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A collection of quotes and sayings by John Gotti on life, bull, movies, thought, gun, nice, media, fear, lie, job, afraid and lie.

9 Famous Quotes By John Gotti

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Famous As
Mobster & Mafia

Born On
27 October 1940 AD

Died On
10 June 2002 AD

Born In
The Bronx, New York City, United States

Died At Age
61

John Gotti was a notorious Italian-American gangster, who became the head of one of the most powerful American families – Gambino crime family. Throughout his life, he was repeatedly involved in heinous crimes including heroin dealing, murders, loan sharking, conspiracy to commit murders, tax evasion, committing underground crimes, labour racketeering, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, extortion, pornography, hijacking, prostitution, etc. Being born in a very poor family with a number of siblings, he turned to petty crimes from a very early age. As time passed, his contacts with the underground became stronger and after he lead a series of organized crimes, he was made the head of Gambino family. Following is a list of famous and popular words, thoughts, views and opinions of the ‘Dapper Don.’ Zoom through the quotes and thoughts by John Gotti, the man who became one of the most dangerous and powerful crime bosses in the world.

I never lie because I don't fear anyone. You only lie when you're afraid.

- John Gotti

You're calling the shots around here. I explained to this f------ moron more than two weeks ago, before I got sick ...

- John Gotti

My wife was a major obstacle. She said, 'If you do it, we're through. We need you in this house.

- John Gotti

Well we know the whole situation's full of lies, Dad. That's just the way it is.

- John Gotti

If I ever used my client's name in a question he would take care of me, ... I took it as a threat.

- John Gotti

I think the brand mark would be sincerity.

- John Gotti

Always be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order.

- John Gotti

If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter.

- John Gotti

Don't carry a gun. It's nice to have them close by, but don't carry them. You might get arrested.

- John Gotti