The godather

Challenge to all Roffers (If you haven’t seen it watch all of them right now or hand your man card in to Wang). :

Q) what is the single best quote from the godfather films that you can honestly say you have at some stage lives by?


Oh well bloody bums, the bloody typo in the title doesn’t help does it. 

A: for me 

“go to the mattresses” - I once enacted this on a company we were struggling with control of a landlord of a school.  We used our financial division and bought the mortgage he had out from under him (this was Italy, laws are flexible there) and suddenly he became incredibly cooperative. 

That is the one and only time I have looked across a boardroom and told someone to their face that they are going to be on the losing side of this unless they agree.

"Like Luca Brasi, tonight he will sleep with the fishes"


Got me through many a tight spot that one has

Michael says he'll meet you later. 'You coming in the car Tom? No, I can't'.



How  did it come to this? - Brexit shout

I never wanted you to be involved in this. There just wasn't enough time.- Get a fcuking move on and dont hang about

I agreed to see you because you are a serious man who is to be treated with respect. But I have to say no - How to say no

The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun.

Typical of an Osborne Clarke solicitor.

( I’m joking!)







No way in hell would OC hire the likes of you.

No you're right, they wouldn't, I don't work in any areas they practice 

this thread remains utterly tragic tho 

Seriously?  How is that even possible, or have I just been horribly exposed to nothing but corporate law and have somehow missed important areas? 

Can you get me off the hook Tom, for old times sake? 

Sorry, Solly, no can do - how to say no 

Never let anyone outside the family know what you're thinking.

Martin Sheen in jungle make-up emerges from the hot tub and proceeds to kill Don Corleone.

I'll never forget the Don's final exchange "What are you rebelling against?" he asks and out of the darkness the emotionless Sheen says "Whatever ya got."


One of the finest scenes ever.  I now everyone raves about 2 but the original had so many moments of pure genius and that was one of the one.

Even the way he says ‘whatever ya got’ was either acting at its finest or direction at its finest or possibly both.  

 “I understand. You found paradise in America, you had a good trade, you made a good living. The police protected you and there were courts of law. You didn't need a friend like me. But, 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 ask me to do murder for money.”

“Good. Someday, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, accept this justice as a gift on my daughter's wedding day.”

“Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all, we're not murderers, in spite of what this undertaker thinks.”

Brilliant scenes all.

This speech will stay with me. I 

”Bonasera, Bonasera. What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully? If you'd come to me in friendship, then that scum that ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day. And if by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies, then they would become my enemies. And then they would fear you.”

Q: Teclis, are you taking horse tranquillisers? If so please take more of them?



lindaradlett16 Jul 19 20:25

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No you're right, they wouldn't, I don't work in any areas they practice 

this thread remains utterly tragic


what she said 

Oh god, did one of the nurses leave the public computer on again?  NURSE!!!

Mutters.  Sit down mate, now it may be a shock but it is actually 2019 now.  

Someone will be along in a minute to put you back to your bed. 


Dunno what the fuck that’s got to do with anything. I’m not the sad cunt writing about how I quoted Don Corleone in a meeting with Penge Council rubbish collection services, am I?

Shhh.  Here’s a hot water bottle love.  It’ll make you more comfortable.

"Thank you the dinner and a nice evening. If you'll have your car drive me to the airport, Mr. Corleone is a man who insists on hearing bad news immediately."