20 Quotes From 'It's a Wonderful Life' to Live By

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You'll truly believe it's a wonderful life after reading these quotes!

Make Life More Meaningful by Following These 'It's a Wonderful Life' Quotes

We doubt there's a single person on this planet who hasn't seen It's a Wonderful Life by now.

Though it's considered to be a holiday classic, we tend to pop it on whenever we need to be reminded that life truly is, well, wonderful. After we watch this flick, we're always inspired to tackle the day and go out and make something of ourselves.

If you need to feel that way right now, but can't sit down to watch It's a Wonderful Life, reading through these motivational quotes from the film will help you get there.

Below are the best It's a Wonderful Life quotes of all time!

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It's a Wonderful Life Quotes

  • "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?" -Clarence

  • "Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends." -Clarence

  • "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." -George

  • "Well in my book, my father died a much richer man than you'll ever be!" -George

  • "Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings." -Zuzu

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Quotes From It's a Wonderful Life

  • "I'll love you till the day I die." -Mary

  • "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." -George

  • "You call this a happy family? Why do we have to have all these kids?" -George

  • "I want to live again!" -George

  • "Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man, but if you're up there and you can hear me, show me the way… show me the way." -George

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It's a Wonderful Life Famous Quotes

  • "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?" -Clarence

  • "All you can take with you is that which you've given away." -Pa

  • "Why don't you kiss her instead of talking her to death?" -Man on porch

  • "We're still in business. We've got two bucks left." -George

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

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Inspirational Quotes From It's a Wonderful Life

  • "I didn't want to marry anybody else in town. I want my baby to look like you." -Mary

  • "Well, you look about the kind of angel I'd get. Sort of a fallen angel, aren't you?" -George

  • "Why, she lights up like a firefly whenever you are around." -Ma

  • "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." -George

  • "Boys and girls and music. Why do they need gin?" -Annie

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