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Treat People the Way You Want to Be Treated
Irving Rosenfeld: "I believe that you should treat people the way that you want to be treated. Didn't Jesus say that?"
Carmine Polito: "Yeah, right"
Irving Rosenfeld: "Also, always take a favor over money. I think Jesus said that as well."
Carmine Polito: "I don't know if he said the second one. He might have said the first one."
As Irving cozies up with Mayor Carmine Polito, he pulls out the charm, which is part of his con. He connects with Carmine's moral compass in an effort to get the politician to trust him.
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Find a Way to Survive
Irving Rosenfeld: "Did you ever have to find a way to survive and you knew your choices were bad but you had to survive?"
Irving describes the tough situation he's found himself in. He knows all of his options pretty much suck but he's going to have to choose one if he wants to survive.
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Now Who's the Master
Irving Rosenfeld: "I want to show you something. This Rembrandt here, people come from all over the world to see this."
Richie DiMaso: "He's good, yeah."
Irving Rosenfeld: "It's a fake."
Richie DiMaso: "What are you talking about? That's impossible."
Irving Rosenfeld: "People believe what they want to believe because the guy who made this was so good that it's real to everybody. Now who's the master, the painter or the forger?"
Irving uses a painting to teach Richie a powerful lesson. The fact that the forger of this masterpiece is the one commanding the attention makes him in fact the master.
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The Best We've Ever Done
Sydney Prosser: "We gotta get over on all these guys. That's what we need to be thinking about right now. We gotta get over on all these guys."
Irving Rosenfeld: "It's gotta be the best we've ever done."
Sydney pushes Irving to make a move to throw everyone off. They can't work for someone else, they have to do things for themselves and they have to do it well.
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I'm Running the Show
Richie DiMaso: "Everybody thought 'aww, Richie DiMaso's gonna stay in the office.' I'm outside on the field. I got people working for me, my ideas. I'm running the show. I'm the quarterback and I'm not going to settle. Those people, those corrupt people, I'm going after them."
Richie complains about how so many didn't expect him to do anything important at the FBI but he's showing them all wrong. He's doing big things and going to take down the biggest crooks in the business, corrupt politicians.
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This Confidence That Drew Me to Him
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