Christopher: Knock knock.
Christopher Gardner: Who's there?
Christopher: Shelby.
Christopher Gardner: Shelby who?
Christopher: Shelby comin' round the mountain when she comes, Shelby comin' round the mountain when she comes!
Christopher Gardner: Hey, that's good.

Christopher is staying with me.

Christopher Gardner

Shoe-Spotting Intern: Hey, you're missing a shoe.
Christopher Gardner: Oh, hey, thanks!

[narrating] This part of my life... this part right here? This part is called "being stupid."

Christopher Gardner

Hey, asshole! Are you all right, asshole?

Driver Who Hits Chris

Homeless Guy #1: It's a time machine... I know it's a time machine...
Christopher Gardner: [narrating] This machine in my lap? It is not a time machine.

[narrating] This part of my life... this part right here? This is called "happyness."

Christopher Gardner

This part of my life is called "internship."

Christopher Gardner

Christopher: What are you doing?
Christopher Gardner: Paying a parking ticket.
Christopher: ... But we don't have a car anymore.
Christopher Gardner: Yeah, I know...

Maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue. And maybe we can actually never have it no matter what.

Christopher Gardner

Christopher Gardner: You gotta trust me, all right?
Christopher: I trust you.

The important thing about that freedom train, is it's got to climb mountains. We ALL have to climb mountains, you know. Mountains that go way up high, and mountains that go deep and low. Yes, we know what those mountains are here at Glide. We sing about them.

Reverend Williams

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The Pursuit of Happyness Quotes

You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can't do it. You want something? Go get it. Period.

Christopher Gardner

Christopher Gardner: Probably means there's a good chance. Possibly means we might or we might not.
Christopher: Okay.
Christopher Gardner: So, what does probably mean?
Christopher: It means we have a good chance.
Christopher Gardner: And what does possibly mean?
Christopher: I know what it means! It means we're not going to the game.