78+ Best It’s A Wonderful Life Quotes: Exclusive Selection

It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas family fantasy drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern self-published in 1943 and is in turn loosely based on the Charles Dickens novel “A Christmas Carol”. Profoundly inspirational it’s a wonderful life quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous It’s A Wonderful Life Quotes

I’d like to be remembered for being a fairly pleasant person and for having gotten along for the most part with a lot of the people I’ve worked with. And for having a wonderful life and for having enjoyed practically every minute of it… I think I’m one of the luckiest people in the world. — Harry Morgan

I’ve had a wonderful life. What people are going to write about me 10 years after I’m dead – who cares? — Andy Grove

You can live a wonderful life, you can love God with all your heart, and you can love your husband or wife very passionately and have a balance in your life. I live by balance. — Yolanda Adams

Television is what made It’s a Wonderful Life the classic it is today. — Leonard Maltin

I’m a massive movie nerd. That being said, I could retire tomorrow because I wrote this movie ‘Goon’ and it came out, and it connected and it’s a wonderful flick that I think is beautiful and then it had this wonderful life and it means a lot to a lot of people. — Jay Baruchel

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ was a mainstream Hollywood movie about faith, redemption, religion, and it was rated G. — D. B. Sweeney

I’ve had a wonderful life with music. — Lionel Ferbos

I think that we need to live our lives for the present… as if it is our one and only wild and wonderful life. — M. J. Rose

What a wonderful life I’ve had – absolutely amazing. — Tim Pigott-Smith

It has been a wonderful life for me. It’s just been a blessing. I can’t say I would have done it any other way. I have no regrets. I like what I do. — Ron Shock

I’ve had a wonderful life. The reason it’s been a wonderful life is I’ve made conscious choices to get up, to basically love life. — Jenifer Lewis

How could you have had such a wonderful life as me if there wasn’t a God directing? — Maureen O’Hara

If I was making the decision normally, with my heart, I’d never leave Celtic. My life was great. I loved the city. I loved the people. I loved the club. I had a wonderful life. If you think of all those things, you’d never move. — Brendan Rodgers

I’m sentimental about many things: the lumpy feel of a baby’s unused feet, the metallic smell of the air before the first snow, the last scene in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ But Valentine’s Day leaves me cold. — Nancy Gibbs

They do not air ‘GH’ in Holland, so I don’t get recognized. But the Dutch are wonderfully unimpressed with celebrity, so even if the show did play over there it probably wouldn’t affect things much. It’s a wonderful life and I am so blessed. — Anthony Geary

I had a wonderful life and was blessed with so many loving people and great friends. — James Arness

My house was really like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ I sang in the choir and was very involved in the church. — John Tesh

Hands down, ‘The Family Man’ is one of my favorite movies with Nicolas Cage and Tea Leoni. I’ve always loved that movie… it’s pretty special. I also love ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ and ‘Home Alone’ – I think it’s really funny. — Ainsley Earhardt

When I sit down and play guitar, I melt into the instrument. I can play for hours by myself. Playing guitar has given me such a wonderful life, and I’m grateful for it. — Alex Lifeson

I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

The last Christmas movie I really liked was ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ probably. It’s sort of a schmaltzy movie, but it’s not without its dark moments. It still gets to me every year. — Terry Zwigoff

It’s all in how you look at your life, because no one has a wonderful life. But you can make it what you want it to be. — Karolyn Grimes

I’ve been working so hard for the past eight years and I’m tired – but I’m also deliciously tired because what a wonderful life I’ve lived. — Marcia Cross

I’ve been a director and chairman of three good, modest clubs – Coventry, Charlton and Fulham – and the abuse you get can be cruel and shameful. I’ve had a wonderful life and wouldn’t change a moment of it professionally – except that I should never have become a director. — Jimmy Hill

Ever since the Beatles, the concept of lovable mop tops, it’s a bit of a fantasy, but it’s a lovely idea that people make wonderful music and live a wonderful life being friends together. Sadly, life isn’t quite like that. — Nick Mason

