20 Wise The Sopranos Quotes to Live Your Life By
If The Sopranos taught us anything, it's that gangsters face many of the same problems as the rest of us. Here are 20 insightful The Sopranos quotes that apply to everyday life—for mobsters and civilians alike.
“Someday soon, you’re gonna have families of your own and if you’re lucky, you’ll remember the little moments like this, that were good.”
— Tony Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 1, I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano
“More is lost by indecision than by wrong decision.”
— Carmela Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 4, Whitecaps
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“You steer the ship the best way you know. Sometimes it’s smooth. Sometimes you hit the rocks. In the meantime, you find your pleasures where you can.”
— Junior Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 3, He Is Risen
“Other people’s definitions of you, sometimes they’re more about making themselves feel better. You gotta define yourself.”
— Christopher Moltisanti, The Sopranos, Season 5, Sentimental Education
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On toeing the line
“If you can quote the rules, then you can obey them.”
— Tony Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 4, Whoever Did This
“Death just shows the ultimate absurdity of life.”
— A.J. Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 2, D-Girl
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“Teddy Roosevelt once gave an entire speech with a bullet lodged in his chest. Some things are just a matter of duty.”
— Junior Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 3, Another Toothpick
On raising kids
“For every 20 wrongs a child does, ignore 19.”
— Janice Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 2, Toodle-oo
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On mourning the death of a parent
“They’re the vehicle that gets us here. They drop us off and go on their way. They continue on their journey. And the problem is that we keep trying to get back on the bus, instead of just letting it go.”
— Tony Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 6, The Second Coming
On drug addiction
“There’s no chemical solution to a spiritual problem.”
— Christopher Moltisanti, The Sopranos, Season 5, In Camelot
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“People only see what you allow them to see.”
— Dr. Jennifer Melfi, The Sopranos, Season 6, Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request…
“I don’t care how close you are: in the end, your friends are gonna let you down. Family. They’re the only ones you can depend on.”
— Tony Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 6, Members Only
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On workplace politics
“You’re only as good as your last envelope.”
— Silvio Dante, The Sopranos, Season 4, Eloise
On racial inequality
“The state can crush the individual. And if we can have our rights trampled like that, imagine what it’s like for recent arrivals.”
— Meadow Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 6, Made in America
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“Some people are so far behind in a race that they actually believe they’re leading.”
— Junior Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 2, The Happy Wanderer
On empty nostalgia
“’Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation.”
— Tony Soprano, The Sopranos, Season 6, Remember When
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On business negotiations
“Sometimes it’s important to give people the illusion of being in control.”
— Dr. Jennifer Melfi, The Sopranos, Season 1, Meadowlands
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