Sam “Ace” Rothstein (Robert DeNiro): When you love someone, you’ve gotta trust them. There’s no other way. You’ve got to give them the key to everything that’s yours. Otherwise, what’s the point? And for a while, I believed that’s the kind of love I had.
Sam “Ace” Rothstein: For guys like me, Las Vegas washes away your sins. It’s like a morality car wash.
Sam “Ace” Rothstein: No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And if you beat him with a gun, you better kill him because he’ll keep coming back and back until one of you is dead.
Sam “Ace” Rothstein: In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, in the end we get it all.
Sam “Ace” Rothstein: Back home they would’ve put me in jail for what I’m doing but out here, they’re givin’ me awards.
Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci): Listen to me Anthony. I got your head in a vise. I’ll squash your head like a grapefruit if you don’t give me a name.
Nicky Santoro: If you don’t have my money for me, I’ll crack your f head wide open in front of everyone in the bank. And just about the time I get out of jail, hopefully, you’ll be coming out of your coma. And guess what? I’ll split your head open again! ‘Cause I’m stupid! I don’t give a fu ck about jail! That’s my business. That’s what I do.
Nicky Santoro: When it looked like they could get twenty-five years to life in prison just for skimming a casino, sick or no f kin’ sick you knew people were going to get clipped.