Mario Puzo

American author, screenwriter and journalist

Lived from: 1920-1999

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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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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About Mario Puzo

Mario Gianluigi Puzo (/?pu?zo?/; Italian: ; October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author, screenwriter and journalist of Italian descent. He is known for his crime novels about the Mafia, most notably The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a three-part film saga directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the first film in 1972 and Part II in 1974. Puzo also wrote the original screenplay for the 1978 Superman film. His last novel, The Family, was released posthumously in 2001.

From Wikipedia