25 Johnny Dangerously Quotes on Leading a Crime-Free Life

If you’d like to have a good laugh while learning essential life lessons, this list of Johnny Dangerously quotes is the one you’re searching for!

This 1984 crime comedy movie tells the story of Johnny Kelly—a man who accepted a job offer from a local crime boss to fund his mother’s operation. His crime money was then used to finance his mother’s medication and his brother’s tuition for law school. But, he was framed for murder and was sentenced to die in an electric chair.

Through this, we see how detrimental immoral deeds are to our lives. Life is hard, but we should never take a shortcut. Most of the time, it’ll just lead us to regret and pain.

This is indeed a fundamental lesson we can all learn from Johnny Dangerously.

If you can relate to Johnny Kelly, read these quotes from the movie that will surely lead you to the right path!

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Best Johnny Dangerously Quotes

1. “Dames are put on this earth to weaken us, drain our energy, laugh at us when they see us naked.” – Danny Vermin

2. Johnny Kelly: “The name’s Dangerously. Johnny Dangerously.”

Lil Sheridan: “Did you know your last name is an adverb?”

3. “You shouldn’t hang me on a hook, Johnny. My father hung me on a hook once. Once.” – Danny Vermin

4. “Bless the saints! It’s an ashtray! I’ve been thinking of taking up smoking, this clinches it.” – Ma Kelly

5. “Diversification. Yes, sir. We’re constantly exploring new and exciting areas of crime. And I tell ya somethin’. We better, because there are a couple of Japanese gangs out there that are going to do it faster and cheaper.” – Johnny Kelly

6. “I would like to direct this to the distinguished members of the panel: You lousy cork-soakers. You have violated my farging rights. Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin’ ice holes—like yourselves.” – Roman Troy Moronie

7. Chorus Girl: “I’m not wearing a bra, Johnny.”

Johnny Kelly: “Yeah? Well, that makes two of us.”

8. “You got those. I like those on a woman.” – Johnny Kelly

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9. “You really shouldn’t shoot me, Johnny. My grandmother once shot me, once.” – Danny Vermin

10. “And you know, for you kids out there who are thinkin’ about smokin’, don’t start. And if you started, stop. Smokin’ doesn’t make you look tough, kids. It makes you look stupid. If you gotta put something in your mouth, make it a stick of chewing gum. Sure, that’s what Johnny does. Smoking is the worst thing you can do to your body.” – Johnny Kelly

11. “I’ve been fulfilling a lot of people’s prophecies about me. I’ve become a real scumbag.” – Danny Vermin

12. “You shouldn’t grab me, Johnny. My mother grabbed me once. Once.” – Danny Vermin

13. Johnny Kelly: “I never should have picked a name like that. A name like that you gotta live up to. What’s your last name?”

Hood: “Binzerhoff.”

Johnny Kelly: “Binzerhoff? Perfect. Keep that name and you’ll stay out of trouble.”

14. “I love him, but someday I’m gonna knock him on his ass.” – Ma Kelly 

15. Johnny Kelly: “Alright, here it is. Johnny Dangerously is going legit.”

Gang Member: “Le—what?”

Johnny Kelly: “Legit.”

Gang Member: “Le—why?”

Danny Vermin: “I’ll tell you le-why. Because Johnny Dangerously is really Johnny Kelly, brother of the D.A., Tommy Kelly.”

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16. “You shouldn’t kick me in the balls, lady. My sister kicked me in the balls once. Once.” – Danny Vermin

17. “I know what you can’t say. You wanna get laid. You wanna hump your brains out.” – Ma Kelly

18. “Hey, Pope, why don’t you go build yourself a new gym at the Vatican.” – Johnny Kelly

19. Danny Vermin: “I enjoy collecting protection money, putting wh*res to work, and loan-sharking. I enjoy planting bombs in people’s cars. These are a few of my favorite things.”
Johnny Kelly: “You know, Danny, I think you get too much sugar in your diet.”

20. Danny Vermin: “Hey, doll, how’d you like to make some money?”

Mary Margaret Catharine Dineen: “One at a time, or both of you together?”

21. Danny Vermin: “Park there.”

Dutch: “It’s for the handicapped.”

Danny Vermin: “I am handicapped. I’m psychotic.”

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22. “Why, you miserable cork-sucker!” – Roman Troy Moronie

23. Danny Vermin: “I got something to stop him.”

Dutch: “They made it for him special. It’s an 88 Magnum.”

Danny Vermin: “It shoots through schools.”

24. Tommy Kelly: “Mom, it’s prohibition!”

Ma Kelly: “Oh, shut up! Stop acting like a f*g choir boy!”

25. “Okay, you and the rest of your bastages can gamble, but don’t try no fargin’ tricks, otherwise you wind up with you bells in a sling.” – Roman Troy Moronie

How Far Would You Go to Solve Money-Related Problems?

Today, crime levels are increasing in every corner of the world. Most of the crimes we see in the news could have been avoided if only every person in the world was given an equal opportunity to thrive. Sadly, the world doesn’t work that way; in society, it’ll always be survival of the fittest. 

In the movie, Johnny Dangerously had to live a life doing immoral deeds because he saw no other way to earn the amount needed for his mother’s operation. This was the start of a downward spiral, and in the end, his and his brother’s lives were put at risk.

No matter how pure our intention to commit a crime is, it will never be a good decision. It will lead us nowhere! Worse, our actions may even put our loved ones and us in danger.

With that being said, we hope that this collection was able to awaken your ability to discern right from wrong. Always remember to stay kind and honest in everything you do. In the end, this will lead to something better!

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