Frank W. Abagnale Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Frank W. Abagnale
  1. #1
    “You’d con your own father, Frank.”
  2. #2
    “The mirror in my room in the Windsor Hotel in Paris reflected my favorite image of me- a darkly handsome young airline pilot, smooth-skinned, bull-shouldered, and immaculately groomed.”
  3. #3
    “I was a millionaire twice over and again before I was twenty-one. I stole every nickel of it...”
  4. #4
    “I wasn’t a Pan Am pilot or any other kind of pilot. I was an imposter...”
  5. #5
    “I made a lot of exits through side doors, down fire escapes or over rooftops. I abandoned more wardrobes in the course of five years than most men acquire in a lifetime. I was slipperier than a buttered escargot.”
  6. #6
    “Modesty is not one of my virtues. At the time, virtue was not one of my virtues.”
  1. #7
    “A man’s alter ego is nothing more than his favorite image of himself.”
  2. #8
    “I learned early that class is universally admired. Almost any fault, sin or crime is considered more leniently if there’s a touch of class involved.”
  3. #9
    “I was an imposter, one of the most wanted criminals on four continents, and at the moment I was doing my thing, putting a super hype on some nice people.”
  4. #10
    “I was always aware that I was Frank Abagnale, Jr., that I was a check swindler and a faker, and if and when I was caught I wasn’t going to win any Oscars. I was going to jail.”
  5. #11
    “Someone said there’s no such thing as an honest man. He was probably a con man.”
  6. #12
    “Trouble was, at the time I didn’t know what I was or who I was.”

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  1. #13
    “A boy simply wasn’t worth a man’s wages. So I aged ten years overnight.”
  2. #14
    “It wasn’t altogether a relaxing life. I didn’t exactly keep my finger on the panic button, but I put a lot of mileage on my running shoes.”
  3. #15
    “Some books are judged by their covers, it seems, and in my uniform I was an immediate best seller.”
  4. #16
    “I’ve been described by authorities and news reporters as one of this century’s cleverest bum-check passers, flimflam artists and crooks, a con man of Academy Award caliber. I was a swindler and and poseur of astonishing ability.”
  5. #17
    “I did have a definite goal. I was going to be a success in some field. I was going to make it to the top of some mountain. And once there, no one or nothing was ever going to dislodge me from the peak.”
  6. #18
    “The situation did have its effect on us boys, of course. Me in particular. I loved my dad. I was the closest to him, and he commenced to use me in his campaign to win back Mom.”
  7. #19
    “It’s a scientific fact that the bumblebee can’t fly, either. But he does, and he makes a lot of honey on the side. And that’s all I intended to be. A bumblebee in Pan Am’s honey hive.”
  8. #20
    “There is enchantment in a uniform, especially one that marks the wearer as a person of rare skills, courage or achievement.”
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