Movie Quote Monday – Miracle on 34th Street
The black and white with Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, and Natalie Wood, of course.
It feels odd to include a fight from a Christmas movie, but I keep thinking about Fred’s “lovely intangibles” and they must be quoted.
Fred: Don’t you see, it’s not just Kris that’s on trial, it’s everything he stands for; it’s kindness and joy and love and all the other intangibles.
Doris: Oh, Fred, you’re talking like a child! You’re living in a realistic world and those lovely intangibles of yours are attractive, but not worth very much. You don’t get ahead that way.
Fred: That all depends on what you call getting ahead. Evidently, you and I have different definitions.
What’s your definition?
A job, an income, security – these are all important. But what good do they do you, if they come at the expense of kindness and joy and love. Sometimes we have no choice. Right?