Michael Corleone: What’s the matter? What’s bothering you? I’ll handle it. I told you I can handle it, I’ll handle it.
Don Vito Corleone: I knew Santino was going to have to go through all this and Fredo… well, Fredo was… But I…I never wanted this for you. I work my whole life–I don’t apologize–to take care of my family. And I refused to be a fool dancing on the strings held by all of those big shots. That’s my life; I don’t apologize for that. But I always thought that when it was your time, that you would be the one to hold the strings: Senator Corleone, Governor Corleone, something.
Michael: Another pezzonovante.
Don Corleone: Well, there wasn’t enough time, Michael. There just wasn’t enough time.