16 Great Al Capone Quotes

16 Great Al Capone Quotes

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Al Capone was a old time gangster during the prohibition era. He was born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York and gained his access into the organized crime business by getting a job as a bouncer in brothels. He quickly moved up the ranks and became a crime boss. He died on January 25, 1947 at the age of 48.

“Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.”

“Do I do business with Canadian racketeers? I don’t even know what street Canada is on.”

“Don’t get the idea that I’m one of these goddam radicals. Don’t get the idea that I’m knocking the American system.”

“Every time a boy falls off a tricycle, every time a black cat has gray kittens, every time someone stubs a toe, every time there’s a murder or a fire or the marines land in Nicaragua, the
police and the newspapers holler ‘get Capone.”

“I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.”

“I don’t even know what street Canada is on.”

“I have built my organization upon fear.”

“I have spent the best years of my life giving people the lighter pleasures, helping them have a good time, and all I get is abuse, the existence of a hunted man.”

“If the United States government thinks it can clean up Chicago by sending me to jail, well, it’s all right with me. I guess maybe I owe the government this stretch in jail, anyway.”

“I’ve been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.”

“I’ve lost a million and a half on the horses and dice in the last two years. And the funny part is, I still like ‘em, and if someone handed me another million I’d put it right in the nose
of some horse that looked good to me.”

“Now I know why tigers eat their young.”

“They’ve hung everything on me except the Chicago fire.”

“This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make
the most of it.”

“This is virgin territory out here for whorehouses.”

“You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.”