Multiple Characters quotes

Signora Andolini: [to Don Ciccio, who is threatening to kill young Vito] But Vito is only nine. And dumb-witted. The child cannot harm you.

Don Fanucci: [while watching a "Punch and Judy" puppet show] Oh, this is too violent for me!

Don Fanucci: [to Vito Corleone] Young man, I hear you and your friends are stealing goods. But you don't even send a dress to my house. No respect! You know I've got three daughters. This is my neighborhood. You and your friends should show me some respect. You should let me wet my beak a little. I hear you and your friends cleared $600 each. Give me $200 each, for your own protection. And I'll forget the insult. You young punks have to learn to respect a man like me! Otherwise the cops will come to your house. And your family will be ruined. Of course, if I'm wrong about how much you stole, I'll take a little less. And by less, I only mean - a hundred bucks less. Now don't refuse me. Understand, paisan? Understand, paisan?... Tell your friends I don't want a lot. Just enough to wet my beak. Don't be afraid to tell them!

Vito Corleone: I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.

Fredo Corleone: Every time I put my line in the water I said a Hail Mary, and every time I said a Hail Mary I caught a fish.

Frank Pentangeli: Those were the great old days, you know... And we was like the Roman Empire... The Corleone family was like the Roman Empire...

Frank Pentangeli: I don't - I never knew no godfather. I got my own family, senator.

Johnny Ola: Hyman Roth always makes money for his partners. One by one, our old friends are gone. Death, natural or not, prison, deported. Hyman Roth is the only one left, because he always made money for his partners.

Santino: [in a flashback] Whatcha go to college for? To get stupid?

Tom Hagen: Why do you hurt me, Michael? I've always been loyal to you.

Connie: Michael, I hated you for so many years. I think that I did things to myself, to hurt myself so that you'd know - that I could hurt you. You were just being strong for all of us the way Papa was. And I forgive you. Can't you forgive Fredo? He's so sweet and helpless without you. You need me, Michael. I want to take care of you now.

Kay: It made me think of what you once told me: "In five years the Corleone family will be completely legitimate." That was seven years ago.
Michael: I know. I'm trying.

Senator Pat Geary: [as they're watching the performer at the sex club] Freddie, that thing can't be real.
Fredo Corleone: Sure it is. That's why they call him Superman.

Genco Abbandando: Vito, how do you like my little angel? Isn't she beautiful?
Vito Corleone: She's very beautiful. To you, she's beautiful. For me, there's only my wife and son.

Kay: Oh, Michael. Michael, you are blind. It wasn't a miscarriage. It was an abortion. An abortion, Michael. Just like our marriage is an abortion. Something that's unholy and evil. I didn't want your son, Michael! I wouldn't bring another one of you sons into this world! It was an abortion, Michael! It was a son Michael! A son! And I had it killed because this must all end! I know now that it's over. I knew it then. There would be no way, Michael... no way you could ever forgive me, not with this Sicilian thing that's been going on for 2,000 years.
Michael: BITCH!
[Michael loses control. He slaps Kay across the face. She falls onto the couch]
Michael: You won't take my children!
Kay: I will.
Michael: You WON'T TAKE MY CHILDREN!
Kay: They're my children too.

Al Neri: Our friend and associate Hyman Roth is in the news. The High Court of Israel turned down his request to live there as a returning Jew. He landed in Buenos Aires last night offering a "gift" of a million dollars if they'd let him stay. They said no. His passport's been invalidated, except for a return trip to the States.
Tom Hagen: He's going to try Panama next.
Michael: Panama won't take him. Not for a million, not for ten million.

Michael: [about the unrest in Cuba] We saw a strange thing on our way here. Some rebels were being arrested, and instead of being arrested, one of them pulled the pin on a grenade he had hidden in his jacket. He took himself and the captain of the command with him. Now, the soldiers are paid to fight; the rebels aren't.
Hyman Roth: What does that tell you?
Michael: They can win.

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

Senator Pat Geary: I despise the dishonest way you pose yourself...yourself and your whole ****ing family.
Michael: Senator, we're both part of the same hypocrisy. But never think it applies to my family.

[Vito returns years later to Sicily and meets Don Francesco Ciccio, the man who murdered Vito's family]
Don Francesco Ciccio: I see you took the name of this town. What was your father's name?
Vito Corleone: My father's name was Antonio Andolini.
Don Francesco Ciccio: You'll have to speak up. I can't hear you.
Vito Corleone: His name was Antonio Andolini... and this is for you.
[Vito opens up Ciccio's belly with a knife]

Michael: You heard what happened in my home?
Frank Pentangeli: Mike, I almost died myself. We was all so relieved.
Michael: In my home! [shouting] In my bedroom where my wife sleeps! Where my children come and play with their toys. In my home.

Senator Pat Geary: Mr. Cicci, would you care to amplify your answer?
Willie Cicci: Would I what?
Senator Pat Geary: Would you expand on your response? I'm interested to know, was there always a buffer involved?
Willie Cicci: A what?
Senator Pat Geary: A buffer. Someone in between you and your possible superiors who passed on to you the actual order to kill someone.
Willie Cicci: Oh yeah, a buffer. The family had a lot of buffers!

Tom Hagen: When a plot against the Emperor failed... the plotters were always given a chance to let their families keep their fortunes. Right?
Frank Pentangeli: Yeah, but only the rich guys, Tom. The little guys got knocked off and all their estates went to the Emperors. Unless they went home and killed themselves, then nothing happened. And the families... the families were taken care of.
Tom Hagen: That was a good break. A nice deal.
Frank Pentangeli: Yeah... They went home... and sat in a hot bath... opened up their veins... and bled to death... and sometimes they had a little party before they did it.

Michael: C'mon Frankie... my father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth.
Frank Pentangeli: Your father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth... but he never trusted Hyman Roth!

Carmine Rosato: We're all very happy about your decision, Frankie. You're not going to regret it!
Frank Pentangeli: I don't like this C-note, Rosato. I take that as an insult.
Tony Rosato: [wraps a garrote around Pentangeli's neck] Michael Corleone says "Hello"!

[discussing how to kill Hyman Roth]
Tom Hagen: It would be like trying to kill the President; there's no way we can get to him.
Michael Corleone: 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.

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