Godfather Quotes

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  • “Power wears out those who do not have it” – The Godfather
  • “Tell my father I wish to be his son” – The Godfather
  • “Any man can turn traitor” – The Godfather
  • “It’s not personal, Sonny It’s strictly business” —Michael Corleone
  • “Now we’re talking business, let’s talk business” —Michael Corleone
  • “Come on, kid, don’t fool around” —Peter Clemenza
  • “Tattaglia is a pimp” —Don Vito Corleone
  • “We’re going to the mattresses” —Santino “Sonny” Corleone
  • “Never let anyone know what you are thinking”
  • “You can act like a man!” —Don Vito Corleone
  • “Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes” —Peter Clemenza
  • “That’s my family, Kay It’s not me” —Michael Corleone
  • “This war stops now” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “I have learned more from the streets than in any classroom” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again” —Michael Corleone, The Godfather
  • “I respect those who tell me the truth no matter how hard it is” —Michael Corleone, The Godfather
  • “I’m not interested in things that don’t concern me” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “You have to take time and trouble” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “Never hate your enemies It affects your judgment” – The Godfath
  • “Falling in love is great but being in love is a disaster” – The Godfather
  • “I believe in America America has made my fortune” —Amerigo Bonasera
  • “Leave the gun, take the cannoli” —Peter Clemenza
  • “I hope their first child be a masculine child” —Luca Brasi
  • “They should have stopped Hitler at Munich” —Peter Clemenza
  • “When they come… they come at what you love” —Don Vito Corleone
  • “I made my bones when you were going out with cheerleaders!” —Moe Greene
  • “You know, Mike, you’re gonna turn out all right” —Peter Clemenza
  • “I want you to use all your powers and all your skills” —Don Vito Corleone
  • “The richest man is the one with the most powerful friends” —Don Altobello
  • “Great men are not born great They grow great”
  • “Revenge is a dish best served cold” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “For justice, we must go to Don Corleone” —Amerigo Bonasera, The Godfather
  • “Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “A man in my position can’t afford to look ridiculous” —Jack Woltz
  • ” If I wanted you dead, you would be dead already” —Virgil “The Turk” Sollozzo
  • “Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty!” —Don Vito Corleone
  • “Never tell anyone outside the Family what you are thinking again” —Don Vito Corleone
  • “In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns” —Calo
  • “I want somebody good—and I mean very good—to plant that gun” —Santino “Sonny” Corleone
  • “A man who is not a father to his children can never be a real man” – The Godfather
  • “Forgive Forget Life is full of misfortunes” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “She was the light of my life A beautiful girl” —Amerigo Bonasera, The Godfather
  • “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer” —Michael Corleone, The Godfather
  • “Women and children can be careless, but not men” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “Tell your boss he can ask for anything else, but this is one favor I can’t grant him” —Jack Woltz, The Godfather
  • “You talk about vengeance Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me?” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “Don’t tell me that you’re innocent Because it insults my intelligence and it makes me very angry” —Michael Corleone
  • “I bet Russian Czars never paid that much for a horse” —Jack Woltz
  • “Mr Corleone is a man who insists on hearing bad news at once” —Tom Hagen
  • “We don’t discuss business at the table” —Santino “Sonny” Corleone
  • “A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man” —Don Vito Corleone
  • “I don’t like violence, Tom I’m a businessman Blood is a big expense” —Virgil “The Turk” Sollozzo, The Godfather
  • “A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “You’re getting a real reputation, Sonny! I hope you’re enjoying it!” —Tom Hagen
  • “You think too much of me, kid I am not that clever” —Virgil “The Turk” Sollozzo
  • “A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other” —Don Vito Corleone
  • “I’m going to leave you now because I know that you are busy on this, the day of your daughter’s wedding” —Luca Brasi, The Godfather
  • “I have a sentimental weakness for my children and I spoil them, as you can see They talk when they should listen” —Don Vito Corleone
  • “Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “What’s the matter with you? I think your brain is going soft with all that comedy you are playing with that young girl” —Don Vito Corleone
  • “My father assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on the contract” —Michael Corleone, The Godfather
  • “I refused to be a fool dancing on the strings held by all of those big shots” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “I want reliable people, people who aren’t going to be carried away” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “I swear, on the souls of my grandchildren, that I will not be the one to break the peace we have made here today” —Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • “Tom, this is business and this man is taking it very, very personal” —Santino “Sonny” Corleone
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