40 "Mario Puzo" Quotes And Sayings

Mario Puzo is the author of the best-selling novel The Godfather and many other books including novels and nonfiction. His book The Last Don has been made into a movie starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, and Diane Keaton. His novel The Family is a political thriller which was made into a movie starring Robert Duvall and Ellen Burstyn. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1969 for his novel The Death of a President Read more

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Do you believe a man can truly love a woman and constantly betray her? Never mind physically but betray her in his mind, in the very "poetry of his soul". Well, it's not easy but men do it all the time. Mario Puzo
Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.
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Keep your friends close but your enemies closer. Mario Puzo
Accidents don't happen to people who take accidents as a...
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Accidents don't happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult. Mario Puzo
I have no such powers. If I did I would...
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I have no such powers. If I did I would be more merciful than God, believe me. Mario Puzo
Michael could never remember his father ever having uttered a...
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Michael could never remember his father ever having uttered a word about death, as if the Don respected death too much to philosophize about it. Mario Puzo
You can't hide the thunderbolt. When it hits you, everybody...
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You can't hide the thunderbolt. When it hits you, everybody can see it. Christ, man, don't be ashamed of it, some men pray for the thunderbolt. You're a very lucky fellow. - Calo Mario Puzo
Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is...
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Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.- Don Corleone Mario Puzo
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Friendship is more than talent. It is more than government. It is almost the equal of family. Never forget that. If you had built up a wall of friendship you wouldn't have to ask me to help. - Don Corleone Mario Puzo
Yet, he thought, if I can die saying,
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Yet, he thought, if I can die saying, "Life is so beautiful, " then nothing else is important. If i can believe in myself that much, nothing else matters. Mario Puzo
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You cannot say 'no' to the people you love, not often. That's the secret. And then when you do, it has to sound like a 'yes'. Or you have to make them say 'no.' You have to take time and trouble. Mario Puzo
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A man's primary duty in life is to earn his own living, but to what purpose if he did not have a wife and children? Mario Puzo
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Let us be separated by wars and pestilence, death, madness but not by the passing of time. Mario Puzo
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Not to be rich, but to have money; to have money like a wall to put your back to, and then face the world. Mario Puzo
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I'll tell you the only real truth. Cunt is where it all begins and where it all ends. Cunt is the only thing worth living for. Everything else is a fake, a fraud and just shit. Mario Puzo
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A man who is not a father to his children can never be a real man, Mario Puzo
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God seemed to be having a hard time killing him, and he'd be damned if he was going to make the job easy for mere mortals Mario Puzo
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Charity is salt in the wound. It is painful. The state gives charity with the bitter hatred of a victim to his blackmailer. The receiver of free money is subjected to harassment, insult, and profound humiliation. Newspapers are enlisted to heap scorn on the arrogant bastards who choose to beg instead of starve or let their children starve. It is made clear that the poor seek charity as a great and sordid chicanery in which they delight. And there are some who do. As there are people who take delight in sticking hot needles deep into their abdomens, swallow pieces of broken bottles. A special taste. Speaking for humanity in general, the poor accept charity with a shame and loss of self-respect that is truly pitiful. . Mario Puzo
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Many young men started down a false path to their true destiny. Time and fortune usually set them aright. Mario Puzo
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The fact of the matter is that I wanted to hold a grudge in some funny kind of way. Against everybody. Mario Puzo
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Great men are not born great, they grow great .. . Mario Puzo