Italian-American Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Italian-American Quotes from famous authors such as Vinny Guadagnino, Tom Colicchio, Erik Estrada, Mario Batali, Martin Scorsese. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

My family was all born in Sicily and I’m Italian-American. They’re the real thing. They’re authentic Italians, and honestly they’re the most open-minded, nicest people in the world and nothing can really offend them. That’s the way I think true Sicilians are.
Vinny Guadagnino
I started cooking 30-something years ago. When I was 14, 15, I was a short-order cook in a snack bar. That was at a place called the Gran Centurions. It was an Italian-American swim club my parents belonged to.
Tom Colicchio
Playing a positive role on a network television show, it was great. I took it as a responsibility. Poncherello was supposed to be Poncherelli, and then when I got this part I said, ‘You know what, this guy isn’t going to be Italian-American, he’s gonna be Hispanic American.’ And they went with it.
Erik Estrada
The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it.
Mario Batali
My working-class Italian-American parents didn’t go to school, there were no books in the house.
Martin Scorsese
As an Italian-American, I have a special responsibility to be sensitive to ethnic stereotypes.
Al D’Amato
We are offering to the American public a line of delicious Italian-American foods. They will be available through the Internet, shopping networks and national store distribution.
Rocco DiSpirito
I’m very proud of being Italian-American, but people don’t realize that the mafia is just this aberration. The real community is built on the working man, the guy who’s the cop, the fireman, the truck driver, the bus driver.
Chazz Palminteri
If you’re an actor from New York, and you’re Italian-American, you grow up hoping Marty Scorsese knows your name at some point before you die.
Bobby Cannavale
My family was blue collar, a middle-class kind of thing. My father was born in Detroit, Italian-American. My mother is English. She acted on the stage with Diana Dors. Her parents were French.
Lorraine Bracco
Mulberry Street was the beating heart of the Italian-American experience, but you don’t find those gangsters now. I live with a bunch of yuppies and models.
Abel Ferrara
I don’t consider myself part of the Kennedy family. It’s almost like a little point of honor. I’m a DiFalco at the end of the day. An Italian-American from upstate New York.
Carole Radziwill
I don’t say, ‘Francis Ford Coppola, what a wonderful Italian-American director.’ I judge him based on his film, his craft, his art. That’s the way I feel I should be dealt with in this industry.
Bill Duke
My husband is actually Italian-American, and he thought I was Italian when he first met me.
Andrea Navedo
I was raised in an Italian-American family in the suburbs of Westchester County, just a little north of New York City.
Mandy Rose
Explain to me what Italian-American culture is. We’ve been here 100 years. Isn’t Italian-American culture American culture? That’s because we’re so diverse, in terms of intermarriage.
Al Pacino
I grew up within Italian-American neighborhoods, everybody was coming into the house all the time, kids running around, that sort of stuff, so when I finally got into my own area, so to speak, to make films, I still carried on.
Martin Scorsese