The Joker: For our next crime, we will trap all of Gotham in the sugary sweetness of gum drops!
Harley Quinn: Then we will buy a shoe company, forcing all of Gotham to buy new gumdrop resistant shoes from us!
The Joker: Allowing us to use the money we've earned on a Joker-Joke mobile and all the pancakes we could ever eat! It will be the most monopolizing, gooey, chewy, ooey, stewie, banjo-kazooie shoey delicious crime of the century!

Movie / TV: B@: It's a Wonderful Life, Batman!
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Batman: Superman! Clark! Clark! Help me clark! Get me back! Get me back, I don't care what happens to me. Get me back to my life and Dick. Help me Clark please. Please. I wanna live again. I wanna live again. Please God, let me live again.

Movie / TV: B@: It's a Wonderful Life, Batman!
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Alfred Pennyworth: My apologies sir. I shouldn't have failed to realize the importance... nay, the necessity, to have Batman and Robin come grocery shopping. My mistake for thinking it was a simple task that could have easily been performed just as well, if not better, by Master Bruce and Mater Dick. I assure you, such admissible and logical ways of thinking will no longer be set as a standard in my own head. Henceforth, I will put my best foot forward in completing my duties as your butler in the most nonsensical way I can in order to better meet your impossible and impractical requests and demands.
Batman: ...Is that a hint of sarcasm I hear Alfred?
Alfred Pennyworth: Oh noooo. Now if you'll excuse me, I must go put away my mask. And I must say sir, what a great idea. I'm sure I was un recognizable with this on.

Movie / TV: B@: It's a Wonderful Life, Batman!
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Chief O'Hara: Aye, but Commissioner, I thought you said we could Mario Kart on the big TV?
Commissioner Gordon: We are, we are. Just keep it on the DL.

Movie / TV: B@: It's a Wonderful Life, Batman!
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Superman: Every time a bell rings, someone's planet blows up.

Movie / TV: B@: It's a Wonderful Life, Batman!
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Well, just come back here, Mister. I'll give her a kiss that'll put hair back on your head!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : [ on Mary being caught naked in the bushes after her robe slips off ] This is a very interesting situation!
Mary : Please give me my robe.
George Bailey : A man doesn't get in a situation like this every day.
Mary : I'd like to have my robe.
George Bailey : Not in Bedford Falls anyway.
Mary : [ after the bushes' thorns starting hurting her ] Ouch! Oh!
George Bailey : Gazuntiet.
Mary : George Bailey!
George Bailey : Inspires a little thought!
Mary : Give me my robe.
George Bailey : I've read about things like this.
Mary : Shame on you! I'm going to tell your mother on you.
George Bailey : Well, my mother is way up on the corner.
Mary : I'll call the police!
George Bailey : Well, they're all the way downtown. They'd be on my side.
Mary : Then I'll scream!
George Bailey : Maybe I can sell tickets. [ a car pulls up, and George is told that his father has suffered a stroke ]