Frank Capra, Hollywood’s Horatio Alger, lights with more cinematic know-how and zeal than any other director to convince movie audiences that American life is exactly like the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ covers of Norman Rockwell. ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ the latest example of Capracorn, shows his art at a hysterical pitch. — Manny Farber

I’m very relaxed. I have a family, I have a partner of 20 years, I have a wonderful life; nothing could be better. — Elton John

I can only say that I have had a wonderful life. — David Rockefeller

To me, everything is wonderful. Life is wonderful. — Magic Johnson

Most of the holiday movies I enjoy, like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ don’t really involve Santa. — George Wendt

I developed a theory that, in many ways, the early ‘Andy Griffith’ episodes especially were an awful lot like a Capra movie. They were a lot like ‘Mr. Deeds’ or a lot like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in tone and presentation. — Ron Howard

Ranking among the greatest Christmas movie classics, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ tells a beautiful story about the priceless value of relationships. — John C. Maxwell

She’s not forgiven me, but we have a wonderful life from our family and that’s the nature and quality of that woman that she can say that. — John Prescott

Field of Dreams is probably our generation’s It’s A Wonderful Life. — Kevin Costner

I would just love to do ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ I think that movie is fantastic. — Tim DeKay

I do watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with my children at Christmas, and I liked it long before it went into the public domain and became a cliche. — Edward Zwick

I realize how fortunate I have been; mine has been a wonderful life. — David Rockefeller

Of course, of course I’m grateful. How can I not be grateful? I have been afforded such a wonderful life. — Katherine Heigl

At Christmas, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ makes me cry in exactly the same places every time, even though I know it’s coming. — Nicholas Lea

I’ve had the most wonderful life. — Michael Moriarty

We didn’t even think about it, you know? I used to collect laser discs, and you’d have some college professor analyzing It’s a Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane, and now it is pretty funny – the idea of commentary for a silly kid’s movie, you know? — Dana Carvey

This life of ours, this is a wonderful life. If you can get through life like this and get away with it, hey that’s great. But it’s very predictable. There’s so many ways you can screw it up. — Paul Castellano

I started with the Target Company in 1993 when their Christmas theme that year was ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ and they reunited the actors who played the Bailey kids. So we went all over and really had a blast getting the love from all of the fans and thought, ‘Whoopty-doo, there’s something going on here.’ — Karolyn Grimes

I was one of God’s chosen few, no doubt about it. Not only being elected, but the joy and pleasure I derived from it. It was a wonderful life. — Edward Brooke

I’ve had a wonderful life – I really didn’t expect to have this career. — Richard Bonynge

I lived a really wonderful life with this man and even after our divorce, it was incredible. — Priscilla Presley

Tennis has given me this wonderful life and I’m very grateful for it. — Maria Sharapova

To me, Steve was my Prince Charming. He was my happily ever after, and we got that. We got 14 years of marriage; we had the best, most fantastic, adventurous, wonderful life that you could imagine. And I was very happy with that. — Terri Irwin

I think I land somewhere between Scorsese and Capra in what I’m drawn to emotionally; I’m drawn to very intense emotion. Capra freaked people out when they saw Jimmy Stewart lose it in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ — David O. Russell

Rather than serving in the U.S. Senate for almost 20 years or having so many other wonderful life experiences, I could have served a longer sentence in prison for some of the stupid, reckless things I did as a teenager. — Alan K. Simpson

I guess, for better or for worse, I am an American composer, and I’ve had a wonderful life being exactly that. — Samuel Barber

I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life – full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. — Charles Krauthammer

We know that we’re fortunate. We have a wonderful life and it is an honour for us to be of service, and every single day dedicated to helping others and making this society and this country a better place for more people. — Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

The last episode of Dallas was in ‘1991.’ Unfortunately, it was a terrible episode to end the show on: it was a sort of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with Larry as the Jimmy Stewart character. In that episode, I was an ineffectual-schlep kind of brother, who got divorced three or four times and was a Las Vegas reject. — Patrick Duffy

