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Why Godfather quotes?

'The Godfather' was the highest-grossing film in 1972. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and Marlon Brando played the lead role of Don Vito Corleone. The movie won the Oscar award for best picture, Oscar award for best writing, screenplay based on material from another medium, and Outstanding directorial achievement in Motion Pictures are some awards won by this outstanding movie. What makes 'The Godfather' such a masterpiece? It depicts the mafia world in an astounding manner. The plot is unpredictable and keeps the audience intrigued. Today, 'The Godfather' quotes and monologues have become memorable lines.

What Parents Should Know

  • Being a movie centered around the lives of mafias, 'The Godfather' is full of scenes depicting mafia-related violence.
  • The movie also contains some intimate scenes.
  • The movie mentions drugs. However, Don Vito Corleone, one of the movie's main characters, is shown against the trade of drugs. His moral values are against it.

What To Discuss With Kids

  • No one is entirely good or bad. There is a positive and a negative side to everyone. However, what matters is which side dominates our life.
  • How bad deeds and morally incorrect actions destroy one's life.
  • What things matter the most to them in life?

Godfather Quotes About Family

'The Godfather' is centered around the Corleone family and contains numerous inspiring and emotional family quotes.

"You cannot say 'no' to the people you love, not often. That's the secret. And then when you do, it has to sound like a 'yes'. Or you have to make them say 'no'. You have to take time and trouble." - Don Vito Corleone

"I have a sentimental weakness for my children, and I spoil them, as you can see. They talk when they should listen." - Don Vito Corleone

"What I want, what's most important to me is that I have a guarantee. No more attempts on my father's life." - Michael Corleone

"Just lie here, Pop. I'll take care of you now. I'm with you now. I'm with you." - Michael Corleone

"Never tell anyone outside the family what you are thinking again." - Don Vito Corleone

"Fredo, you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the family again. Ever." - Michael Corleone

"The only wealth in this world is children; more than all the money, power on Earth, you are my treasure." - Michael Corleone

"Don Vito Corleone: Tell me, do you spend time with your family?

Johnny Fontane: Sure I do.

Don Corleone: Good. Because a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man."

Famous Godfather Quotes

The movie's writers have done a commendable job, making 'The Godfather' one of the movies with the most famous quotes.

"A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults." - Don Vito Corleone

"Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger." - Lucchesi

"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." - Hyman Roth

"I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!" - Michael Corleone

"What would the world come to if people kept carrying grudges against all reason?" - Don Vito Corleone

"Great men are not born great, they grow great." - Don Vito Corleone

"He never asks for a second favor when he's been refused the first." - Tom Hagens

"Don't tell me that you're innocent. It insults my intelligence and it makes me very angry." - Michael Corleone

"Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me." - Don Vito Corleone

"Now you come to me and you say, 'Don Corleone, give me justice.' But you don't ask with respect, you don't offer friendship." - Don Vito Corleone

"The Corleone family wants to buy me out? No, I buy you out, you don't buy me out." - Moe Greene

"Revenge is a dish best served cold." - Don Vito Corleone

"I respect those who tell me the truth no matter how hard it is." - Michael Corleone

"We don't discuss business at the table." - Sonny Corleone

"You're getting a real reputation, Sonny! I hope you're enjoying it" - Tom Hagen

"Mr. Corleone is Johnny Fontane's Godfather. Now Italians regard that as a very close, a very sacred religious relationship." - Tom Hagen

"I want somebody good - and I mean very good - to plant that gun." - Sonny Corleone

"It doesn't make any difference to me what a man does for a living. But your business, is... a little dangerous." - Don Vito Corleone

"I swear, on the souls of my grandchildren, that I will not break the peace we have made here today." - Don Vito Corleone

"Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money, more than power." - Hyman Roth

"I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away." - Don Vito Corleone

"I trust these men with my life, Senator. To ask them to leave would be an insult." - Michael Corleone

"The richest man is the one with the most powerful friends." - Don Altobello

"There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." - Michael Corleone

"I have a special practice. I handle one client. Now you have my number, I'll wait for your call. By the way, I admire your pictures very much." - Tom Hagen

"The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun." - Don Vito Corleone

"You're taking this very personal. Tom, this is business and this man is taking it very, very personal." - Sonny Corleone

"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." - Tom Hagen

Loyalty Godfather Quotes

Loyalty is a virtue that illuminates one's personality and character. Some Godfather quotes show light on this much sought-after virtue.

