12 Killer Quotes – The Godfather Saga

February 21, 2016 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | Classic Film | 0 Comments |

A colleague and friend suggested a bunch of lines from The Godfather saga:

[Part I]

Don Corleone to Buonasera: “You found Paradise in America, you had a good trade, made a good living, police protected you and there were courts of law.  You didn’t need a friend like me.”

Michael Corleone to Kay Adams: “My father made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.” Kay: “What was that?” Michael: “Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on the contract.”

“It’s not personal, Sonny.  It’s strictly business.”

Don Barzini, at the Meeting of the Five Families: “If Don Corleone had all the judges and the politicians in New York, then he must share them, or let others use them.  He must let us draw the water from the well.  Certainly he can present a bill for such services.  After all, we are not Communists.” (general laughter).

Don Corleone: “Women and children can be careless, but not men.” [Not if they are thieves and murderers, that is.]


[Part II]

“Senator – we’re both part of the same hypocrisy. But never think it applies to my family.”

Hyman Roth: “I enjoy watching football in the afternoon.  One of the things I love about this country.  Baseball too.  I love baseball…ever since Arnold Rothstein fixed the World Series in 1919.”

“My father taught me many things here…taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

“I know it was you, Fredo.  You broke my heart.  You broke my heart!”

Michael to Al Neri, with respect to brother Fredo: “I don’t want anything to happen to him while my mother’s alive.”

“Tom, you know you surprise me.  If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it’s that you can kill anyone.”

[Part III]

“Friendship and money – oil and water.”

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”



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