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Violet Bick : [ being dragged into a squad car by police ] That sailor's a liar!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Violet Bick : Good afternoon, Mr. Bailey.
George Bailey : Hello, Violet. Hey, you look good, that's some dress you got on there.
Violet Bick : This old thing? Why, I only wear it when I don't care how I look.
Ernie Bishop : How would you like to take...
George Bailey : Yes?
Ernie Bishop : [ to Bert ] Want to come along, Bert? We'll show you the town.
Bert : No, thanks... I think I'll go home and see what the wife's doing.
Ernie Bishop : Family man.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Ernie Bishop : [ as George is trying to find Mary in the abandoned house ] Watch this guy, Bert, he's bats!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : [ to Mary ] You look older without your clothes on.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Mary Hatch : [ trapped naked in a bush ] Shame on you! I'll tell your mother!
George Bailey : [ thoughtfully ] My mother's way up on the corner there.
Mary Hatch : I'll call the police.
George Bailey : They're way downtown. Anyway, they'd be on my side.
Mary Hatch : Then I'll scream!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Real Estate Salesman : Fifteen years ago, a half-dozen houses stuck here and there. There's the old cemetery, squirrels, buttercups, daisies. Dozens of the prettiest little homes you ever saw. Ninety per cent owned by suckers who used to pay rent to you. Your Potter's Field, my dear Mr. Employer, is becoming just that. And are the local yokels making with those David and Goliath wisecracks!
Mr. Potter : Oh, they are, are they? Even thought they know the Baileys haven't made a dime out of it.
Real Estate Salesman : You know very well why. The Baileys were all chumps. Every one of these homes is worth twice what it cost the Building and Loan to build. If I were you, Mr. Potter...
Mr. Potter : Well, you are not me.
Real Estate Salesman : As I say, it's no skin off my nose. But one of these days this bright young man is going to be asking George Bailey for a job.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Pa Bailey : I know it's soon to talk about it.
George Bailey : Oh, now Pop, I couldn't. I couldn't face being cooped up for the rest of my life in a shabby little office... Oh, I'm sorry Pop, I didn't mean that, but this business of nickels and dimes and spending all your life trying to figure out how to save three cents on a length of pipe... I'd go crazy. I want to do something big and something important.
Pa Bailey : You know, George, I feel that in a small way we are doing something important. Satisfying a fundamental urge. It's deep in the race for a man to want his own roof and walls and fireplace, and we're helping him get those things in our shabby little office.
George Bailey : I know, Dad. I wish I felt... But I've been hoarding pennies like a miser in order to... Most of my friends have already finished college. I just feel like if I don't get away, I'd bust.
Pa Bailey : Yes... yes... You're right son.
George Bailey : You see what I mean, don't you, Pop?
Pa Bailey : This town is no place for any man unless he's willing to crawl to Potter. You've got talent, son. I've seen it. You get yourself an education. Then get out of here.
George Bailey : Pop, you want a shock? I think you're a great guy. [ to Annie, listening through the door ]
George Bailey : Oh, did you hear that, Annie?
Annie : I heard it. About time one of you lunkheads said it.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Rochester? Why Rochester?

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Little Mary : Is this the ear you can't hear on? [ whispering in his bad ear ]
Little Mary : George Bailey, I'll love you 'til the day I die.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Mrs. Hatch : [ calling from upstairs ] Mary, who's down there with you?
Mary : It's George Bailey, mother!
Mrs. Hatch : Well, what does he want?
Mary : I don't know! [ to George ]
Mary : What do you want?
George Bailey : What do I want? Why, I'm just here to get warm, that's all!
Mary : [ calling up ] He's making violent love to me, mother!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Mary Hatch, why in the world did you ever marry a guy like me?
Mary : To keep from being an old maid!
George Bailey : You could have married Sam Wainright, or anybody else in town...
Mary : I didn't want to marry anybody else in town. I want my baby to look like you.
George Bailey : You didn't even have a honeymoon. I promised you... [ stops ]
George Bailey : Your what?
Mary : My baby!
George Bailey : [ stuttering ] Your, your, your, ba- Mary, you on the nest?
Mary : George Baily Lassos Stork!
George Bailey : [ still stuttering ] Lassos a stork? [ Mary nods ]
George Bailey : What're'ya... You mean you're... What is it, a boy or a girl?
Mary : [ nods enthusiasticly ] Mmmm-hmmm!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Ma Bailey : [ speaking of Mary Hatch ] Why, she lights up like a firefly whenever you are around. Besides, Sam Wainright is off in New York, and you're here in Bedford Falls...
George Bailey : And all's fair in love and war, right?
Ma Bailey : [ fixing his collar ] Well, I don't know about war...

