Michael Corleone quotes

[voiceover] My dear children: It is now better than several years since I moved to New York, and I haven't seen you as much as I would like to. I hope you will come to the ceremony of papal honors given for my charitable work. The only wealth in this world is children; more than all the money, power on earth, you are my treasure.

[kneeling at Don Tommasino's coffin] Goodbye my old friend. You could have lived a little longer, I could be closer to my dream. You were so loved, Don Tommasino. Why was I so feared, and you so loved? What was it? I was no less honorable. I wanted to do good. What betrayed me? My mind? My heart? Why do I condemn myself so? I swear, on the lives of my children: Give me a chance to redeem myself, and I will sin, no more.

Just when I thought that I was out they pull me back in.

Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgement

Never let anyone know what you are thinking.

When they come, they'll come at what you love.

Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind.

The higher I go, the crookeder it becomes.

[about Cardinal Lamberto] He should be careful. It's dangerous to be an honest man.

Kay, I had a very different destiny planned for us.

[to Mary] I would burn in hell to keep you safe.

Nephew, from this moment on, call yourself Vincent Corleone.

Father, I have sinned... I killed my brother... I killed my brother... I killed my mother's son... I killed my father's son...

[to Kay] I spent my life protecting my son; I spent my life PROTECTING MY FAMILY!!

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