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The Best Quotes From 'The Italian Job'

Updated August 7, 2019 338 votes 77 voters 3.6k views24 items

The best quotes from The Italian Job make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from The Italian Job, with the help of your votes. Starring Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, and Charlize Theron, The Italian Job was directed by F. Gary Gray and released in 2003.

What are your favorite lines from The Italian Job? One of the memorable one-liners was when Charlie Croker said, "Same old Steve huh? Always thinking defensively. That's why you're always number two." Another great line from The Italian Job is, "You know, the only thing worse than a thief is a coward." spoken by Stella Bridger who was played by Charlize Theron.

Vote up The Italian Job quotes you want to see at the top of the list, regardless of which character they come from.

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    Trust Everyone

    Steve: Still don't trust me?

    Stella: I trust everyone. It's the devil inside them I don't trust.

    Steve: that's an interesting saying, it's very charming, I knew a guy who said that. He said it all the time. In fact he said it exactly like that.

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      Hold Onto Her

      John: Charlie, there are two kinds of thieves in this world: The ones who steal to enrich their lives, and those who steal to define their lives. Don't be the latter. Makes you miss out on what's really important in this life.

      Charlie: What are you talking about, John? You've been a good father.

      John: Sending presents doesn't make you a good father. I've spent half my kid's life in prison. Don't get to be my age with nothing but this, Charlie. Find somebody you want to spend the rest of your life with, and hold onto her forever.

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        After You

        John: I feel so optimistic. How do you feel?

        Charlie: I'm fine.

        John: Fine? You know what "fine" stands for, don't you?

        Charlie: Yeah, unfortunately.

        John: Freaked out...

        Charlie: Insecure...

        John: Neurotic...

        Charlie: And Emotional.

        John: You see those columns behind you?

        Charlie: What about them?

        John: That's where they used to string up thieves who felt fine.

        Charlie: After you.

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          Found Somebody

          Charlie: I took John Bridger's advice. I found somebody I want to spend the rest of my life with and I'm going to hold onto her forever.

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