There’s just no substitute for Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri. Played by Tony Sirico, Paulie Walnuts started in the game way back when Tony Soprano’s father, Johnny Boy Soprano, was running things. And when I first learned that Tony Sirico had been arrested 28 times (in real
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"You know what they say—revenge is like serving cold cuts."
"You steer the ship the best way you know. Sometimes it's smooth, sometimes you hit the rocks. In the meantime, you find your pleasures where you can."
"The fact is, nothing is separate; everything’s connected. The shapes we see exist only in our own consciousness.”
"You add up all your mortal sins and multiply that number by 50. Then you add up all your venial sins and multiply that by 25."
"It's the jaaaaaacket!"
"It wasn't about being boss. It was about being happy."
"No more, Butchie. No more of this."
"Make plenty of noise. You never know who's in there."
"Madame de Stael said: In life one must choose between boredom and suffering."
"I don't know if we need to be that, uh, overstated."
"Who's that speaking here? Is somebody speaking?"
"When I was a kid, you two were old ladies. Now I'm old, and you two are still old."
"When I came to open up one morning, there you were with your head half in the toilet, your hair was in the toilet water...disgusting."
"That's the mystery, isn't it? The mystery of God, or whatever you want to call it, and why we're given the questionable gift of knowing that we're gonna die."
"Paulie! I won $40 at Kino!"
"I was born, grew up, spent a few years in the Army, a few more in the can, and here I am, half a wise guy. So what?"
"And if all this sh*t's for nothing, why do I gotta think about it?”
"He's in no position to go into the unknown, not knowing."
"Do you even know what your EBITDA is? Your earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. It gives the true picture of a company's profitability."
"The man is driven, in toto, by his insecurities."
Genetic predispositions are only that. Predispositions. It's not a destiny written in stone. People have choices.