The Godfather

The Godfather quotes

88 total quotes (ID: 241)

Clemenza
Don Vito Corleone
Michael Corleone
Multiple Characters
Santino "Sonny" Corleone
Tom Hagen


[speaking to Tom Hagen after Sonny is killed] I want no inquiries made. I want no acts of vengeance. I want you to arrange a meeting, with the heads of the Five Families. This war stops now.


No, no, no! No more! Not this time, consigliere. No more meetin's, no more discussions, no more Sollozzo tricks. You give 'em one message: I want Sollozzo. If not, it's all-out war; we go to the mattresses.

Sonny: And I'm sending Fredo to, uh, Las Vegas, under the protection of, uh, Don Francesco of L.A.
Fredo: I'm going to learn the casino business.

[to Michael] Hey, whaddya gonna do, nice college boy, eh? Didn't want to get mixed up in the Family business, huh? Now you wanna gun down a police captain. Why? Because he slapped ya in the face a little bit? Hah? What do you think this is the Army, where you shoot 'em a mile away? You've gotta get up close like this and - bada-BING! - you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit. C'mere... [kisses Michael's head]. You're taking this very personal. Tom, this is business and this man is taking it very, very personal.

Calo: In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.

Sollozzo: Tom! Tom Hagen! Merry Christmas! He, I'm glad I run into you.
Tom Hagen: Well, I haven't got time.
Sollozzo: Aw, make time, consiglieri. Get in the car. What are you worried about? If I want to kill you, you'd be dead already. Get in.

Michael: I'm working for my father now. He's been sick, very sick.
Kay: But you're not like him, Michael. I thought you weren't going to become a man like your father. That's what you told me.
Michael: My father's no different than any other powerful man, [Kay laughs] any man who's responsible for other people. Like a senator or a president.
Kay: You know how naive you sound?
Michael: Why?
Kay: Senators and presidents don't have men killed.
Michael: Oh, who's being naive, Kay? Kay, my father's way of doing things is over, it's finished. Even he knows that. I mean in five years, the Corleone Family is going to be completely legitimate. Trust me. That's all I can tell you about my business.

Don Corleone: Andiamo, Fredo. Tell Paulie to get the car. We're going.
Fredo: Okay, Pop, I'll have to get it myself, Pop. Paulie called in sick this morning.
Don Corleone: Huh?!
Fredo: Paulie's a good kid, I don't mind getting the car.

[Talking to Johnny Fontane about Jack Woltz] I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse. Note: ranked #2 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

Luca Brasi: Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your daughter's wedding... on the day of your daughter's wedding. And I hope that their first child will be a masculine child. I pledge my ever-ending loyalty.

Genco: Godfather... Stay... Stay, so that death will flee from me... In fear of you...

[to Bonasera] I want you to use all your powers and all your skills. I don't want his mother to see him this way. [sobbing] Look how they massacred my boy.

Tessio: Barzini wants to arrange a meeting, straighten any of our problems out.
...
Tom Hagen: Tessio. I always thought it would be Clemenza.
Michael Corleone: It's the smart move. Tessio was always smarter.

Don Corleone: Ah, Aspetto, Fredo. Going to buy some fruit.
Fredo: Okay, Pop.

[to Tom Hagen]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.