“How Green Was My Valley” quotes(1941)
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“How Green Was My Valley” Quotes 19 quotes
“If harm comes to my Gwilym, I will find out the men and I will kill them with my two hands. And this I will swear by God Almighty.”
“You are a lot of cowards to go against him. He has done nothing against you and he never has and you know it well. How some of you, you smug-faced hypocrites, can sit in the same chapel with him I cannot tell.”
“I am leaving the valley with regret toward those who have helped me here, and who have let me help them. But, for the rest of you, those of you who have only proved that I have wasted my time among you, I have only this to say. There is not one among you who has had the courage to come to me and accuse me of wrongdoing.”
“Everything I ever learnt as a small boy came from my father, and I never found anything he ever told me to be wrong or worthless. The simple lessons he taught me are as sharp and clear in my mind as if I had heard them only yesterday.”
“When you pray, think. Think well what you're saying. Make your thoughts into things that are solid. In that way, your prayer will have strength, and that strength will become a part of you, body, mind, and spirit.”
“We are not questioning your authority, sir, but if manners prevent our speaking the truth, we will be without manners.”
“There is no fence nor hedge around time that is gone. You can go back and have what you like of it, if you can remember. So I can close my eyes on my valley as it is today, and it is gone, and I see it as it was when I was a boy.”
“- Mr. Gruffydd: Where is the light I thought to see in your eye? Are you afraid, boy? You heard what the doctor said?
- Huw: Yes, sir.”
“- Angharad: How is he, Huw?
- Huw: Not as he was.
- Angharad: Is he ill?
- Huw: Inside, in his eyes, in his voice. Like you.”
“A man is never too old to learn.”