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The Most Striking Quotes from The Godfather Trilogy

Last updated on Nov 28th, 2018

The Most Striking Quotes from The Godfather Trilogy

The Godfather trilogy (consisting of three feature films) is a crime-drama film series about a fictional Corleone Mafia family. All three films are directed by Francis Ford Coppola in cooperation with the author of the same name novel Mario Puzo.

The films have set new standards in American cinema, especially the first one, which is seen by many as the best film of all time. With the great critical and commercial successes, The Godfather paved the way for two other films that together have earned more than $ 550 million worldwide.

The series has also won 9 Academy Awards out of 29 nominations, including Best Actor (Marlon Brando) and Best Supporting Actor (Robert De Niro).

Here are the some of the most unforgettable quotes from these classic movies.

The Godfather (1972)

If-by-chance-an-honest-man-like-yourself-should-make-enemies,
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If by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies, then they would become my enemies. And then they would fear you.Vito Corleone
Someday,-and-that-day-may-never-come,-I-will-call-upon-you-to-do-a-service-for
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Someday, and that day may never come, I’ll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, accept this justice as a gift on my daughter’s wedding day.Vito Corleone
No-Sicilian-can-refuse-any-request-on-his-daughters-wedding-day.
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No Sicilian can refuse any request on his daughter’s wedding day.Tom Hagen
A-man-who-does-not-spend-time-with-his-family-can-never-be-a-real-man.
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A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.Vito Corleone
I- am-gonna-make-him-an-offer-he-can-not-refuse.
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I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.Vito Corleone
Never-tell-anybody-outside-the-family-what-you-are-thinking-again.
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Never tell anybody outside the family what you’re thinking again.Vito Corleone
It-is-a-Sicilian-message.-It-means-Luca-Brasi-sleeps-with-the-fishes.
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It’s a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.Clemenza
Leave-the-gun.-Take-the-cannoli.
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Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.Clemenza
It-is-not-personal,-Sonny.-It-is-strictly-business.
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It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.Michael Corleone
In-Sicily,-women-are-more-dangerous-than-shotguns.
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In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.Calo
Look-how-they-massacred-my-boy.
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Look how they massacred my boy.Vito Corleone
My-father-is-no-different-than-any-other-powerful-man.
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Michael Corleone: My father is no different than any other powerful man. Any man who’s responsible for other people. Like a senator or president.
Kay Adams: Do you know how naive you sound, Michael?
Michael Corleone: Why?
Kay Adams: Senators and presidents don’t have men killed.
Michael Corleone: Oh. Who’s being naive, Kay?
Michael Corleone, Kay Adams
Fredo,-you-are-my-older-brother,-and-I-love-you.-But-do-not-ever-take-sides-with
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Fredo, you’re my older brother, and I love you. But don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.Michael Corleone
I-spent-my-life-trying-not-to-be-careless.-Women-and-children-can-be-careless,
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I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.Vito Corleone
I-worked-my-whole-life,-I-do-not-apologize,-to-take-care-of-my-family.
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I worked my whole life, I don’t apologize, to take care of my family. And I refused to be a fool dancing on a string held by all of those big shots. I don’t apologize, that’s my life.Vito Corleone

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Good-health-is-the-most-important-thing.-More-than-success,-more-than-money.
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Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money. More than power.Hyman Roth
Keep-your-friends-close,-but-your-enemies-closer.
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Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.Michael Corleone
I-will-make-an-offer-he-do-not-refuse.-Do-not-worry.
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I’ll make an offer he don’t refuse. Don’t worry.Vito Corleone
If-anything-in-this-life-is-certain,-if-history-has-taught-us-anything,
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If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it’s that you can kill anyone.Michael Corleone
I-do-not-feel-I-have-to-wipe-everybody-out,-Tom.-Just-my-enemies.
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I don’t feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.Michael Corleone

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

The-only-wealth-in-this-world-is-children.-More-than-all-the-money-and-power-on-earth.
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The only wealth in this world is children. More than all the money and power on earth.Michael Corleone
Friendship-and-money...-Oil-and-water...
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Friendship and money… Oil and water…Michael Corleone
It-seems-in-today-is-world,-the-power-to-absolve-debt-is-greater-than-the-power
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It seems in today’s world, the power to absolve debt is greater than the power of forgiveness.Archbishop Gilday
Never-hate-your-enemies.-It-affects-your-judgment.
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Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.Michael Corleone
Never-let-anyone-know-what-you-are-thinking.
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Never let anyone know what you’re thinking.Michael Corleone
The-richest-man-is-the-one-with-the-most-powerful-friends.
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The richest man is the one with the most powerful friends.Don Altobello
Finance-is-a-gun.-Politics-is-knowing-when-to-pull-the-trigger.
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Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.Don Lucchesi
Power-wears-out-those-who-do-not-have-it.
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Power wears out those who don’t have it.Calo