OB40mukEXQ6QZ1740xdjwF1LEQ4 Quote to Remember: MRS. DOUBTFIRE [1993]


Sunday, January 8, 2012


She Will Rock Your World

I admire that honesty, Natalie, that's a noble quality. 
Never lose that, because it often disappears with age, or entering politics. 
 [Mrs. Doubtfire, after being introduce to Natalie]

[Mrs. Doubtfire, reading a letter]: 
Dear Mrs. Doubtfire, two months ago, my mom and dad decided to separate. 
Now they live in different houses. 
My brother Andrew says that we aren't to be a family anymore. 
Is this true? 
Did I lose my family? 
Is there anything I can do to get my parents back together? 
Sincerely, Katie McCormick.

Oh, my dear Katie. 
You know, some parents, when they're angry, 
they get along much better when they don't live together. 
They don't fight all the time, and they can become better people, 
and much better mummies and daddies for you. 
And sometimes they get back together. 
And sometimes they don't, dear. 
And if they don't, don't blame yourself. 
Just because they don't love each other anymore, doesn't mean that they don't love you. 
There are all sorts of different families, Katie. 
Some families have one mommy, some families have one daddy, or two families. 
And some children live with their uncle or aunt. 
Some live with their grandparents, and some children live with foster parents. 
And some live in separate homes, in separate neighborhoods, in different areas of the country - 
and they may not see each other for days, or weeks, months... even years at a time. 
But if there's love, dear... those are the ties that bind, 
and you'll have a family in your heart, forever. 
All my love to you poppet, you're going to be alright... bye bye.

[Miranda]: What happened?
[Mrs. Doubtfire]: He was quite fond of the drink. It was the drink that killed him. 
[Miranda]: How awful. He was an alcoholic?
[Mrs. Doubtfire]: No, he was hit by a Guinness truck. 

[Miranda]: Daniel was so wonderfully different, and funny! 
He could always make me laugh.
[Mrs. Doubtfire]: They always say the key to a solid marriage is laughter. 
[Miranda]: But after a few years, everything just stopped being funny.
[Mrs. Doubtfire]: Why?
[Miranda]: I was working all the time, and he was always between jobs. 
I hardly ever got to see the kids, 
and on the nights I'd try to get home early to be with them, something would go wrong. 
The house would be wrecked and I'd have to clean it up. 
He never knew, but so many nights I just cried myself to sleep. 
[Mrs. Doubtfire, crushed]: Really?
[Miranda]: The truth is, I didn't like who I was when I was with him. 
I would turn into this horrible person. 
I didn't want my kids growing up with a mother like that. 
When I'm not with Daniel, I'm better. 
And... I'm sure he's better when he's not with me.
[Mrs. Doubtfire]: Well, you never... I mean, did you ever say anything to him dear?
[Miranda]: Daniel never liked to talk about anything serious. 
I used to think Daniel could do anything, except be serious. 
But then *I* was serious enough for everybody.


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