I know there are women, like my best friends, who would have gotten out of there the minute their boyfriend gave them a gun to hide. But I didn't. I got to admit the truth. It turned me on.

— Nicholas Pileggi

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For most of the guys, killings got to be accepted.

Murder was the only way that everybody stayed in line. You got out of line, you got whacked. Everybody knew the rules.

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Let me tell you something. Nobody goes to jail unless they want to. Unless they make themselves get caught. They don't have things organized.

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Las Vegas is a city of kickbacks. A desert city of greased palms. A place where a $20 bill can buy approval, a $100 bill adulation and $1,000 canonization.

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Everybody gets pinched but you did it right.

You told them nothing and they got nothing. You learned the two greatest things in life: Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.

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