Willie Sutton was a bank robber and all-around thief. He was the original "Slick Willie" (long before Bill Clinton earned that appellation) and Willie was also known as "The Actor" because he played various roles during robberies, showing up as a mailman at one or as a telegram delivery clerk at another. The press made a couple of Willie's better lines famous. Here are two of this most popular quotes:
“I have always found you get a lot more in this world with a kind word and a gun than you do with just a kind word.”
When asked why he robbed banks, he stated:
"Because that's where the money is."
Willie spent a lot of his life in jail, escaped several times, was always quickly re-captured, and after his final release from prison for health reasons, he even made a commercial in 1970 for photo identity cards for a bank.
Even career criminals can have a wicked sense of humor.