I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.
— Vito Corleone, The Godfather
"If you're not careful, you'll get us all whacked! Ha ha ha! Body in a woodchipper."
—Phil Ken Sebben, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
"You know, we always called each other good fellas. Like you said to, uh, somebody, 'You're gonna like this guy. He's all right. He's a good fella. He's one of us.' You understand? We were good fellas. Wiseguys. But Jimmy and I could never be made because we had Irish blood. It didn't even matter that my mother was Sicilian. To become a member of a crew you've got to be one hundred per cent Italian so they can trace all your relatives back to the old country. See, it's the highest honor they can give you. It means you belong to a family and crew. It means that nobody can fuck around with you. It also means you could fuck around with anybody just as long as they aren't also a member. It's like a license to steal. It's a license to do anything."
—Henry Hill, Goodfellas
Che cosa, "mafia"? (What is this "mafia"?)
"Spaghetti and corpses, boss."
—Gary Golden, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Those continentals who come to Sicily as prosecutors and police inspectors soon learn that the true lover of justice must love death, too.
— Gore Vidal, "Sciascia's Italy"