Donald Sutherland: Michael
Michael : Every man has a destiny, Alex. Life is not... random. The trick is discovering your destiny, knowing it. Once you do that, everything else comes easy... just flows.
Michael : [Coaching Alex on his first hit] Okay, let's go. Now, you get over there and do your job. We've got a reputation to protect. Come on. Remember what I told you: keep it fast and simple. Don't meet his eyes. Just walk up, do your job, and walk away. I'll be right here waiting for you. Go on. You can do it.
Alex : You shouldn't have done that with Sammy, dad.
Michael : What are you talking about?
Alex : Making him feel bad like that, about spilling the glue.
Michael : [Dismissively] The kid's a retard.
Alex : He's very smart.
Michael : Right.
Alex : He is!
Michael : Okay. I'm sorry. I get aggravated. Tell Martha I'm sorry. Is she pissed at me?
Alex : Yes.
Michael : Did she make you come talk to me? Are you the messenger boy?
Alex : No.
Michael : You pussy-whipped, son? I think you're pussy-whipped. Don't feel bad about it. We're all fuckin' pussy-whipped. Women run the world. Don't let anyone tell you different. Women, not men. Fuck them.
Michael : [sighs] Sneaky, the way they do it. That's what they're good at: being fucking sneaky. Who decides what you're gonna' eat tonight? Who decides how much booze you should drink? Who decides what movie you're gonna' go see? Follow my drift, Alex? Women are vipers.