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Here are some memorable quotes from "The Godfather".

Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden and John Marley, "The Godfather" (also known as "Pate, Der", "Mario Puzo's The Godfather", "Padrino, Il") is a Drama/Thriller film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, released in the USA on March 15 of 1972.

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Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando (Don Vito Corleone)
[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.
[to Michael] Barzini will move against you first. He'll set up a meeting with someone that you absolutely trust, guaranteeing your safety. And at that meeting, you'll be assassinated...It's an old habit. I spend my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men...It could be anyone...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 you would be the one to hold the strings: Senator Corleone; Governor Corleone. Well, it wasn't enough time, Michael. It wasn't enough time...Now listen, whoever comes to you with this Barzini meeting, he's the traitor. Don't forget that.
[While talking to Tom Hagen about his career] A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
 

Al Pacino
Al Pacino (Michael Corleone)
The Corleone Family is thinking of giving up all its interests in the olive oil business and settling out here. Now Moe Greene will sell us his share of the casino and the hotel so it could be completely owned by the Family...I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
Never hate your enemies. It clouds your judgement.
[to Vitelli, about Apollonia] I apologize if I offended you. I am a stranger in this country. And I meant no disrespect to you, or your daughter. I am an American, hiding in Sicily. My name is Michael Corleone. There are people who'd pay a lot of money for that information. But then your daughter would lose a father instead of gaining a husband. I want to meet your daughter with your permission and under the supervision of your family with all respect.
 

James Caan
James Caan (Santino 'Sonny' Corleone)
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.
[On the phone to his sister] Wait there, no, no, Wait there! [Hangs up] That son of a bitch. Son of a bitch!
[last words] Son of a bitch!
 

Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall (Tom Hagen)
If we lose the old man, we lose our political contacts and half our strength. The other New York families might wind up supporting Sollozzo just to avoid a long, destructive war. This is almost 1946. Nobody wants bloodshed anymore. If your father dies, you make the deal, Sonny.
No Sicilian can refuse a request on his daughter's wedding day.
[to Sonny, about Don Vito] He's as much a father to me as you or Mike.
 

Richard S. Castellano
Richard S. Castellano (Peter Clemenza)
Well think about it while you're drivin'...I wanna hit New York sometime this month. And watch out for the kids when you're backin' out.
It's alright... Sollozzo knows he's a civilian.
We was all real proud of you, Mikey, for being a war hero and all. All of us... even your father.
 

Dialogues from "The Godfather"

Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)
→ How are you, Fredo? [to Kay] Fredo. This is my brother, Fredo. [to Fredo] This is Kay Adams.

Kay Adams (Diane Keaton)
→ Oh, hi.

Fredo Corleone (John Cazale)
[drunk] How'ya doing? [kisses Kay in the cheeks] This is my brother, Mike.

Michael Corleone
→ Are you having a good time?

Fredo Corleone
→ Huh? Yeah... This is your friend, huh?

Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)
[while eating dinner with Sollozzo and McCluskey] What I want - what's most important to me - is that I have a guarantee: No more attempts on my father's life.

Virgil 'The Turk' Sollozzo (Al Lettieri)
→ What guarantees could I give you, Mike? I am the hunted one! I missed my chance. You think too much of me, kid - I'm not that clever. All I want is a truce.

Virgil 'The Turk' Sollozzo (Al Lettieri)
→ Tom! Tom Hagen! Merry Christmas! He, I'm glad I run into you.

Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall)
→ Well, I haven't got time.

Virgil 'The Turk' 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.

 

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