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Merry Christmas, Mr. Potter!
Mr. Potter : And Happy New Year to you, in jail! Why don't you go on home? They're waiting for you!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Man at Bar : Why do you drink so much? Please go home, Mr. Bailey.
Mr. Welsh : [ sitting right beside George ] Bailey? Which Bailey?
Giuseppe Martini : This is Mr. George Bailey. [ Mr. Welsh angrily pulls George Bailey up to his face by the lapels with one hand and hits him in the face with a right hook, sending him to the floor ]
Mr. Welsh : Next time you talk to my wife like that, you'll get worse! She cried for an hour! It's not enough she teaches stupid children to read and write, you had to bawl her out!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man, but if you're up there and you can hear me [ begins crying ]
George Bailey : show me the way... show me the way.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Mary : [ embracing George ] Remember the night we broke the windows in this old house? This is what I wished for.
George Bailey : [ softly ] You're wonderful... wonderful.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : [ George is having his last meal at home before leaving on his cruise. His father is distraught over his leaving ] Pop, I think you're a great guy.
George Bailey : [ thinking Annie is eavesdropping ] Did you hear that, Annie?
Annie : I heard it... 'bout time one of you lunkheads said it!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : [ the staff celebrates closing the building and loan company with only two dollars remaining, to stay in business ] Get a tray for these two great big important simoleans here.
Uncle Billy : We'll save 'em for seed.
George Bailey : A toast! A toast! A toast to Mama Dollar and to Papa Dollar, and if you want to keep this old Building and Loan in business, you better have a family real quick.
Cousin Tilly : I wish they were rabbits.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Mickey : [ Mickey walks up to a disheartened Freddie Othello, dumped by Mary Hatch ] What's the matter, Othello - jealous? Did you know there's a swimming pool under this floor? And did you know that *button* behind you causes this floor to open up? And did you further know that George Bailey is dancing right over that crack? [ Othello turns to Mickey ]
Mickey : I've got the key!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Mary : You look at me as if you didn't know me.
George Bailey : Well, I don't.
Mary : You pass me on the street almost every day.
George Bailey : Me? Naw, that was a little girl named Mary Hatch, that wasn't you.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : [ gazing eyes with Mary ] Well, well, well.
Freddie Othello : Now, to get back to my story, see? [ in a trance, Mary hands Othello her drink, and George and Mary start dancing ]
Freddie Othello : Hey, this is MY dance!
George Bailey : Oh, why don't you stop annoying people.
Freddie Othello : Well, I'm sorr- Hey!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Mary : I feel like a bootlegger's wife!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Clarence : Clarence Oddbody, AS2.
George Bailey : Oddbody... Hey, what's an AS2?
Clarence : Angel, Second Class. [ the bridgekeeper, overhearing it, falls backwards in his chair ]

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : I wish I had a million dollars... Hot dog!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Bert : Liver pills? We need posters of beautiful places, romantic places. Places George wants to go!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Ma Bailey : First Harry, now George. Annie, we're just two old maids now.
Annie : You speak for yourself, Miss B.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Mrs. Hatch : Who is down there with you, Mary?
Mary : It's George Bailey, mother.
Mrs. Hatch : George Bailey? What does he want?
Mary : I don't know! [ to George ]
Mary : What do you want?
George Bailey : Me? Nothing! I just came in to get warm, is all.
Mary : [ pause ] He's making violent love to me, mother!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

House owner : I mean Pottersville. Don't you think I know where I live? What's the matter with you? [ He proceeds toward his house. George is completely bewildered ]
George Bailey : Oh, I don't know. Either I'm off my nut, or he is... [ to Clarence ]
George Bailey : ... or you are!
Clarence : It isn't me!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Now, will you do something for me?
Zuzu Bailey : What?
George Bailey : Will you try and get some sleep?
Zuzu Bailey : I'm not sleepy. I want to look at my flower.
George Bailey : I know-I know, but you just go to sleep, and then you can dream about it, and it'll be a whole garden.
Zuzu Bailey : It will?
George Bailey : Uh-huh.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Now, you listen to me! I don't want any plastics, and I don't want any ground floors, and I don't want to get married - ever - to anyone! You understand that? I want to do what I want to do. And you're... and you're... [ runs out of words, sees her crying ]
George Bailey : Oh, Mary, Mary...
Mary : George... George... George...
George Bailey : [ kisses her intensely ] Mary... Would you?... Would you?...

