My father had this mythological sense of the old New York, and he used to tell me stories about these old gangs, particularly the Forty Thieves in the Fourth Ward.
I don't know why, but audiences are often sympathetic to thieves. Sometimes they are more sympathetic to thieves then they are to earnest people. What does that say about society?
What do the nationalists say about killers punishing murderers and thieves sentencing looters?
Let me tell you something about my family. We're as thick as thieves and we protect each other 'til the end.
A fine thing to be talking about angels in this day when common thieves smash the holy rosaries of their victims in the street...
Wouldn't. Think. About. Ian.
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton