Vincent Mancini: Don Lucchesi, you are a man of finance and politics. These
things I don't understand.
Don Lucchesi: You understand guns?
Vincent Mancini: Yes.
Don Lucchesi: Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
[In the helicopter.]
Vincent Mancini: I'd like to take Joey Zaza up in one of these and drop him.
Michael Corleone: Just when I thought that I was out they pull me back in.
[narrating letter to his children at opening of movie]
Michael Corleone: "The only wealth in this world is children. More than all
the money, power on the earth."
Michael Corleone: Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.
Michael Corleone: Never let anyone know what you are thinking.
Michael Corleone: When they come...they come at what you love.
Michael Corleone: Treachery is everywhere.
Michael Corleone: Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind.
Michael Corleone: The higher I go crookeder it becomes.
Michael Corleone: He'd better be careful. It's dangerous to be a honest man.
[After the cardinal hears Michael's confession.]
Cardinal Lamberto: Your sins are terrible. It is just that you suffer.
Don Altobello: The richest man is the one with the most powerful friends.
Michael Corleone: Kay, I had a very different destiny planned for us.
Michael Corleone: Do you still fear me Kay?
Kay Corleone: I don't fear you Michael, I just dread you.