It's a Wonderful Life Quotes

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    1. George Bailey: How old are you anyway?
    2. Mary Hatch Bailey: Eighteen.
    3. George Bailey: Eighteen. Why it was only last year you were seventeen.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (8 months ago)
    1. Annie: I've been savin' this money for a divorce, if ever I got a husband.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (8 months ago)
    1. George Bailey: Am I talking too much?
    2. House Owner: Yes! Why don't you kiss her instead of talking her to death?
    3. George Bailey: How's that?
    4. House Owner: I said why don't you kiss her instead of talking her to death?
    5. George Bailey: ...You want me to kiss her, huh?
    6. House Owner: Oh, youth is wasted on the wrong people!
    – Submitted by Sarah K (20 months ago)
    1. George Bailey: I don't have your money. It's in Tom's house... and Fred's house.
    – Submitted by Aaron S (20 months ago)
    1. Zuzu Bailey: Teacher says, 'Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.'
    – Submitted by Frances H (20 months ago)
    1. Uncle Billy: They did it, they did it, George, they voted Potter down. And they only had one condition, and that's the best part. They want you to run the Building and Loan.
    2. George Bailey: No, no, this is my last chance to get away from here. Harry Bailey is your man, he will run the Building and Loan.
    3. Uncle Billy: But George, they'll vote with Potter otherwise...
    – Submitted by Stan D (20 months ago)
    1. George Bailey: My mouth's bleeding, Bert! My mouth's bleedin'!
    – Submitted by Nik M (24 months ago)
    1. Clarence: [to George] 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?
    – Submitted by Lauren V (2 years ago)
    1. 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!
    – Submitted by Joseph B (2 years ago)
    1. George Bailey: Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!
    – Submitted by Scott K (2 years ago)
    1. George Bailey: Hey! Merry Christmas, Mr. Potter!
    2. Mr. Potter: A happy new year to you... in jail!
    – Submitted by Sarah K (2 years ago)
    1. George Bailey: [to Mary] You look older without your clothes on.
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. Mary Hatch Bailey: Is this the ear you can't hear on?
    2. Mary Hatch Bailey: [whispering in his bad ear] George Bailey, I'll love you 'til the day I die.
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. Mary Hatch Bailey: [embracing George] Remember the night we broke the windows in this old house? This is what I wished for.
    2. George Bailey: [softly] You're wonderful... wonderful.
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. Mrs. Hatch: Who is down there with you, Mary?
    2. Mary Hatch Bailey: It's George Bailey, mother.
    3. Mrs. Hatch: George Bailey? What does he want?
    4. Mary Hatch Bailey: I don't know!
    5. Mary Hatch Bailey: [to George] What do you want?
    6. George Bailey: Me? Nothing! I just came in to get warm, is all.
    7. Mary Hatch Bailey: [pause] He's making violent love to me, mother!
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. 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...
    2. George Bailey: [runs out of words, sees her crying] Oh, Mary, Mary...
    3. Mary Hatch Bailey: George... George... George...
    4. George Bailey: [kisses her intensely] Mary... Would you... Would you...
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. George Bailey: I know what I'm gonna do tomorrow, and the next day, and the next year, and the year after that. 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...
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. George Bailey: Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. Clarence: [In book inscription] Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. 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?
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. Clarence: You've been given a great gift.
    2. George Bailey: A chance to see what the world would be like without you.
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. 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...
    2. George Bailey: [turning to his aide] And that goes for you, too!
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. George Bailey: You call this a happy family? Why do we have to have all these kids?
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. George Bailey: I wanna live again!
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. 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.
    2. Mary Hatch Bailey: I'll take it. Then what?
    3. 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?
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. 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?
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. George Bailey: Well, maybe I left the car up at Martini's. Well, come on, Gabriel.
    2. Clarence: Clarence!
    3. George Bailey: Clarence. Right... Clarence.
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. Uncle Billy: After all, Potter, some people like George HAD to stay at home. Not every heel was in Germany and Japan.
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. George Bailey: That a boy Clarence!
    – Submitted by Daniel R (2 years ago)
    1. George Bailey: HOT DOG.
    – Submitted by Claudia K (2 years ago)
    1. George Bailey: [on Mary being caught naked in the bushes] This is a very interesting situation!
    2. Violet Bick: I'll call the police.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
    1. Zuzu Bailey: Look, Daddy. Teacher says: every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. Little Harry Bailey: To my big brother George, the richest man in town!
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. 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.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)

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