"Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic. There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard, and you loved something, you could become successful."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Francis Ford Coppola on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Francis Ford Coppola on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."Francis Ford Coppola on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Francis Ford Coppola on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."Francis Ford Coppola on John F. Kennedy
"It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again."
"I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing."
"Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature."
"I'm no longer dependent on the movie business to make a living. So if I want to make movies as other old guys would play golf, I can."
"I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button."