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Quotations from Scrooge

Scrooge is a fantasy drama Christmas movie based on "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. The film displays an old bitter miser as he is given just one last chance to redeem himself while being haunted by ghosts the day before Christmas. Even though this film isn't the only one based on the Dickens' story, it is one of the first. Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst. Starring Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, and Kathleen Harrison.

Below, you'll find some quotations from Scrooge. I hope you get in the Christmas spirit by reading these and watching this wonderful 1951 version of "A Christmas Carol".

Ebenezer: What is your business here?
Spirit of Christmas Past: Your welfare.
Ebenezer: My welfare?
Spirit of Christmas Past: Your reclamation, then. Take heed, rise, and walk with me.
Ebenezer: Through the window?
Spirit of Christmas Past: Are you afraid?
Ebenezer: But I - I am a mortal, and liable to fall!
Spirit of Christmas Past: Bear but a touch of my hand, and you shall be upheld in more than this.
Jacob Marley: It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow men! If it goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death! It is doomed to wander through the world! Oh, woe is me! And witness what it cannot share but MIGHT HAVE SHARED on Earth and turned to happiness!
Bob Cratchit: Mr. Scrooge?
Ebenezer: I'm busy.
Bob Cratchit: Well, it's about Mr. Marley, sir! He's dying!
Ebenezer: Well, what do you want me to do about it? If he's dying, he's dying.
Spirit of Christmas Present: Come in! Come in, and know me better, man!
Ebenezer: Who is that? The doctor?
Mrs. Dilber: The undertaker.
Ebenezer: You don't believe in letting the grass grow under your feet, do you? The Undertaker: Ours is a very competitive profession, sir.
Alice: Are you more rested?
Alice's Patient: I am. Bless your dear, gentle heart. You know, I didn't think there was anyone like you left in the whole wide world.
Ebenezer: [to the Spirit of Christmas Yet To Come] Before I draw nearer to that stone, tell me! Are these the shadows of things that must be, or are they the shadows of things that MIGHT be?
Spirit of Christmas Past: [to Scrooge] Alice. The same Alice you had sworn to love for all eternity. She is not changed by the harshness of the world, but you are.
Spirit of Christmas Present: So! Is your heart still unmoved towards us, then?
Ebenezer: I'm too old and beyond hope! Go and redeem some younger, more promising creature, and leave me to keep Christmas in my own way! Spirit of Christmas Present: Mortal! We Spirits of Christmas do not live only one day of our year. We live the whole three-hundred and sixty-five. So is it true of the Child born in Bethlehem. He does not live in men's hearts one day of the year, but in all days of the year. You have chosen not to seek Him in your heart. Therefore, you will come with me and seek Him in the hearts of men of good will.
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