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Director: Robert De Niro,Stars: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato
Lorenzo: The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.
You kids today don't know what good music is.
Sonny: Alright, listen to me. You pull up right where she lives, right? Before you get outta the car, you lock both doors. Then, get outta the car, you walk over to her. You bring her over to the car. Dig out the key, put it in the lock and open the door for her. Then you let her get in. Then you close the door. Then you walk around the back of the car and look through the rear window. If she doesn't reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in: dump her.
Calogero 'C' Anello: Just like that?
Sonny: Listen to me, kid. If she doesn't reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in, that means she's a selfish broad and all you're seeing is the tip of the iceberg. You dump her and you dump her fast.
I think you're beautiful.
No, I really do. I want to be with you,and I don't care what anybody says.
Stay on the stoop, but keep away from the bar, when you're older you'll understand.
"See this girl? Maybe this girl, she put wind in your sails. Maybe she’s your first great one."
You could have all the talent in the world, but if you don't do the right thing, then nothing happens. But when you do right, guess what, good things happen.
Nobody cares, Worry about yourself, your family, the people that are important to you.
Let me tell you something. When you're alone late at night, in bed, just you and her, under the covers…that's all that matters.
I like Italians.
Is it better to be loved or feared?
All I knew was, a rat was the lowest thing anyone could be in my neighborhood, and I didn't rat.
Sometimes, in the heat of passion, the little nead tells the big head what to do. And the big head should think twice about it.
They were all smiling. I was smiling, too, but I was dying inside.
“The only thing that matters is what’s good for you and how you feel about each other. Let me tell you something, when you’re alone late at night in bed just you and her under the covers, that’s all that matters. You gotta do what your heart tells you to do. Let me tell you something’ right now. “You’re only allowed three great women in your lifetime….” They come along like the great fighters, every ten years. Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis. Sometimes you get’em all at once. Me? I had my three when i was 16. That happens. What are you gonna do? That’s the way it goes, you know? Tell you right now. See this girl? Maybe this girl, she put wind in your sails. Maybe she’s your first great one.”
— Sonny- A Bronx Tale
I kept hearing my father's voice in my head. " Don't blow it, son. These people will hurt you, son. Don't waste your talent,son." Then I kept hearing Sonny's voice. "Be careful, C. Don't lose it, C. Keep your head,C."
Nobody cares, huh? You were wrong about that one.
alogero 'C' Anello: [as C walks out of Sonny’s funeral] Sonny and my father always said that when I get older I would understand. Well, I finally did. I learned something from these two men. I learned to give love and get love unconditionally. You just have to accept people for what they are, and I learned the greatest gift of all. The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever. But you can ask anybody from my neighborhood, and they'll just tell you this is just another Bronx tale.