Some of Tony Soprano's memorable lines

June 20, 2013 - 12:34 AM
Obit James Gandolfini

This undated photo, provided by HBO, shows James Gandolfini, as Tony Soprano, left, Robert Iler, as Anthony Soprano Jr., right, and Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano in the last scene of the HBO series, "The Sopranos." Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" helped create one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Italy. He was 51.(AP Photo/HBO, Will Hart, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Some memorable lines spoken by the late James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in "The Sopranos":

—"You know my feelings: Every day is a gift. It's just, does it have to be a pair of socks?"

—"What kind of (expletive) human being am I, if my own mother wants me dead?"

—About his father: "The belt was his favorite childhood development tool."

—"Nothing beats popping up some Orville Redenbachers and listening to 'Men in Black.'"

—"Nowadays, everybody's gotta go to shrinks and counselors, and go on 'Sally Jessy Raphael' and talk about their problems. What happened to Gary Cooper? The strong, silent type."

—"I gotta be honest with you. I'm not getting any satisfaction from my work."

—"I'm like King Midas in reverse. Everything I touch turns to (expletive)."

—"You got any idea what my life would be worth if certain people found out I checked into a laughing academy?"

—"When you're married, you'll understand the importance of fresh produce."

—"It wasn't like it was friggin' Cobain. It was just a little suicidal gesture, that's all."