Happy Mother’s Day: A Quote by a Favorite Movie Mom

“If being reconciled to your son going away means you can’t cry, I can’t see any point in being a mother.”

Andy Hardy and Emily Hardy

That’s a quote spoken by one of my favorite movie moms, Emily Hardy in the movie Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941). Mrs. Hardy said those words after she watched her son Andy leave home after high school graduation to go live in New York.

I wrote it down a long time ago because it really touched me when I heard it, and I figured this day devoted to mothers would be a perfect time to finally share it with someone. I just thought that quote was so sweet and epitomizes the spirit of a loving mother. I bet anyone who’s experienced a child leaving home can relate.


Quote of the Day: Alfred Hitchcock Movies

I’ve never done a quote of the day post before, but I just wanted to quickly share this one with you as it is one of my new favorites:

“Bad movies are photographs of people talking. A Hitchcock movie is a photograph of people thinking.”

I heard it the other day while watching a special feature included with the DVD of Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess (1953), a movie starring Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter. From what I could tell, it was a quote made by Alfred Hitchcock himself. I think it is perfectly illustrated in that movie, especially when it comes to Clift’s performance and the expressiveness of his eyes.

I love great quotes, so I hope to do more of these short posts in the future.