Godfather Quotes


What's that?" he snarled, staring at the envelope Harry was still clutching in his hand. "If it's another form for me to sign, you've got another -"
"It's not," said Harry cheerfully. "It's a letter from my godfather."
"Godfather?" sputtered Uncle Vernon. "You haven't got a godfather!"
"Yes, I have," said Harry brightly. "He was my mum and dad's best friend. He's a convicted murderer, but he's broken out of wizard prison and he's on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though...keep up with my news...check if I'm happy....

Italians have a little joke, that the world is so hard a man must have two fathers to look after him, and that's why they have godfathers.

The Godfather

Mario Puzo.

The Godfather

Tom, don't let anybody kid you. It's all personal, every bit of business. Every piece of shit every man has to eat every day of his life is personal. They call it business. OK. But it's personal as hell. You know where I learned that from? The Don. My old man. The Godfather. If a bolt of lightning hit a friend of his the old man would take it personal. He took my going into the Marines personal. That's what makes him great. The Great Don. He takes everything personal Like God. He knows every feather that falls from the tail of a sparrow or however the hell it goes? Right? And you know something? Accidents don't happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult.

The Godfather

Mario Puzo.

The Godfather
Corleone    Don    Godfather    Mario    Michael    Puzo

Why should I be afraid now? Strange men have come to kill me ever since I was twelve years old.

The Godfather

Mario Puzo.

The Godfather
Corleone    Don    Godfather    Mario    Puzo    Vito

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

Fredo you're my older brother and I love you. But don't ever take sides against the family...

No, that's not possible," Michael said. "Killed, yes; jail, no.

The Godfather

Mario Puzo.

The Godfather
Corleone    Don    Godfather    Mario    Michael    Puzo

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

I don't know what I expected – no
maybe I do, Al Pacino from Scarface-
but this drug dealer is more like Al Pacino
at the beginning of The Godfather
reasonably bemused, untouched by his
criminal world, sitting with Diane Keaton
whispering about Luca Brazzi, not yet asleep
with the fishes, or like Al Pacino
from Glengarry Glen Ross, although actually,
now that I think about it, he's not
like Al Pacino at all but more like
Kevin Spacey from that film, and who's
ever been afraid of Kevin Spacey?

Every man measures his own greed.

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