have you every one any day. Breakfast dinner lunch and tea. The human frame. The human frame. The human frame requires. Give them something. A good hock of spit for what it’s worth. They’ll say my name forever shame but do exactly what I say.”
“I'm competing, Kennedy,” he breathes against my neck. “And I'm going to win.”
Zart, Lindy (2014-11-20). Roomies (p. 154). . Kindle Edition.”
“You always make me get so fuckin’ emotional. I’d get my ass beat if anyone saw me the way I am with you.”
“I’ve met dozens of officers who think their immaculate mustache can move the world.”
“It was not always unpleasant to deal with a hysterical woman. One feels so thoroughly righteous in comparison.”
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