Through Their Eyes Thursday: Vito Corleone

Through Their Eyes Thursday: Vito Corleone

My name is Vito Corleone. Above all I am a Family man. A man of honor, a man of respect. I’ve done my best for my family in the best way I knew. I’ve played the hand I was given as best I could. I lived my life my way, never dancing on a string like a puppet. I lived by a code. Women and children are exempt from this life we lead. I’m the Father of four sons, one I’ve taken in from a disadvantaged life and helped groom him to be the best in the field in which he showed most promise, law. I have a daughter, my pride and joy, Connie, who is maybe the only one who can get one over on me.


My dealings bring me into contact with a terrible side of humanity the average person wouldn’t see in a lifetime. I have powerful friends, which I’ve built up in a network over a long period of time. I think of myself as a great friend and confidant, even Godfather. But become my enemy and the world becomes a small, terrible place to live.

Family is my priority. Friends, are a close second. Friendship is as close to family as one can have without the blood tie. I keep people on the outside untill they gain my trust over a very long period of time. I try see two steps ahead all the time. Im calm, yet calculated, kind yet ruthless. I have a set of principles i adhere to and i expect my “Family” to follow suit.

A rule i have always lived by goes along the lines of “Keep your Friend’s close, but your enemies closer”…


About the Author

Gar O'brien

Gar enjoys to spend time with his family, and has a keen interest in the world of boxing, and also in the history of the Mafia. Aside from working with the NCS he owns and manages a collection of other successful Facebook groups dedicated to the mob.