Godfather ipsum dolor sit amet. It’s not personal. It’s business. I don’t like violence, Tom. I’m a businessman; blood is a big expense. When they come… they come at what you love. You can act like a man! I don’t trust a doctor who can hardly speak English.
Never let anyone know what you are thinking. My father taught me many things here – he taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. I see you took the name of the town. What was your father’s name? Don’t you know that I would use all of my power to prevent something like that from happening?
My father’s name was Antonio Andolini… and this is for you. We’re both part of the same hypocrisy, senator, but never think it applies to my family. Don’t ever give an order like that again. Not while I’m alive. You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me?
What’s the matter with you? Is this what you’ve become, a Hollywood finocchio who cries like a woman? “Oh, what do I do? What do I do?” What is that nonsense? Ridiculous! Do me this favor. I won’t forget it. Ask your friends in the neighborhood about me. They’ll tell you I know how to return a favor. Hey, listen, I want somebody good – and I mean very good – to plant that gun. I don’t want my brother coming out of that toilet with just his dick in his hands, alright? Only don’t tell me you’re innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry. In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.
It’s an old habit. I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men. The hotel, the casino. The Corleone Family wants to buy you out. I have a sentimental weakness for my children and I spoil them, as you can see. They talk when they should listen. My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.
What’s the matter with you, huh? What am I going to do? Am I going to make that baby an orphan before he’s born? Why did you go to the police? Why didn’t you come to me first? Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment. I don’t feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies. Te salut, Don Corleone.
What’s wrong with being a lawyer? Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your home on the wedding day of your daughter. And may their first child be a masculine child. Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in. Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind.
I am sorry. What happened to your father was business. I have much respect for your father. But your father, his thinking is old-fashioned. You must understand why I had to do that. Now let’s work through where we go from here. If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone. Friends and money – oil and water. Why do you hurt me, Michael? I’ve always been loyal to you. Vito, how do you like my little angel? Isn’t she beautiful?