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  • Christopher: You're a good papa.


  • Chris Gardner: [voice-over] This part of my life... this part right here? This is called "happyness." Share this quote
    Chris Gardner: This part of my life, this part right here? This is called 'happiness'. Share this quote


  • Christopher: Hey dad, you wanna hear something funny? There was a man who was drowning, and a boat came, and the man on the boat said "Do you need help?" and the man said "God will save me". Then another boat came and he tried to help him, but he said "God will save me", then he drowned and went to Heaven. Then the man told God, "God, why didn't you save me?" and God said "I sent you two boats, you dummy!"


  • Chris Gardner: It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that?


  • Chris Gardner: Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. All right?
    Chris Gardner: Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you you can't do something. Not even me. All right?
    Christopher: All right
    Chris Gardner: You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.
    Chris Gardner: You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.


  • Chris Gardner: I met my father for the first time when I was 28 years old. I made up my mind that when I had children, my children were going to know who their father was.


  • Chris Gardner: This part of my life... this little part.... is called "Happiness"
    Chris Gardner: This part of my life... this little part... is called "Happiness"
    Chris Gardner: This part of my life... this little part... is called 'Happiness'.


  • Chris Gardner: [voice-over] This part of my life... this part right here? This part is called "being stupid."
    Chris Gardner: [voice-over] This part of my life... this part right here? This part is called 'being stupid.'


  • Martin Frohm: What would you say if man walked in here with no shirt, and I hired him? What would you say?
    Chris Gardner: He must have had on some really nice pants
    Chris Gardner: He must have had on some really nice pants.


  • Chris Gardner: You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.


  • Chris Gardner: Chris Gardner: Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. All right?
    Chris Gardner: Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. All right?
    Christopher: Christopher: All right.
    Christopher: All right.
    Chris Gardner: Chris Gardner: You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.
    Chris Gardner: You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.


  • Chris Gardner: Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. All right?
    Christopher: All right.
    Chris Gardner: You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.
    Chris Gardner: You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.


  • Christopher: Hey dad, you wanna hear something funny? There was a man who was drowning, and a boat came, and the man on the boat said "Do you need help?" and the man said "God will save me". Then another boat came and he tried to help him, but he said "God will save me", then he drowned and went to Heaven. Then the man told God, "God, why didn't you save me?" and God said "I sent you two boats, you dummy!"


  • Chris Gardner: It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that?


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