Thursday, February 19, 2009

'The Godfather' - Worth Remembering Quotes

Carefully and painstakingly crafted movie -The Godfather. Incredibly strong script, cut throat decisions, lasting moments, nerve breaking sequences, chilling twists and extremely sharp dialogues makes me to watch this movie often.

I have captured some of the very thoughtful and deep impacting dialogues from the characters of 'The Godfather'.

"I am going to make him an offer he can't refuse"

"Why did you go to the police? Why didn't you come to me first?"


"Never hate your enemies, it affects your judgment."

"Fredo you are my older brother and I love you so much, but never take side with anyone against the family ever"

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


"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."

"Never let anyone know what you are thinking."

"So, 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."
My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
What was that?
Luca Brasi, held a gun to his head, and my father assured him, that either his brain or his signature would be on the contract.

"It's an old habit. I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless but not men"

"Every family has bad memories"

"Friendship and money...oil and water"

"That he got from you, that no"

"My credit good enough to buy you out?"

"The only wealth in this world is children. More than all the money, power on earth."


"Where does it say that you can't kill a cop?"

"Do you spend time with your family? Good. Because a man that doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man."

"Times have changed. It's not like the Old Days, when we can do anything we want. A refusal is not the act of a friend."

"What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully? If you'd come to me in friendship, then this scum that ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day. And if by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies, then they would become my enemies. And then they would fear you. "

"Mr. Corleone never asks a second favor once he's refused the first, understood?"

"I don't like violence, Tom. I'm a businessman; blood is a big expense."

"Michael, I lost all the venom, all the juice of youth. I lost the lust for women and now my mind is clear. My duty to god is clear."

"I have a problem and I want to find out if it is my problem or your problem."

"I don't need tough guys, I need more lawyers."

"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 string. Senator Corleone; Governor Corleone. Well, it wasn't enough time, Michael. It wasn't enough time."

"Don't ask me about my business, Kay."

"Don't overestimate the power of forgiveness"

"I have a sentimental weakness for my children and I've spoiled them as you can see. They talk when they should listen."

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