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Consistently named one of the best movies of all time, Once Upon a Time In America is the story of a Jewish gangster who thrived in the Prohibition era of the US returning to his old neighborhood and looking back on his actions while pondering his life and regrets. The film, which stars Robert De Niro, James Woods, and Joe Pesci, received a pair of Golden Globe nominations and only became recognized as an American classic years after its 1984 release.This list includes all the best Once Upon a Time in America lines and moments, just as they appeared in the actual movie script. Whether they are funny quotes, sad quotes, quotes about love or death, all the most famous Once Upon a Time in America quotes are here.
See Nothing, Hear Nothing
Young Noodles: You'll put up, and you'll shut up! You hear nothing, and you see nothing! Just like you did for Bugsy!
I Like the Stink of the Streets
Max: You'll be carrying the stink of the streets with you for the rest of your life!
Noodles: I like the stink of the streets. It makes me feel good. And I like the smell of it, it opens up my lungs. And it gives me a hard-on.
I Killed for a Reason
Noodles: It's true I have killed people, Mr. Bailey. Sometimes to defend myself, sometimes for money. And many people used to come to us. Business partners, rivals, lovers. Some of the jobs we took, and some we didn't. Yours is one we would never touch, Mr Bailey.
Max: Is this your idea of revenge?
Noodles: No. It's just the way I see things.