Vito Corleone Monologues

The Godfather (Vito Corleone)

You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you or my boy to me? I forgo the vengeance of my son. But my youngest son had to leave this country because of this Sollozzo business. So now I have to make arrangements to bring him back safely cleared of all these false charges. 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 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. But, that aside, let say that I swear, on the souls of my grandchildren, that I will not be the one to break the peace we have made here today.

The Godfather (Vito Corleone)

You can act like a man! … What’s the matter with you? Is this how you turned out? A Hollywood finocchio that cries like a woman? “What can I do? What can I do?” What is that nonsense? Ridiculous. You spend time with your family? … Good. ‘Cause a man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man. Come here … you look terrible. I want you to eat. I want you to rest a while. And in a month from now, this Hollywood bigshot’s gonna give you what you want.