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : I'm shakin' the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I'm gonna see the world. Italy, Greece, the Parthenon, the Colosseum. Then, I'm comin' back here to go to college and see what they know. And then I'm gonna build things. I'm gonna build airfields, I'm gonna build skyscrapers a hundred stories high, I'm gonna build bridges a mile long...

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Annie : Boys and girls and music. Why do they need gin?

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : I know what I'm gonna do tomorrow, and the next day, and the next year, and the year after that.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Clarence : Ohh, there must be some easier way for me to get my wings.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : [ on Mary being caught naked in the bushes ] This is a very interesting situation!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Clarence : [ In book inscription ] Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Isn't it wonderful? I'm going to jail!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Well, you look about the kind of angel I'd get. Sort of a fallen angel, aren't you? What happened to your wings?

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Little Violet : [ commenting on George ] I like him.
Little Mary : You like every boy.
Little Violet : What's wrong with that?

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Annie : I been savin' this money for a divorce, if ever I got a husband.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

[ first lines ]
Mr. Emil Gower : I owe everything to George Bailey. Help him, dear Father.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

[ last lines ]
Zuzu Bailey : Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
George Bailey : That's right, that's right.
George Bailey : Attaboy, Clarence.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Mary : Bread... that this house may never know hunger. [ Mary hands a loaf of bread to Mrs. Martini ]
Mary : Salt... that life may always have flavor. [ Mary hands a box of salt to Mrs. Martini ]
George Bailey : And wine... that joy and prosperity may reign forever. Enter the Martini Castle. [ George hands Mr. Martini a bottle of wine ]

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Ernie Bishop : Just a minute! Quiet everybody! Quiet, quiet. Now get this, it's from London.
Ma Bailey : Oh!
Ernie Bishop : [ Reading the telegram in his hand ] Mr. Gower cabled you need cash, stop. My office instructed to advance you up to twenty-five thousand dollars, stop. Hee Haw and Merry Christmas! Sam Wainwright.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Harry Bailey : A toast to my big brother George: The richest man in town.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Clarence : You see George, you've really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away?

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Clarence : You've been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : You sit around here and you spin your little webs and you think the whole world revolves around you and your money. Well, it doesn't, Mr. Potter. In the whole vast configuration of things, I'd say you were nothing but a scurvy little spider! And... [ turning to his aide ]
George Bailey : And that goes for you, too!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Mr. Potter : What have you been doing lately, George? Playing the market with the company's money?
George Bailey : No, of course not.
Mr. Potter : Or is it a woman you're involved with? It's all over town that you've been giving money to Violet Bick.
George Bailey : What?
Mr. Potter : Not that it's any skin off my nose.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : You call this a happy family? Why do we have to have all these kids?

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Man on Porch : Why don't you kiss her instead of talking her to death?
George Bailey : You want me to kiss her, huh?
Man on Porch : Ah, youth is wasted on the wrong people.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : I wanna live again!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

[ George returns to the bridge where his nightmare began, hoping to bring back his old life ]
George Bailey : [ praying ] Clarence! Clarence! Help me, Clarence! Get me back! Get me back, I don't care what happens to me! Get me back to my wife and kids! Help me Clarence, please! Please! I wanna live again. I wanna live again. Please, God, let me live again. [ it begins to snow again ]
Bert : [ shouts ] Hey, George! George! You all right? Hey, what's the matter?
George Bailey : Now get outta here, Bert, or I'll hit you again! Get outta here!
Bert : What the sam hill you yellin' for, George?
George Bailey : You... [ suddenly stunned ]
George Bailey : George... Bert? Do you know me?
Bert : Know you? Huh. You kiddin'? I've been looking all over town trying to find you. I saw your car plowed into that tree down there and I thought maybe you - hey, your mouth's bleeding. Are you sure you're all right?
George Bailey : What the... [ licks the corner of his lip and checks his mouth with his hand ]
George Bailey : Ha, ha, ha, ha! My mouth's bleeding, Bert! My mouth's bleeding! Zuzu's petals... Zuzu...
George Bailey : [ checking his pocket ] There they are! Bert, what do you know about that! Merry Christmas!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

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?

