What were your favorite lines from this movie? Here are the ones I liked the most. Warning, if you haven't seen the movie, wait to read these or they might ruin some of the movie for you.
~~*~ When play acting in some Roman ruins: Mom - Mrs. Green: "You are a great soldier." Dad - Mr. Green: "When you return to Rome, it will be a glorious day." Nicholas: "What do you mean?" Mr. Green: "Well, they'll build monuments in your honor, poets will write of your noble deeds." Nicholas: "They will?" Mr. Green: You'll go to the palace. You'll be Caesars guest." Nicholas: "I'll get a gold medal"
~*~ Italian doctor in hospital when a mother is waiting for a donor heart: "The mother is not willing to give the heart. Its about our feeling of family. They want their daughter intact, even in death."
~*~ In voice over while Nicholas sleeps in the car: "Behold the Child among his newborn blisses, A six-years' Darling of a pygmy size! See, where 'mid work of his own hand he lies, Fretted be sallies of his mother's kisses, With light upon him from his father's eyes!" -- William Wordsworth's ODE: INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY - VII
~*~ Nicholas: "So how do the dead people get across the river?" Mrs. Green: "They pay Charon, the ferryman, to take them across the river." Nicholas: "Well what if you don't have any money?" Mr. Green: "You can always pay with pepperoni pizza."
~*~ Mr. Green: "Do you want to stay another day? It would mean one less day in Sicily." ---- "Oh let's not, I couldn't bear to make him wait one more day."
~*~ Note from journalist who returned the developed photographs: " How did you trust a stranger after what strangers did? Thank you and God Bless You!"
~*~ Female journalist: "What should happen to the man who shot your child?" Mrs. Green: "When they see what they have done, maybe they will turn away from this kind of life."
~*~ Mr. Green: "I want to feel that little hand in mine. The weight of him on my lap for a bedtime story. There is so much still ahead it isn't possible that his life is over... I mean what's the point? "
~*~ Mrs. Green: I keep seeing him dressed up as St. George, in his breast plate and armor. When I played a dragon in the play and he had to stab me, he asked me, "Does it hurt to die?", Why did I ever tell him it was OK to die? He's no fighter. I should have told him to hang on."
~*~ Mr. Green: "He's gone." Mrs. Green: "His heart is still alive, why don't we donate his organs? Mr. Green: "Nicholas would like that."
~*~ Mr. Green: "You are a fine and upright little boy. And I know that you'd have grown up into a fine and upright man."
~*~ While the parents sit outside they are watching the medical transplant team members leave the hospital with organ coolers and drive off in their cars at the same time, The father says, "There goes Nicholas." and the mother says, " It looks like they are going to a hospital picnic."
~*~ Italian President: "Mr. Green. Mrs Green, you have reminded us of the best of what it is to be human and given a great gift to the Italian people."
~*~ Mr. Green at the end of the funeral: "And now little man, although your radiance is still with us, it is time for you to sleep, so goodnight and sweet dreams."
~*~ Nicholas' parents meet the Bianci family and their son Angelo who received Nicholas' heart. Mr. Green: "Where does your family live?" Mr. Bianci: "Roma." Mr. Green: "Wonderful, I somehow felt he had a Roman heart."
~*~ Read at the end of the movie and seen chiseled on the tombstone: "Thou art a dewdrop, which the morn brings forth, Ill fitted to sustain unkindly shocks, Or to be trailed along the soiling earth; A gem that glitters while it lives, And no forewarning gives; But, at the touch of wrong, without a strife Slips in a moment out of life." -- To H.C., six Years old -- A poem by William Wordsworth