A 'pheasant-turned-author' Mario Gianluigi Puzo's life story is no less than a Cinderella fairytale. Born in a deprived family of Neapolitan immigrants, Puzo graduated from NY's City College. Thereafter, he joined the U.S. Air Force and participated in World War II. Puzo's weak vision prevented him from undertaking combat duties so he worked as a PR officer in Germany for several years. In 1950, he authored his first story 'The Last Christmas'. The success of this piece made him write 'The Dark Arena' (1955). That's how he started his professional writing career. In the mid 1950s to 1960s, Puzo served as an editor and author for a publishing company, ‘Magazine Management Company’ owned by Martin Goodman. While he was struggling to make the two ends meet, he wanted to write something new and different - something that would attract the masses. He finally settled down for crime novels based on sensational, secretive Mafia life. That's when he wrote 'The Godfather' (1969). It was later adapted into Francis Ford Coppola's Academy award winning movie series. Puzo, who was an established screenwriter and journalist by that time, received an Academy Award for the best adapted screenplay. He's credited with the invention of a new genre of crime novels in English Literature. His ‘Godfather’ is probably the most iconic of all his works. It was made into a film that went on to become a cult film. The dialogues from the film became very famous and are quoted quite often. We have excerpted some of his most famous and popular quotes from his writings, books and interviews. Presenting a collection of Mario Puzo quotes and sayings that are very much relevant in modern time!