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The Godfather

 Author: Mario Puzo  Category: Crime  Published: March 10, 1969  Language: English  File Size: 2.1 MB  Tags: AmericanClassicsCrimedramaFictionMysteryThriller |  Download PDF


The Godfather by Mario Puzo, explores the themes of loyalty, betrayal, and power.


The novel is about the Corleone family and the war between the Five Families that run the crime world in New York. Vito Corleone is shot and it leads to an all-out war in which Corleone’s two sons Sonny and Michael have to run the family business.

Famous Quotes:

“A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults.”

“A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.”

“Revenge is a dish best served cold.”

“I believe in America. America has made my fortune.”

“Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind.”

“That’s my family, Kay. It’s not me.”

“A man in my position can’t afford to look ridiculous.”

“I hope their first child be a masculine child.”

“You can act like a man!”

“You think too much of me, kid. I am not that clever.”

” If I wanted you dead, you would be dead already.”

“When they come… they come at what you love.”

“The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.”

“Now we’re talking business, let’s talk business.”

“What’s the matter with you? I think your brain is going soft with all that comedy you are playing with that young girl.”

Beautiful lines:

“Never tell anyone outside the Family what you are thinking again.”

“This war stops now.”

“I refused to be a fool dancing on the strings held by all of those big shots.”

“She was the light of my life. A beautiful girl.”

“I swear, on the souls of my grandchildren, that I will not be the one to break the peace we have made here today.”

“Come on, kid, don’t fool around.”

“We don’t discuss business at the table.”

“I want somebody good—and I mean very good—to plant that gun.”

“I want you to use all your powers and all your skills.”

“Power wears out those who do not have it.”

“The richest man is the one with the most powerful friends.”

“I respect those who tell me the truth no matter how hard it is.”

“Forgive. Forget. Life is full of misfortunes.”

“I want reliable people, people who aren’t going to be carried away.”

“You have to take time and trouble.”