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55 'The Pursuit Of Happyness' Quotes To Inspire The Whole Family

A'The Pursuit Of Happyness' movie quote can lift your spirit.

'The Pursuit Of Happyness' is one of the rare gems of cinema that takes you through a flurry of emotions and stirs you completely.

Every dialogue in the movie takes us not just through the bends of a human mind but even compels one to ponder on the significance of a fair share of life, liberty, and the "pursuit of happyness", as set down in the United States Declaration of Independence. The movie without a doubt pierces through our hearts.

Based on a true story, the movie shows the need of a man Chris Gardner (a real person), his expectations from life through his pursuit of happiness, that is his quest for a happy life. His pursuit for 'happyness', spelled in the title as spelled by his son Christopher, is indicative of a father's solace, his son's happiness encompassing him. Persistence and passion are synonymous with success, the movie stands as a pillar of that projection. The moral lesson being to believe in yourself no matter what.

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'The Pursuit Of Happyness' Movie Quotes

These 'The Pursuit Of Happyness' movie quotes will remind you of the significant share of life's beauty that you've been missing out on. Think as you read, people!

1. "That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

2. "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."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

3. "Chris: Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you you can't do something. Not even me. All right?

Christopher: All right."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

4. "Martin Frohm: What would you say if man walked in here with no shirt, and I hired him? What would you say?

Chris: He must have had on some really nice pants."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

5. "This part of my life... this part right here? This part is called 'being stupid.'"

- The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

6. "This part of my life... this little part.... is called 'Happiness'."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

7. "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."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

8. "You're a good papa."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

9. "Because when I was young and I'd get an A on a history test or whatever... I'd get this good feeling about all the things I could be. And then I never became any of them."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

10. "The next day, after work, we just went to the beach. Far away from anything, everything. Just Christopher and me. Far away from busses and noise and a constant disappointment in my ten gallon head... in myself."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

11. "This part of my life is called 'internship'."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

12. "Chris: There's no salary?

Jay Twistle: No.

Chris: I was not aware of that. My circumstances have changed some."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

13. "This part of my life is called 'Running'."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

14. "Homeless Guy: It's a time machine... I know it's a time machine...

Chris: This machine on my lap? It is not a time machine."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

15. "Christopher's staying with me."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

16. "Christopher: What are you doing?

Chris: Paying a parking ticket.

Christopher: But we don't have a car anymore.

Chris: Yeah, I know..."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

17. "It's not H-A-P-P-Y-N-E-S-S. Happiness is spelled with an "I" instead of a "Y"."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

18. "Christopher: Knock knock.

Chris: Who's there?

Christopher: Nobody.

Chris: Nobody who?

Chris: Nobody who?

Chris: A-ha-ha, that's a good one, I like that!"

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

19. "Christopher: It means we have a good chance.

Chris: And what does 'possibly' mean?

Christopher: I know what it means! It means we're not going to the game."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

20. "Chris: Probably means there's a good chance. Possibly means we might or we might not.

Christopher: Okay."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

21. "Can I say something? Um, I'm the type of person that if you ask me a question and I don't know the answer, I'm gonna tell you that I don't know."

- Chris, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

Heart Warming Quotes From 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

A quote from 'The Pursuit Of Happyness' motivates you on your path of success.

'The Pursuit Of Happyness' quotes given below are a help and something everyone might need throughout the day. Truly, a man can spend a day without money, but no man can spend a day in the absence of happiness or without love.

22. "I'd get this good feeling about all the things that I could be. And then I never became any of them."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

23. "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."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

24. "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?"

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

25. "The important thing about that freedom train, is it's got to climb mountains."

-'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

26. "We all have to climb mountains, you know. Mountains that go way up high, and mountains that go deep and low. Yes, we know what those mountains are here at Glide. We sing about them."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

27. "But I bet you what, I know how to find the answer and I will find the answer."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

28. "Chris: How many planets are there?

Christopher: Um... seven?

Chris: Seven? Nine!"

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

29. "When I was young and I'd get an 'A' on a history test... or whatever... I'd get this good feeling about all the things that I could be. And then I never became any of them."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

30. "I still remember that moment....They all looked so damn happy to me. And, I couldn't stop to ask myself, wondering....Why couldn't I look like that?"

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

31. "The future was uncertain, absolutely, and there were many hurdles, twists and turns to come, but as long as I kept moving forward, one foot in front of the other, the voices of fear and shame, the messages from those who wanted to believe that I wasn't good enough, would be stilled."

- 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

Quotes About 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

'The Pursuit Of Happyness' quotes can inspire you.

These quotes from 'The Pursuit Of Happyness' will help you find courage in times of need. Truly, man thrives on happiness, it is the key. Happiness is the first thing a man looks for every day. These are some quotes from Chris Gardner, the author of the book, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

32. "Walk the walk and go forward all the time."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

33. "The money thing will come. I know so many people who have so much more money than I. They are miserable. It is so important to be happy."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

34. "My mom taught me from a very early age that I could do anything I wanted to do."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

35. "Though my mom had too many of her own dreams denied, deferred and destroyed, she instilled in me that I could have dreams. And not just have dreams but had a responsibility to make them reality."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

36. "Do something that you love. Whatever you're going to do is going to be tough enough. Find something that gets you so excited that the sun can't come up early enough in the morning because you want to go do your thing."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

37. "It can be done, but you have to make it happen."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

38. "The world is your oyster. It's up to you to find the pearls."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

39. "Her stillness defeated his storm."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

40. "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

41. "I was late once and it cost me $50,000. I figured it was cheaper to wear two watches."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

42. "The movie is the story of my life, but it's not about me. It's about anybody who ever dreamed big and had someone tell them, 'No, you can't do it.' You can."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

43. "It's okay to fail; it's not okay to quit."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

44. "One of the things young people always ask me about is what is the secret to success. The secret is there is no secret. It's the basics. Blocking and tackling."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

45. "The secret to success: find something you love to do so much, you can't wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

46. "I was homeless, but I wasn't hopeless. I knew a better day was coming."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

47. "Also, the walk didn't have to be long strides: baby steps counted too. Go forward."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

48. "On the horizon I saw the shining future as before. The difference was that I felt the wind at my back. I was ready."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

49. "Wealth can also be that of attitude of gratitude with which we remind ourselves everyday to count our blessings."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

50. "Maybe happiness is something we can only pursue. And maybe we can actually never have it no matter what."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

51. "Still a dreamer, yet more of a realist than ever before. I knew this was my time to sail."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

52. "Don't just talk that talk, walk it and go forward."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

53." There is no plan B for passion."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

54. "The balance in your life is more important than the balance in your checking account."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

55. "Claim ownership of your dreams."

- Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'The Pursuit Of Happyness' quotes then why not take a look at [Declaration Of Independence quotes], or [black history inspirational quotes].

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