Zé Pequeno: Where do you want to take the shot? In the hand or in the foot?
Zé Pequeno: The fuck I'm Dadinho! Now, my fucking name is Zé Pequeno.
Sandro Cenoura: Have you lost your mind? You are just a kid.
Filé-com-Fritas - Steak and Fries: A kid? I smoke, I snort. I've killed and robbed. I'm a man.
Barbantinho Adulto - Older Stringy: Why return to the City of God, where God forgets about you?
Zé Pequeno: Can you read?
Gang Member: I can read only the pictures.
Buscapé: What should have been swift revenge turned into an all out war. The City of God was divided. You couldn't go from one section the other, not even to visit a relative. The cops considered anyone living in the slum a hoodlum. People got used to living in Vietnam, and more and more volunteers signed up to die.
Boy 1: The big deal is dope, you got it?
Boy 2: If you wanna be a dealer, you gotta start as a delivery boy, see?
Boy 1: This delivery boy business is real bullshit. The time it takes being a delivery boy, then security and then manager, is way too long.
Boy 2: What you gonna do? You've gotta wait for them to die.
Boy 1: No way! I'll do it just like Pequeno did: you gotta whack everyone and that's it.
Bené: I'm a playboy now.