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Mario Puzo
(1921-1999) born on
Oct 15
US novelist. His works include "Godfather," "Cotton Club," and "Earthquake."
         
   
F
Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.

R
He was. . . a degenerate gambler. That is, a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I'll show you a loser, show me a hero and I'll show you a corpse.
A
He's a businessman. I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
N
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
K
Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with People.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Referring to Don Vito Corleone; "The Godfather," bk. 3, ch. 14, 1969.
R: Referring to Jordan Hawley, "Fools Die," ch. 2, 1978.
A: "The Godfather," 1969.
N: Oft-repeated dictum of Don Corleone, in "The Godfather," bk. 1, ch. 1, 1969.
K: Don Corleone from "The Godfather," 1969.
   


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