Quotations From GEORGE SEATON


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  • Now we've got skates, and they're very good, too, but they're not quite good enough. You go to Gimbel's. They'll have exactly what you're looking for, I'm sure.
    George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn), Miracle On 34th Street, to mother of girl visiting him as Macy's Santa Claus (1947).
  • Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
    George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. Fred (John Payne), Miracle On 34th Street (1947).

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  • There's a lot of bad "isms" floating around this world, but one of the worst is commercialism.
    George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. Alfred (Alvin Greenman), Miracle On 34th Street, giving pep talk to Macy's Santa Claus (1947).

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  • I believe. I believe. It's silly, but I believe.
    George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. Susan (Natalie Wood), Miracle On 34th Street, trying to convince herself that her Christmas wish will come true (1947).

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  • The imagination is a place all by itself. A separate country. Now, you've heard of the French nation, the British nation. Well, this is the Imagi-nation. It's a wonderful place.
    George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn), Miracle On 34th Street (1947).

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  • Fine way to treat their grandfather. No hug, no kiss, no anything. I don't blame them. Any man who'd put Santa Claus on trial for lunacy ...
    George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. The judge (Porter Hall), Miracle On 34th Street, after being given the cold shoulder by his grandchildren, 1947.

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  • We'll be known as the helpful store. The friendly store, the store with a heart. The store that places public service ahead of profit. And, consequently, we'll make more profits then ever before.
    George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. Mr. Macy (Harry Antrim), Miracle On 34th Street, expounding on Macy's new policy of sending customers to other stores (1947).

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