Welcome to the world of Pablo Escobar, the Colombian drug lord and Narcoterrorist who founded and was the sole leader of the Medellin Cartel, whose hard work and dedication inspired Netflix to make a show on him.
Narcos was set and filmed in Colombia, the first two seasons are based on the incredible true story of Pablo Escobar, who became a billionaire through the production and distribution of cocaine. Your list of 15 Most Iconic Quotes From your Favorite Netflix show Narcos Quotes.
Before we jump into it, Lets have a Check list,
- Guns? Check
- Cocaine? Check
- Kingpins? Check
- Hippopotamus? Check
- Smoking hot women? Double Check!
Ever since the show came to lime-light, it has garnered a cult following all over the world. The iconic quotes from Pablo Escobar portrayed by Wagner Moura and others in the show, are etched in the conscience of the show’s massive audience and really get you to ponder over the deep messages.
The 15 Most Iconic Quotes from your favorite Netflix show Narcos | All for you to remember this season
1- “Plata O Plomo (Silver or Lead).” -Pablo Escobar
Simply put, “Silver or Lead”. This was Pablo’s way of offering government and law enforcement officials, a choice between taking a bribe or having a death contract placed on their heads.
2- “The hippies had been replaced by Colombians, and these guys didn’t wear flip-flops.” -Steve Murphy
Here Steve is talking about the stark difference between performing law enforcement duties in America and on the streets of Colombia. Times, sure as hell, change.
3- “Just like that, an honest man blinked.” -Steve Murphy
This quote points to the power of bribing and how everyone has a price tag.
4- “Geniuses are always branded as crazy.” -Pablo Escobar
Pablo Escobar was narcissistic, but the good part was he was honest about it.
5- “The bad guys need to get lucky every time. The good guys need to get lucky only once.” -Steve Murphy
Steve doing a “Mike Drop”.
6- “Lies are necessary when the truth is hard to believe.” -Pablo Escobar
You can’t blame him for that, he was on the CIA hit list.
7- “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” -Pacho Herrera
This is an 18th century proverb meaning that early influences have a permanent effect.
8- “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
What would you do?
9- “If you support evil, you are evil.” -Horatio Carrillo
Truer words have never been spoken.
10- “The purpose of war is peace.” -Pablo Escobar
Maybe he’s talking about World War II?
11- “With enough money you can get anything done.” -Javier Pena
Money oils the bureaucratic machinery.
12- “Look I’m not a rich person, I’m a poor person with money.”-Pablo Escobar
He wasn’t born rich.
13- “There is a time to fight and there is a time to be clever.” -Pablo Escobar
He ran his business while being locked up in a jail.
14- “When you get too close to the sun, your dreams may melt away.” -Steve Murphy
15- “I don’t want to be good, I’m going to be great.” -Pablo Escobar
Well, for good or bad, he lived up to his expectations.