James Stewart movie quotes

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James Maitland
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James Stewart
May 20, 1908 in Indiana
July 2, 1997 in Los Angeles
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James Stewart movie quotes, phrases and lines
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James Stewart quotes
  • “I'm going to go be with Gloria now. (Jimmy Stewart, speaking of his late wife).”
    Jimmy Stewart
  • “- Elwood P. Dowd: Well, I think this calls for a celebration! Why don't we all go down to Charlie's Place and have a drink?
    - Veta Louise Simmons: You're not going anywhere, Elwood. You're staying right here.
    - Myrtle Mae Simmons: Yes, Uncle Elwood.
    - Judge Gaffney: Stay here, son.
    - Elwood P. Dowd: I plan to leave, you want me to stay. Oh, an...” (continue)
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    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
    Josephine Hull - Veta Louise Dowd Simmons
    Victoria Horne - Myrtle Mae Simmons
    William H. Lynn - Judge Omar Gaffney
  • Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" - she always called me Elwood - "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.
    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
  • “If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, speed it up a little.”
    Jimmy Stewart
    [Tag:advice, career, haste]
  • “As long as I can remember you've been right by my side. I'll never forget when you walked with me right in those first few hours after I lost Martha. I've always been able to count on you, when I felt dark inside and when I... You were right there, right, every time, right there. Even when I didn't feel good about myself, I knew that you cared...” (continue)(continue reading)

    James Stewart - Mr. Krueger
  • “- Clarence: Your brother, Harry Bailey, broke through the ice and was drowned at the age of nine.
    - George Bailey: That's a lie! Harry Bailey went to war! He got the Congressional Medal of Honor! He saved the lives of every man on that transport!
    - Clarence: Every man on that transport died. Harry wasn't there to save them, because you weren't...” (continue)
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    Henry Travers - Clarence
    James Stewart - George Bailey
    [Tag:brothers, death, lies]
  • “- Lisa: I wish I were creative.
    - Jeff: You are. You're great at creating difficult situations.”

    Grace Kelly - Lisa Carol Fremont
    James Stewart - L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
  • “- Ransom Stoddard: You're not going to use the story, Mr. Scott?
    - Maxwell Scott: No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”

    James Stewart - Ransom Stoddard
    Carleton Young - Maxwell Scott
  • “- Paul Biegler: Mr. Paquette, what would you call a man with an insatiable penchant for women?
    - Alphonse Paquette: A what?
    - Paul Biegler: A penchant... a desire... taste... passion?
    - Alphonse Paquette: Well, uh, ladies' man, I guess. Or maybe just a damn fool!”

    James Stewart - Paul Biegler
    Murray Hamilton - Alphonse Paquette
    [Tag:men, perversion, women]
  • “- Paul Biegler: You're fired.
    - Maida Rutledge: You can't fire me until you pay me.”

    James Stewart - Paul Biegler
    Eve Arden - Maida Rutledge
    [Tag:layoff, salary]
  • “- Paul Biegler: She's a very pretty woman, your wife...
    - Lt. Frederick Manion: A man gets used to the ways his wife looks.”

    James Stewart - Paul Biegler
    Ben Gazzara - Lt. Frederick Manion
    [Tag:beauty, habit, wife]
  • “As a lawyer, I've had to learn that people aren't just good or just bad. People are many things.”
    James Stewart - Paul Biegler
  • “One final thing I have to do... and then I'll be free of the past.”
    James Stewart - John 'Scottie' Ferguson
    [Tag:freedom, past]
  • “- Scottie: I hope we will, too.
    - Madeleine: What?
    - Scottie: Meet again sometime.
    - Madeleine: We have.”

    James Stewart - John 'Scottie' Ferguson
    Kim Novak - Madeleine Elster
    [Tag:hope, meeting]
  • “- Judy: If I let you change me, will that do it? If I do what you tell me, will you love me?
    - Scottie: Yes. Yes.
    - Judy: All right. All right then, I'll do it. I don't care anymore about me.”

    Kim Novak - Judy Barton
    James Stewart - John 'Scottie' Ferguson
  • “You shouldn't keep souvenirs of a killing. You shouldn't have been that sentimental.”
    James Stewart - John 'Scottie' Ferguson
    [Tag:killing, memory]
  • “- Lisa: How's your leg?
    - Jeff: Hurts a little.
    - Lisa: Your stomach?
    - Jeff: Empty as a football.
    - Lisa: And your love life?
    - Jeff: Not too active.
    - Lisa: Anything else bothering you?”

    Grace Kelly - Lisa Carol Fremont
    James Stewart - L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
    [Tag:life, trouble]
  • “- Jeff: Would you fix me a sandwich, please?
    - Stella: Yes, I will. And I'll spread a little common sense on the bread.”

    James Stewart - L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
    Thelma Ritter - Stella
  • “- Lisa: What's a logicalexplanation for a woman taking a trip with no luggage?
    - Jeff: That she didn't know she was going on a trip and where she was going she wouldn't need any luggage.
    - Lisa: Exactly.”

    Grace Kelly - Lisa Carol Fremont
    James Stewart - L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
    [Tag:traveling, women]
  • “- Jeff: She wants me to marry her.
    - Stella: That's normal.
    - Jeff: I don't want to.
    - Stella: That's abnormal.”

    James Stewart - L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
    Thelma Ritter - Stella
  • “- Lisa: Today's a very special day.
    - Jeff: It's just another run-of-the-mill Wednesday. The calendar's full of 'em.”

    Grace Kelly - Lisa Carol Fremont
    James Stewart - L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
  • “- Jeff: Why would a man leave his apartment three times on a rainy night with a suitcase and come back three times?
    - Lisa: He likes the way his wife welcomes him home.”

    James Stewart - L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
    Grace Kelly - Lisa Carol Fremont
    [Tag:leaving, men, return, wife]
  • “That's envy my dear, there's a little bit of envy in the best of us.”
    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
  • “I used to know a whole lot of dances. The-the-the-eh- the flea hop, and-and, what's the - eh - the black bottom, the variety drag. I don't, I don't know, I just don't seem to have any time any more. I have so many things to do.”
    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
  • “- Dr. Sanderson: You know, people are people no matter were you go.
    - Elwood P. Dowd: That is very often the case.”

    Charles Drake - Dr. Raymond Sanderson
    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd