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  • Hyman Roth: I didn't ask who gave the order, because it had noting to do with business.


  • Michael Corleone: If you don't listen to me and marry this man, you'll disappoint me.


  • Hyman Roth: Smaller piece.


  • Michael Corleone: Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.


  • Michael Corleone: Keep them alive.
    Rocco Lampone: We'll try.
    Michael Corleone: Rocco! Alive!


  • Vito Corleone: (Whispering in Italian) My father's name was Antonio Andolini, and this is for you!
    Vito Corleone: [whispering in Italian] My father's name was Antonio Andolini, and this is for you!


  • Fredo Corleone: [Ordering drinks in a Havana cafe] Uno... por favor... [to Michael] How do you say "banana daiquiri"?
    Fredo Corleone: [ordering drinks in a Havana cafe] Uno... por favor... [to Michael] How do you say banana daiquiri?
    Michael Corleone: "Banana daiquiri."
    Michael Corleone: Banana daiquiri.


  • Sonny: Whatcha go to college? To get stupid? You're really stupid!


  • Hyman Roth: I loved baseball ever since Arnold Rothstien fixed the World Series in 1919.


  • Hyman Roth: I want all of you to enjoy your cake, so... enjoy.


  • Michael Corleone: He was stupid. I was lucky. I will visit him soon.


  • Michael Corleone: I saw a strange thing today. Some rebels were being arrested. One of them pulled the pin on a grenade. He took himself and the captain of the command with him. Now, soldiers are paid to fight; the rebels aren't.
    Hyman Roth: What does that tell you?
    Michael Corleone: They could win.


  • Kay Adams: Oh, Michael. Michael, you are blind. It wasn't a miscarriage. It was an abortion. An abortion, Michael. Just like our marriage is an abortion. Something that's unholy and evil. I didn't want your son, Michael! I wouldn't bring another one of you sons into this world! It was an abortion, Michael! It was a son Michael! A son! And I had it killed because this must all end! [Michael's eyes begin to bulge] I know now that it's over. I knew it then. There would be no way, Michael... no way you could ever forgive me not with this Sicilian thing that's been going on for 2,000 years. [Michael loses control. He slaps Kay across the face. She falls onto the couch]
    Michael Corleone: Bitch! You won't take my children!
    Kay Adams: I will.
    Michael Corleone: You WON'T TAKE MY CHILDREN!
    Kay Adams: They're my children too.


  • Kay Adams: The baby I lost...
    Michael Corleone: I know what it meant... and I'm prepared to make it up to you. I will make changes; I can. (he clenches his fist tightly) I CAN change; that I have learned, that I have the strength to change... And we have another child, a boy... and you'll forget the miscarriage.
    Kay Adams: It wasn't a miscarriage. And you with your cunning, couldn't you figure it out! It was an abortion; an abortion, like our marriage is an abortion, something unholy and evil. I don't want your son; I wouldn't bring another of your sons into this world. An abortion, Michael... it was a son, and I had it killed, but this must all end!


  • Michael Corleone: It occurred to me: the police are paid to fight, and the Rebels are not.


  • Tom Hagen: Sir, my client has answered every question asked by this committee with the utmost cooperation and sincerity. He has not taken that Fifth Amendment as it was his right to do, and which because of the extreme legal complexity of this hearing, counsel advised him to do. So, I think in all fairness this committee should hear his statement and put it in the record.


  • Michael Corleone: Was it a boy or a girl?
    Tom Hagen: Mike, at three and a half...
    Michael Corleone: What is it, can't you give me straight answers anymore!


  • Michael Corleone: Was it a boy or a girl?
    Tom Hagen: Mike, at three and a half...
    Michael Corleone: What is it, can't you give me straight answers anymore!


  • Tom Hagen: Sir, my client has answered every question asked by this committee with the utmost cooperation and sincerity. He has not taken that Fifth Amendment as it was his right to do, and which because of the extreme legal complexity of this hearing, counsel advised him to do. So, I think in all fairness this committee should hear his statement and put it in the record.


  • Michael Corleone: No Tom, just listen. All my people are businessmen; their loyalty is based on that. One thing I learned from my father is to try to think as the people around you think...and on that basis, anything is possible. Fredo has a good heart, but he is weak...and stupid, and stupid people are the most dangerous of all. I've kept you out of things, Tom, because I've always known that your instincts were legitimate, and I wanted you to know very little of things that would make you an accomplice, for your own protection. I never blamed you for the setbacks the family took under Sonny; I know you were in a position of limited power, and you did your best to advise and caution him. What I am saying is that now, for how long I do not know, you will be the Don. If what I think has happened is true; I will leave tonight, and absolutely no one will know how to contact me. And even you are not to try to reach me unless it is absolutely necessary. I give you complete power: over Neri... Fredo, everyone. I am trusting you with the lives of my wife and children, and the future of this family, solely resting on your judgment and talent.


  • Tom Hagen: Don't worry about anything, Frankie Five-Angels.
    Frankie Pentangeli: Thanks, Tom. Thanks.


