Puzo was born in a poor family of Neapolitan immigrants living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. Many of his books draw heavily on this heritage. After graduating from the City College of New York, he joined the United States Army Air Forces in World War II.
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The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth.
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
I believe in America. America's made my fortune.
The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.
Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
With the perverse logic of a degenerate gambler he figured God was testing his faith.
I find the only thing that really stands up, better than gambling, better than booze, better than women, is reading.
All gamblers are paranoid, though they call it superstition.
We are a family, and the loyalty of the family must come before anything and everyone else. For if we honor that commitment, we will never be vanquished-but if we falter in that loyalty we will all be condemned.
I will make you an offer you cannot refuse
A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.
Never let a domestic quarrel ruin a day's writing.
If you can't start the day fresh, get rid of your wife.
Yet, he thought, if I can die saying, "Life is so beautiful," then nothing else is important. If i can believe in myself that much, nothing else matters.
Michael could never remember his father ever having uttered a word about death, as if the Don respected death too much to philosophize about it.
It can be argued that man's instinct to gamble is the only reason he is still not a monkey up in the trees.
Even the strongest man needs friends.
Do you believe a man can truly love a woman and constantly betray her?Never mind physically but betray her in his mind,in the very "poetry of his soul".Well,it's not easy but men do it all the time.
I have always believed helping your fellow man is profitable in every sense, personally and bottom line.
Any man can turn traitor.
He had long ago learned that society imposes insults that must be borne, comforted by the knowledge that in this world there comes a time when the most humble of men, if he keeps his eyes open, can take his revenge on the most powerful.
It was not perhaps the warmest friendship in the world, they would not send each other Christmas gift greetings, but they would not murder each other.
Even as a young man, Vito Corleone became known as a "man of reasonableness.
" He never uttered a threat. He always used logic that proved to be irresistible. He always made certain that the other fellow got his share of profit. Nobody lost. He did this, of course, by obvious means. Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
We don't know if capital punishment is a deterrent, but we know that men we execute will not murder again.
If anything in this life is certain...if history has taught us anything, it's that you cn kill anyone.
Gambling is not as destructive as war or as boring as pornography.
It is not as immoral as business or as suicidal as watching television. And the percentages are better than religion.
The fact of the matter is that I wanted to hold a grudge in some funny kind of way.Against everybody.
There are things that have to be done and you do them and you don't talk about them. You don't try to justify them. They can't be justified. You just do them. Then you forget them.
Every family has bad memories.
Santino, never let anyone outside the family know what you are thinking.
Never let them know what you have under your fingernails. I think your brain is going soft from all that comedy you play with that young girl. Stop it and pay attention to business. Now get out of my sight.
The other Dons in the room applauded and rose to shake hands with everybody in sight and to congratulate Don Corleone and Don Tattaglia on their new friendship. It was not perhaps the warmest friendship in the world, they would not send each other Christmas gift greetings, but they would not murder each other. That was friendship enough in this world, all that was needed.
Let us be separated by wars and pestilence, death, madness but not by the passing of time.
I spent my whole life trying not to be careless.
Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men.
God seemed to be having a hard time killing him, and he'd be damned if he was going to make the job easy for mere mortals
He was a degenerate gambler. That is, a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I'll show you a loser, show me a hero and I'll show you a corpse.
What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
ِAn offer you can't refuse.
Michael: This used to be my father's old study -- it's changed.
I remember there used to be a big desk, right here. I remember when I was a kid, Frankie, we had to be very quiet when we played near here. I was very happy that this house never went to strangers -- first Clemenza took it over, now you. My father taught me many things here -- he taught me in this room... (then, as Michael sits beside Pentangeli) He taught me -- keep your friends close but your enemies closer.
Actions defined a man; words were a fart in the wind
I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.
The truth now.He was disappointed in human beings.He had seen too many betrayals,too many pitiful weaknesses,too much greed for money and fame.The falseness between lovers,husbands and wifes,fathers,sons,mothers,daughters