The Godfather quotes are a compilation of the script by some of the main characters of this 1972 film that many consider the best movie ever made. Just like V for Vendetta, this film is based on a book and may very well be an enactment of what life was like for that lifestyle back then. The scripted quotes are what made the movie and many persons through the years have quoted some of these very lines. Tombstone is another movie that you can read about here, this one is based on actual events. Below you can read more about The Godfather quotes.
“I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse”
"A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults.”
“You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me?”
“Well, when Johnny was first starting out, he was signed to a personal services contract with this big-band leader. And as his career got better and better, he wanted to get out of it. But the band leader wouldn't let him. Now, Johnny is my father's godson. So my father went to see this bandleader and offered him $10,000 to let Johnny go, but the bandleader said no. So the next day, my father went back, only this time with Luca Brasi. Within an hour, he had a signed release for a certified check of $1000.”
"How did he do that?"
“My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse.”
“What was that?”
"I am sorry. What happened to your father was business. I have much respect for your father. But your father, his thinking is old-fashioned. You must understand why I had to do that. Now let's work through where we go from here."
“There are negotiations being made that are going to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems. That's all I can tell you right now. Carlo, you grew up in Nevada. When we make our move there you're going to be my right hand man. Tom Hagen is no longer Consigliari. He's going to be our lawyer in Vegas. That's no reflection on Tom it's just the way I want it. Besides, if I ever help who's a better Consigliari than my father. That's it”
“Yeah, let's talk business, Mike. First of all, you're all done. The Corleone Family don't even have that kind of muscle anymore. The Godfather's sick, right? You're getting chased out of New York by Barzini and the other Families. What do you think is going on here? You think you can come to my hotel and take over? I talked to Barzini - I can make a deal with him, and still keep my hotel!”
“You have to answer for Santino, Carlo. You fingered Sonny for the Barzini people.”
“Mike, you got it all wrong.”
“Ah, that little farce you played with my sister. You think that would fool a Corleone?”
“Mike, I'm innocent. I swear on the kids.”
“Please don't do this to me, Mike. Please don't.”
“I don't like violence, Tom. I'm a businessman. Blood is a big expense”
“I'm going to leave you now because i no that you are busy on this, the day of your daughter's wedding.”
“You don't understand. Johnny Fontane never gets that movie. That part is perfect for him. It'll make him a big star. I'm gonna run him out of the movies. And let me tell you why. Johnny Fontane ruined one of Woltz International's most valuable proteges.”
“It's true I have a lot of friends in politics, but they wouldn't be so friendly if they knew my business was drugs instead of gambling which they consider a harmless vice. But drugs, that's a dirty business.”
“I believe in America. America has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion. I gave her freedom but I taught her never to dishonor her family. ”
“You straightened my brother out?”
“I knew that Santino was going to have to go through all this. And Fredo -- well -- (then, after he sits besides Michael) -- Fredo was -- well -- But I never -- I never wanted this for you. I work my whole life, I don't apologize, to take care of my family. And I refused -- to be a fool -- dancing on the string, held by all those -- bigshots. I don't apologize -- that's my life -- but I thought that -- that when it was your time -- that -- that you would be the one to hold the strings. Senator - Corleone. Governor - Corleone, or something...”
“Well -- this wasn't enough time, Michael. Wasn't enough time...”
“Mike! You don't come to Las Vegas and talk to a man like Moe Greene like that!”
“Fredo -- you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.”
“Times have changed. It's not like the Old Days -- when we can do anything we want. A refusal is not the act of a friend. If Don Corleone had all the judges, and the politicians in New York, then he must share them, or let us others use them. He must let us draw the water from the well. Certainly he can -- present a bill for such services; after all -- we are not Communists.”
“You spend time with your family?”
Don Vito Corleone
“Sure I do.”
The Godfather Quotes Family
The Godfather quotes family pretty often in this crime story about Mafias and crime families. Some of the quotes above will clearly reveal to you that The Godfather himself, Don Vito Corleone said he had a soft heart when it came to his kids and spoiled them. He is also known to have told Johnny Fontane a real man spends time with his family. These statements clearly showed the family side of The Godfather. For other interesting movies, you can check out the Titanic, based on another true event.
The Godfather Cast
The Godfather cast members were some of the most well-known actors at that time. The list of actors and actresses include Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Lenny Montana, Richard Castellano, Gianni Russo, Morgana King, Salvatore Corsitto, Al Martino, Alex Rocco, Julie Gregg, Al Lettieri and many more.