Not only is The Sopranos considered one of HBO’s best original series, it's often cited as one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Premiering in 1999, Tony Soprano was a new kind of antihero; a troubled protagonist who was capable of equal parts affability and rage. He was someone you couldn't help but root for even when you knew he was in the wrong. It's not surprising that the best Sopranos quotes are a big reason why the show ushered in a new golden age of television. The series was often poignant, violent, and unafraid to dive into the psyche of its lead actors. Tony may have been a violent gangster, but he had many of the same problems average viewers could relate to.
You can live your life by many of the quotes said throughout the series' nearly flawless six-season run. From Tony and Carmela's one-liners to Paulie's zingers and everyone else's unique reflections on life, happiness, and success, the quotes work on so many different levels. Sometimes they're insightful, sometimes they're funny. Regardless, these 20 quotes are among the most memorable throughout the years. What's your favorite quote from The Sopranos?
The best of the best have been gathered right here, so vote up the quotes you like best and whack off any that brought disrespect to the family.
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You're Not Gonna Believe This
Paulie Gualtieri: You're not gonna believe this. The guy killed 16 Czechoslovakians. He was an interior decorator.
Episode: Pine BarrensLove this quote?
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Tony Soprano: Those who want respect, give respect.
Episode: The Knight in White Satin ArmorLove this quote?
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In the End
Tony Soprano: 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.
Episode: Members OnlyLove this quote?
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Little Moments Like This
Tony Soprano: 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.
Episode: I Dream of Jeannie CusamanoLove this quote?