Pablo Escobar Quotes

Why should I know Pablo Escobar?

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a Colombian drug lord and leader of the Medellín Cartel.

Born December 01, 1949
Died December 02, 1993

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Best 37 Quotes by Pablo Escobar

“All empires are created of blood and fire.”

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“Dirty money is in all economic sectors of the country.”

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“Everyone has a price, the important thing is to find out what it is.”

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“Geniuses are always branded as crazy.”

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“I am not a rich person. I am a poor person with money.”

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“I am Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria. My eyes are everywhere. That means you guys can’t move a finger in all of Antioquia without me knowing about it. Do you understand? Not a finger. One day, I’m going to be president of the Republic of Colombia. So look, I make deals for a living. Now, you can stay calm and accept my deal, or accept the consequences.”

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“I can replace things, but I could never replace my wife and kids.”

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“I don’t want to be good. I am going to be great.”

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“I have always considered myself a happy man. I’ve always been happy, I’ve always been optimistic, I’ve always had faith in life because I think the most difficult times always bring something. It brings experience, and it’s the greatest thing to have in life.”

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“I know every centimeter of these mountains. From here, we can see anything coming. And we have enough space to build whatever we want. We’re going to design it… we’re going to build it… and we will be protected from all our enemies.”

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“I prefer to be in the grave in Colombia than in a jail cell in the United States.”

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“I turned myself in to that punk, the vice minister of justice. But since there is no justice in this country, he is the vice minister of nothing.”

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“I would like to die on my own two feet. In the year 3047.”

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“I'm a decent man who exports flowers.”

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“I’ll die before I ever leave Colombia again.”

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“I’ll never surrender.”

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“I’m sometimes accused of drug trafficking. It’s an activity that for the time being, historically, shall we say has been declared illegal. It’s illegal at the moment, but in the long run and in the future, we’re going to show that it will head toward legalization.”

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“In modern business, it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing.”

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“Lies are necessary when the truth is too difficult to believe.”

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“Life is full of surprises, some good, some not so good.”

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“No one wants war. Especially when they know they would lose.”

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“Only those who went hungry with me and stood by me when I went through a bad time at some point in life will eat at my table.”

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“Silver or lead. You decide.”

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“Sometimes I feel like God… When I order someone killed – they die the same day.”

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“The men of always aren't interested in the children of never.”

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“The purpose of war is peace.”

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“The thing about war is, it’s just bad for business. And when you got a bull’s eye on your back, your rivals get bold.”

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“There are two hundred million idiots, manipulated by a million intelligent men.”

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“There can only be one king.”

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“There is a time to fight and there is a time to be clever.”

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“There is no business like blow business.”

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“There is nothing lower than a rat. And if we let the rats run free, the streets will be filled with them.”

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“There’s cash buried everywhere. The guerillas, the paramilitary, the narcos… Everybody’s burying cash.”

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“They may separate us, but they’ll never be able to destroy us.”

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“To have power does not mean that one can abuse the poor.”

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“We have to create a presence so disruptive they’ll want nothing but peace.”

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“When you get too close to the sun your dreams may melt away.”

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