Michael Corleone quotes

I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.

[kisses Fredo] I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!

There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. Note: the bolded portion is ranked #58 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema. That portion has often been attributed to Sun Tzu and sometimes to Niccolò Machiavelli, but there are no published sources yet found which predate its use in this film. There is, however,an Italian proverb that follows closely: "Dai nemici mi guardo io dagli amici mi guardi iddio!" – I can protect myself from my enemies, may God protect me from my friends.

I'll change; I'll change. I've learned that I have the strength to change.

If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it's that you can kill anyone.

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. I don't want to see you at the hotels, I don't want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won't be there. You understand?

My offer is this: nothing. Not even the money for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.

He was stupid. I was lucky. I'll visit him soon.

[referring to Fredo] I don't want anything to happen to him while our mother is still alive.

[Kay is threatening to take the children away] Don't you know that I would use all of my power to prevent something like that from happening?

[referring to Hyman Roth] He's been dying from the same heart attack for the last twenty years.

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