I had such a wonderful life before drugs and alcohol abuse. I’ve got that life back now and plan to keep it. Maybe I had to go through what I did to get to this point, to appreciate this life more. — Harvey Martin

I have a great deal of joy in my life, and I’m very fortunate. That combination makes you aware of just how wonderful life can be on the one hand and how dreadful it can be for people on the other. You can’t be happy in isolation. — Jonathan Dimbleby

The bottom line is, don’t be a lifer. Get in, get a business, get five years of what you can, and get out. What happens is they start listening to the promoters, ‘You’ll get the next main event.’ And then, all of a sudden, you become a lifer. That’s the kiss of death there. Get in shape, go in, get the money, get out, and have a wonderful life. — Roddy Piper

I grew up drinking eggnog and watching ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ every Christmas with my family. — Rachel Boston

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. — Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

One of my favorite movies of all time is ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ which is a pretty interesting choice for a seasonal Christmas favorite, because it’s about a guy who wants to commit suicide and is presented with reasons not to. — Frank Darabont

I live a very wonderful life centered in my home and community. We’re real involved with the school. — Sissy Spacek

Comparing ‘Christmas Vacation’ to ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is the silliest thing. That film starred the greatest movie actor of all time, and the idea that our movie could ever be connected in some fashion to something so brilliant and beautiful always made feel like, ‘That’s all they had to write about?’ — Chevy Chase

I still remember how me and my husband spent 30 minutes trying to convince our then 10 and 12 year old son and daughter that they really would love this black and white movie called, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. — Rachel Campos-Duffy

Jimmy Stewart lived for movies, fought for his country, and died for love. Now isn’t that a wonderful life? — Richard Corliss

Some of Jimmy Stewart’s performance in ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is some of the most disturbing performance he ever did, when he falls apart and when he breaks down. — David O. Russell

Growing up in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, I had a wonderful life, one that I have not experienced anywhere since, even after living in nine countries. — Clemantine Wamariya

Even if it’s a wonderful life, you wanna go somewhere and see the way other people reflect on the world and the lives that we’re all living… I think regional theater is the life blood of our cultural lives. — Mandy Patinkin

I have always done things that made me happy. I work with people I like, and I do the job I like. I only see people who I like to be with. I have led a wonderful life. — China Machado

I have been blessed with a good, fun, and wonderful life, but I’ve also seen a whole lot of pain. — Giada De Laurentiis

I grew up with two sisters, and we owned three movies: ‘Grease,’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ and ‘Grease 2.’ And you can only watch ‘Wonderful Life’ in the last half of the year. So I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know ‘Grease.’ — Thomas Kail

‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ are movies we love with magic in them. — Marc Platt

I don’t need that much to live – we don’t need that much to have a wonderful life. I learned that from animals. — Carrie Ann Inaba

I had always presumed that my first book would be published, but I never dreamt that I would write 15 bestsellers and have this wonderful life in America that I have entirely built for myself. — Jane Green

I was just so lucky to have a wonderful life after a tough marriage. — Lynn Johnston

Our idea of happiness, some of it, is very tied to the cult of celebrity: there is this golden, wonderful life that I want, and if I dress like that, I’m on my way there. — Amanda Harlech

There’s an excellent movie we have on TCM called ‘It Happened on Fifth Avenue,’ which was originally going to be directed by Frank Capra… but just before he was going to start working on it, he came across this story called ‘The Greatest Gift.’ And that turned into ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ — Robert Osborne

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ still makes me cry happy tears, and my more recent favorite, ‘Elf.’ — Mary Page Keller

Neil Young is my hero, and such a great example. You know what that guy has been doing for the past 40 years? Making music. That’s what that guy does. Sometimes you pay attention, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes he hands it to you, sometimes he keeps it to himself. He’s a good man with a beautiful family and wonderful life. — Dave Grohl