This week’s prompt for Think Write Thursday is to write about the movie you can quote the most. This may or may not be your favorite moving but you all know what we mean, right? What’s that movie, the one that once you start quoting from (probably with your friends) and you just can’t stop? Share some of your favorite quotes and tell us why you think it’s just so darn quotable.
First up, let’s cue up some music shall we?
Perhaps the best movie series ever and one I have watched dozens of times – although, the book is excellent – overall the series of movies did well to portray the saga told by Mario Puzo in his book by the same name. And, talk about a plethora of movie quotes! The Godfather is one that delivers!
My favorite quote of all is one from Don Corleone: I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.
But really, Don Corleone gives some of the best lines ever:
- You can act like a man! What’s the matter with you?
- A man who never spends time with his family can never be a real man.
- Consigliere of mine, I think you should tell your don what everyone seems to know.
- Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, consider this justice a gift on my daughter’s wedding day.
Peter Clemenza also gives some great lines:
- Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
- He’s thinking of going to the mattresses already.
Sal Tessio gets one of the most famous quotes:
- …Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Michael Corleone’s growth over the course of the movie is dramatic, and he gives some chilling quotes:
- Fredo, you’re my older brother and I love you. But, don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family again.
- What’s the Turk paying you to set up my father, Captain?
- It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.
- You have to answer for Santino, Carlo.
- Only don’t tell me you’re innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry.
- Just lie here, Pop. I’ll take care of you now. I’m with you now. I’m with you.
And, his power culminates so incredibly in the famous Baptism Scene:
There you have it – my all-time favorite and most quotable movie, ever. Now, if you’ll excuse me – I have a bit of watching to do!
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There are so many great quotes in that movie! It’s been a long time since I’ve watched The Godfather. (I think it’s time to queue it up again.)
I don’t think I have ever watched beyond the first movie, but you’ve shared so many great quotes that I can see I need to. I want to see the baptism scene and hear the rest of those quotes in context!
Oh, you must watch Part II (I could live without III, but II is as good as the first… or better).
I have never seen the Godfather. I’ve made it part way but never all the way. I know..pretty much un-American! 🙂 You’ve got me curious about the baptism scene now…I’ve made it to the horses head.
I remember many of the scenes, even though it’s been years since I’ve seen it. Good one!
I haven’t used it in a while, but the only movie quote I can think of that I’ve used with any regularity is from Beauty & The Beast. When the kids would balk at whatever was on their plates, I’d do my best BEAST and bellow, “Fine. then go ahead and STARVE!!” 🙂
The quote that always gets me the most: I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Don’t hate me, but… I have never seen this movie series.
Have you seen the movie “You’ve Got Mail”? There’s a whole bit about how everything you need to know in life can be gleaned from “The Godfather.”
(It’s one of my favorites as well, and I’ll own up to using “Leave the gun, take the cannoli” far more frequently than I probably should.)
It’s been way too long since I’ve seen that one, too – but like Sarah says, I know most of my quotes from The Godfather through Tom Hanks’ character in You’ve Got Mail!
One of the best movies ever! I got to see it on the big screen a couple years ago, the way it should be. What a treat.