A frequent feature on this site; feel free to comment on the quote or to supply a competing quote.
A lengthier quote today that jumped out at me while listening to an old song - a short vignette depicting a pair of small-time thugs with pathetically small dreams, Jersey versions of would-be wiseguys:
Well Cherry says she's gonna walk
'Cause she found out I took her radio and hocked it
But Eddie, man, she don't understand
That two grand's practically sitting here in my pocket
And tonight's gonna be everything that I said
And when I walk through that door
I'm just gonna throw that money on the bed
She'll see this time I wasn't just talking
Then I'm gonna go out walking
-- Bruce Springsteen, "Meeting Across The River"