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Best Sopranos Quotes 2021

 The Sopranos Quotes

It’s been more than two decades since we first met the Sopranos — your regular, degular suburban Jersey family — and our love hasn’t changed one bit. While Tony Soprano may not have been an upstanding citizen, he was certainly lovable and easy to empathize with for many viewers. Why? Because, at the end of the day, he was a husband, father, and son who cared about protecting and providing for his big, Italian family. Albeit in very illegal and violent ways. Mob movies and family dramedies have been done a million times over and The Sopranos wasn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last. But, there was just something so endearing about the unique struggles each Soprano faced that it was impossible not to end up entirely enthralled. We can’t make you binge-watch all six seasons of the award-winning HBO series, though you certainly should. We can, however, remind you of just how beautifully written it was by reliving some of our favorite quotes. Grab a drink and dive in.

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Tony Soprano Quotes

  1. “It’s good to be in something from the ground floor. I came too late for that and I know. But lately, I’m getting the feeling that I came in at the end. The best is over.”
  2. “My father was in it. My uncle was in it. Maybe I was too lazy to think for myself.”
  3. “Buy land, ‘cause God ain’t making any more of it.”
  4.  “Is this a woman thing? You ask me how I’m feeling. I tell you how I’m feeling, and now you’re going to torture me with it.”
  5.  “Those who want respect give respect.”
  6.  “They say every day’s a gift, but why does it have to be a pair of socks?”
  7.  “Well, when you’re married, you’ll understand the importance of fresh produce.”
  8. “Someday soon, you’re gonna have families of your own and if you’re lucky, you’ll remember the little moments like this, that were good.”
  9.  “Log off. That ‘cookies’ shit makes me nervous.”
  10. “They’re the vehicle that gets us here. They drop us off and go on their way. They continue on their journey. And the problem is that we keep trying to get back on the bus, instead of just letting it go.”
  11.  “Hey, I don’t even let anyone wag their finger in my face.”
  12.  “What kind of person can I be, where his own mother wants him dead?”
  13. “I don’t care how close you are: in the end, your friends are gonna let you down. Family. They’re the only ones you can depend on.”
  14.  “Take your hat off.”
  15.  “’Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation.”
  16.  “A grown man made a wager. He lost. He made another one – he lost again. End of story.”
  17.  “If you can quote the rules, then you can obey them.”
  18.  “We’re soldiers. Soldiers don’t go to hell. It’s war. Soldiers kill other soldiers. We’re in a situation where everyone involved knows the stakes and if you are going to accept those stakes, you’ve got to do certain things. It’s business.”
  19.  “There’s an old Italian saying: you fuck up once, you lose two teeth.”
  20.  “What constitutes a fidget?”
  21.  “You got any idea what my life would be worth if certain people found out I checked into a laughing academy?”
  22.  “What use is an unloaded gun?”
  23. “You know when I was depressed I said I didn’t want to live? Well, I’ll tell you something — I didn’t want to die.”
  24. “The things I take pleasure in, I can’t do.”
  25. “What happened to Gary Cooper, the strong silent type.”
  26. “Oh, poor baby. What do you want, a Whitman’s Sampler?”
  27. “A wrong decision is better than indecision.”
  28. “I’m like King Midas in reverse here. Everything I touch turns to shit.”
  29. “All due respect, you got no f—g idea what it’s like to be Number One. Every decision you make affects every facet of every other f—g thing. It’s too much to deal with almost. And in the end you’re completely alone with it all.”
  30. “You should try tomato sauce for your ass – it’s the Italian version.”
  31. “I find I have to be the sad clown: laughing on the outside, crying on the inside.”
  32.  “I went ahead and ordered some for the table.”

