You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me?

Don Corleone

I never thought you were a bad consiglieri, Tom. I thought Santino was a bad don, rest in peace.

Don Corleone

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.

Don Corleone

Some people will pay a lot of money for that information; but then your daughter would lose a father, instead of gaining a husband.

Michael

Don Corleone: 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.
Michael: We'll get there, pop. We'll get there.

Clemenza: Leave the gun.
[pause]
Clemenza: Take the cannolis.

I, too, don't believe in drugs. For years I paid my people extra to stay away from that sort of stuff, but someone comes along saying, I've got powders where if you put up a three to four thousand dollar investment, you can make fifty thousand distributing, then there is no way to resist it. I want to keep it respectable.

Don Zaluchi

I don't want it near schools. I don't want it sold to children! In my city, we'd keep the traffic in the Dark People, the Coloreds - they're animals anyway, so let them lose their souls.

Don Zaluchi

Sonny: How's Paulie?
Clemenza: Oh, Paulie... won't see him no more.

Don Corleone: You could act like a man.
[slaps Johnny
Don Corleone: What's the matter with you? Is this what you've become, some Hollywood finnochio that cries like a woman?
[mocks Johnny]
Don Corleone: Oh, Godfather, what am I gonna do? What am I gonna do?

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

Don Corleone

Bonasera... Bonasera.

Don Corleone

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The Godfather Quotes

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

Don 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 Corleone