30 Pablo Escobar Quotes About Love, Money, & Loyalty

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a notorious Colombian drug lord, narcoterrorist, and the founder and leader of the Medellín Cartel. He was also known as the King of Cocaine who became famous for being one of the wealthiest and most ruthless criminals in history. Here are the best Pablo Escobar quotes about money, hustle, and loyalty for a dose of inspiration and motivation.

Born on December 1, 1949, in Rionegro, Colombia, Escobar grew up in Medellín, a city that later grew up to be the center of his criminal empire.

Pablo started his criminal career by engaging in criminal activities like selling illegal cigarettes, fake lottery tickets, and participating in motor vehicle theft.

Soon, he started working for various drug smugglers and got involved with kidnapping and holding people for ransom.

In 1976, he founded the Medellin Cartel which became the largest and most violent criminal organization in history.

At the height of his power, Escobar’s criminal empire dominated the global cocaine trade, supplying 80% of the world’s cocaine demand, making him one of the richest people in the world.

He used his power and money to battle his rival cartels domestically and abroad, which led to massacres and the murders of many police officers, judges, prominent politicians, and hundreds of people.

His notorious activities ultimately led to his downfall, as he was hunted down by the Colombian government with the help of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

As a result, the Medellín Cartel crumbled, and Escobar was killed in his hometown by Colombian Police on 2 December 1993, a day after his 44th birthday.

Here are the best badass Pablo Escobar quotes from the most notorious drug lords in history whose death left a lasting impact on the world.

Top 10 Pablo Escobar Quotes

  1. “I’ll never surrender.” — Pablo Escobar
  2. “There can only be one king.” — Pablo Escobar                   

    Pablo Escobar Quotes
    Pablo Escobar Quotes
  3. “The purpose of war is peace.” — Pablo Escobar                                     

    Quotes By Pablo Escobar
    Quotes By Pablo Escobar
  4. “Geniuses are always branded as crazy.” — Pablo Escobar
  5. “All empires are created by blood and fire.” — Pablo Escobar            

    Quotes From Pablo Escobar
    Quotes From Pablo Escobar
  6. “I don’t want to be good. I am going to be great.” — Pablo Escobar
  7. “There is a time to fight, and there is a time to be clever.” — Pablo Escobar           

    Best Pablo Escobar Quotes
    Best Pablo Escobar Quotes
  8. “Lies are necessary when the truth is too difficult to believe.” — Pablo Escobar
  9. “They may separate us, but they’ll never be able to destroy us.” — Pablo Escobar      

    Quotes Of Pablo Escobar
    Quotes Of Pablo Escobar
  10. “Everyone has a price, the important thing is to find out what it is.” — Pablo Escobar        

    Famous Pablo Escobar Quotes
    Famous Pablo Escobar Quotes

Best Quotes From Pablo Escobar

  1. “I’m a decent man who exports flowers.” — Pablo Escobar
  2. “I’ll die before I ever leave Colombia again.” — Pablo Escobar
  3. “I can replace things, but I could never replace my wife and kids.” — Pablo Escobar
  4. “We have to create a presence so disruptive they’ll want nothing but peace.” — Pablo Escobar
  5. “I prefer to be in the grave in Colombia than in a jail cell in the United States.” — Pablo Escobar
  6. “Sometimes I feel like God…when I order someone killed – they die the same day.” — Pablo Escobar
  7. “There’s cash buried everywhere. The guerillas, the paramilitary, the narcos… Everybody’s burying cash.” — Pablo Escobar
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “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.” — Pablo Escobar

Famous Quotes Of Pablo Escobar

  1. “Dirty money is in all economic sectors of the country.” — Pablo Escobar
  2. Life is full of surprises, some good, some not so good.” — Pablo Escobar
  3. “I am not a rich person. I am a poor person with money.” — Pablo Escobar
  4. “To have power does not mean that one can abuse the poor.” — Pablo Escobar
  5. “He is not wiser who reads more, but who understands better.” — Pablo Escobar
  6. “Sometimes I am God, if I say a man dies, he dies that same day.” — Pablo Escobar
  7. “And when you get to close to the sun… your dreams may melt away.” — Pablo Escobar
  8. “There are two hundred million idiots, manipulated by a million intelligent men.” — Pablo Escobar
  9. “Being poor does not make you humble and being humble does not mean that you are poor.” — Pablo Escobar
  10. “Never tell your problems to everyone. 80% don’t care and the other 20% are glad you have them.” — Pablo Escobar
  11. “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
  12. “In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.” — Pablo Escobar

More About Pablo Escobar’s Life

Pablo Escobar was a drug kingpin and narcoterrorist from Colombia. He was one of the wealthiest criminals in history, having an estimated net worth of US$30 billion by the time of his death.

Beyond drug trafficking, he infiltrated into various sectors of Colombian society, including politics and law enforcement.

His criminal activities also included bombings, assassinations, and widespread violence that resulted in the death of hundreds of people.

Despite being a hardcore criminal, he was seen as a “Robin Hood-like” figure by many in Colombia, because he helped many poor communities by building housing projects and sports fields.

Escobar’s love for his family and his charitable works showed a different side of him but the fact remains that he was a dangerous criminal who died because of his notorious work.

His life story has been narrated through numerous books, movies, and even television shows. While he was very successful in his time, his life is not the one that one should follow.

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