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when she reached menopause
the swamp cleared from her mind
the sun shone brightly
for the first time since girlhood
she could think clearly
things were outlined as if in lights
a dog was a dog and a man
was only a man
Imprisoned in the arms
of Eros you relax you blur
you have no will of your own
can make you tingle with delight
music art nature kisses touch
the wetness the pulsing
every glance a sort
of soft bullet she said
How true and what a fool
I made of myself
all those years
well we all did, you and I
honey we were like those lab mice
that will step on the pedal
that gives them those thrills
not eating not stopping
until they die
Now when I look at my body
under the spell of gravity
I have to laugh
Oh my god the way we all lined up
like a fleet of taxis at a red light
just waiting and racing our motors
what a joke sex is, though without it
no avenue to paradise
no human glue”
Keeyon: Til some wrath of God type shit happens, and washes everything away in a tidal wave like those poor fuckers in Indonesia.”
Bonasera: I didn't want to get into trouble.
Don Corleone: I understand. You found paradise in America. You had a good trade, you made a good living. The police protected you and there were courts of law. So you didn't need a friend like me. Now you come and say 'Don Corleone, give me justice.' But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me 'Godfather.' You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder—'for money.
Bonasera: I ask you for justice.
Don Corleone: That is not justice. Your daughter is alive.
Bonasera: Let them suffer then as she suffers. [the Don is silent] How much shall I pay you? [the Don turns away dismissively, but Bonasera stays on]
Don Corleone: Bonasera, Bonasera, what have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully? If you'd come to me in friendship, this scum who ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day. And if by some chance an honest man like yourself made enemies they would become my enemies. And then, they would fear you.
Bonasera: Be my friend... Godfather. [the Don at first shrugs, but upon hearing the title he lifts his hand, and a humbled Bonasera kisses the ring on it]
Don Corleone: Good. [He places his hand around Bonasera in a paternal gesture]
Don Corleone: Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, consider this justice a gift on my daughter's wedding day. [a gratified Bonasera offers his thanks and leaves...to Hagen] Give this job to Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. I mean, we're not murderers, in spite of what this undertaker thinks...”
Reese: Two guys as your parents? That house has to be a dude's paradise.”
Richie: With a glass of water?
Ralph: It's a start, Rich, it's a start. It gets you inside the house. Then, you charm your way into her private quarters. From there, you're just one subtle move away from paradise.
Richie: You go from a glass of water to paradise?”
Sam: No. But he died on the toilet.
Harold: Well, that's paradise compared to where the Sex Pistols are gonna end up.”
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