Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo

American author, screenwriter and journalist

Lived from: 1920-1999

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Mario Puzo

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    A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults.
    Source: De Peetvader p. 391
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    A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
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    A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.
    Source: The Godfather
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    Accidents don't happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult.
    Source: The Godfather
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    Falling in love is great but being in love is a disaster.
    Source: The Godfather
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    Fredo you're my older brother and I love you. But don't ever take sides against the Family.
    Source: The Godfather
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    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.
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    I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.
    Source: The Godfather
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    I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
    Source: The Godfather
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    In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.
    Source: The Godfather
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    Italians have a little joke, that the world is so hard a man must have two fathers to look after him, and that's why they have godfathers.
    Source: The Godfather
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    Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
    Source: The Godfather
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    Life is like a box of hand grenades, you never know what will blow you to kingdom come.
    Source: The Last Don
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    Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
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    Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.
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