70 Pablo Escobar Quotes to Learn the Works of Life

Learn the works of the different sides of life and society as we dive into these Pablo Escobar quotes.

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a famous Colombian drug lord tagged as the ‘King of Cocaine.’ He’s considered to be the wealthiest criminal in history who helped the poor people in his country.

Escobar was a bold and ambitious man who was not afraid to go against the law and take chances for the sake of living. Get to know more of his life through some of his most famous lines, plus a few others who knew a lot about him!

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Best Pablo Escobar Quotes

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1. “All empires are created of blood and fire.” – Pablo Escobar 

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

3. “Life is full of surprises, some good, some not so good.” – Pablo Escobar 

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

5. “Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear.” – Pablo Escobar

6. “To have power does not mean that one can abuse the poor.” – Pablo Escobar 

Famous Pablo Escobar Quotes

7. “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.” – Pablo Escobar 

8. “I’ll die before I ever leave Colombia again.” – Pablo Escobar 

9. “There can only be one king.” – Pablo Escobar 

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

11. “I don’t want to be good. I am going to be great.” – Pablo Escobar 

12. “There’s cash buried everywhere. The guerillas, the paramilitary, the narcos. Everybody’s burying cash.” – Pablo Escobar 

13. “Silver or lead. You decide.” – Pablo Escobar

14. “I’ll never surrender.” – Pablo Escobar 

15. “Just like that, an honest man blinked.” – Pablo Escobar

Interesting Pablo Escobar Quotes That’ll Provide You Great Insights

16. “I can replace things, but I could never replace my wife and kids.” – Pablo Escobar 

17. “Lies are necessary when the truth is too difficult to believe.” – Pablo Escobar 

18. “The problem is not a matter of money. The problem is a matter of dignity.” – Pablo Escobar

19. “The purpose of war is peace.” – Pablo Escobar 

20. “The men of always aren’t interested in the children of never.” – Pablo Escobar 

21. “I’m a decent man who exports flowers.” – Pablo Escobar 

22. “Geniuses are always branded as crazy.” – Pablo Escobar 

23. “I am not a rich person. I am a poor person with money.” – Pablo Escobar 

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

Pablo Escobar Quotes About His Worldview

25. “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.” – Pablo Escobar 

26. “There is a time to fight and there is a time to be clever.” – Pablo Escobar 

27. “There are 200 million idiots, manipulated by a million intelligent men.” – Pablo Escobar 

28. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the narco world, it’s that life is more complicated than you think. Good and bad, they’re relative concepts.” – Pablo Escobar 

29. “The bad guys need to get lucky every time. The good guys just need to get lucky once.” – Pablo Escobar 

30. “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.” – Pablo Escobar 

Pablo Escobar Quotes on His Business Mindset

31. “Dirty money is in all economic sectors of the country.” – Pablo Escobar 

32. “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.” – Pablo Escobar 

33. “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.” – Pablo Escobar 

34. “There is no business like blow business.” – Pablo Escobar

35. “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.” – Pablo Escobar

Thought-Provoking Pablo Escobar Quotes That Show His Rough Personality

36. “Sometimes I feel like God. When I order someone killed—they die the same day.” – Pablo Escobar 

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

38. “No. Hippos don’t like Mexicans either.” – Pablo Escobar

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

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

41. ”Give me a name. And you won’t have to split the cash with him.” – Pablo Escobar

Quotes and Lines From Narcos That’ll Tell You More About Pablo Escobar 

42. “No one wants war, Carlito. Especially when they know they would lose.” – Pablo Escobar

43. “I can’t allow that to happen.” – Pablo Escobar

44. “Someone in my organization gave you the street value of my cocaine. Otherwise, how would you know?” – Pablo Escobar

45. “Your dad did nothing wrong.” – Pablo Escobar

46. “Not a jail, cousin. A castle.” – Pablo Escobar

47. “This is my city, Limón. These are my people. Medellín will never betray me.” – Pablo Escobar

48. “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.” – Pablo Escobar

49. “We can go someplace else. I hear Switzerland is very beautiful.” – Pablo Escobar 

50. “I don’t have time for that pussy shit right now.” – Pablo Escobar

51. “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” – Pacho Herrera

52. “You want to build a jail?” – Gustavo Gaviria 

53. “If you support evil, you are evil.” – Horatio Carrillo

54. “You ever been duck hunting?” – Steve Murphy

55. “Careful with the threat you cannot execute.” – José Rodríguez Gacha

56. “Would you have really fed me to those hippos?” – Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo 

Quotes From Other Personalities to Give You a Glimpse of Who Pablo Escobar Is

57. “Drug trafficking destroyed my family. It gave us the world, and then it took it away.” – Juan Pablo Escobar 

58. “What good is having all the money in the world if you can’t go home?” – Tata Escobar

59. “Series about narcos have turned my father into a hero and given young people the idea that it is cool to be a drug trafficker.” – Juan Pablo Escobar 

60. “Best way to make a bad story go away is to come up with a better story, and sell it hard.” – Steve Murphy

61. “When you kill someone, you lose all your leverage the moment they’re dead. Now, you take someone’s children away from them, you’d be amazed what they’d do to get them back.” – Steve Murphy

62. “We all need a method. Something to cling to when the s–t around us gets so deep, we might go under. Something to guide us home when we feel we’ve lost our way. If we’re lucky, someone gives us a method and we follow it. If not, we find our own.” – Steve Murphy

63. “Imagine you were born in a poor family, in a poor city, in a poor country, and by the time you were 28 years old, you have so much money you can’t even count it. What do you do? You make your dreams come true.” – Steve Murphy

64. “Despite his threats, many brave men defied him. And, true to form, when the pen failed, Pablo was always ready with the sword.” – Steve Murphy

65. “Colombians say, God made our land so beautiful it was unfair to the rest of the world. So to even the score, God populated the land with a race of evil men.” – César Gaviria

66. “In all the years I chased Escobar, I could count on one hand the times we almost had him. And each time, we forgot the two most important things we already knew about him: close doesn’t count. And Pablo is never more dangerous than when you almost have him.” – Steve Murphy

67. “I am a prisoner in Argentina for being Colombian. They want to try the ghost of Pablo Escobar because they want to prove that Argentina is combating drug trafficking.” – Maria Victor Henao

68. “In the United States, the Mafia makes witnesses disappear so they can’t testify in court. In Colombia, Pablo Escobar made the whole court disappear.” – Steve Murphy

69. “Escobar hadn’t built himself a prison at all. He’d built himself a fortress. But no matter how you decorate it, a cage is still a cage.” – Steve Murphy

70. “Brave men have a way of dying quickly.” – César Gaviria

How Will You Live Life Amidst Danger?

Pablo Escobar had a completely different view of what life is. For him, earning money through doing evil deeds is still money. He did what he had to do even though he knew the consequences of his actions. 

His actions taught us that life is not all about sparkles and rainbows. People have to learn how to deal with the difficulties it comes with. 

We hope that these quotes were able to give you a deeper understanding of the choices we have to make in life and the consequences that each choice holds. Unlike Escobar, let’s live life with caution and morals.

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