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The Godfather, Part III Quotes

  • Archbishop Gilday: "In today's world, the power to absolve debt is greater than the power of forgiveness."
    Archbishop Gilday: In today's world, the power to absolve debt is greater than the power of forgiveness.


  • Michael Corleone: I made confession, Connie. I confessed my sins.
    Connie Corleone Rizzi: Why Michael, that's not like you. You don't have to confess your sins to a stranger.
    Michael Corleone: It was the man. A good man. A true priest. He changed things.


  • Michael Corleone: Thunder can't hurt! Harmless noise! Bullshit! Deceitful little fuck! Altobello! You fuck!


  • Calo: "The Corleone's left drugs, so New York is weak, and Palermo is strong."
    Calo: The Corleone's left drugs, so New York is weak, and Palermo is strong.
    Don Tommasino: "Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind."
    Don Tommasino: Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind.


  • Michael Corleone: "Politics and crime. They're the same thing…"
    Michael Corleone: Politics and crime. They're the same thing?


  • Michael Corleone: Kay. I never expected you.
    Kay Adams: No, I know, I know. But I'm here.
    Michael Corleone: I'm glad.
    Kay Adams: You know? This is the first time I've seen you look so helpless.
    Michael Corleone: Eh -- not so bad really. I feel, I'm getting, wiser now.
    Kay Adams: Yeah?
    Michael Corleone: Oh yeah.
    Kay Adams: The sicker you get the wiser you get huh?
    Michael Corleone: When I'm dead, I'm gonna be really smart.


  • Frederick Keinszig: Everything will be out in the open if Corleone dies.
    Archbishop Gilday: Play for time, Keinszig. A habit born of, a long contemplation of eternity.


  • Vincent Mancini: We should kill him before he kills --
    Michael Corleone: No! (then) Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.
    Michael Corleone: No! [then] Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.
    Michael Corleone: (leaning over to Vincent) Never let anyone know what you're thinking.
    Michael Corleone: [leaning over to Vincent] Never let anyone know what you're thinking.
    Michael Corleone: (then, to Al Neri and the group) All right, let's get a, let's get a message to Joey Zasa. I respect what he's done. The new overthrows the old, it's natural.
    Michael Corleone: [then, to Al Neri and the group] All right, let's get a, let's get a message to Joey Zasa. I respect what he's done. The new overthrows the old, it's natural.


  • Mary Corleone: Dad I want this to bring me closer to you. <Michael and Mary embrace.>
    Michael Corleone: I would burn in hell, to keep you safe.


  • Licio Lucchesi: Yes -- you will take control. We’ll gladly put you at the helm of our little fleet. But our ships, must all sail in the same direction. Otherwise, who can say how long, your stay with us will last? It’s not personal, it’s only business. You should know, Godfather.
    Licio Lucchesi: Yes, you will take control. We'll gladly put you at the helm of our little fleet. But our ships, must all sail in the same direction. Otherwise, who can say how long, your stay with us will last? It's not personal, it's only business. You should know, Godfather.
    Michael Corleone: Very well. You want to do business with me. I will, do business, with you. <Michael leaves, and is walking outside with B.J. Harrison and Vincent.>
    Michael Corleone: Very well. You want to do business with me. I will, do business, with you.
    Michael Corleone: We’re back to the Borgias!
    Michael Corleone: We're back to the Borgias!


  • Vincent Mancini: It's done.
    Michael Corleone: Because I can't do it any more.
    Connie Corleone Rizzi: It doesn't matter. Vincent knows what to do. Come on outside. Take a rest and -- and don't think about it.
    Michael Corleone: All I do is think about it.
    Vincent Mancini: I am your son. Command me on all things.
    Michael Corleone: Give up my daughter. That's the price you pay, for the life you choose. <Vincent nods. Michael goes to the door and motions for Calo, Al Neri and Armand to come in.> Nephew, from this moment on, call yourself Vincent Corleone.


  • Mary Corleone: Dad I want this to bring me closer to you. <Michael and Mary embrace.>
    Michael Corleone: I would burn in hell, to keep you safe.


  • Archbishop Gilday: Don Corleone. I need your help. And not just to light a little candle. My, gift, was to be able to persuade people, to give, to the Holy Church. Then, Rome decides, to put me in charge of the Vatican bank. But I was never a true banker. Mais á culpa, I trusted my friends.
    Michael Corleone: Friendship and money – oil and water…
    Archbishop Gilday: Indeed. But these, friends, use the good name of the Church, to feed their greed. If money was lost, then I am to blame. Oh, if only prayer could, pay off our seven-hundred million dollar deficit.
    Michael Corleone: Seven-hundred and sixty-nine million.