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : 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 Bailey : Well, then you can swallow it, and it'll all dissolve, see... and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair... am I talking too much?

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

[ George has discovered his brother Harry's tombstone ]
Clarence : [ explaining ] Your brother, Harry Bailey, broke through the ice and was drowned at the age of nine.
George Bailey : That's a lie! Harry Bailey went to war! He got the Congressional Medal of Honor! He saved the lives of every man on that transport!
Clarence : Every man on that transport died! Harry wasn't there to save them, because you weren't there to save Harry.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Well, maybe I left the car up at Martini's. Well, come on, Gabriel.
Clarence : Clarence!
George Bailey : Clarence. Right... Clarence.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Now, come on, get your clothes on, and we'll stroll up to my car and get... Oh, I'm sorry. I'll stroll. You fly.
Clarence : I can't fly! I haven't got my wings.
George Bailey : You haven't got your wings. Yeah, that's right.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Nick : [ slamming a bottle on the bar ] That's it! Out you two pixies go... through the door, or out the window!
George Bailey : Hold on, Nick! What's wrong?
Nick : That's another thing. Where do you come off calling me Nick?
George Bailey : Well... Nick, that's your name. Isn't it?
Nick : What does that have to do with anything? I don't know you from Adam's off Ox.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Uncle Billy : After all, Potter, some people like George HAD to stay at home. Not every heel was in Germany and Japan.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Nick : Hey look, mister. We serve hard drinks in here for men who want to get drunk fast, and we don't need any characters around to give the joint "atmosphere". Is that clear, or do I have to slip you my left for a convincer?
George Bailey : [ intervening ] Nick, hold on. Just give him the same as mine. He's no trouble.
Nick : Okay. [ Nick walks away to tend to the bar ]
George Bailey : [ to Clarence ] What's the matter with him? I never saw Nick act like that before.
Clarence : You'll see a lot of strange things from now on.

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Mr. Potter : [ to George Bailey ] Look at you. You used to be so cocky. You were going to go out and conquer the world. You once called me "a warped, frustrated, old man!" What are you but a warped, frustrated young man? A miserable little clerk crawling in here on your hands and knees and begging for help. No securities, no stocks, no bonds. Nothin' but a miserable little $500 equity in a life insurance policy. [ Potter chuckles ]
Mr. Potter : You're worth more dead than alive!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

Nick : [ ringing the cash register repeatedly ] Get me. I'm givin' out wings!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : [ yelling at Uncle Billy ] Where's that money, you silly stupid old fool? Where's that money? Do you realize what this means? It means bankruptcy and scandal and prison! That's what it means! One of us is going to jail... well, it's not gonna be me!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav

George Bailey : Just a minute... just a minute. Now, hold on, Mr. Potter. You're right when you say my father was no businessman. I know that. Why he ever started this cheap, penny-ante Building and Loan, I'll never know. But neither you nor anyone else can say anything against his character, because his whole life was... why, in the 25 years since he and his brother, Uncle Billy, started this thing, he never once thought of himself. Isn't that right, Uncle Billy? He didn't save enough money to send Harry away to college, let alone me. But he did help a few people get out of your slums, Mr. Potter, and what's wrong with that? Why... here, you're all businessmen here. Doesn't it make them better citizens? Doesn't it make them better customers? You... you said... what'd you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they're so old and broken down that they... Do you know how long it takes a working man to save $5,000? 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!

Movie / TV: It's a Wonderful Life
 | Comment  |  + My Fav