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OMAR LITTLE
Ayo, lesson here, Bey. You come at the king, you best not miss.
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PROPOSITION JOE
I'm doing like one of them marriage counselors. Charge by the hour to tell some fool he need to bring some flowers home. Then charge another hour telling the bitch she oughta suck some cock every little once in a while. You know, keep a marriage strong like that. Speaking of cocksuckers...[Omar walks up]
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STRINGER BELL
That's good. That's like a forty degree day. Ain't nobody got nuttin to say about a forty degree day. Fifty? Bring a smile to your face. Sixty? Shit, niggas are damn near barbecuing that mothafucka. Go down to twenty? Niggas get they bitch on. Get they blood complainin... but forty? Nobody give a FUCK about forty. Nobody remember forty, and ya'll niggas is giving me way too many forty degree days. What the fuck?!
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OMAR LITTLE
A man gotta have a code.
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AVON BARKSDALE
You know the difference between me and you? I bleed red and you bleed green. I look at you these days, String, you know what I see? I see a man without a country. Not hard enough for this right here and maybe, just maybe, not smart enough for them out there.
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ILENE
And what is your occupation?
OMAR LITTLE
Occupation?
ILENE
What exactly do you do for a living, Mr. Little?
OMAR LITTLE
I rip and run.
ILENE
You...
OMAR LITTLE
I robs drug dealers.
ILENE
And exactly how long has this been your occupation, Mr. Little?
OMAR LITTLE
Well, I don't know exactly. I venture to say maybe 'bout eight or nine years.
ILENE
Mr. Little, how does a man rob drug dealers for eight or nine years and live to tell about it?
OMAR LITTLE
Day at a time, I suppose.
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SLIM CHARLES
Don't matter who did what to who at this point. Fact is, we went to war, and now there ain't no going back. I mean, shit, it's what war is, you know? Once you in it, you in it. If it's a lie, then we fight on that lie. But we gotta fight.
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MARLO STANFIELD
One day soon, I'm walking out with a Rolls, hear?
POKER WINNER
Way you've been going to school up in this here room, son, I suspect you're gonna walk out of here with Morgan fucking Freeman to drive it for you, too.
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LEVY
You are amoral, are you not? You are feeding off the violence and the despair of the drug trade. You're stealing from those who themselves are stealing the lifeblood from our city. You are a parasite who leeches off--
OMAR LITTLE
Just like you, man.
LEVY
--the culture of drugs... Excuse me, what?
OMAR LITTLE
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game, though, right?
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PROPOSITION JOE
[on Marlo] It ain't easy civilizin' this motherfucker.