  • Vincent Mancini: It's done.
    Michael Corleone: Because I can't do it any more.
    Connie Corleone Rizzi: It doesn't matter. Vincent knows what to do. Come on outside. Take a rest and -- and don't think about it.
    Michael Corleone: All I do is think about it.
    Vincent Mancini: I am your son. Command me on all things.
    Michael Corleone: Give up my daughter. That's the price you pay, for the life you choose. <Vincent nods. Michael goes to the door and motions for Calo, Al Neri and Armand to come in.> Nephew, from this moment on, call yourself Vincent Corleone.


  • Calo: "My master is dead. Blood calls for blood. I must have revenge!"
    Calo: My master is dead. Blood calls for blood. I must have revenge!
    Michael Corleone: "Some day, you may have to do a difficult service for me."
    Michael Corleone: Some day, you may have to do a difficult service for me.


  • Michael Corleone: What has Joey Zasa got to with anything, Joey Zasa’s a potzle. Joey Zasa. All right, you are what you are. It’s your nature. You stay close to me. You don’t do anything. You keep your mouth shut, and your eyes open. And you do what I tell you. Understand?
    Michael Corleone: What has Joey Zasa got to with anything, Joey Zasa?s a potzle. Joey Zasa. All right, you are what you are. It's your nature. You stay close to me. You don?t do anything. You keep your mouth shut, and your eyes open. And you do what I tell you. Understand?
    Vincent Mancini: Understood.


  • Joey Zaza: Mr. Corleone, all bastards are liars. Shakespeare wrote poems about it.


  • Joey Zaza: Mr. Corleone, all bastards are liars. Shakespeare wrote poems about it.


  • Joey Zaza: Mr. Corleone, all bastards are liars. Shakespeare wrote poems about it.


  • Kay Adams: Tony knows that you killed Fredo. <This catches Michael off guard. He gathers himself.>
    Michael Corleone: What did you come here for?
    Kay Adams: I came here to protect my son. I didn’t come here to see you disguised by your church. I think that was a shameful ceremony.
    Michael Corleone: I spent my life protecting my son. I spent my life protecting my FAMILY!
    Kay Adams: Let’s be reasonable, Okay? That’s your big thing isn’t it Michael. Reason. Backed up by murder.
    Michael Corleone: Oh, God -- You hate me, you hate me.
    Kay Adams: No, I don’t hate you. I dread you.
    Michael Corleone: I did what I could Kay. To protect all of you, from the horrors of this world.
    Kay Adams: But you became my horror.


  • Anthony Corleone: I will never work for you. I have bad memories.
    Michael Corleone: Every family has bad memories.
    Anthony Corleone: I will always be your son. But I will never have anything to do with your business.


  • Michael Corleone: When they come, they come at what you love.


  • Michael Corleone: "Just when I thought I was out...they PULL me back in."
    Michael Corleone: Just when I thought I was out...they PULL me back in.


  • Archbishop Gilday: It seems in todayâ??s world the power to absolve debt is greater than, the power of forgiveness.
    Archbishop Gilday: It seems in today's world the power to absolve debt is greater than, the power of forgiveness.


  • Connie Corleone Rizzi: What happenned?
    Vincent Mancini: What do you think that happenned when they put me in a room with Joey Zasa? I bit the guy's ear off!


  • Connie Corleone Rizzi: Michael, now they'll fear you.
    Michael Corleone: Maybe they should fear you.


  • Michael Corleone: Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgement.


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


  • Vincent Mancini: Yours is a world of finance and politics these are things I don't understand...
    Licio Lucchesi: You understand guns! Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull ze trigger!


  • Michael Corleone: I run this family! Right or wrong... it was NOT... WHAT I WANTED!


  • Michael Corleone: He should be careful. It's dangerous to be an honest man.


  • Michael Corleone: Never let anyone know what you are thinking.


  • Michael Corleone: Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgement
    Michael Corleone: Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgement.


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


  • Vincent Mancini: "HEY, I want to do something to convince you, don't get frightened, don't do any sudden movements just watch me alright? You hear what I said? (Shoots contract killer in the jugular)
    Vincent Mancini: HEY, I want to do something to convince you, don't get frightened, don't do any sudden movements just watch me alright? You hear what I said? [shoots contract killer in the jugular]


  • Calo: "Power wears out those who don't have it."
    Calo: Power wears out those who don't have it.


  • Vincent Mancini: Don Lucchesi, you are a man of finance and politics. These things I don't understand.
    Licio Lucchesi: You understand guns?
    Vincent Mancini: Yes.
    Licio Lucchesi: Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.


  • Michael Corleone: Why was I so feared and you were so loved (To Don Tommasino´s Coffin)
    Michael Corleone: Why was I so feared and you were so loved? [to Don Tommasino's coffin]


  • Michael Corleone: "All my life I was trying to get up in society...where everything is legal, but the higher I go the more crooked it becomes."
    Michael Corleone: All my life I was trying to get up in society... where everything is legal, but the higher I go the more crooked it becomes.


  • Archbishop Gilday: It seems in today's world the power to absolve debt is greater than the power of forgiveness.


  • Don Altobello: Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.


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