Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines: V is for Vito!

Hats off to all you blogsters who are still hanging on to the A-to-Z! This is a new favorite of mine because of the wide array of topics and the variety of blogs that participate. Not worthy, not worthy! But still here... #AtoZChallenge  

Today's post is a tribute to a character from a movie that made all my international friends think we were shooting each other in the streets. It's all "family" in The Godfather and the head of the family is Vito Corleone.

Short and sweet, let's get to the character for today: 

V is for Vito!

Revenge is a dish that tastes best when it is cold.

I understand. You found paradise in America, had a good trade, made
 a good living. The police protected you; and there were courts of law.
 And you didn't need a friend of me. But uh, now you come to me and
 you say -- 'Don Corleone give me justice.' -- But you don't ask with
 respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me
 Godfather. Instead, you come into my house on the day my daughter
 is to be married, and you uh ask me to do murder, for money.

Each man has his own destiny.

Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. Until that day accept this justice as a gift on my daughter's wedding day.

Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.

Never let people out of the family know what you are thinking again.

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I want you to use all your powers and all your skills. I don't want his 
mother to see him this way. [sobbing] Look how they massacred my boy.

It's true I have a lot of friends in politics, but they wouldn't be so friendly
 if they knew my business was drugs instead of gambling which they 
consider a harmless vice. But drugs, that's a dirty business.

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.

I promise, that on the souls of my grandchildren, I will not 
be the one to break the peace we've made here today.


  1. It's the last week - YAY! We're gonna make it. ☺ Don Corleone was one of the greatest characters ever portrayed on film. So many of these lines have become engrained in pop culture. Love this post!

    1. Debbie, I have been covered up for a long time and not able to get around to my favorite blogs as often as I like (or at all, some times!) but I know you visit mine all the time and I'm so grateful! Some day soon, I'll be a better blog-pal, okay? You are awesome!

    2. No worries. ☺ We're all behind. Your theme is such fun!

  2. This was a well made movie with lots of interesting scenes and lines. I was never able to embrace it, however, the way so many other people did. With movies, I MUST have at least one character that I can identify with somehow and care about, otherwise I just remain a passive observer of events that don't really impact me.

    And that was 'THE GODFATHER' and 'THE GODFATHER II' to me. I merely watched but never really cared, because I didn't care whether any character lived or died.

    It was good moviemaking, but for me, not really engaging. Some GREAT lines you've used here though, GOOD SIS DOC!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

    1. No joke, I moved because my town was nicknamed "Murder City USA" and I related to the whole movie. To add to it, we had a huge Italian-American community. For many years after I came to the South, my friends would call and mention who got whacked. I kid you not.

      My middle son, Magoo, once listened to me complain about someone behaving badly and put his arm around my shoulder and said, "You want I should whack him, boss?" LOL.

  3. I have to admit, I've never seen this film. But the quotes are spot on.

    1. The first one is a classic, Jeff. From your tastes in film and television (reading your blog), I'm thinking you'd love it. Check it out!

  4. The Godfather, along with Seinfeld, is the source of so many quotes. One I say quite often when miffed about something: "And that I cannot forgive."
    I even use the Marlon Brando voice.
    Just did.

  5. So many great lines from such a classic film. Second one was also good. Third... not so much.

  6. When I saw Vito, I immediately thought of Vito Corleone. But then Mona Lisa Vito from My Cousin Vinny popped into my head. She was pretty demanding, too.


  7. Vito!! What a great classic movie. Brando could never top that role after that.

  8. Playing catch up! He is an iconic characters made famous by Brando. I have to admit...not a huge Godfather fan

  9. I'll never catch up....
    I read somewhere that Brando put marbles in his mouth to help with his speech. He mumbled with an Italian accent. A terrific film at time.


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