Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A favorite quote from "The Godfather"

From Chapter 14, before Vito Corleone became a gangster:
The young Vito, however, felt a cold anger for the dreaded Fanucci. He never showed this anger in any way but bided his time. He worked in the railroad for a few months and then, when the war ended, work became slow and he could earn only a few days' pay a month. Also, most of the foremen were Irish and American and abused the workmen in the foulest language, which Vito always bore stone-faced as if he did not comprehend, though he understood English very well despite his accent. 
Mario Puzo, "The Godfather"  


  1. this quote from Godfather reminded me an impression I got from reading Puzzo's novels (after seing their movie version): Puzzo is a proud mafiosi apologist and has a rather dumb writing style.

    If you like to vent your feelings here (about a bully who is tormenting you - and little does he know what's in store for him), I could recommend "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

  2. Females, human and otherwise, can also exact vengeance (or obtain justice), as in Guy de Maupassant's short story "A Vendetta".