  • Tom Hagen: Frankie, you were always interested in politics, in history. I remember you talking about Hitler back in '43. We were young then.
    Frankie Pentangeli: Yeah, I still read a lot. They bring me stuff.
    Tom Hagen: You were around the old timers who dreamed up how the Families should be organized, how they based it on the old Roman Legions, and called them 'Regimes'... with the 'Capos' and 'Soldiers,' and it worked.
    Frankie Pentangeli: Yeah, it worked. Those were great old days. We was like the Roman Empire. The Corleone family was like the Roman Empire.
    Tom Hagen: (sadly) Yeah, it was once. (very gently) The Roman Empire... when a plot against the Emperor failed, the plotters were always given a chance to let their families keep their fortunes.
    Tom Hagen: [sadly] Yeah, it was once. [very gently] The Roman Empire... when a plot against the Emperor failed, the plotters were always given a chance to let their families keep their fortunes.
    Frankie Pentangeli: Yeah, but only the rich guys. The little guys got knocked off. If they got arrested and executed, all their estate went to the Emperor. If they just went home and killed themselves, up front, nothing happened.
    Tom Hagen: Yeah, that was a good break. A nice deal. Pentangeli looks at Hagen; he understands.
    Frankie Pentangeli: They went home and sat in a hot bath and opened their veins, and bled to death. Sometimes they gave a little party before they did it. Hagen throws away his cigar. Pentangeli puffs on his.


  • Senator Pat Geary: Freddie, that thing can't be real
    Senator Pat Geary: Freddie, that thing can't be real.
    Fredo Corleone: Sure it is. That's why they call him Superman
    Fredo Corleone: Sure it is. That's why they call him Superman.


  • Hyman Roth: There was this kid I grew up with; he was younger than me. Sorta looked up to me, you know. We did our first work together, worked our way out of the street. Things were good, we made the most of it. During Prohibition, we ran molasses into Canada... made a fortune, your father, too. As much as anyone, I loved him and trusted him. Later on he had an idea to build a city out of a desert stop-over for GI's on the way to the West Coast. That kid's name was Moe Greene, and the city he invented was Las Vegas. This was a great man, a man of vision and guts. And there isn't even a plaque, or a signpost or a statue of him in that town! Someone put a bullet through his eye. No one knows who gave the order. When I heard it, I wasn't angry; I knew Moe, I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead, I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we've chosen; I didn't ask who gave the order, because it had nothing to do with business!


  • Sonny: Your country ain't your blood remeber that
    Sonny: Your country ain't your blood remember that.


  • Sonny: they're saps, cause they risk their lives for strangers
    Sonny: They're saps because they risk their lives for strangers.


  • Fredo Corleone: Taken care of me? your my kid brother mike, and you take care of me, you ever think about that
    Fredo Corleone: Taken care of me ? You're my kid brother and you take care of me? Did you ever think about that?


  • Michael Corleone: I know it was you [Fredo]. You broke my heart. YOU BROKE MY HEART.


  • Vito Corleone: Michael, your father loves you very much. Very much.


  • Michael Corleone: Keep your friends close, but enemies closer.


  • Vito Corleone: My name is Vito Corleone. And this is for you!


  • Michael Corleone: You broke my heart fredo, you broke my heart.
    Michael Corleone: Fredo. You broke my heart.


  • Michael Corleone: If anything in this life is certain, if history's taught us anything, it's that you can kill anyone.


  • Michael Corleone: was it boy?
    Michael Corleone: Was it boy?
    Tom Hagen: At 3 1/2 months---
    Tom Hagen: At 3 1/2 months...
    Michael Corleone: Now can't you give me a straight answer anymore! Was it a boy?!


  • Hyman Roth: This is the business we've chosen, I didn't ask who gave the order, cause it had nothing to do with business!


  • Michael Corleone: I knew it was you, Fredo. I knew it was you and you broke my heart.


  • Michael Corleone: I'll change; I'll change. I've learned that I have the strength to change
    Michael Corleone: I'll change; I'll change. I've learned that I have the strength to change.


  • Michael Corleone: There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer
    Michael Corleone: There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.


  • Michael Corleone: "Fredo, you're nothing to me now. You're not a brother, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance so I won't be there..."
    Michael Corleone: Fredo, you're nothing to me now. You're not a brother, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance so I won't be there...


  • Hyman Roth: Micheal, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.


  • Hyman Roth: This is the business we've chosen!


  • Michael Corleone: I knew it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart.


  • Michael Corleone: Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.


  • Michael Corleone: I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.


  • Vito Corleone: Michael, your father loves you very much. Very much.


  • Frankie Pentangeli: Your father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth... but he never trusted Hyman Roth!
    Frankie Pentangeli: Your father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth, but he never trusted Hyman Roth!


  • Hyman Roth: I knew Moe, I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead, I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we've chosen; I didn't ask who gave the order, because it had nothing to do with business!


  • Michael Corleone: Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.


  • Hyman Roth: Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.


  • Michael Corleone: Keep your friends close, but your enemiescloser.
    Michael Corleone: Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.


  • Michael Corleone: I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.


  • Michael Corleone: Keep yours close, but your enemies closer.


  • Connie: Michael, you're not my father!
    Michael Corleone: Then what did you come to me for?
    Connie: Because I needed the money.


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