I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.
I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!
There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
I'll change; I'll change. I've learned that I have the strength to change.
If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it's that you can kill anyone.
Fredo, you're nothing to me now. You're not a brother, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. I don't want to see you at the hotels, I don't want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won't be there. You understand?
My offer is this: nothing. Not even the money for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.
He was stupid. I was lucky. I'll visit him soon.
I don't want anything to happen to him while our mother is still alive.
Don't you know that I would use all of my power to prevent something like that from happening?
He's been dying from the same heart attack for the last twenty years.
There was this kid I grew up with - he was younger than me. Sorta looked up to me - you know. We did our first work together - worked our way out of the street. Things were good, we made the most of it. During Prohibition - we ran molasses into Canada - made a fortune - you father, too. As much as anyone, I loved him - and trusted him. Later on he had an idea - to build a city out of a desert stop-over for GI's on the way to the West Coast. That kid's name was Moe Green - and the city he invented was Las Vegas. This was a great man - a man of vision and guts. And there isn't even a plaque - or a signpost - or a statue of him in that town! Someone put a bullet through his eye. No one knows who gave the order - when I heard it, I wasn't angry; I knew Moe - I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead - I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we've chosen - I didn't ask who gave the order - because it had nothing to do with business!
If I could only live to see it, to be there with you. What I wouldn't give for twenty more years! Here we are, protected, free to make our profits without Kefauver, the goddamn Justice Department and the F.B.I. ninety miles away, in partnership with a friendly government. Ninety miles! It's nothing! Just one small step, looking for a man who wants to be President of the United States, and having the cash to make it possible. Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
What I am saying is, we have now what we have always needed, real partnership with the government.
Stupid thugs. People behaving like that with guns.
I'm going to take a nap. When I wake up, if the money is on the table, I'll know I have a partner. If it isn't, I'll know I don't.
Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money, more than power.
I want you all to enjoy your cake, so...enjoy.
I loved baseball ever since Arnold Rothstein fixed the World Series in 1919.
I'd give four million just to be able to take a piss without it hurting.
I don't trust a doctor who can't speak English.
I am a retired investor living on a pension, and I wished to live there as a Jew in the twilight of my life.
But Vito is only nine. And dumb-witted. The child cannot harm you.
Oh, this is too violent for me!
Young man, I hear you and your friends are stealing goods. But you don't even send a dress to my house. No respect! You know I've got three daughters. This is my neighborhood. You and your friends should show me some respect. You should let me wet my beak a little. I hear you and your friends cleared $600 each. Give me $200 each, for your own protection. And I'll forget the insult. You young punks have to learn to respect a man like me! Otherwise the cops will come to your house. And your family will be ruined. Of course, if I'm wrong about how much you stole, I'll take a little less. And by less, I only mean - a hundred bucks less. Now don't refuse me. Understand, paisan? Understand, paisan?... Tell your friends I don't want a lot. Just enough to wet my beak. Don't be afraid to tell them!