The IRS! They're like the Mafia, they can take anything they want!
— Jerry Seinfeld

Desperation is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.
Doug Horton mafia quote

It is no secret that organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.
— Woody Allen

Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances.
— Steve Allen

One usually dies because one is alone, or because one has got into something over one's head. One often dies because one does not have the right alliances, because one is not given support. In Sicily the Mafia kills the servants of the State that the State has not been able to protect.
— mafia quotation by Giovanni Falcone