America's most notorious fraudster is thriving in his new home, according to Steve Fishman at New York. Bernie Madoff, serving a 150-year stretch in North Carolina's Butner correctional complex for bilking investors out of approximately $65 billion, has fellow inmates in thrall of his audaciousness. Here, 7 tell-tale quotes attributed to Madoff in the New York story:

"F--k my victims. I carried them for twenty years, and now I'm doing 150 years."
To an inmate who expressed concern for the investors defrauded by Madoff

"It was a nightmare for me. I wish they caught me six years ago, eight years ago."
To federal investigators, describing how it felt "living a lie"

"They told me that watch was worth $200,000."
— To fellow prisoners, after seeing that his former timepiece sold at auction for only $900

"All you guys talk about is 'Queer this, queer that.' Don’t you have anything better to talk about?"  
To fellow prisoners, after becoming frustrated by their excessive concern over who might be gay

"It's H2O."
Response to a fellow inmate when asked where he had hidden his fortune. (Madoff apparently made "a gesture of water slipping through his hand.")

"Well, that's what I did."
— To a fellow prisoner who opined that stealing from old ladies was "kind of f--ked up"

"What do I do with my life now?"
To Herb Hoelter, a consultant to celebrity prisoners (including, at one time, Martha Stewart)

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