"One thing must be understood. I would never go against The Godfather. Don Corleone is a man I respect. I understand he must put his sons before me in the family business." - Luca Brasi

"The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other." - Don Vito Corleone

Godfather Movie Quotes

Godfather quotes cover numerous themes, such as friendship, intelligence, and family.

"Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family." - Don Vito Corleone

"I'm an attorney for the Corleone family. These men are private detectives hired to protect Vito Corleone. They are licensed to carry firearms. If you interfere, you'll have to appear before a judge in the morning and show cause." - Tom Hagen

"The Senator called, he apologized for not coming but said that you would understand; also some of the judges. They've all sent gifts." - Tom Hagen

"And I refused to be a fool dancing on the strings held by all those big shots. I don't apologize, that's my life." - Don Vito Corleone

"Tell your boss he can ask for anything else, but this one favor I can't grant him." - Jack Woltz

"What's the matter with you? I think your brain is going soft with all that comedy you are playing..." - Don Vito 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 Corleone

"You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy back to me?" - Don Vito Corleone

"Michael could never remember his father ever having uttered a word about death as if the Don respected death too much to philosophize about it." - Don Vito Corleone

"My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse. 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. That's a true story." - Michael Corleone

"Bene, Don Corleone. I need a man who has powerful friends. I need a million dollar in cash. I need, Don Corleone, all of those politicians that you carry around in your pocket, like so many nickels and dimes." - Sollozzo

"When a plot against the emperor failed, the plotters were always given a chance to let their families keep their fortunes." - Tom Hagen

"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. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance so I won't be there..." - Michael Corleone

"I'm going to leave you now because I know that you are busy on this, the day of your daughter's wedding."- Luca Brasi

"I don't trust society to protect us, I have no intention of placing my fate in the hands of men whose only qualification is that they managed to con a block of people to vote for them." - Don Vito Corleone

"Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your home on the wedding day of your daughter." - Luca Brasi

"But you are not like him, Michael. I thought you weren't going to become a man like your father. That's what you told me." - Kay Adams

"The negotiator is at my house playing Pinochle with some of my men. He's happy. They're letting him win." - Peter Clemenza

"Tom, I advised Michael. I never thought you were a bad Consigliere. I thought Santino was a bad Don, rest in peace. Michael has all my confidence as do you. But there are reasons why you must have nothing to do with what's going to happen." - Don Vito Corleone

"Well then, business will have to suffer, all right? And listen, do me a favor, Tom. No more advice on how to patch things up, just help me win, please. All right?" - Sonny Corleone

"Your sins are terrible. And it is just that you suffer. Your life could be redeemed, but I know you don't believe that. You will not change." - Cardinal Lamberto

"It seems in today's world the power to absolve debt is greater than the power of forgiveness." - Archbishop Gilday

"I don't know what to do, Godfather. My voice is weak, it's weak. Anyway, if I had this part in the picture, it puts me right back on top, you know. But this... this man out there. He won't give it to me, the head of the studio." - Johnny Fontane

"This is Tom Hagen, calling for Vito Corleone at his request. Now, you owe your Don a service. He has no doubt that you will repay him. In one hour he will be at your funeral parlor to ask for your help. Be there to greet him." - Tom Hagen

"For justice we must go on our knees to Don Corleone."- Amerigo Bonasera

"No Sicilian can refuse any request on his daughter's wedding day." - Tom Hagen

"Kay Adams: Hmmmm. Michael. Michael, wait, your sister wants to ask you something.

Michael: Well, let her ask.

Kay Adams: No, she's afraid to. Connie and Carlo want you to be Godfather to their little boy."

"Michael Corleone: No, I'm just gonna see Pop.

Sonny Corleone: I don't care, send some bodyguards with him."

"Fredo Corleone: I'm your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over!

Michael Corleone: That's the way Pop wanted it.

Fredo Corleone: It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect."

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Mehak Sharma

<p>With a Mechanical Engineering Degree from PUSSGRC, Hoshiarpur, Mehak has proven herself as a versatile writer with a particular passion for education. She has amassed extensive experience in crafting education-related blogs for a variety of companies, demonstrating her ability to create content that is both engaging and informative. Beyond her professional endeavors, Mehak also dedicates her time to volunteering, reflecting her commitment to community service. Further showcasing her creative side, she is an award-winning playwright with a deep love for theater.</p>

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