Quotes by Mario Puzo

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Mario Puzo (October 15, 1920 July 2, 1999) was an American author known for his fictional books about the Mafia.

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What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.

Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
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.