Quotes From the Rest of the Soprano Family

  1. “Teddy Roosevelt once gave an entire speech with a bullet lodged in his chest. Some things are just a matter of duty.” — Junior
  2. “When I was a little kid, no older than that, I always used to wonder why nobody collected prayer cards like they collected baseball cards. Thousands of bucks for Honus Wagner and jack shit for Jesus.” — Junior
  3. “Some people are so far behind in a race that they actually believe they’re leading.” — Junior
  4. “You steer the ship the best way you know. Sometimes it’s smooth. Sometimes you hit the rocks. In the meantime, you find your pleasures where you can.” — Junior
  5. “More is lost by indecision than by wrong decision.” — Carmela
  6. “You know, Tony, it’s a multiple-choice thing with you. ‘Cause I can’t tell if you’re old-fashioned, you’re paranoid, or just a fucking asshole.” — Carmela
  7. “Psychology doesn’t address the soul — that’s something else — but, this is a start.” — Carmela
  8. “The state can crush the individual. And if we can have our rights trampled like that, imagine what it’s like for recent arrivals.” — Meadow
  9. “Sometimes we’re all hypocrites.” — Meadow
  10. “Death just shows the ultimate absurdity of life.” — A.J.
  11. “For every 20 wrongs a child does, ignore 19.” — Janice
  12. “He goes to talk about his mother. That’s what he’s doing. He talks about me, he complains. ‘She didn’t do this, she did that.’ Oh, I gave my life to my children on a silver platter, and this is how he repays me.” — Livia

The Sopranos Quotes From Everyone Else

  1. “He Marvin Gayed his own nephew. The boss of the family.” — Vito
  2.  “Don’t ever say you hate life. That’s blasphemy.” — Jason Cahill
  3. “There’s no chemical solution to a spiritual problem.” — Christopher Moltisanti
  4. “Sometimes it’s important to give people the illusion of being in control.” — Dr. Jennifer Melfi
  5. “You’re not gonna believe this. The guy killed 16 Czechoslovakians. He was an interior decorator.” — Paulie Walnuts
  6. “You’re only as good as your last envelope.” — Silvio Dante
  7. “Other people’s definitions of you, sometimes they’re more about making themselves feel better. You gotta define yourself.” — Christopher Moltisanti
  8. “Genetic predispositions are only that: predispositions. It’s not a destiny written in stone. People have choices.” — Dr. Jennifer Melfi
  9. “Cancer don’t respect nothing.” — Furio Giunta
  10. “People only see what you allow them to see.” — Dr. Jennifer Melfi

Wise The Sopranos Quotes

Tony Soprano

On gratitude

“Someday soon, you’re gonna have families of your own and if you’re lucky, you’ll remember the little moments like this, that were good.”

— Tony Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 1, I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano

Carmela Soprano

On problem-solving

“More is lost by indecision than by wrong decision.”

— Carmela Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 4, Whitecaps

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Corrado "Junior" Soprano

On leadership

“You steer the ship the best way you know. Sometimes it’s smooth. Sometimes you hit the rocks. In the meantime, you find your pleasures where you can.”

— Junior Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 3, He Is Risen

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Christopher Moltisanti

On identity

“Other people’s definitions of you, sometimes they’re more about making themselves feel better. You gotta define yourself.”

— Christopher Moltisanti, The Sopranos, Season 5, Sentimental Education

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Dr. Jennifer Melfi

On free will

“Genetic predispositions are only that: predispositions. It’s not a destiny written in stone. People have choices.”

— Dr. Jennifer Melfi, The Sopranos, Season 1, Down Neck

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Tony Soprano

On toeing the line

“If you can quote the rules, then you can obey them.”

— Tony Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 4, Whoever Did This

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A.J. Soprano

On philosophy

“Death just shows the ultimate absurdity of life.”

— A.J. Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 2, D-Girl

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Tony Soprano

On paying your dues

“Those who want respect, give respect.”

— Tony Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 2, The Knight in White Satin Armor

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Corrado "Junior" Soprano

On responsibilities

“Teddy Roosevelt once gave an entire speech with a bullet lodged in his chest. Some things are just a matter of duty.”

— Junior Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 3, Another Toothpick

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Janice Soprano

On raising kids

“For every 20 wrongs a child does, ignore 19.”

— Janice Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 2, Toodle-oo

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Tony Soprano

On mourning the death of a parent

“They’re the vehicle that gets us here. They drop us off and go on their way. They continue on their journey. And the problem is that we keep trying to get back on the bus, instead of just letting it go.”

— Tony Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 6, The Second Coming

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Christopher Moltisanti

On drug addiction

“There’s no chemical solution to a spiritual problem.”

— Christopher Moltisanti, The Sopranos, Season 5, In Camelot

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Dr. Jennifer Melfi

On perception

“People only see what you allow them to see.”

— Dr. Jennifer Melfi, The Sopranos, Season 6, Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request…

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On family

“I don’t care how close you are: in the end, your friends are gonna let you down. Family. They’re the only ones you can depend on.”

— Tony Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 6, Members Only

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