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Poll: A Sicilian Anniversary - Part I: Godfather Quotes

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972), certainly one of the most quotable movies of all-time, here's a list of all the classic quotes that elevated our experiences and enriched our memories from "I believe in America" to "Don Corleone" ... with the exception of the most classic of all, a certain offer one can't refuse.

So, which classic quote from The Godfather (1972) is your personal favorite?

Leave the gun, take the cannoli, and discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Salvatore Corsitto in The Godfather (1972)

    "I believe in America. America made my fortune." (Amerigo Bonasera)
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    "What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully?" (Vito Corleone)
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    "Godfather, The" Marlon Brando, James Caan

    "Be my friend... Godfather." (Amerigo Bonasera)
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    "The Godfather" Diane Keaton, Al Pacino 1972 Paramount Pictures

    "Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on the contract. That's a true story." (Michael Corleone)
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    "The Godfather" Marlon Brando, Lenny Montana 1972 Paramount Pictures

    "Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your daughter... 's wedding... on the day of your daughter's wedding. And I hope their first child be a masculine child. I pledge my ever-ending loyalty." (Luca Brasi)
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    "The Godfather" Marlon Brando, Al Martino 1971 Paramount

    "You can ACT LIKE A MAN! What's the matter with you? Is that what you became, a Hollywood 'finocchio' who cries like a woman?" (Vito Corleone)
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    Marlon Brando, James Caan, and John Cazale in The Godfather (1972)

    "A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man." (Vito Corleone)
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    Marlon Brando and James Caan in The Godfather (1972)

    “Never tell anyone outside the Family what you are thinking again” (Vito Corleone)
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    "I don't like violence, Tom. I'm a businessman; blood is a big expense." (Virgil Sollozo)
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    James Caan in The Godfather (1972)

    "It's a Sicilian message. It means 'Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes'." (Peter Clemenza)
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    Richard S. Castellano, John Martino, and Tom Rosqui in The Godfather (1972)

    "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli." (Peter Clemenza)
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    Gabriele Torrei in The Godfather (1972)

    "If there is trouble, I stay here to help you. For your father. For your father." (Enzo the Baker)
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    "You've gotta get up close like this and - bada-BING! - you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit." (Sonny Corleone)
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    James Caan in The Godfather (1972)

    "It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business." (Michael Corleone)
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    Al Pacino and Richard S. Castellano in The Godfather (1972)

    "You gotta stop them at the beginning. Like they should have stopped Hitler at Munich, they should never let him get away with that, they was just asking for trouble." (Peter Clemenza)
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    Al Pacino and Franco Citti in The Godfather (1972)

    "Some people will pay a lot of money for that information; but then your daughter would lose a father, instead of gaining a husband." (Michael Corleone)
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    James Caan and Gianni Russo in The Godfather (1972)

    "If you touch my sister again, I'll kill you!" (Sonny Corleone)
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    Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall in The Godfather (1972)

    "I want no inquiries made. I want no acts of vengeance. I want you to arrange a meeting with the heads of the Five Families. This war stops now." (Vito Corleone)
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    "Look how they massacred my boy." (Vito Corleone)
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    Simonetta Stefanelli in The Godfather (1972)

    "I know English. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Thursday, Sunday, Saturday..." (Apollonia Corleone)
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    Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1972)

    "But I'm a superstitious man, and if some unlucky accident should befall him... if he should be shot in the head by a police officer, or if he should hang himself in his jail cell, or if he's struck by a bolt of lightning, then I'm going to blame some of the people in this room, and that I do not forgive." (Vito Corleone)
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    "The Godfather" Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall 1972 Paramount

    "Tattaglia is a pimp. He never could have outfought Santino. But I didn't know until this day that it was Barzini all along." (Vito Corleone)
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    Diane Keaton in The Godfather (1972)

    "Now, who's being naive, Kay?" (Michael Corleone)
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    Al Pacino in The Godfather (1972)

    “You're not a wartime Consigliere, Tom. Things could get rough with the move we're making.” (Michael Corleone)
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    Alex Rocco in The Godfather (1972)

    "I'm Moe Greene! I made my bones when you were going out with cheerleaders." (Moe Greene)
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    Al Pacino in The Godfather (1972)

    "Fredo, you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone, against the family again, ever." (Michael Corleone)
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    Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in The Godfather (1972)

    "I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men." (Vito Corleone)
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    Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in The Godfather (1972)

    "Now listen, whoever comes to you with this Barzini meeting -- he's the traitor. Don't forget that." (Vito Corleone)
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    Al Pacino and Abe Vigoda in The Godfather (1972)

    "It's the smart move. And Tessio was always smarter." (Michael Corleone)
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    Abe Vigoda in The Godfather (1972)

    "Tom, can you get me off the hook? For ol' time' sake." (Sal Tessio)
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    Gianni Russo in The Godfather (1972)

    "You've got to answer for Santino, Carlo." (Michael Corleone)
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    "Only don't tell me you're innocent, because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry." (Michael Corleone)
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    "Don't ask me about my business, Kay." (Michael Corleone)
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    Al Pacino, Richard Bright, Richard S. Castellano, and Tom Rosqui in The Godfather (1972)

    "Don Corleone." (Peter Clemenza)
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    Orson Welles at the Orson Welles Cinema in Cambridge, MA (in the Boston area for the American premiere of his movie, "F for Fake" and a show at Symphony Hall)

    "'The Godfather' was the glorification of a bunch of bums who never existed" (Orson Welles)

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