Sopranos Blueprint

The Top Ten Livia Soprano Quotes on The Sopranos

Livia Soprano meme

Livia Soprano was a force to be reckoned with, and her death after the second season was heartbreaking. Although she wasn’t technically there in person, her presence permeated the entire show, and for good reason. Here are 10 of the best Livia Soprano quotes on the show.

1. "Daughters are better at taking care of their mothers than sons."

Livia Soprano talking to Tony Soprano in her house.

2. “Somebody called here last night ... You think I’d answer, it was dark out!”

Livia Soprano is telling Tony that she doesn't answer the phone after dark.

3. "I wish the lord would take me now.”

Tony Soprano is yelling at his mother, Livia Soprano, as she lays on the couch at her home.

4. "I phoned your house. Some operator answered. I couldn't understand a word she was saying."

Livia Soprano is smelling her mushrooms burning in her kitchen.

5. "I gave it all to your cousin Josephine."

Livia Soprano is telling her son, Tony Soprano, that she gave away all of her jewelry to her cousin Josephine.

6. "Water, water, water. It's like I'm living next to Gunga Din!"

Livia Soprano is complaining to Tony about the woman next door using so much water she's like Gunga Din.

7. "Depressed? My father came to this country with 17 cents in his pocket and never made a peep. What's he got to be depressed about? Nobody threw him into the glue factory, and sold his house out from underneath him!"

Livia Soprano asking how her son could be depressed because her father came to this country with 17 cents in his pocket and never made a peep.

8. "I will never speak another word to you again, Settimia."

Livia Soprano is walking into the Soprano residence calling Meadow Settimia.

9. "You've got whooping cough! Get yourself under the vaporizer."

Livia Soprano yelling at A.J. and thinking it is her sister Cakey

10. "Shame? Oh, I've got plenty of shame. Believe me, you don't wanna hear what I'm ashamed of."

11. "You're still seeing your other women, Lorenzo?"

12. "Stop it, Junior. You're making me very upset!"

13. "Make plenty of noise. You never know who's in there."

Livia Soprano driving into her friend

14. "She better not throw any artichokes at me."

15. 'Oh, poor you!"

Tony Soprano is yelling at his mother, Livia Soprano, as she lays on the couch at her home.

Livia Soprano Quotes-Takeaways

In sum, there’s nothing, and nobody, like Livia Soprano. In spite of the size and ferocious nature of most of the wise guys, they were really no match for Livia’s wrath. Just ask Tony. Remember when he said his mother wore his father down to a little nub?

The truth is, Livia Soprano quotes add an additional level of brilliance, her rampant toxic narcissism notwithstanding. What are your favorite Livia Soprano quotes? Follow me on social media, subscribe to my newsletter (below), and be sure to check out my other blog posts, memes, and Sopranos quizzes!

Scroll to Top