- I'd rather be in a grave in Colombia than in prison in the United States.
- I'm a decent man who exports flowers.
- All empires are created of blood and fir.
- I can replace things, but I could never replace my wife and kids.
- Everyone has a price, the important thing is to find out that price.
- Sometimes I am God, if I say a man dies, he dies that same day.
- A talk with Colombian journalist Elizabeth Mora-Mass, by Juliet Paez Parada. New York University. Retrieved on 2010-02-13.