Sunday, December 24, 2006

Quote of the Day, 12/24/06: It's a Wonderful Life

Christmas Eve, and the guests are all gone. Now's the time of night when I'll sit by the tree with my parents and talk about the same stories we've talked about for years. Stories woven into the fabric of our family, that bring us even more laughter and tears today than when they orginally happened.

Here are a few quotes for you from It's a Wonderful Life, which is my mother's favorite Christmas movie. The last one here is the one where I always cry.

George: Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about... they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well, in my book [my father] died a much richer man than you'll ever be.
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George: What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary.
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Mary: Bread... that this house may never know hunger.... Salt... that life may always have flavor.

George: And wine... that joy and prosperity may reign forever.
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Clarence: Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?
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Ernie (reading telegram): Mr. Gower cabeled you need cash, stop. My office instructed to advance you up to twenty-five thousand dollars, stop. Hee Haw and Merry Christmas! Sam Wainwright.

3 comments:

Kimmy said...

Oh, the most beautiful Christmas movie ever! I cry EVERY time a watch it.

Erin said...

That is such a wonderful movie!

Merry Christmas, Nancy! I love your blog so much, too. :)

Lady S said...

We watched just the ending last night. From when he runs into the house. The $25K lines always gets me too. And I corny, but the inscription in the book and "Everytime a bell rings and angels gets his wings." get me too.