Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Some Of My Favorite Quotes From "The Sopranos"

Tony's wife is outraged for a reason:
Carmela Soprano (Tony's wife): "You know, Tony, it's a multiple choice thing with you. 'Cause I can't tell if you're old-fashioned, you're paranoid, or just a fucking asshole."

Tony is fed up pouring his heart out at his analyst, Jennifer Melfi: 
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: It's like taking a shit.
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: Ok. I actually like to think about it as a childbirth.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Trust me. It's like taking a shit.

Jennifer to a friend, about men:
"Sure. You want someone who's sensitive to your needs, but still decisive enough for the occasional grope in the closet."

Tony's uncle Corrado about the long tradition of their mafia family:
"We go way back to when Moses wore short pants."


  1. Mystery stories are metaphors of life as well, especially if they have a long story. The judge Borsellino who has been assassinated by the mafia in 1992 said that the mafia probably exists for 800 years. The catholic church exists for 2000 years, and a jewish friend of mine, born in Pitigliano, once said "What I can't stand, is, that people speak about us as if we were etruscans."

    The germanic humour often reveals what in psycanalysis is called the anal character, while the latin humour is more about the genital character.

    The second quote is a remarkable hybrid of both, and Erich Fromm might have considered it a competition of to aspects of fertility: the necrophile aspect and the biophile aspect. Dung vs fruit.

  2. Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: You're late!
    Ralph Cifaretto: Well, at least I can always be on time tomorrow, but you'll be stupid forever.