Friday, December 12, 2008

it truly is a wonderful life...

"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? "

hubby and i watched this movie this week. one of my all-time favorites. i've been watching it every christmas since i was an infant. and, like every year before, i cried in the end. what a beautiful reminder to all of us. if you haven't seen it (and even if you have!) go watch "it's a wonderful life." because it really is. even if you have a job you hate, you struggle financially, you have a hard time with business relationships, you have a sick child, you are jealous of those who may be better off than you, you live in a drafty house with a banister that comes off all the time, you've lost a loved one. there is so much to be thankful for, so much to love. so much joy around you.

"Remember, no man is a failure who has friends."

thank you for being my friend!

and a few more fun quotes from the movie!

Zuzu: Look, Daddy! Teacher says, every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.
George: That's right! That's right! Atta boy, Clarence!

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.
Mary: I'll take it. Then what?
George: Well, then you could swallow it, and it'd all dissolve, see? And the moonbeams'd shoot out of your fingers and your toes, and the ends of your hair... Am I talking too much?
Old Man: Yes! Why don't you kiss her instead of talking her to death?
George: How's that?
Old Man: Why don't you kiss her instead of talking her to death?
George: Want me to kiss her, huh?
Old Man: Ah, youth is wasted on the wrong people!

Young Mary: George Bailey, I'll love you til the day I die!

George: I wish i had a million dollars! Hot dog!

Sam Wainwright: Hee Haw!

George: Look, who are you?
Clarence: I told you, George. I'm your guardian angel.
George: Yeah, yeah, I know. You told me that. What else are you? What...are you a hypnotist?
Clarence: No, of course not.
George: Well, then, why am I seeing all these strange things?
Clarence: Don't you understand, George? It's because you were not born.
George: Then if I wasn't born, who am I?
Clarence: You're nobody. You have no identity.
George: What do you mean, no identity? My name's George Bailey.
Clarence: There is no George Bailey. You have no papers, no cards, no driver's license, no 4-F card, no insurance policy...They're not there, either.
George: What?
Clarence: Zuzu's petals. You've been given a great gift, George. A chance to see what the world would be like without you.
so what's your favorite part/quote from this movie?


Kaylynn said...

I love that movie too. I love when the bell rings, and we know that Clarence got his wings!

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

I can't pick a fave, because that movie is my all-time favorite holiday movie. I just love the whole thing!!

AWonderfulGirl said...

That movie is my ab. so. lute. favorite!!! Oh how I love that movie!!! Did I mention I love that movie? Alright then! :) We always watched it on Christmas Eve & drank hot chocolate with icecream in it & scarfed doughnuts by the dozen when I was a kid..hmmm..that's a good idea!

Thanks for the post!

The Rambler said...

My aunt watches this religiously every Christmas season. We joke with her...but secretly I love the message of the movie. And my favorite...the one that started your post. :)