Quotes from the Movie The Godfather

I'm a little worried about this Sollozzo fellow...Go to the Tattaglias and make them think that you're not too happy with our family. And find out what you can.

Don Vito Corleone

Each man has his own destiny.

Don Vito Corleone

I want no inquiries made. I want no acts of vengeance. I want you to arrange a meeting, with the heads of the Five Families. This war stops now.

Don Vito Corleone

I want you to use all your powers and all your skills. I don't want his mother to see him this way. Look how they massacred my boy.

Don Vito Corleone

Tattaglia's a pimp. He never could've out-fought Santino. But I didn't know until this day that it was Barzini all along.

Don Vito Corleone

There's a lot of trouble with this Sollozzo business. Its very unfortunate. I know the Tattaglia's are a little misfortunate...down on their heads. Well...that's life. Everyone's got their own circle of sorrow.

Don Vito Corleone

I never thought you a bad consigliere. I thought Santino was a bad don, rest in peace.

Don Vito Corleone

Barzini will move against you first. He'll set up a meeting with someone that you absolutely trust, guaranteeing your safety. And at that meeting, you'll be assassinated...It's an old habit. I spend my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men...It could be anyone...I never wanted this for you. I work my whole life, I don't apologize; to take care of my family, and I refused to be a fool, dancing on the string held by all those bigshots. I don't apologize; that's my life, but I thought that, that when it was your time, that you would be the one to hold the strings: Senator Corleone; Governor Corleone. Well, it wasn't enough time, Michael. It wasn't enough time...Now listen, whoever comes to you with this Barzini meeting, he's the traitor. Don't forget that.

Don Vito Corleone

Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.

Don Vito Corleone

I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.

Don Vito Corleone

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.

Don Vito Corleone

Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. Until that day accept this justice as a gift on my daughter's wedding day.

Don Vito Corleone

Just lie here, Pop. I'll take care of you now. I'm with you now. I'm with you.

Michael Corleone

I apologize if I offended you. I am a stranger in this country. And I meant no disrespect to you, or your daughter. I am an American, hiding in Sicily. My name is Michael Corleone. There are people who'd pay a lot of money for that information. But then your daughter would lose a father instead of gaining a husband. I want to meet your daughter with your permission and under the supervision of your family with all respect.

Michael Corleone

The Corleone Family is thinking of giving up all its interests in the olive oil business and settling out here. Now Moe Greene will sell us his share of the casino and the hotel so it could be completely owned by the Family...I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.

Michael Corleone

Never hate your enemies. It clouds your judgement.

Michael Corleone

Don't ask me about my business, Kay.

Michael Corleone

Being kind to a fellow man is profitable, in every sense. Both personally and bottom line.

Michael Corleone

You have to answer for Santino.

Michael Corleone

You are still my brother.

Michael Corleone

Hey, get outta here, it's a private party, go on! What is it? Hey, it's my sister's wedding. Goddamn FBI, don't respect nothin.'

Santino Sonny Corleone

I want you to take care of that sonofabitch right away. Paulie sold out the old man, that stronz. I don't want to see him again. Make that first thing on your list, understand?

Santino Sonny Corleone

We don't discuss business at the table.

Santino Sonny Corleone

You break your father's heart!

Santino Sonny Corleone

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