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An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Monday, December 22, 2008

Movie Madness Monday 133: Financial meltdown edition

Welcome to an end of advent edition of MMM, the movie quote trivia game. This week's entry was judged a failure when first released but now is recognized as a holiday classic. So put your quotes in the comments section,and Merry Christmas!

"Do you know how long it takes a working man to save five thousand dollars? 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 he died a much richer man than you'll ever be!"

"No man is a failure who has friends."

"He's making violent love to me, mother!"

"I like him."
"You like every boy."
"What's wrong with that?"

"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!"

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At 12/22/08, 11:54 AM, Blogger cupcake said...

The moonbeams will shoot out from your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair.


I so love Jimmy Stewart.

At 12/22/08, 1:21 PM, Anonymous yo miss!, formerly in bushwick said...


At 12/22/08, 2:06 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Buffalo gals can't you come out tonight and dance by the light of the moon.

At 12/23/08, 5:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teacher says, "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings."


At 12/23/08, 11:31 PM, Blogger Mrs. T said...

"Bedford Falls!" (My college roommate and I would yell this in the streets every time we had a snowstorm.)

"Why do we have to live in this big ol' barn?"

At 12/24/08, 12:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I beg of you not to do this thing. If Potter gets hold of this Building and Loan there'll never be another decent house built in this town. He's already got charge of the bank. He's got the bus line. He's got the department stores. And now he's after us. Why? Well, it's very simple. Because we're cutting in on his business, that's why. And because he wants to keep you living in his slums and paying the kind of rent he decides. Joe, you lived in one of those Potter houses, didn't you? Well, have you forgotten? Have you forgotten what he charged you for that broken-down shack? Here, Ed. You know, you remember last year when things weren't going so well, and you couldn't make your payments? You didn't lose your house, did you? Do you think Potter would have let you keep it? Can't you understand what's happening here? Don't you see what's happening? Potter isn't selling. Potter's buying! And why? Because we're panicky and he's not."


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