Last Updated on 22 June 2024

The Godfather (1972) quotes

  • Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your home on the wedding day of your daughter. And may their first child be a masculine child.
  • Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family again. Ever.
  • I don’t like violence, Tom. I’m a businessman; blood is a big expense.
  • I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.
  • In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.
  • It’s a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
  • It’s not personal, it’s strictly business.
  • Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
  • Mikey, why don’t you tell that nice girl you love her? I love you with all-a my heart, if I don’t see-a you again soon, I’m-a gonna die.
  • Mr. Corleone never asks a second favor once he’s refused the first. Understood?
  • My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.
    Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don’t have men killed.
    Oh. Who’s being naive, Kay?
  • Never tell anyone outside the family what you’re thinking again.
  • Only don’t tell me you’re innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry.
  • We have known each other many years, but this is the first time you’ve come to me for counsel or for help. I can’t remember the last time you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee, even though my wife is godmother to your only child. But let’s be frank here. You never wanted my friendship. And you feared to be in my debt.
  • You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me?