Al Capone

Al Capone

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Author Profession: US Criminal
Born: January 17, 1899
Died: February 25, 1947
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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A crook is a crook, and there's something healthy about his frankness in the matter. But any guy who pretends he is enforcing the law and steals on his authority is a swell snake. The worst type of these punks is the big politician.

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.

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

I don't even know what street Canada is on.

I got nothing against the honest cop on the beat, the kind you can't buy. You just have to have them transferred someplace where they can't do you any harm.

I have built my organization upon fear.

My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.

Now I know why tigers eat their young.

Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.

They can't collect legal taxes from illegal money.

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.

Vote early and vote often.

When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality.

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

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

I never understood a word John Cassavetes said. And I think he did that deliberately. Peter Falk bio

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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