If you have read or seen The Godfather, you probably know who Mario Puzo is but, for the uninitiated, Puzo was an American author, journalist and screenwriter who was popularly known for his crime novels about the Italian-American mafia, The Godfather, which was later co-adapted into a three-part film saga directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He was honoured with an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the first film in 1972 and Part II in 1974. The Godfather was undoubtedly, one of the most iconic of all his works which went on to become a cult film. The Dark Arena (1955), The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965), The Runaway Summer of Davie Shaw (1966) and Fools Die (1978) were some of his best selling-novels of all time. We can easily call him the inventor of a new genre of crime novels in English Literature. He has captivated us all with his strong, bold writing so, here are some inspiring quotes by this legendary man whose words still remain relevant in modern times.

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